One of our readers, BW asked me recently to do an article on Foo Fighters. Not the band, the UFO’s reported by fighter pilots and reconnaissance planes during WWII. But as often happens when I am looking at one story I come across another that just has to be told. So BW you get a two-fer.
For those new to the origins of Foo Fighters, from Wikipedia
The first sightings occurred in November 1944, when pilots flying over Germany by night reported seeing fast-moving round glowing objects following their aircraft. The objects were variously described as fiery, and glowing red, white, or orange. Some pilots described them as resembling Christmas tree lights and reported that they seemed to toy with the aircraft, making wild turns before simply vanishing. Pilots and aircrew reported that the objects flew formation with their aircraft and behaved as if under intelligent control, but never displayed hostile behavior. However, they could not be outmaneuvered or shot down. The phenomenon was so widespread that the lights earned a name – in the European Theater of Operations they were often called “kraut fireballs” but for the most part called “foo-fighters”. The military took the sightings seriously, suspecting that the mysterious sightings might be secret German weapons, but further investigation revealed that German and Japanese pilots had reported similar sightings.
But There is a lot going on in a formation of aircraft, not just among the pilots but static electricity is known to build up on wings, especially under certain weather conditions and discharge in strange ways. St Elmo’s fire being a common display known to early sailors, and seen here photographed on the tip of what appears to be an airliner wing
The fact that witnesses on every side of the war, in Europe and the Pacific witnessed and could not explain “Foo Fighters” is ample testimony that the phenomenon was not a tool of any particular party involved in the war.
Some people suggest evidence that Germany was involved in research in that regard as is illustrated by supposed records of the development of the RFZ 5 Haunebu. I have even found what is claimed to be a test flight of Haunebu.
Except the architecture of the buildings is not quite right for 1930’s-40’s Germany and the Haunebu research was, according to one of several websites dedicated to the project, done in…
a remote, inconspicuous, underdeveloped testing ground
And this video is quite obviously fits none of that description.
Then there are photos like this:
Unfortunately for the hoaxer, this is a still from the Leni Riefenstahl movie “Triumph of the Will.” This particular shot is notable for having been taken from one of the tall flagpoles behind the stage by a camera rigged to move up and down the pole on a track and pulley system. The camera can be seen in long shots that face the stage. The flying disc, not so much.
Looking deeper into the stories there is mention of the secret Vril Society.
Many references in this video erode credibility to the entire story.
Aldebaran, which is referred to as having planets inhabited by intelligent life would seem to lack planetary bodies at all according to analysis done in 1993.
The Age of Aquarius, referring to when the sun rises within the constellation Aquarius on the vernal equinox, is an undefined event because the constellations have no defined boundaries and could have started as soon as 1930 and as late as 2012. Hardly something you could consider imminent without simply deciding what you want to believe against all evidence.
And if the Germans had Vril power why pursue Zeppelins as a means of transportation when you can generate virtually free energy to transport vehicles through interstellar space? Add to that, Germany is currently a leader in use of alternative energy, deriving roughly 25% of its energy from bio-gas, wind, and solar. Where is the Vril power that could solve the Earth’s energy problems into the foreseeable future?
Then there arises the question that if you can produce Vril power, in some documents employing a Marconi Vortex Dynamo which uses rapidly spinning mercury to generate anti-gravity (a feat yet to be accomplished 60-70 years later) and master the technologies described to you by psychics channeling alien cultures why are you so horribly inept at building a relatively simple atomic bomb? Why would you even try?
According to US News
After a German and an Austrian discovered fission in 1938, almost everyone thought Germany would be the first to build nuclear weapons. In August 1939, Albert Einstein warned President Roosevelt of the threat. Dread of a Nazi A-bomb drove the Manhattan Project. Yet an Allied mission code-named Alsos, following on the heels of troops liberating Europe, found only a primitive program. No working nuclear reactor. No large quantities of separated Uranium-235, a basic bomb ingredient. No credible bomb design. “Sometimes we wondered if our government had not spent more money on our intelligence mission than the Germans spent on their whole project,” wrote Alsos scientific director Samuel Goudsmit.
Despite reports of Russians capturing downed Nazi Haunebu craft, we see none of the technology or weapons described manifesting in modern warfare. It certainly did not help them in Afghanistan in the 1980’s. The US is well documented for having liberated German scientists at the end of WWII and yet it took another twenty years to fully realize a space program that relied then and now upon chemical propellants. And despite that various reports of German UFO development refer back to the 1930’s, none of those reports surfaced until after 1947? The year of the watershed events of the Kenneth Arnold sighting and Roswell when UFO’s and flying saucers entered the popular culture.
To read more about the Nazi UFO story check out Ron Arndt’s Website