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Part 1: Implications of John Burroughs's Full V. A. Medical Coverage
from Injury Caused by Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)
Radiation at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, Dec. 1980
© 2015 by Linda Moulton Howe


The Department of Defense's Veterans Administration has made "De Facto Acknowledgement of the
Existence of UFOs." That announcement was in a February 22, 2015, press release about a breakthrough
for retired USAF Tech Sgt. John Burroughs, who was "injured in the line of duty at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge"
after exposure to UAP/UFO radiation. "Did VA Just Confirm UFO Dangers?" asked the Florida Herald-Tribune.

Earthfiles News March 8, 2015: UAP/UFO Radiation Danger At RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge

"What makes this incredible and groundbreaking is that in January of 2015,
the Veterans Administration has finally implied - after many years of attempting
to get them to acknowledge that John Burroughs was injured while in the Rendlesham
Forest, tying it together with the Condign document from the U. K. - it was an
unidentified aerial phenomenon or vehicle that caused the injury (to John Burroughs).

- Pat Frascogna, Atty., for USAF Tech Sgt. (Ret.) John Burroughs

"By settling this case in full, the U. S. Dept. of Defense - because the V. A.
is part of DoD - they confirmed that the UFO phenomenon is real."

- John Burroughs, USAF Tech Sgt. (Ret.)

 


Computer illustration of sketch by John Burroughs of unidentified
aerial phenomena (UAP or UFO) in Rendlesham Forest, 3 AM,
December 26, 1980. Artwork by John Rackham.

 

February 27, 2015 Albuquerque, New Mexico - On Saturday night, February 21, 2015, retired USAF Tech Sgt. John Burroughs received the Researcher of the Year Award at the Open Minds International UFO Congress in Fountain Hills, Arizona. The award honored John's breakthrough by using Freedom of Information requests to the U. K.'s Ministry of Defence that finally provoked MoD admission that it was withholding 18 classified files, including 6 policy files, about the RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge Rendlesham Forest events December 26-28, 1980, that involved Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) that interacted with John Burroughs, then USAF Airman 1st Class.


John Burroughs receiving Researcher of the Year Award 2015, from Alejandro Rojas,
Director of Operations, 2015 Open Minds International UFO Congress, on Saturday,
February 21, 2015, Fountain Hills, Arizona. Image © 2015 by Open Minds.
See Open Minds video about John Burroughs below in More Information.

In 2011, John began suffering periodic life-threatening atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. He filed for Veterans Administration medical benefits but was denied when V. A. staff said there was no record of his serving at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. John sought legal help in Jackson, Mississippi, attorney Pat Frascogna and then-Arizona U. S. Senator Jon Kyl before his retirement. John's V. A. case then went to the office of Arizona's U. S. Senator John McCain.

Eventurally the V. A. admitted knowledge of John's service at RAF Bentwaters-Woodbridge in the 1979-1982 time period, but found those medical records were "classified." By 2013, needing open heart surgery to repair seriously damaged mitral valve leaflets, John was angry and frustrated at not being able to get V. A. medical disability coverage when he was learning that a Top Secret U. K. Restricted Project Condign - that had been quietly de-classified in 2006 - contained information that directly linked exposure to UAP radiation in the December 1980 Rendlesham Forest "unexplained lights" phenomenon to bodily injury and mental manipulation.

Finally under pressure from Senator John McCain's office, the V. A. arranged John's urgent open heart surgery for mid-December 2013. He began to recover to more normal health, but without V. A. medical benefits or his RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge medical records.

By January 23, 2014, John began filing Freedom of Information requests with the MoD and by the spring and fall of 2014, the U. K. Ministry of Defence finally admitted it withheld at least 18 classified UAP/UFO files. That is the FOIA breakthrough for which John Burroughs received the Researcher of the Year Award at the 2015 Open Minds Conference in Fountain Hills, Arizona.



January 2015: V. A. Finally Awards
John Burroughs Full Medical Disability Benefits

"U. S. Government's De Facto Acknowledgement of the Existence of UFOs."

