Forty years ago, a remote forest in Suffolk was the scene of one of the most famous purported UFO sightings in history. So just what did happen, and will we ever know for sure?
Vince Thurkettle was out chopping wood one morning in Rendlesham Forest in late December 1980 when a car drew up.
Out stepped two men, aged about 30, dressed in suits.
“Good morning. Do you mind if we ask you some questions?” asked one, in a well-spoken English accent.
Earlier, on 26 and 28 December, United States Air Force (USAF) security personnel stationed at nearby RAF Woodbridge had reported seeing strange lights in the surrounding forest.