Have you ever seen an Unidentified Flying Object? Perhaps Rendlesham is your best bet to catch a glimpse of something otherworldly. Discover Rendlesham on foot or by bike, a stunning forest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walk the UFO trail and discover more about the famous UFO sighting in December 1980. This trail will stimulate your imagination, taking you through forest, heathland and wetlands; to some of the areas connected to the infamous UFO sighting.
The story goes as follows. At around 3:00 in the morning of 26 December 1980, a security patrol from the nearby air base saw strange lights in the sky, appearing to descend into Rendlesham Forest. Believing it to be a downed aircraft, the servicemen followed the lights into the forest where they say what they described as a glowing, metallic object with coloured lights. As they approached the object, it appeared to move through the trees, sending animals from a nearby farm into a frenzy.