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These pages are intended to be a resource for serious researchers of the binary coded message from the Rendlesham Forest Incident (RFI) of December 1980 in the forest between the two twin bases of RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk, UK, then leased by the U.S. Air Force and the largest NATO base at the time.

I have intentionally taken a minimalist approach and kept the design of these pages plain and simple, as it is the information that is most important, not flashy graphics.

To truly get the full story of the Rendlesham Forest Incident, I would encourage you to acquire a copy and read the latest book, authored by Nick Pope, Jim Penniston and John Burroughs that was just published April 15, 2014 entitled "Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World's Best-Documented UFO Incident" available at Amazon.

There are, however, two typo errors in the book regarding the binary code:

  • On page 241, the second coordinate for Caracol Belize should read: 16.763177N  89.117768W
  • In Appendix B, the images of the original notebook pages of binary code are out of sequence.
    If the images/notebook pages were numbered (they are NOT), they are listed in this sequence
    4, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Audio Interview with Joe R. Luciano - 5/30/2014

If you would like to hear a 32-minute audio of my interview on the local Denver Internet radio show, "Good Living by Design", which gives a fairly good synopsis of the Rendlesham Forest Incident and some details about the Binary Code, CLICK HERE

Additional Insights Into the Meaning of the Rendlesham Forest Incident Binary Code Message - 9/5/2015

Gary Osborn has been continuing his research and writing about his interpretation of the multiple layers of meaning contained within the RFI Binary Coded message. He has stated:

The seven coordinates are themselves a code that have to be approached a certain way to retrieve another level of information. The initial information that emerges could be described as "homogeneous" in the way the parts (coordinates) all fit together via the same key to produce a "bigger picture".

This "picture" is unmistakably familiar to many of us and doesn't require interpretation. It's there, it's obvious, and is as factual as 2 x 2 = 4, which proves the results were intentional and not something that we are just seeing because we want to see it, like "faces in clouds" (pareidolia or apophenia) and certainly not "projected" or "cherry-picked data", as someone who should know better has recently stated.

Also, the deeper we go into studying this "picture", we find things that are more ambiguous, and this is where interpretation does indeed come into it. However, the information is so cleverly devised we also find that it is multi-leveled in respect of the further meanings and associations we can derive from it - all of which can be seen to correlate with the initial information that emerges, and is pointing to something specific.

The initial information formed by the coordinates in the RFI message remains invisible until you know the "key". One is reminded of the scene in the movie, "Contact" (1997), where the pages of primary numbers were totally transformed into a 3-dimensional cube when the cipher to unlock the code was given to Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) by S. R. Hadden (John Hurt). It was the only way the code could be read properly. Likewise, one must "connect the dots" properly using the coordinates from the binary coded message received in the Rendlesham Forest Incident.

Lost Origins Podcast Episode 6 - Audio Interview with Joe R. Luciano - 3/12/2016

Andrew Tuzson of Lost-Origins.com interviews me about my decoding of the RFI binary code message. CLICK HERE to listen (58 min.).

My RFI Binary Code Analysis

NOTE: The following links are listed "most recent" first relative to the analysis process. That is, the final conclusion is at the top and the whole process started at the bottom with my BinaryDecoder Program and images of Jim Penniston's original notebook pages containing the raw binary code.

Complete Decoded and Interpreted Message

Interpreted Geographic Coordinate Set

Google Maps and Information on Each Coordinate

Analysis of Geographic Coordinates

Binary Decoder Analysis of Pages 1-5

Binary Decoder Analysis of Pages 6-13

Binary Decoder Analysis of Pages 14-16

Full 16-pages of Transcribed Binary Code

RFI Notebook Original Pages

Binary Decoder Program