reply to post by Medieval1028
I will tell you a bizarre account that dovetails into the Nazi UFO business. I'm not much of a believer in Nazi's having engineered UFOs. However,
I can pretty well prove that UFO close encounters did happen in Germany at least by 1938.
In 1973 my wife and I ventured to Chicago from down-state Illinois for a few days to take in the town, as they say, and to attend a conference
presented by an outfit called (I believe) The Institute for the Understanding of Man. We mainly went for the conference because Dr. J. Allen Hynek
and Dr. Carl Sagan were presenters in a very intimate setting. It was an interesting juxtaposition of their individual lectures. Hynek gave evidence
from UFO reports (especially the famous "swamp gas" incident) and Sagan preached only his Sagan Doctrine: Yes, they are out there, but no, they
can't get here. He totally avoid any reference to Hynek's work or sightings in general.
After the conference, my wife and I visited the normal places in Chicago where visitors go. One place was the Museum of Art, with the large stone
lions at the entrance. On the second or third floor near the front of the building, at the end of a gallery, I paused to look at something I didn't
consider to be very arty. It was a work that I suspect some Bohemians were turning out during that time as a form of protest or something!.
It was about two-foot wide and three-foot high. The subject matter was a collection of pure junk, trolley ticket stubs, receipts for meals, bits of
string, odd keys, coins and other stuff that had little interest to anybody.
Yet I stood looking at it because I thought it outrageous that this junk was found in the famous museum. Then, at some point, my attention fixed on a
newspaper photo that was centered in the center of the frame. I couldn't believe it. It was not a big picture, about three-inches wide and
five-inches tall of that old crude type. It showed a winter scene of snow on the ground and a view down down a clearing (minor road?) with conifer
trees on either side. Hanging in the air over the opening were two typical UFOs very much as those we see that are supposedly real from that period,
and definitely were not very aerodynamically slippery as we know them today. They seemed to be only about 300 feet high or so, fairly close to the
camera, I would say of not more than 300 feet with the rear one further, of course.
How incredible that I would stumble on to that art work that depicted a newspaper picture of a UFO and which surely should have been a very secret
matter in Germany at the time, and to especially find it by total chance on a UFO "outing!". The date for the art work, called "Dad-Dadism," was
1938, so it evidently was taken just about the time of the German invasion of Poland, certainly far earlier than near the war's end as we often hear.
In Texas for over three decades, I have not been back to Chicago to see if that art is still hanging there. I suspect that fad of art has been laid
aside for not being of any great importance in the art world. Over the years, it has sifted into my brain the possibility that the artist
intentionally centered the UFOs into the center of the work as the focal point and the junk of his everyday world that he had positioned elsewhere in
the work was a statement about othe f insignificant such stuff as compared to the what the UFOs implied. Maybe not, maybe just happenstance.
(I will be going through my old files soon and may find the details and the artist's name, because I did write up the account at the time. So if any
research wants to send me a U-to-U and if I find that name, I'll be happen to pass it along..