Was a five-star Admiral and the former head of the British ministry of defence MOD (1973) Chairman - Military Committee of NATO (1974-1977) Born 8-2-1915 Died 16-5-2004
who was kept in the dark about the UFO subject during his official capacities. He was asked by a number of close associates " WHY - as a commander of the British Defence Forces - AND as a member of N.A.T.O. - do you continually make statements about UFO's ?" - He states that this subject (UFO's) has great significance and should no longer be denied and kept secret. He emphatically states, "That there is a serious possibility that we are being visited - and have been visited for many years - by people from outer space, from other civilisations" He goes on to state that we need to find out who they are, where they come from, and what they want.
"This should be the subject of rigorous scientific investigation, and not the subject of rubbishing by tabloid newspapers."
"quote made in July 2000 by Hill-Norton"
It was his reputation for
excellence and traditionalism within the armed services that seems so incongruous,
to some, when laid alongside Lord Hill-Norton's very public interest in
UFOs. He founded the pressure
group UFO Concern, wrote the forward to three of Timothy Good's books, including 'Unearthly
Disclosure' , and raised the matter of secrecy surrounding several British
UFO incidents in the House of Lords.
Upon chairing the House of Lord's investigation
into UFOs, he publicly criticised the
Ministry of Defence for destroying UFO-related documents after just 5 years
in the archives.
"I have asked a number of questions about the base (RAF Feltwell in Suffolk) and never get a satisfactory answer"
In the House of Lords
To the so called "Rendelesham Forest Incident"- sometimes referred to as the U.K. Roswell.
In 1980 two air bases owned by the RAF, namely RAF/U.S.A.F Bentwaters and RAF/U.S.A.F Woodbridge were leased to the U.S. Air Force and reputedly held a large stockpile of tactical nuclear weapons. Woodbridge was also the home of the 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron - a unit that reported directly to the U.S. Department of Defence in Washington.
At approximately 2 a.m. on the 27th December 1980,an unidentified object was picked up by radar at RAF Watton in Norfolk (UK). The object went off the screen in the area of Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk. RAF/U.S.A.F Bentwaters also tracked the unidentified object - Bentwaters being in the direct vicinity of Rendlesham Forest.
At approximately 3 a.m. two U.S.A.F security guards observed unusual lights outside the back gate of RAF Woodbridge and three patrolmen were sent to investigate. These three men reported seeing a strange , glowing object seemingly of metallic appearance and of a triangular shape. They reported it being approximately two to three meters across the base and two meters tall, giving off a bright white light which illuminated the entire forest. Also it had a pulsing red light on top and a bank of blue lights underneath - it was hovering but apparently had legs. When the men approached the object it manoeuvred through the forest and out of view, to be briefly seen again an hour or so later near the back gate.
Various theories have been put forward to explain away the Rendelesham Forest events including the idea that the lights were caused by a lighthouse on the coast - this theory is unfounded when the geography and topography of the area is examined. Another convoluted theory put forward by a skeptic (Channel 4 Television 10th April 2002), endeavoured to link the events to a craft (of some description) being carried by U.S.helicopters at about the same time, only illustrates the depths that "so-called educated skeptics" will sink to in order to enforce their opinions. One fact is certain - whatever happened it was witnessed by staff at the base - including very senior staff members as well as locals living nearby.
Lord Hill-Norton stated "I have no doubt that something landed at this U.S. Air Force base and I have no doubt that it has got the people concerned into a considerable state. The Ministry of Defence has doggedly stuck to it's normal line, that nothing of Defence interest took place. Either large numbers of people - including the commanding general at Bentwaters, were hallucinating - and for an American Air Force nuclear base - this is extremely dangerous - or what they say did happen. In either of these circumstances, there can be only one answer - that it was of Extreme Defence Interest to the U.K."
(See Rendelesham Forest link)
Lord Hill Norton has further stated "The evidence that there are objects which have been seen in our atmosphere, and even on terra firma, that cannot be accounted for either as man-made objects or as any physical force or effect known to our scientists, seems to me to be overwhelming... A very large number of sightings have been vouched for by persons whose credentials seem to me unimpeachable. It is striking that so many have been trained observers, such as police officers and airline or military pilots. Their observations have in many instances.. been supported either by technical means such as radar or, even more convincingly, by..interference with electrical apparatus of one sort or another"......actual quote.
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