UFOs are not just a modern mystery. They have been seen, monitored, recorded and investigated for years and years. Many of the early cases remain unsolved in the same manner current-day cases are unsolved. And the experts of the time were baffled by the reports. Those reports were candidly reported in the newspapers of the world. Especially interesting is the coverage by foreign newspapers. They seem to innocently report more details that the U.S. newspapers. Look what they were saying about the time of the Roswell incident.
|FLYING SAUCERS PUZZLE U.S.
Planes to Chase Mystery Discs
From the London Daily Telegraph, July 7, 1947
War Department experts are still puzzled by the mysterious "flying saucers" which have been seen by hundreds of people in 30 states from California to Nova Scotia. No reports have yet been received from intelligence officers.
For more than two weeks these luminous discs have been seen crossing the horizon at estimated speeds of up to three times that of sound. (Speed of sound varies from 680 m.p.h. at sea level to 760 m.p.h. at 30,000 ft.).
A photograph taken by a Seattle coastguard shows a light colored almost round spot. At Muroc, California, a fighter plane is standing by to give chase should a "flying saucer” be sighted. In Oregon six planes are ready, equipped with gun and telescopic cameras.
Capt. Tom Brown, of the United States Army Air force Public Relations staff, said here today that although all reports had been checked for ten days without result it was decided that there was "something to them.” "They are too widespread to be without foundation.”
"However, we do not believe anyone in this country or outside it has developed a guided missile that will go 1,200 m.p.h., as some reports have indicated. We are not engaged in any tests or experiments that might explain this mystery. We do not know anyone in or outside the Government who is. Our guided missile scientists are as puzzled as we are.”
Two United Airlines pilots have told how they followed a strange group of circular objects but could not say whether they "simply out-sped the plane or disintegrated.” The pilot and stewardess of another plane kept a group in sight for 12 minutes.
Mr. Lillenthal, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, said today that the discs were not connected with atomic experiments and astronomers said they are unlikely to be of meteorological or astronomical origin.
|FLYING SAUCERS INQUIRY REPORT
No U.S. Services Test Responsible
London Daily Telegraph, July 8, 1947
An official statement was issued tonight by the Army Air Force on investigations made into reports from all parts of the United States that unidentified objects, described as "flying saucers,” have been seen flying at high speeds and various altitudes.
It said that intelligence officers had been investigating reports since July 2. The statement added: "No such phenomena can be explained by experiments carried out by the United States Army Air Force. A number of statements are now being compiled and examined.
Military planes patrolling the Pacific Coast, with photographic equipment have reported negative results. Navy and atomic energy officials have also disclaimed any experiments which could be responsible for the appearances.
The number of states in which the elusive "saucers” are stated to have been seen has risen to 39, the latest being New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
The phenomenon has also spread to Canada where many people in Western Ontario have reported seeing two large formations of discs moving across the sky in a wide arc. Estimates of size vary from six to eight inches to the proportions of a five-roomed house.
Most observers describe the objects as luminous. Some insist that they emit varicolored fire.
|FLYING DISC ON U.S. RANCH
Air Force Report
London Daily Telegraph, July 9, 1947
The United States Army Air Force at Roswell, New Mexico, in which area the first atomic bomb was tested and where the Army is testing new rockets, today announced that a "flying saucer” was found last week. It was inspected at the airfield before being sent to "higher quarters.”
The statement said: "Yesterday an intelligence officer of the 509 Atomic Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force at Roswell gained possession of a flying disc through cooperation of local ranchers and the sheriff’s office. The object landed on a ranch near Roswell last week. After inspection the disc was loaned to higher authorities.”
Only an intelligence officer, the officer commanding the airfield and the rancher have seen the disc.
Earlier Dr. O. J. Zohn, guided missile expert attached to the Naval Laboratory, said he and two fellow scientists saw a "saucer” on June 29 near White Sands, New Mexico. When he reported it to the Army all he received was "knowing smiles.”
FLYING SAUCERS NOW SEEN IN CHINA
The Bangkok Post, July 15, 1947
"Flying saucers" that have been puzzling the American public for the past fortnight now appear to have invaded China. A staff member for the Anshan steel factory in Central Mukden said Sunday he saw over eighty flying saucers Thursday night. He said they appeared to be four feet in diameter, round in shape with some light spots. They were shooting through space from northeast to southwest disappearing eventually at one minute intervals.