- February 22, 2015, Press Release by John Burroughs and attorney Pat Frascogna

The day after his research award, on Sunday, February 22, 2015, John and his attorney, Pat Frascogna, announced in a press release the "U. S. Government's De Facto Acknowledgement of the Existence of UFOs." This breakthrough came with the Veterans Administration finally granting John Burroughs in January 2015 full medical disability for bodily injury in the line of duty December 26 to 28, 1980, when John twice encountered mysterious aerial lights in the U. K.'s Rendlesham Forest growing along RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge.

Attorney Frascogna said in his February 22nd press release, "The December 1980 Rendlesham Forest incident in the United Kingdom is arguably the most well documented and important UFO encounter in history. A UFO was seen over three consecutive nights by United States Air Force personnel stationed at the twin bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge, near Ipswich, England - then the largest NATO air force base at the height of the Cold War.



Project Condign

"Airman First Class John Burroughs encountered the UFO at close proximity on the first night. While for many years the U.S. Government denied that this incident had even occurred, in 2006 the UK Government declassified an intelligence study on UFOs (codenamed Project Condign and classified as Secret UK Eyes Only) in which the following statement is found:

"The well-reported Rendlesham Forest/Bentwaters event is an example where it might be
postulated that several observers were probably exposed to UAP [Unidentified Aerial
Phenomenon] radiation for longer than normal UAP sighting periods."


Page F-4, ANNEX F, Vol. 2, Pages 16-30, Project Condign's "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
in the UK Air Defence Region: Executive Summary, Scientific & Technical Memorandum -
No. 55/2/00," DI55, Defence Intelligence Service, Ministry of Defence, December 2000.
The red underline section begins, "The well-reported Rendlesham Forest/Bentwaters
event is an example where it might be postulated that several observers were probably
exposed to UAP radiation for longer than normal UAP sighting periods."


Interviews with Pat Frascogna and John Burroughs:

Howe 022615 Pat and John.mp3

Joseph Patrick Frascogna, Atty., Madison, Mississippi: "After many years of trying to get the Veterans Administration to recognize that John Burroughs was injured in the line of duty in December 1980 in responding to what initially was thought to be a downed aircraft in the Rendlesham Forest near the twin bases of Bentwaters and Woodbridge, the injury that he received was immediate to his heart - something that he did not have when he went into the Air Force just a year or so before that eventually would require open heart surgery.

THE ESSENCE OF THAT DAMAGE IS WHAT?

The damage was described as a shredded anterior mitral valve component of his heart. I was there in Tucson with John at the V. A. in late 2013 (December 18) when he had his surgery. And I spoke to the cardiac surgeon, who performed that surgery and he said that he did not know what could have caused that damage.

WE NOW KNOW THERE IS A CLASSIFIED U. K. DOCUMENT KNOWN AS PROJECT CONDIGN THAT SPECIFICALLY TIES PEOPLE WHO WERE IN RENDLESHAM FOREST IN THE DECEMBER 26TH TO 28TH TIME PERIOD TO EXPOSURE TO UAP RADIATION, WHICH IS UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA RADIATION. CAN YOU NOW EXPLAIN TO A GENERAL AUDIENCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THIS UAP RADIATION IS THAT CAN DAMAGE HUMAN BODIES AND MINDS?

Yes, in reference to the document that was formerly U. K. Restricted and I am just going to quote from it: 'The well-reported Rendlesham Forest/Bentwaters event is an example where it might be postulated that several observers were probably exposed to UAP radiation for longer than normal UAP sighting periods. The unidentified aerial phenomenon" - or referred to in the United States as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) or "anomalous vehicles" and when these craft are operating, they emit a certain electromagnetic field. That field is known to cause injury. That is what was referenced in the U. K. document.

 

Groundbreaking Implication of V. A. Granting Full Medical
Benefits to John Burroughs - UAPs Are Real and UAP
Radiation Injured John During Military Duty

What makes this incredible and groundbreaking is that in January of 2015, the Veterans Administration has finally implied - after many years of attempting to get them to acknowledge that John Burroughs was injured while in the Rendlesham Forest, tying it together with the Condign document from the U. K. - it was an unidentified aerial phenomenon or vehicle that caused the injury (in John Burroughs).

