In 1944 a year before the war ended this article appeared about a new German weapon call a Foo Fighter.
A good source of French articles about UFOs
The Roswell incident was in 1947. It was sensational news in the US and before long the popular ET myth gained strength. Was the military hiding a
bungled development attempt? Operation Paperclip was underway and those foo fighter engineers were where exactly, in Russia or the USA?
Five years before the Russians launched the Sputnik into space in 1957 in an orbit visible to those on the ground, the first meeting to assemble
information on flying saucers came about. (Could sightings have been linked to Russian or US development trials?)
Before WWII the topic of space exploration was introduced but it was interrupted by the war, and resumed afterwards. It was presented at the World's
Fair and so the notion of spacemen and space vehicles was introduced into common discussion, as well as space weaponry development.
Basically, there was a lot of talk and common interest in flying saucers after WWII. People began reporting sightings to the Ministry of Transport
and various police and armed forces agencies in Canada and the USA.
Initially the sighting reports were treated in either of two ways. The first was that they were dismissed altogether as nonsense and hallucinations.
The usual debunking took place, blaming hysteria, overactive imaginations, fear mongering and even wishful thinking, hoping for fame. None of the
complaints were taken seriously. The second way of treating them involved a short investigation, but they too were relegated to the trash heap.
However some people decided that if a different approach were to be taken, they could better get to the bottom of it. The Air Force was curious and
also wondered what the Russians were up to. They knew Tesla's work was being studied there.
*Don't forget that the Russians launched Sputnik just a couple of years after this meeting, surprising and shocking the world, as many had not heard
of foo fighters back then.*
Within hours I would actually hear its signal rebroadcast on network radio. Before the weekend was over, I got to hear it directly on a shortwave
radio as it passed overhead.
Not only could you hear Sputnik, but, depending on where you were, it was possible to see it with the naked eye on certain days in the early morning
or the late evening when the sun was still close enough to the horizon to illuminate it. While standing in the middle of the college football field a
week or so after the launch, I first saw the satellite scooting across a dark evening sky orbiting the Earth at a speed of 18,000 miles per
hour. Watching Sputnik traverse the sky was seeing history happen with my own eyes. To me, it was as if Sputnik was the starter's pistol in an
exciting new race. I was electrified, delirious, as I witnessed the beginning of the Space Age.
So it seemed imperative that they would form an investigative group and find common characteristics in the descriptions of the sightings and take it
from there. I won't spoil it any further for you. It is but a few pages done on an old typewriter.
I hope you find it interesting. For those who wonder why the AVRO saucer is always mentioned in UFO history, it begs one to link from things like
this document to the launching of Sputnik and to North America's urgent need to catch up to the Russians. A good look into UFO stuff should demand a
world-wide overall perspective, not just regional or local, imo, but include weaponry and satellite development as well.
Here are the minutes below. You may have to enlarge it to read it.
source and link to minutes of the next meeting
Hope you enjoy!
edit on 8-8-2014 by aboutface because: link