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The internationally-famous Rendlesham “UFO incident” story was a cover-up to save the blushes of blundering US helicopter pilots, a special investigation claimed last night.

BBC Radio Suffolk broadcast a live programme to investigate the enduring mystery of the UFO “crash” in the Suffolk forest nearly 30 years ago – a story which has gripped enthusiasts across the world.

Host Mark Murphy spoke to a number of people who have an interest in the story in an attempt to uncover some truths during the live show, which was broadcast from the Cold War Museum on the former USAF Bentwaters base and the “landing” scene.

He said, after looking at the various theories, the one that seemed most plausible was that the “alien spacecraft” was actually an Apollo space rocket capsule which had been dropped following a helicopter accident early on Boxing Day 1980.

“The Woodbridge airbase was home to the Apollo recovery team which would be called out if the rocket landed anywhere other than the Pacific,” he explained.

“For whatever reason, it seems the helicopter crew went up on Christmas night and took the capsule out for a trip, suspended below it on chains.

And if you believe this patently absurd crap, then you probably still believe in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, too.  Maybe BBC should change their name to BBS. To read the rest of the article, click here.