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The Rendlesham UFO spoke in binary code

January 2, 2011Comments 15 comments

The Rendlesham Forest Incident is the name given to a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights and the alleged landing of a craft or multiple craft of unknown origin in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England in late December 1980, just outside of RAF Woodbridge, used at the time by the U.S. Air Force.

Dozens of USAF personnel were eyewitnesses to various events over a two or three day period. Some Ufologists believe it is perhaps the most famous UFO event to have happened in Britain, ranking amongst the best-known UFO events worldwide. Along with the Berwyn Mountain UFO incident, it has been compared to the Roswell UFO incident in the United States, and is sometimes referred to as “Britain’s Roswell”.

Now, some 30 years later, new evidence is brought forward by one of the key witnesses, Jim Penniston, who claims to have touched the alien craft and telepathically received mental images that he recorded in his Air Force notebook. The images contained ones and zeroes that didn’t make sense to Mr. Penniston at the time, and he kept the notebook hidden until October 2010.

On December 30, 2010, the new material was presented on an Ancient Aliens episode titled Alien Contacts, airing on The History Channel. The show’s producers had somehow found out about Mr. Penniston’s notebook and the strange code. They proceeded to contact computer developer Nick Ciske, who managed to decode parts of the coded message:


52° 09′ 42.532″ N
13° 13′ 12.69″ W



Now, this is where it gets interesting. We have a cryptic message and some navigational coordinates that points to — where? This is where it gets really interesting. 52″ 09′ 42.532 North, 13″ 13′ 12.69 West point to a geographical location west of Ireland.

This is the location of a mysterious sunken island known in Celtic legend as Hy Brazil. It was said to be the home of a civilization thousands of years ahead of its time. It is also occasionally referred to as “The other Atlantis”.

But what does this mean? Is there something of importance at this location? Was Hy Brazil real? I guess the only way to find out is to scan the sea floor and see if there is any shred of evidence of anything having ever been located there.

All this makes for a compelling case, but many questions remain unanswered.

Why was the code kept hidden for 30 years? Mr. Penniston says he feared to be kicked out of the Air Force if he told anyone about the mental images and the message he had written in his notebook. The video below was filmed during the conference where the new evidence was made public, and we can hear Mr. Penniston explain his reasoning.

But why now? And how did The History Channel and the producers of the Ancient Aliens show get involved? Some people have contacted the computer developer Nick Ciske about the full transcript of the codes, but he says the producers of the show have told him not to release it. Why the secrecy?

So as you can see, there are many questions but few answers about the new evidence in this case. I am sure we will hear much more about it in the coming weeks and I will cover it all here on UFOEYES. Stay tuned.

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  1. The whole thing sounds implausible to me. I’m glad we now have a set of co-ordinates for Hy Brazil, though. Its position puzzled the Irish no end (it was variously assumed to be off Galway Bay, Connaught and to the SW – or was it the NW? – of Ireland. Medieval mapmakers guessed it was in the Atlantic somewhere, but couldn’t choose between the Azores, Greenland and all points in between. It’s a relief to see this little mystery has been cleared up after all these years!

    • Yes, the Hy Brazil connection is indeed somewhat flaky, but then again, the Ancient Aliens people are very quick to “connect the dots”. Having followed the series for sometime, I feel this new material fits their theories a little too neatly, making me wonder if we’re witnessing Hollywood coming crashing down on one of the better cases out there.

      • I find findings such as these are selective.
        When info fits or “works out”, it is highlighted,
        But all else is omitted.
        There is a biotech company outside of Berlin
        With curious gps co-ordinates

    • I think this experts are messing with 1 and 0′s to get a situation were it doesn’t point to that location in the sea. The 1 AND 0 on the pages I saw are clearly visible to me, you can’t mistake a 1 for a 0 that makes no sense at all, but if you starting putting in decimal points were you feel they should be, you’ll get all different co-ordinates which defeats the purpose of it all.

      All we know for certain the co-ordinates are going to point to a location in the British isles, but until other experts prove these co-ordinates are wrong the original, and is showing a logical reason for why there wrong. I think we have to go with the original theory to were these co-ordinates point to!

