Charles I. Halt (Born 1939) is a retired United States Air Force colonel and the former base commander of RAF Bentwaters, near Woodbridge, Suffolk. After serving in Vietnam, Japan and Korea, he was assigned to Bentwaters as deputy commander. The Rendlesham Forest UFO Sighting incident of late December 1980 occurred shortly afterwards, and he was an important witness to events on the second night of this UFO Sightings. In the late hours of December 27, and early December 28, 1980 then Lieutenant Colonel Halt led a patrol to investigate an alleged UFO landing site near the eastern edge of Rendlesham Forest. During this investigation they witnessed several UFO lights, most prominent of them being a bright flashing light in the direction of Orford Ness UK. In January 1981 Halt composed an official Air Force memorandum listing details of the UFO Sighting events. The memo was then dispatched to the Ministry of Defense. Halt also made an audio tape recording of the incident.