posted on May, 7 2010 @ 06:25 AM
Looking into a thread called the "Definite Back Engineered Alien Technology Research Thread":
in The ATS UFO/Alien Chronology directory, I come upon this little darling in message
"reply posted on 8-1-2009 @ 04:59 PM by SLAYER69":
Night Vision Another good example from the 1950s
Where Did Thermal Imaging Devices Originate From?: Thermal imaging devices were first developed for military purposes. According to Bullard Thermal
Imaging, "In the late 1950s and 1960s, Texas Instruments, Hughes Aircraft, and Honeywell developed single element detectors that scanned scenes and
produced line images. These basic detectors led to the development
of modern thermal imaging."
Turns out though that infrared night vision was invented in Germany in the 1930's and saw combat usage with the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS at the end of
The United States quite possibly got infrared night vision through Operation Paperclip. However, the above nonsense concerning alien origin obviously
originates with Col. Philip J. Corso (US Army), author of The Day After Roswell
, which incidentally makes the self alleged witness Corso a
I suggest that the aforementioned thread on UFO back engineering is cleared of corresponding false information and amended accordingly, or ATS will
only lose in credibility.
[edit on 7-5-2010 by Tussilago]