  2. It occurs to me that the location is on the same Latitude as Rendlesham (52. N) but some 600 miles west..
    Maybe someone miscalculated Longitude when It’s Rendlesham all along.

  3. Rendlesham, and Caldbeck
    OK, this is one to think about, the following is binary coding from the Caldbeck UFO crash back in 1954, which was also written down after the crash from a witness.
    011011000101111101000000101010010101101011001010011010001010101101011001010011010001 010101101011001010011010001011110010001011001110111111011010000000100110000101110
    If you take the top line of numbers, they are represented in the Rendlesham and not the Arecibo.
    If you then take the bottom numbers, they are on the Arecibo and not the Rendlesham.
    After decipher you end up with:

    Converted to Decimal.

    Now convert to co ordinates:

    45°45’45.45″N 0° 0’0.00″E
    54°54’54.54″N 0° 0’0.00″E

    Once you have done that on Google Earth, you will notice the shape as an obelisk, now draw diagonal lines from

    45°45’45.45″N 0° 0’0.00″E to 54°54’54.54″N 54°54’54.54″W and
    54°54’54.54″N 0° 0’0.00″E to 45°45’45.45″N 45°45’45.45″W

    You will now notice that Caldbeck is 13 mile from the line, and Rosslyn is 13 mile from the line in the UK
    You will also notice that in Nova Scotia Kolbec and Roslin, are 1.3 mile from each other.

    This is not all, but enough for now.

    Oh yes I forgot to mention, the Rosslyn co-ordinates that are on the Arecibo and not the Rendlesham, is 13 miles from the Apprentice pillar in the chapel, which reports the double helix same as the Arecibo, and also look at the Rosslyn Matrix and the obilsk.

  4. Aliens en Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, Diciembre 1980 (Britain’s Roswell)
    Time Travelers,
    Exploration of Humanity
    For Planetary Advan(e)

    look for the exact coordinates points of the Binary Codes, here everybody speak about Hy-Brazil, but what’s happen with the other places Jim comment in the Documentary, hem mentioned another 4 points

    Sedona, Arizona
    Belize, Central America
    Nazca Lines, Ica, Peru, South America
    Greece, Europe,
    Northern China

    some one can tell me the exact coordinates points of the other places ???

  5. Aliens en Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, Diciembre 1980 (Britain’s Roswell)
    Time Travelers,
    Exploration of Humanity
    For Planetary Advan(e)

    I look for the exact coordinates points of other 5 places of the Binary Codes, here everybody speak about Hy-Brazil, but what’s happen with the other places Jim comment in the Documentary, hem mentioned another 5 places

    Sedona, Arizona: ( ???????????????????????????? )
    Belize, Central America: ( ???????????????????????????? )
    Nazca Lines, Ica, Peru, South America: ( ???????????????????????????? )
    Greece, Europe: ( ???????????????????????????? )
    Egypt: ( ???????????????????????????? )
    Northern China: ( ???????????????????????????? )

    HY-Brasil: (52 09’42.532″ N 13 13’12.69″ W)

    some one can tell me the exact coordinates points of the other places ???

  6. The correct geolocation is in decimal degrees and it should read(as John said): 52.0942532N, 1.3131269. As a trained mapmaker and familiar with planetary code, the planetary geocode has specified the longitudinal location to automatically be placed to the East, toward the sunrise. The registers in a computer would be loaded from right to left at a set number of decimal points, in this case 7. This means the longitude should be 1.3131269, and to the East. Using this geocode places the location to within feet of the Woodbridge City Hall/Museum parking lot at an accuracy of a few feet. This can be no simple coincidence. This would be a logical waypoint. Waypoint to what? On a course from there of 66.6 degrees at 8100 meters is the threshold of the runway next to the nuclear storage bunkers of the Bentwaters airbase. Other reports have placed UFOs over these bunkers a few days from the incident in Rendelsham Forest. This makes sense, pointing to a sunken island makes no sense.

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