1997

1997

My position both privately and publicly expressed over the last dozen years or more [about the 1980 Rendlesham forest incident at RAF Bentwaters], is that there are only two possibilities, either: a) An intrusion into our air space and a landing by unidentified craft took place at Rendlesham, as described. Or: b) The Deputy Commander of an operational, nuclear armed, US Air Force base in England, and a large number of his enlisted men, are lying. Either of these simply must be ‘of interest to the Ministry of Defence,’ which has been repeatedly denied, in precisely those terms.

— Lord Hill-Norton
Admiral, UK Chief of the Defence Staff

As a pilot and former Air Force officer, I can definitely say that this craft [Phoenix Lights incident] did not resemble any man-made object I’d ever seen. And it was certainly not high-altitude flares [as stated by the Air Force], because flares don’t fly in formation.

— Fife Symington
Governor, Arizona
Jan 1, 1997