Although UFOs were observed throughout the 1940s, a wave of “flying saucer” sightings erupted in 1947. While the most famous of these incidents might be the Roswell incident that summer, there were hundreds of other UFO sightings reported over the late 1940s, including numerous flying saucers.
These reports were investigated by authorities, although the interest was not widely publicized at the time, and reported sightings were questioned or outright denied in some cases. Meanwhile flying saucers continued to garner public attention across the country.
Suggested Reading: UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973
Shedding light on the government’s interest and some of the questions that insiders were asking is the famous “Twining Memo” of 1947. Nathan Twining was a United States Air Force General that was tasked with heading up one of the first official investigations into UFO reports. He later went on to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Twining Memo makes several eye-opening claims regarding UFOs and flying saucers, including:
– “The phenomenon reported is real and not anything visualized or fictitious”
– “The reported operating characteristics…lend belief to the possibility that some of the objects are controlled either manually, automatically, or remotely.”
– “The possibility that some foreign nation has a form of propulsion possibly nuclear, which is outside of our domestic knowledge.”
So the evidence continues to mount up that UFOs are real.