If Flying Saucers Aren't Real, Why Did the Military Frantically Try to Build One
Within the National Archives rest two very top-secret military documents that contain a combined 264 pages of photographs, blueprints, diagrams and data from the United States' frantic attempt to build their own flying saucers.
It's no secret that in the early 1950s America's obsession with UFOs was getting out of hand.
The public's interest in UFOs was growing so rapidly that the Government could barely keep up. FBI and local law enforcement offices across the country were inundated with calls from citizens who either wanted to report a UFO sighting of their own, or who just wanted some answers.
Meanwhile the government was scrambling to piece together the facts, because at this point they couldn't make heads or tails of any of it.
Was it the Russians in some fancy new military aircraft? Did some other communist nation secretly develop advanced military aircraft? Were they really space travelers? If so, what is their intention? Is this an act of war?
With so many questions, and still not a single answer, the US government began to panic.
New government agencies, panels, committees and top-secret projects (like Project BlueBook) were formed overnight to investigate the UFO phenomenon. They collected tens of thousands of UFO sighting reports and personally interviewed thousands of UFO witnesses - both from private citizens and military personnel.
Each report, interview and testimony was tediously documented so the results could be as scientifically sound as possible - because like any good scientist knows, the quality of the data is just as important as the quantity.
Then they called on a super-squad of experts, from a wide range of fields, to analyze the results. The simple fact that they brought in the nation's top statisticians, engineers, rocket scientists, physicists, mathematicians, military experts, astronomers and even a handful of the nations top psychologists (who specialized in 'mass-psychology') - should tell you how serious they were taking the UFO phenomenon, and how desperate they were for answers.
This is where the story gets juicy!
We don't know exactly when the military got involved, but it was around this time that tens of millions of tax-payer dollars were frantically poured into a top-secret military project, code named "Project 1794".
The US Military wanted their own flying saucers. And they wanted them now. So they contracted the job out to one of the world's best aircraft designer firms, Canadian based Avro Aircraft Limited.
Below are just a few of the 141 pages included in the first Project 1794 Report, located on the National Archives website.
If you didn't think the United States was taking flying saucers seriously before, you should now.
Those documents aren't filled with theories or concept sketches. Those are highly technical engineering blueprints that required an enormous team of experts, working around the clock for months (perhaps years), to hash out.
And from what Avro Aircraft Limited wrote in that report, about their progress actually building and testing one of these human-made flying saucers, the damn thing actually worked!
But the story is far from over.
Before moving on, let's quickly recap what we know so far.
In the late 1940s and early-mid 1950s America was buzzing about UFOs. The CIA was interviewing every citizen who reported a UFO sighting, and the military was dumping tens of millions of dollars into building their own flying saucers.
So we know for a fact that the United States Government was extremely interested in the UFO phenomenon and the US Military was extremely interested in flying saucers.
Does the whole 'because they thought it was the Russians' theory have any legs to stand on?
The short answer is: Only at first.
Initially it's clear that the United States assumed these crafts were either Russian or made by some other earthly group.
But it didn't take long to conclude that of the sightings that could not be ruled at as "known objects" those that remained were time and again demonstrating technologies, maneuverability and speeds that could not possibly have been made on earth.
But were these reports of advanced technology and unthinkable maneurverability credible?
Yes. 100% yes.
Why? Because even in the 1950's, the US military and government agencies like the CIA (who were investigating UFOs and collecting witness reports), knew the importance of CREDIBILITY when it came to UFO witness reports.
While collecting and analyzing thousands of these reports, the CIA took the time to describe in great detail, the credibility of the person who was reporting the sighting. And while they took every report seriously, they made a point to document which reports were submitted by airplane pilots, senior military personnel, people with high levels of advanced education (doctors, lawyers & PhDs) and other highly respected professions such as senior engineers - because these were the individuals they deemed as most credible.
In other words, they thought that if they weeded out all the 'potentially illegitimate' UFO reports, that what would remain would put the UFO phenomenon to rest.
They were wrong. Very wrong.
Pilots and military personnel were some of the most emphatic supporters of the idea that these crafts were not from this earth.
Don't take my word for it though. Take the word of then retired US Navy ADMIRAL Delmer S. Fahrney, who was so frustrated by the military's lack of answers, that he helped form and lead the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP).
The following is a direct quote from US Navy Admiral Fahrney:
"Reliable reports indicate that there are objects coming into our atmosphere at very high speeds... No agency in this country or Russia is able to duplicate at this time the speeds and accelerations which radars and observers indicate these flying objects are able to achieve."
"There are signs that an intelligence directs these objects because of the way they fly. The way they change position in formations would indicate that their motion is directed. The Air Force is collecting factual data on which to base an opinion, but time is required to sift and correlate the material."
"As long as such unidentified objects continue to navigate through the earth's atmosphere, there is an urgent need to know the facts. Many observers have ceased to report their findings to the Air Force because of the seeming frustration - that is, all information going in, and none coming out. It is in this area that NICAP may find its greatest mission."
So let's review.
(1) In the late 1940s and early-mid 1950s America was buzzing about UFOs.
(2) The CIA, FBI, Air Force and even local law enforcement made a nationwide effort to interview every citizen, pilot, and military member who reported a UFO sighting.
(2a) The CIA knew the importance of CREDIBILITY when it came to UFO reports, and made a conscious decision to weigh each report by the perceived level of credibility, that the person reporting it had.
(2b) The CIA brought in experts in an array of fields to analyze the results of their UFO investigations.
(3) The military was dumping tens of millions of tax-payer dollars into building their own flying saucers.
(4) A retired Navy ADMIRAL was so certain that the UFOs were not from this planet, that he dedicated his entire post-military life to investigating them.
Now, before I wrap this up, I'm going to put on my UFO Denier hat, and try to be as skeptical as possible.
Is it possible that the United States Military took these sketches:
Sent them to Avro Aircraft Limited, and said something like "We want one of these"... and that was enough information for them to create these:
I mean, I guess it's possible.
But let's not forget that before that even happened, the military needed to get funding for this. And a lot of it!
So is it also possible that the military took those wimpy sketches, showed them to the policy makers and politicians making the funding decisions and said, "We're going to spend millions and millions of dollars to build these, but don't worry, we have these 10 little sketches that we're certain the engineers can transform into highly advanced, never-before-attempted, flying machines."??
The answer is no.
A RESOUNDING 'NO'!
There's no way in hell the military took a handful of vauge, elementry school quality sketches of UFOs and not only got the funding to build them, but actually provided the engineering firm they hired with enough detail to yield a working prototype.
So what am I drilling at?
Isn't it obvious?
The United States had their hands on something that they used to reverse-engineer these Avro Aircraft made flying saucers.
Which means UFOs are real.
And it means they're not from planet earth.
Which means an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization built them, and piloted them to our beautiful blue marble.
Aliens are real folks.
It's time the mainstream media wakes up, unplugs from the matrix, and starts doing their damn job - which is to report the FACTS - like those I laid out above.
But alas, it's clear that they have no intention on assisting humanity in exposing the greatest revelation in human history.
It's up to us.
Now is the time to stand up. And stand together.
It's time to end the era of ridiculing UFO believers. It's time to end the 60 year truth embargo.
Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. It's time to wake up the planet.
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