Lieutenant Colonel Charles Halt led a team of men to investigate an alleged UFO that had landed in the Rendlesham Forest in 1980, here is the full audio recording he made during the incident.
Just over forty years ago strange lights were spotted above Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk, UK, this night became known as the Rendlesham Forest Incident and was the United Kingdom's equivalent of the Roswell Crash.
Regardless of how many years have passed, the Rendlesham Forest UFO sighting has still never been explained and many Ufologists believe that this is the greatest UFO sighting ever recorded and witnessed.
In the early hours on the 26th December, 1980, a security patrol close to the east gate of RAF Woodbridge reported seeing bring lights descending into the nearby Rendlesham Forest.
The encounters didn't stop there, with witnesses claiming the unidentified flying objects returned the following two nights.
Deputy base commander Lieutenant Colonel Halt Charles Halt was at a function at RAF Woodbridge on 28 December when a police officer came in to report the aircraft had returned.
Lieutenant Colonel Halt went outside to disprove the sighting, but he couldn't explain what was moving through the woods. He quickly launched a patrol to investigate.
"I saw something glowing, a red-orangey object. It was displacing sparks or molten metal, we watched it for a period of time, then it silently exploded into white objects, sort of like fireworks, then they disappeared."
When he saw the lights again they were moving in a "grid-like search," Lieutenant Colonel Halt said.
He does not know what he saw that night but Lieutenant Colonel Halt is clear on one thing; the craft was under "intelligent control".
"When we saw the object we were in the forest," he said. "The glowing object came into the forest, moved through the trees, obviously avoiding the trees, occasionally bobbing up and down but primarily moving horizontally. "When we tried to approach it, it moved back out into the field and exploded.
"My personal feeling is that it was from another dimension or from somewhere else...I've wanted answers all along but I'm firmly convinced I'm not going to get them."
The Rendlesham UFO Incident is still today one of the most compelling stories into the phenomena of unidentified flying objects. Let us know your opinion in the comments below on what happened on that day in 1980 in the Rendlesham Forest. Now you have listened to the Halt Tapes, make sure you check out the audio recordings of Matilda O'Donnell MacElroy who claimed to interview an alien from Roswell.