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How U.F.O.s ‘Exploded’ Into Public View

by Laura M. Holson                   August 3, 2018                      (nytimes.com)

• Starting around 11:40 p.m. on July 19, 1952, air traffic controllers at Washington National Airport noticed radar blips speeding near Andrews Air Force Base. The unidentified aircrafts fanned out, flying over the White House and the U.S. Capitol (see photo image above). They vanished around 5 a.m. That morning, Capt. S.C. “Casey” Pierman was leaving Washington National Airport bound for Detroit. Air traffic control told Pierman to follow the unidentified flying objects. Flying over West Virginia, Pierman reported tracking as many as seven bluish-white lights.

• A week later on July 26th, unidentified radar blips were again spotted on radar at Washington National Airport. The Air Force dispatched jet fighters to intercept the flying objects. But every time one of the jets closed in, they disappeared. When the jets backed off, they reappeared. At one point, a pilot found himself in the midst of four unidentified aircrafts and asked what to do. Air control were speechless. Suddenly the objects began to move away. The pilot radioed, ‘They’re gone,” and returned to his base.

• Pentagon spokesman at the time, Albert Chop, told the press that “These things hung around all night long.” The next day, almost every major newspaper wrote about the UFOs. “‘Objects’ Outstrip Jets Over Capital,” was the headline in The New York Times.

• The Air Force and the CIA became worried that the Soviet Union would take advantage of the situation and launch an attack on the United States. Worse, no one could explain the phenomenon to President Harry Truman.

• On July 29, 1952, Maj. Gen. John Samford, the director of Air Force intelligence overseeing the inquiry, held a news conference to reassure the public. He dismissed the Washington sightings as a temperature anomaly. Still, the general conceded that not all the details could be explained by natural causes. Witness reports “have been made by credible observers of relatively incredible things,” he said at the time. The New York Times ran the headline “Air Force Debunks ‘Saucers’ as Just ‘Natural Phenomena.’”

• In January 1953, a scientific committee led by Howard Robertson, a well-known mathematician and physicist, was formed by the government to explore the phenomenon. “One of the conclusions was that they needed to debunk UFOs,” said former Army Lt Col. Kevin Randle, who has written a book on the incident, Invasion Washington: U.F.O.s Over the Capitol. The ‘Robertson Panel’ suggested that the government conduct a mass media education campaign to “reduce the current gullibility of the public and consequently their susceptibility to clever hostile propaganda.” The re-education campaign did not work. Few were convinced by the government’s explanation, and UFOs have persisted in pop culture.

• Government officials have sought to publicly debunk the existence of alien evidence ever since the 1952 Washington sightings. Nevertheless, the topic is back in the headlines. Last year, The New York Times wrote about a little known Pentagon project, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, founded in 2007 to investigate UFO sightings. A search of The NY Times’s historical archives reveals a rich bounty of UFO sightings, lore and explanations since the 1950s. And who can forget in 2016 when Hillary Clinton said she would reopen the real X-files if she were president?

[Editor’s Note]  According to sources such as Corey Goode and William Tompkins, the UFOs that buzzed Washington D.C. in the summer of 1952 were actually Nazi spacecraft from Antarctica.  After these incidents, President Eisenhower and the U.S. military were pressured into negotiating a truce with the Nazi faction, ultimately clearing the way for a cooperative treaty between the highly advanced Nazi group and the U.S. military industrial complex which endures even today. 

 

In the early morning of July 20, 1952, Capt. S.C. “Casey” Pierman was ready for takeoff at Washington National Airport, when a bright light skimmed the horizon and disappeared. He did not think much of it until he was airborne, bound for Detroit, and an air traffic controller told him two or three unidentified flying objects were spotted on radar traveling at high speed.

The controller told Captain Pierman to follow them, the pilot told government investigators at the time. Captain Pierman agreed, and headed northwest over West Virginia where he saw as many as seven bluish-white lights that looked “like falling stars without tails,” according to a newspaper report.

The sighting of whatever-they-were garnered headlines around the world. And in the decades since, U.F.O.s have become part of the pop culture zeitgeist, from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “The X-Files.” In September, a star of that long-running series, Gillian Anderson, will appear in “UFO,” a movie about a college student haunted by sightings of flying saucers. A “Men in Black” remake is in the works. And the History Channel plans to air “Project Blue Book,” a scripted series about the government program that studied whether U.F.O.s were a national threat.

