I found it really strange. Almost difficult to write the opening sentence to this blog and whilst time appears to have moved on so rapidly, this year seems to have raced on ahead without me!
Although I started the year with good intentions, unfortunately the last few months have been tinged with a great sadness and having taken time out from work it really does feel like I've now just stepped back into the world from a place where time as stood still for me.
I recently filed a number of requests through the forestry commission on Cannock Chase and the local authority regarding Road Closures in and around the area during the period in question. While I have received a holding reply it appears that it is going to take some time to locate the information i have requested. This may hopefully afford a greater insight into the events of 1964 although having said that I have a feeling this maybe a long drawn out tedious process with further requests being made, with so little information regarding the Penkridge Incident readily available this line of research I feel should at least unearth some form of tangible evidence that otherwise continues to point towards a non existent event.
RAF Penkridge as unfortunately yielded little results at present beyond its operational value during the Second World War. I will be looking at Pillaton Farm in the near future.
Finally reading through an interesting article recently a thought had occurred to me with regards to Leonard Stringfield's original story, while speculation, sceptics often subscribe to Occam's Razor when dealing with the subject of UFO's and if the latter is true of the Penkridge Incident are we actually looking at a Cold War episode which as quite literally remained hidden from us all these years?
This article will appear in a future blog.