More Rendlesham binary code questions
This is a continuation of my earlier post on the subject — The Rendlesham UFO spoke in binary code.
To recap — U.S. Air Force personnel John Burroughs and Jim Penniston experienced a close encounter in the Rendlesham forest around 3 am on December 26, 1980. The two men had been sent out to investigate strange lights in the forest and later claimed they had encountered something out of this world.
During their run through the forest, the two men lost each other for about 45 minutes, and it was during this time that Jim Penniston found himself at arm’s length of a triangular craft. He touched the craft and claims to have received a message that he later recorded in his notebook.
Now, 30 years later, the notebook is brought into the limelight with a little help from a certain Linda Moulton Howe and the Ancient Aliens series airing on The History Channel.
As I wrote yesterday, the numbers that Mr. Penniston recorded in his notebook revealed a set of geographical coordinates. In the Ancient Aliens episode, the numbers were decoded by Nick Ciske, and the coordinates that were found seemed to point to a location west of Ireland.
Linda Moulton Howe, however, had her own analysis done. She contacted retired American astronomer Michael A. Reed and former Australian astrophysicist Horace R. Drew to perform the analysis. They came up with a different set of coordinates that points to the town center of Woodbridge, Suffolk County, England.
Ms. Howe explains on her website:
The Ancient Alien latitude and longitude was further west off the coast of Ireland in the ocean. That difference appears related to the fact that some of Jim Penniston’s zeros and ones were not perfectly clear.
So, Nick Ciske and the Ancient Aliens proponents say the coordinates point to the mythical island of Hy Brazil, while Ms. Howe’s people believe they converge at small town of Woodbridge, England. Why the discrepancy?
Well, look at this image of the analysis made by Ms. Howe’s experts.
We can clearly see which sets of binary numbers make up the coordinates. But how do we know where to put the decimal points? The binary code does not tell us this — 52.0942532 could as well be 5.20942532, which would then place us smack in the middle of Cape Coast, Ghana. Or what if 1.3131269 would instead be 13.131216? Well, then we find ourselves west of Ireland and where the ancient astronauts theorists want to place Hy Brazil.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that the coordinates derived from the decoded binary numbers are very much open to interpretation, making it difficult to draw any conclusions about a certain location or place. I think it’s also safe to say that the Ancient Aliens producers interpreted the coordinates in a way that is in line with their goals and theories.
Who knows, maybe all this will be explained when/if the complete message is released for all to see. But until then, I’ll be taking any “analysis” of the code with a grain of salt.