Well, the Pentagon has come forward and admitted that they had been studying UFOs secretly once again. It had started in 2007. UFOlogists are declaring that disclosure is close, but this I truly doubt. UFOs remain UFOs, and until they can be identified no one will disclosed they are anything but UFOs.
Days before the announcement a researcher who wanted no public association with the topic, but one whose job does qualify him to understand photography and old prints, came forward and introduced me to the highest resolution copies available of the Elizabeth Klarer photos over South Africa in 1956. The details on these photos are startling.
This researcher came forward because of one of my blog post here in which I showed my own collation of saucer photos that clearly highlighted there was one repeating type of saucer that was photographed around the world between the 1950s and 1970s. The photos were so clear it was undeniable that it was the same disc.
Klarer photo, near Drakensburg, South Africa, 1956.
This researcher had agreed with me– the saucer looks manmade. It is not a hoax miniature, hubcap or anything of the like. It is a full-sized saucer about 30 feet diameter. This saucer is made of two flattened cones– one in the other, with the outer cone revolving around the inner cone. There is a hole or sink in the top of the inner cone. This inner cone is not as flattened as the outer cone. A thick rim divides the two cones.
This type of saucer is not what Ken Arnold saw in 1947, however. Nor is it what was reported soon thereafter. Those were merely lentils, and not perfectly round ones either. The round saucer with the dome began to be seen in 1949, and no more than two were ever seen together. Its spinning outer disc (or cone) inspired the saucer in the great Harryhausen movie Earth vs the Flying Saucers. So it had made quite an impression.
These two saucers are probably the two saucers filmed over Great Falls, Montana, 1950, by Nick Marianna. He said they were spinning. One was photo’d over Darmstadt, Germany, 1953; then Klarer took the photos over South Africa, 1956; then the saucer was drawn by an artist who had seen it on Vaucluse Beach, Australia, 1965; and it was later photo’d over Corsica, 1971. This type is probably what visiting members of a US Senate committee saw take off over Russia in 1955.
To see such a silvery disc flit through the sky is awe inspiring. I know of credible scientists who plunged into the world of the occult after they had seen one. Klarer went fledermaus scheiss afterward and imagined she had incubus in her.
But the photos and drawings that were preserved between 1950 and the 1970s tell us this is the genuine domed flying saucer. The detailed features, however, tell us it is for low atmospheric flight. This means manmade. But no one has ever fessed up to having made them, and either they have since crashed or are in a warehouse somewhere.
Once again, the descriptions of what Arnold saw, and what other pilots also reported, were lentils. They had no domes. They were actually not perfectly circular. The domed circular flying disc soon appeared and because of the clarity of the sightings and the photos it has inspired our popular concept of the flying saucer. The truth appears to be that the saucer as we have conceived it– round, domed– is manmade. But the search must go on to find out who made them. How were they powered? Was it using something like the Coanda Effect?
Corsica, February 1971.
Only when this saucer is plainly identified can its image be removed from the dossier of the odd and unusual that has been compiled about “flying saucers.” Then we can proceed to classify just exactly what is the true flying saucer. It is an arduous task because of all the folklore and kooks and opportunists out there, but the Pentagon admitting they were studying UFOs again brings rational attention to a subject matter that desperately needs it.
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.