Quite a stretch. Forget about radar operators that came forward recently. Exactly now, how do you dose a substance that is potent at microgram levels in an open field. Ridiculous theories
Huh??? I never say anywhere in the book that LSD was specifically used on the guys in Rendlesham Forest. Nowhere! What I said is that a number of people I interviewed for the book said that at some point over the course of the 3 nights, one of the experiments was of an airborne, mind-bending type. And that it was run by Porton Down. The reason why I brought the LSD angle into the book is because people were saying there is no way that the UK government would undertake secret experiments on its own military personnel that would have an effect on them as a result of something of a hallucinogenic kind.I responded to this in the book by pointing out that in 1964 Porton Down ran an operation in 1964 in woods not too far from Porton Down and where guys were dosed. Military personnel from 41 Royal Marine Commando were the guinea-pigs. That was where LSD comes into the story. You are correct when you bring in the issue of microgram levels. But, it's pointless and irrelevant because I specifically DON'T say that LSD was used in Rendlesham. All I was doing was making parallels between the 1964 incident and the 1980 events. Both involved something that screwed with their minds. One (the 1964 event) definitely involved LSD and they were each given a small dose. In 1980 something - but not LSD - was used in 1980 and that was airborne. Both incidents in woods. The 1964 events were filmed. There are rumors that at some point there was filming of at least some of the incidents. So, again, I was making a comparison to an LSD incident from the sixties. And with that in mind, for me it makes it perfectly plausible that another mind-bending experiment might be undertaken in 1980. But, NOT LSD in 1980. Something else.
As for the radar issue, here's what I say in the book (this is directly out of the book). START OF BOOK EXTRACT: With so much data in hand – suggesting that radar played such a significant role in this story – you might say to me: “Isn’t this proof that aliens really were flying over Suffolk in late December?” I say “No!” Why? Because, there is something that can turn everything on its collective head. It shows how the radar tapes didn’t monitor anything of a UFO kind. Just like the military personnel in Rendlesham Forest who thought they were encountering something extraterrestrial, those who were working on the radar side of things were also manipulated to accept something that wasn’t real. They were led to believe that something strange and unearthly was in the sky when, in all actuality, nothing was caught on radar. It just appeared to be the case. Yet again, things are not what they seem to be – which is just about the theme of this whole story. For the answers to the full picture of this radar issue, we have to study the secret work of S. Eugene Poteat.The Institute of World Politics provides background on Poteat: “S. Eugene (Gene) Poteat is a retired senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer, and has served as President of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO). He was educated as an electrical engineer and physicist. He holds a Masters in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from IWP. His career in intelligence included work with U-2 and SR-71 class of aircraft and various space and naval reconnaissance systems…He received the CIA’s Medal of Merit and the National Reconnaissance Office’s Meritorious Civilian Award for his technological innovations.” One of those “technological innovations” likely played a big role in trying to convince people that aliens were in the skies of Suffolk. The Volume 42, No. 1, 1998 edition of Studies in Intelligence included a paper written by Poteat. Its title: “Stealth, Countermeasures, and ELINT, 1960-1975.” One particularly important and relevant part of Poteat’s paper reads like this: “I came up with a scheme to electronically generate and inject carefully calibrated false targets into the Soviet radars, deceiving them into seeing and tracking a ghost aircraft.” He continued: “…we could simulate the false target’s range and speed. Knowing the radar’s power and coverage from the PPMS [Power and Pattern Measurement Systems] projects, we could now simulate an aircraft of any radar cross section from an invisible stealth plane to one that made a large blip on Soviet radar screens [italics mine].” What all of this demonstrates is that the CIA, thanks to Poteat, had the ability to create false readings on radar screens – chiefly to confuse the Russians and to determine the capabilities of their radar systems. Aircraft that seemed to be tracked by the Russians didn’t even exist: it just appeared to be like that. The term “ghost aircraft” is a most appropriate one. It’s very important to realize that the technology Poteat created was in full working order decades ago – and long before the Rendlesham Forest tests occurred. END OF BOOK EXTRACT.
After reading the Rendleshem forest book I am no longer convinced it was an "extraterrestrial" event. I hope more whistle blowers will come forward!