And the topic is back in the headlines. Last year, The Times wrote about a little known project founded in 2007, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, to investigate U.F.O. sightings. A search of The Times’s historical archives reveals a rich bounty of U.F.O. sightings, lore and explanations since the 1950s. And who can forget in 2016 when Hillary Clinton said she would reopen the real X-files if she were president?

Captain Pierman’s 68-year-old daughter, Faith McClory, said in an interview last month that her father became something of a celebrity as reports like his in the summer of 1952 fueled fear of a space alien invasion.

“My sister has memories of men coming to our home,” said Ms. McClory, who grew up in Belleville, Mich. (She said they were reporters.) “People were enthralled with the flying saucers,” she added.
Researchers say government officials have sought to publicly debunk the existence of alien evidence ever since the Washington sightings.

“Unidentified flying objects exploded into the public consciousness then,” said Mark Rodeghier, the scientific director for the Center for UFO Studies, a group of scientists and researchers who study the U.F.O. phenomenon. “There was concern in a way you hadn’t seen before.”

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CIA Files Reveal Claim Nazis Had 2,500mph Flying Saucer

by Henry Holloway                    August 6, 2018                    (dailystar.co.uk)

• Declassified CIA files of compiled interviews with a German engineer named George Klein from between March 11 and May 20, 1952 reveal claims that the Nazis had a flying saucer that was capable of reaching heights of 12,400 metres in three minutes – with speeds of up to 2,500 mph. Nazi flying saucers appear twice in the CIA’s trove of documents as part of their investigations into UFOs. The Klein testimony was published in newspapers in Greece, Iran and the Congo.

• “Klein said he was an engineer in the Ministry of Speer (i.e.: Albert Speer, Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production for Nazi Germany) and was present in Prague on February 14, 1945, at the first experimental flight of a flying saucer.” Klein claims the Third Reich actually successfully carried out a test of their “flying saucer” in Prague of Valentine’s Day, 1945, only months before the Czech capital was liberated by the Soviet Union’s advancing Red Army.

• Exceeding 2,500 mph (Mach 3) would make the Nazi saucer almost twice as fast as the state-of-the-art F-35 warplane being rolled out in the US and UK during World War II. Klein claimed the saucer could take-off vertically like a helicopter, and had been in development since 1941.

• The CIA document alleges the saucers were constructed at the same slave-labor driven factories which made the dreaded V2 rockets. Nazi engineers were reportedly evacuated from Prague as the Red Army bared down upon them. Klein claims one team was failed to be notified of the order to escape – and they were captured by the Soviets.

• The CIA file reads: “Klein stated recently that though many people believe ‘flying saucers to be a postwar development, they were actually in the planning stage in German aircraft factories as early as 1941.” “Klein was of the opinion that the ‘saucers’ are at present being constructed in accordance with German technical principles and expressed the belief that they will constitute serious competition to jet-propelled airplanes.” Klein claimed the saucers were being built by the Russians, but no-known Soviet saucers ever materialized.

• Claims about the Nazis advanced technology is often tied to alleged links between Hitler and the occult. Conspiracy theorists claim that remnants of the Third Reich fled to South America under the guidance of SS commander Hans Kammler. The Nazis are claimed to continued testing their experimental weapons from secret bases in the Antarctic. UFO sightings from the era are alleged to be secret tests of experimental technology by the Nazis – and the US and Soviets. Theories persist to this day about advanced Reich technology – and still cause controversy.

[Editor’s Note]   It makes sense that late in the war, Klein would have witnessed test flights of Nazi ‘flying saucer’ prototypes in Prague, because the last manufacturing plants were located within the mountains of Czechoslovakia before they were relocated to the Antarctic. This corroborates the revelations made by William Tompkins that U.S. Navy spies reported to Admiral Botta on the manufacturing of spacecraft by the Nazis in his seminal book Selected by Extraterrestrials: My Life in the Top Secret World of UFOs, Think-Tanks and Nordic Secretaries. For an extensive and cutting-edge examination of the Nazi’s development of spacecraft that could travel to the Moon and beyond before the end of WWII, see Dr. Michael Salla’s book series Insiders reveal Secret Space Programs & Extraterrestrial Alliances (2015); The U.S. Navy’s Secret Space Program and Nordic Extraterrestrial Alliance (2017); and Antarctica’s Hidden History: Corporate Foundations of Secret Space Programs (2018)

 

Unsealed documents from the US spy agency reveal intelligence officials probed claims about Adolf Hitler’s advanced technology.

