The Lakenheath /Bentwaters radar/visual episode occurred during the night of 13th-14th August 1956.
This incident is discussed as “Case 2” in the Condon Report, which states that “The preponderance of evidence indicates the possibility of a genuine UFO in this case”.
This incident is Case 21 in Isaac Koi's "Top 100" article, since it was referred to in 83 of the books covered by that article.
This was Project Blue Book Case Number 4294.
This incident featured in a document (“the Rockefeller Briefing Document”) endorsed by Dr Mark Rodeghier (President of CUFOS), Richard Hall (Chairman of FUFOR) and Walter Andrus (President of MUFON) as containing “the best available evidence for the existence of UFOs”.
This incident has also featured in lists by various UFO researchers of the top UFO cases, including the following:
As part of a survey of various researchers conducted by the Fortean Times in 2007 of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most, this incident featured in lists of cases produced by the following:
a joint list by British ufologists Dave Clarke and Andy Roberts
- British ufologist Nick Pope
- British ufologist Gary Heseltine