WITH YOUR PRESS RELEASE (February 22, 2015) ANNOUNCING THAT JOHN BURR0UGHS HAS OFFICIALLY RECEIVED HIS DISABILITY COVERAGE FROM THE UNITED STATES VETERANS ADMINISTRATION AND THAT IT LINKED DIRECTLY WITH HIS INQUIRY TO GET HIS MEDICAL RECORDS BECAUSE OF HIS HEART PROBLEMS AND THAT, AS YOU SAY, THE U. S. GOVERNMENT'S 'DE FACTO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE EXISTENCE OF UFOS THROUGH THIS MEDICAL COVERAGE, LEADS TO THE ISSUE: WHY ARE HIS MEDICAL RECORDS STILL CLASSIFIED?

I think the reason we believe they are still classified is because there is too much information in them. We don't know to what detail things may have been recorded in them. We don't know who all may have been involved in the construction of those records that might be linked to them. So I think keeping the records classified is still serving a purpose for whatever that may be. But obviously, the door has been finally opened when it never has been before. There has always been denial after denial after denial. This time it's different. This time there is an actual ability to link up things that have happened, things that have been said from officialdom.

 

V. A.'s Action Is De Facto
Confirmation of UAP/UFO Reality

IN YOUR MIND AS AN ATTORNEY, WHAT DO YOU THINK NOW IN FEBRUARY OF 2015 IS THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN DISCLOSURE VERSUS THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SEEMS TO BE A CONFIRMATION THAT BYPASSES DISCLOSURE?

Yes, confirmation. It does seem to be that and I think the community has always known, the researchers and so forth, that just a straight out disclosure at a press conference in the White House, that sort of thing, was probably never going to happen because there were just too many bad things that would have to be dealt with if you did it that way. Number One, why have you lied to the people of the world for so long? Why have you done that?
Now, there are many, many, many questions to both countries (U. S. and U. K.) and to find out what this means going forward?"

 

John Burroughs

Interview:

John Burroughs, USAF Tech Sergeant (Ret.), Normal, Illinois: "By settling this case in full, the U. S. Department of Defense - because the V. A. is part of the Department of Defense as far as they have to go through the DoD to get this information and confirm it - it is confirmation. They confirmed that the UFO phenomenon is real.

They confirmed that I and others encountered it (UAP radiation). And they have confirmed it (UAP radiation) has harmful effects on me and more than likely other people, you know that were out there. To me, confirmation trumps disclosure because Project Condign confirms that this is what's going on in the world and that the governments of the world are aware of it. This report, Project Condign, was highly classified - some of it has been declassified, but a lot of it remains classified. The majority of governments of the world are aware of it and working on it. And what are they working on - the biggest part of it? Project Condign did not say they were looking at it from a help-the-world-standpoint as far as medical and all that other stuff. What they are looking at it for and what they are classifying, the parts that are being classified, is the weaponization part of it.

It's taken over three decades. There has been denial. There has been disinformation. But finally, there has been a real breakthrough and I think this is a victory for everybody, not just me, but something that a lot of people fought hard for and continue to fight for and I think it's something that just confirms that this is really going on.

 

More Pressure Needs to Be Put On
MoD to Release All Bentwaters Files

Obviously, it's not THE smoking gun that everyone is looking for where you have some kind of bodies and some kind of craft. But you do have confirmation that the governments of the world are: a) are aware of it and b) they are working on it. I think more people need to push the MoD a lot harder on Project Condign itself and what they are still holding back and the documents they denied having in the first place.

 

MOD DI55 Document About Radiation
At UAP Site in Rendlesham Forest

Now, before Condign, there was already through FOIA, through the release of the British government, there was a document in there that British MoD DI55 talked about where they were looking over whatever documents could possibly be the ones that have never been released that the MoD claimed they lost.

But it was clearly in that DI55 document that they said we were exposed to above background radiation.

JOHN, I HAVE THAT DI55 DOCUMENT IN MY HAND AND IT WAS DATED FEBRUARY 23, 1981, ONLY ABOUT ONE MONTH AFTER YOUR RENDLESHAM FOREST ENCOUNTERS NEAR RAF BENTWATERS. THIS IS COMING FROM THE U.K.'S DI55. THE SENTENCE WAS THAT THEY ARE ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF BACKGROUND RADIOACTIVITY AT THE SITE IN RENDLESHAM FOREST AND THEY, THE DI55, ARE SAYING, 'It seems significantly higher than the average background of about 0.015 milliroentgens.' [ A unit of exposure to ionizing radiation and is 1/1000th of a roentgen.]