Nazi flying saucers appear twice in the CIA’s trove of documents as part of their investigations into UFOs.

CIA spooks mark the information as “unevaluated” – but the claims made in the files are extraordinary.

Modern myths have long been associated with Hitler’s secret technology – with outrageous claims going as far to allege the Nazis landed on the Moon.

Files reveal claims the Nazis had a flying saucer that was capable of reaching heights of 12,400 metres in three minutes – with speeds of up to 2,500mph.

CIA files compiled interviews with a German engineer named Georg – or George – Klein from between March 11 and May 20, 1952.

Declassified files recount his testimony, which was published in newspapers in Greece, Iran and the Congo.

Klein claims the Third Reich actually successfully carried out a test of their “flying saucer” in Prague of Valentine’s Day, 1945.

The Czech capital was liberated just months later by the Soviet Union’s advancing Red Army.

CIA files reveal Klein claimed the aircraft “reached an altitude of 12,400 metres within 3 minutes and a speed of 1,370mph”.

He claimed the saucer could theoretically reach speeds of 2,500mph – which is more than three times the speed of sound.

Exceeding Mach 3 would make the Nazi saucer almost twice as fast as the state-of-the-art F-35 warplane being rolled out in the US and UK.

Klein claimed the saucer could take-off vertically like a helicopter, and had been in development since 1941.

The CIA document alleges the saucers were constructed at the same slave-labour driven factories which made the dreaded V2 rockets.

Nazi engineers were reportedly evacuated from Prague as the Red Army bared down upon them.

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Letter to President Jefferson May Be Earliest Recorded Visit of Aliens

by Sean Martin                July 28, 18                  (express.co.uk)

• In a letter to President Thomas Jefferson (in office from 1801 to 1809), a tavern keeper in Portsmouth, Virginia, and a friend visiting from Baltimore relate to the President that they saw a large ‘ball of fire’ in the sky. Barkeeper Edward Hansford and Baltimore’s John Clarke, describe in their correspondence how this object in the sky began to change shape, first taking on the form of a turtle and then the shape of a human skeleton, then a man, and quickly ascended and descended. According to the website Monticello.org, it “is perhaps the earliest recorded observation of a UFO.”

• The letter reads: ““We the subscribers most earnestly solicit, that your honour will give us your opinion on the following extraordinary phenomenon.” “We saw in the South a Ball of fire full as large as the sun at Maridian which was frequently obscured within the space of ten minutes by a smoke emitted from its own body, but ultimately retained its brilliancy, and form during that period, but with apparent agitation.” “It then assumed the form of a Turtle which also appeared to be much agitated and as frequently obscured by a similar smoke.” “It then assumed the shape of a human skeleton which was frequently obscured by a like smoke and as frequently descended and ascended. It then assumed the form of a Scotch Highlander arrayed for battle and extremely agitated, and ultimately passed to the West and disappeared in its own smoke.”

• It is unclear whether President Jefferson ever responded.

 

A tavern keeper in Portsmouth, Virginia, and a friend visiting from Baltimore believe they saw a UFO in the sky.

The two men, barkeeper Edward Hansford and Baltimore’s John Clarke, describe in their letter to President Jefferson how they saw a meteor-like object in the sky.

However, this object in the sky began to change shape, first taking on the form of a turtle “which also appeared to be much agitated and as frequently obscured by a similar smoke.”

The UFO then apparently “assumed the shape of a human skeleton” which ascended and descended quickly, according to the mail which was reprinted in 2010 in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series.

The letter reads: ““We the subscribers most earnestly solicit, that your honour will give us your opinion on the following extraordinary phenomenon.

“We saw in the South a Ball of fire full as large as the sun at Maridian which was frequently obscured within the space of ten minutes by a smoke emitted from its own body, but ultimately retained its brilliancy, and form during that period, but with apparent agitation.

“It then assumed the form of a Turtle which also appeared to be much agitated and as frequently obscured by a similar smoke.

“It then assumed the shape of a human skeleton which was frequently obscured by a like smoke and as frequently descended and ascended—It then assumed the form of a Scotch Highlander arrayed for battle and extremely agitated, and ultimately passed to the West and disappeared in its own smoke.”

It is unclear whether President Jefferson ever responded, but according to the website Monticello, it “is perhaps the earliest recorded observation of a UFO.”

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