Early UFO / Saucer Reports.

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  1. karl 12

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    Considering they're not meant to exist, flying saucers do seem to pop up quite a bit in government documentation..


    Silver rotating UFO over US Atomic facility


    Flying discs over Hanford Nuclear plant


    Flying disc over Topcliffe


    Circular objects over Langley AFB


    Rotating saucer shaped object over Georgia


    Maxwell AFB Emergency Report - Flying Saucer


    Disc shaped object over Minot AFB - 1966


    Flying disc over Chicago's O Hare airport - 1952

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    and contrary to popular belief UFO/Saucer reports do seem to pop up in the literature way back before the Kenneth Arnold case.

    Curt Collins has conducted some great research below into the historical aspect citing Dewitt Miller's early UFO reports (who was himself sourcing Charles Fort) and the page is well worth a look for anyone with an interest in (or opinion on) the subject.

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    The 1st UFO book? Forgotten Mysteries by R. DeWitt Miller


    Charles Fort - First Ufologist?




    Anyone who's aware of any other early pre 1947 UFO/saucer reports then please post as it would be interesting to see how many can be collated - I know I've read a few over the years although finding them might be a bit tricky.



    Spanish Civil War - 1930's.




    Nick Redfern on WW2:



    Possible candidate - August 11th, 1944:

     
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  2. karl 12

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    Could be nothing but in one 1909 newspaper report a resident of New Mexico was grazing his sheep on the plain when he suddenly felt the ground shake and heard a voice of unknown origin telling him to 'look up' - he then witnessed 'a dark round cloud full of stars' which came straight towards him, passed over his head and travelled to the East.




    Some pretty freaky early reports in this report - spinning, flying wheels are described as well as 'notorious satanist' (and alleged Bush grandfather) Aliester Crowley having an encounter with 2 little men in 1896.



    Other sourced reports:


     
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    Sorry didn't mean to post that :)

    Thought this was a pretty fascinating interview where ex British Diplomat and Intelligence Officer Gordon Creighton recounts his daylight sighting of a fast moving white-ish disc shaped object over the Chinese Embassy in 1941..




    He also describes a really interesting UFoo (or 'Krautball') case from Germany just after the end of WW2 where the object actually entered a military aircraft and flew up and down the inside of the plane in front of eight witnesses (also some intriguing remarks about magnesium).
     
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    Something I think contributed to keeping Foo Fighters alive is an account from this book published in 1960
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    But the metallic discs described were very small and at the time the crews thought they were a weird atmospheric phenomenon. I like this book because it was written relatively close to the events and many of the people involved were still alive and young enough to remember things clearly. Aircrew of that era also talked about gremlins too .....

    I remember a grade school teacher who flew heavy bombers in Europe and went on to the China-Burma-India theater later in the war. My tabletop science projects about UFOs clued him in that I was interested. He told me about encountering a high speed wingless craft over Italy in probably 1943. Absolutely agog at the performance and it was witnessed by dozens. Said it looked like a flying telephone pole. Turns out it was an early and super rare jet.
     
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    Some good info there mate, have been recommended 'Strange Company' by Keith Chester but haven't managed ro read it yet (it does mention that the objects 'came in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors' though).



    Do remember Jan Aldrich going into pretty in depth detail about the Military / Intelligence Foo Fighter investigations in this interview and Dr Howard P. Robertson from the infamous 1953 Robertson panel being involved somehow.



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