February 23, 1981, "Loose Minute" memo to DI55a about the subject of "Unexplained Lights"
phenomena in Rendlesham Forest near RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge December 26-28, 1980, that
emitted "significantly higher than the average background (radiation) of about 0.015 milliroentgens."

 

Right, they actually call it the 'phenomena' right away. They (MoD's DI55) had already reviewed whatever they had reviewed as far as whatever has been sent to them. And right away, they were calling it a 'phenomena'!

THAT IS IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS DI55 DOCUMENT.

Right.

IT SAYS, 'UNEXPLAINED LIGHTS. REFERENCE DI55/108/15/1 FIRST PARAGRAPH: LIKE DI55, DI52 (they) DO NOT KNOW OF ANY SERIOUS EXPLANATION FOR THE PHENOMENA DESCRIBED AT REFERENCE.' THAT RELATES TO UNEXPLAINED LIGHTS IN RENDLESHAM FOREST DECEMBER 26-28, 1980.

Now, that was one of the documents that was submitted to the V. A. The fact that there was an MoD document saying that we were exposed to above background radiation. Then, when you get into Project Condign, which is a huge report that has a lot in it, but it's one of the few things in the report when you go through the report - and it's over 400 pages long (460 pages) - there's a spot in there where it goes: 'The well-reported Rendlesham/Forest Bentwaters event is an example where it might be postulated that several observers were probably exposed to UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) radiation for longer than normal UAP sighting periods.'

WHAT IS YOUR UNDERSTANDING TODAY IN FEBRUARY 2015 ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA RADIATION IS?

I'm not a scientist, but it's the type of radiation that if you go into the documents itself, they are actually working on it - a lot of it is redacted in these documents. If you look at the Project Condign report - and a lot of it was classified Secret or above. So, if none of it is of defense significance, if none of it matters, why is some of it still redacted? A lot of it is still redacted. Why was it all classified first as Secret?

The phenomenon itself, they talk about it on and off within Condign, but there is no definitive answer of exactly what the phenomenon is other than it exists. It is clear. And then they go into what it is capable of doing and that there is high interest in it, even from a defense standpoint."

 

"I wish to make it perfectly clear that the UFOs that I saw were structured
machines moving under intelligent control and operating beyond the realm of anything
I have ever seen before or since. I believe the objects that I saw at close quarter were
extraterrestrial in origin and that the security services of both the United States
and England were and have been complicit in trying to subvert the significance
of what occurred at Rendlesham by use of well-practiced methods of disinformation."

- Col. Charles Halt (Ret.), June 25, 2009 Press Release


Lt. Col. Charles I. Halt described a mysterious aerial light above
Rendlesham Forest that emitted several thin, white beams down to the ground,
including one right in front of his own feet as he stood next to Staff Sergeant
Monroe Nevels in the early morning hours of December 28, 1980. Illustration
by Jan Roth at www.rendlesham-incident.co.uk used with permission.

 

Project Condign Hot Links

Click purple hot link (takes a few seconds): Page F-4 and 14 other pages,
Vol. 2 ANNEX F - "Non-Ionising EM Effects On Humans" and "Potential Mental Effects On Humans"

Click purple hot link for May 15, 2006, declassified and released:
U. K. The National Archives, for hot links to UAP Executive Summary; Volume 1; Volume 2; and Volume 3.

October 30, 2014 Earthfiles: "Updated - USAF Tech Sgt. (Ret.) John Burroughs Has Forced U. K. Ministry of Defence to Admit It Withheld At Least 18 Classified UFO Files": https://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=2243&category=Environment

Also see: May 4, 2011, Earthfiles: "8,500 More UFO Pages Released by U. K. Ministry of Defence - But RAF Bentwaters Files Are Missing":
http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1822&category=Environment



Continued in Part 2.

 

More Information:

Video - 2015 Open Minds Researcher of the Year Award to John Burroughs.

 

Source: https://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=2285&category=Science
 
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