Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Speaking at the National Press Club Washing D.C

On the afternoon of Sunday May 9th I will be speaking at the National Press Club in Washington D.C with Linda Moulton-Howe for the 2010 X-Conference. Also in attendance will be Peter Robbins author of Left at East Gate and serving British Police Officer
Gary Hesletine.

This event will be streamed live on the internet and we hope to be joined by the international press. Media areas will be available for interviews.

X-Conference 2010 link.
Gary Hesletine link.
Peter Robbins link.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Happy New Year to you all !!

It has been several months since my last blog post, and many interesting things have been happening behind the scenes.

Since I started the blog in the Summer of 2009 I have been contacted by numerous witnesses directly involved in the incidents. Some of these witnesses have come forward to speak for the first time.

As far as the reunion goes I'm still trying to arrange something for later this year. I'm still waiting on certain people to let me know if they would be willing to be involved.

I hope to be able to provide a definitive answer in March or April at the latest.

Last month I attended the Las Vegas UFO Conference which I felt went very well and will be attending the Eureka Springs Conference in April speaking with Linda Moulton-Howe

I hope to meet with British Police Officer Gary Heseltine at the Laughlin UFO Conference in Late February to try and work on some of the details having to do with a reunion this year. Gary is currently working with Col. Charles Halt in an effort to have the incidents made into a Hollywood motion picture.

If there is not a formal reunion in the UK I still hope to come back over to England this year. I would ideally like to come over in December on the 30th anniversary of the incidents but also try to come over earlier in the Summer time frame.

James Fox, the director and narrator of the documentary “I know what I Saw” shown in a edited form on the History Channel, has asked me to put a link to his trailer on his website I know What I Saw. The movie contains many new statements for Rendlesham/Bentwater’s witnesses.

James would like to organize a private screening of the film in Washington DC sometime in March of this year. He plans to invite certain members of the House and Senate as well as key mainstream media for Q&A session after the screening.

I am hopeful that this will help trigger action by our government to assist in getting unambiguous answers on what happened to us over those three nights in December 1980. James Fox is especially looking for new witnesses to come forward with their story. You can contact us via the following email address

Several key people who have all ready been asked to attend this private screening and have shown high interest in this grass root effort are; General Gordon Williams, Colonel Charles Halt, TSgt Jim Penniston.

Again I would like to thank everybody for your supportive emails and comments and I again ask for anybody with any information about what happened to us in December 1980 to come forward. I also invite anyone who reads my blog to join the Rendlesham Forum at

Best Regards,

TSgt. John Burroughs

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Firstly, I would like to thanks George Noory and Linda Moulton-Howe for an excellent 3 hour radio show on the Rendlesham Forest Incident that aired on Coast to Coast AM Thursday night.

You can hear interviews with myself, Jim Penniston, Steve LaPlume and Richard Bertolino on Respect to Richard for coming forward for the first time.

I will be appearing at the 7th Annual Las Vegas UFO Conference - November 6-8, 2009. For further details please see

I have been in contact with Col. Charles I. Halt and he is considering becoming involved in the 2009 reunion.

Finally thank you to everybody for your supportive emails and comments and I continue to ask for anybody with any information about what happened to us in December 1980 to come forward.


TSgt. John Burroughs

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Dear Col. Halt,

Firstly I want to say how moved I was by your interview which aired on Coast to Coast on Thursday night. I want to thank you for being so honest and sincere. The events of Dec 1980 have haunted me for 29 years, and now I clearly understand that the events touched you in a similar way.

You have been honest and I appreciate it. The host of the show George Nooray's was clearly taken aback, and this is a man who for many years has hosted a nightly show on encounters and experiences such as ours.

The reason why I responded so strongly on my blog towards you and others was because of how strongly this has effected me and I have always felt there has been little support from within my chain of command.

Col. I honestly feel that a reunion would be important for us all. After speaking to others who were involved and effected, we feel it be important to have us all together to reflect on the events. I feel your support in this matter would be mutually beneficial. I hope you feel the same way. We need your involvement to moved this forward. I feel you are the one who would help fit the pieces together and bring closure.

It is clear that all of us have different thoughts on the events that effected all of us so deeply. However we do have have compatible feelings and thoughts on how it has effected us.

We've all been taking the hit for 29 years – 'they misidentified stars and light houses' - all that hurt destroyed our credibility made us look like fools. We need a united front. Your driving force is that one that thing that could help pull us all together.

Would you help the fine men of the 81st tactical wing who served under your command ?

We really need your help. Would you please help us ?


Tsgt. John Burroughs

Monday, 3 August 2009

Dear Colonel Halt,

How does it feel to be known as the UFO Colonel? To be told all you saw was a lighthouse, stars or planets in the night sky. How does is feel to have no one in your circle of command step forward and support you in what happened?

I have a few questions that I would be most gracious if you could answer. In a recent interview with Gary Heseltine, you stated you went out to the area where the first night's incident happened to conduct an investigation. How did you find that area in the dark? Everybody on duty during your outing into the forest was not working during our incident (25th in 26th). How did you know where to look if you or no one else conducted any kind of investigation?

How can you say you were never brought in and question about the incident? According to you General Williams talked to you about it, went to his bosses about it, General Gabriel was briefed on it by Williams and you were told to write a memo and give it to the British. You also stated something happened inside the WSA with beams of light coming down into it. So after all of this, nobody from OSI or higher wanted to talked to you about it?

We were all brought in and interrogated by OSI on Major Zickler's orders, not on the Base Commander or Wing Commanders orders. I can't understand how all of the official reports disappeared and nothing was done about it. General Williams said he didn't know you wrote the memo and never would have allowed it to be sent out to the British because there were things in it that "we could not defend." Is he saying he knew about the incident and would never have informed the British Government about it? We had an international incident take place on somebody else's territory, involving a weapons storage area and nobody wanted to talk to you about it?

General Williams acts like he was never involved yet said something happened to us. It appears you and everybody else in your party was never questions about the incident, but we were brought in and worked over by the OSI under Major Zickler orders - Why?

Gary Heseltine stated he told you, you are the one who will go down as writing the memo and you need to go on the record on what it was you saw. Was it really an Extraterrestrial craft or was it something that our government was doing that we accidently got involved with? Were you then briefed on it and told to write a memo about what really happened to us but with incorrect dates?

Over the years you have dropped certain hints about it being a military project and never anything about it being an Extraterrestrial event. Were you picked to be the scape goat on this to say it was of ET origin if anybody got to close to what it was? How can a chain of command all say they had nothing to do with the incident handle the incident the way they said they did at a front line NATO base - and still be left in charge?

- Or are you now trying to force the people in charge to come clean on what happened to us by playing the ‘alien card’, hoping they will finally support a front line officer who, along with his men, were just trying to do there job?

Yours Sincerely,

TSgt. John Burroughs
August 3rd 2009

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

I'm on the road for a couple of weeks to pay a visit to those who do have the guts to stand up and say something about this.


Airman Steve La Plume writes to say:

John, I am in 100%. Whenever this event takes place I am there.

You may wish to ask these four guys why when I had a sighting a few weeks after your incident, the Deputy Base commander of Woodbridge (I believe it was him), his wife and young son came out with a Nikon Camera. I heard with my own ears his wife say "Oh boy I hope we get to see one !"

There is a deep secret here we need to uncover. I feel totally betrayed..