PROJECT 1947

Articles Index


Jan L. Aldrich      Several articles written by
  Jan L. Aldrich,    founder and coordinator of PROJECT 1947



Read Jan's article Project 1947: An inquiry into the beginning of the UFO era from the Summer 1996 issue of the International UFO Reporter (IUR ).

Other articles available: PROJECT 1947: Filling In The Gaps from the April 1996, MUFON JOURNAL

PROJECT 1947: A Progress Report from UFO Magazine



UFOlogy's most often-quoted World War II "foo fighter" encounter occurred during an allied bombing raid over Schweinfurt, Germany, in October of 1943. British researcher Andy Roberts has now located official documentation that confirms the "flying disks" sighting and offers new information as to its possible origins in Schweinfurt - A Mystery Solved?




The Midland Fireball: Dow Chemical's Early Involvement with UFOs, a fascinating article by Joel Carpenter about Dow's investigations into the remains of a "flying disc" in July of 1947.




In Foo Fighters: The Story So Far, Andy Roberts examines the history of the "foo fighter" phenomenon.




WW II Document Research: In search of "Foo-Fighters".   Andy Roberts investigates the often-quoted World War II "foo fighter" encounter during an allied bombing raid over Schweinfurt, Germany, in October of 1943.




Jo Chamberlin's American Legion Magazine article, The Foo Fighter Mystery. Published in December, 1945, this was the most extensive article about "foo fighters" at the time.




While flying reconnaissance missions over the Rhine Valley in 1944, USAAF pilot Joe Thompson experienced a "foo fighter" sighting. In this 1966 article Joe Thompson and the Foo-Fighters, Mr Thompson recalls his sighting and those of fellow pilots.




Marquis Child's 1946 column Washington Calling describing reports of unidentified "flying bombs," that were the precursor to the "ghost rocket" phenomenon.




With reports of the "ghost rockets" increasing, even U.S. Army journals began to speculate on their possible origins. In Russian Secret Weapons, Colonel C. H. Lonzo, U.S. Army (Retired) considers whether these reports were propaganda, or Russian secret weapons testing.




Robert Wood of Aviation News ponders reports of sightings and censorship about the 1946 "ghost rocket" wave in his editorial Russian Hail.




Two articles from famous Brazilian researcher, Dr Olavo T. Fontes.

Dr Fontes explores the reasons why The Air Force Is Just As Puzzled As We Are About The Saucers.  

A review of the 1966 Brazilian UFO flap in UFO Report From Brazil





Saturday Evening Post 30 April, 1949 Saturday Evening Post April 30, 1949
"What You Can Believe About Flying Saucers"

Part One of a two-part Saturday Evening Post article by Sidney Shalett.




Saturday Evening Post May 7, 1949 Saturday Evening Post May 7, 1949
"What You Can Believe About Flying Saucers"

Part Two of a two-part Saturday Evening Post article by Sidney Shalett.




TRUE Magazine January, 1950 TRUE Magazine January, 1950
"The Flying Saucers Are Real"

Ground-breaking January 1950 TRUE Magazine article by Major Donald E. Keyhoe which made headlines around the world.




Flying 1950 Flying Magazine July, 1950
THE FLYING SAUCERS - FACT OR FICTION?

July, 1950 Flying article by Curtis Fuller on famous pilot UFO sightings.  Contains details of sightings that include Kenneth Arnold, Chiles-Whitted, and E.J. Smith.



Life Cover April 7, 1952 LIFE Magazine April 7, 1952
"Have We Visitors From Space?"

LIFE Magazine, widely considered the most important magazine ever published in the U.S., asks the question: "Have We Visitors From Space?" and concludes: "There is a case for interplanetary saucers."


Look Cover June 19, 1952Look Magazine June 19, 1952
"The Truth About Flying Saucers"

By Donald H. Menzel, in which he outlines his reasons for believing that "UFO" sightings can be explained using science.




Look cover July 1 1952 Look Magazine July 1, 1952
"Hunt For The Flying Saucer"

"Hunt For The Flying Saucer" by J. Robert Moskin, details the U.S. Air Force's "secret scientific search" to determine what the "saucers" might be.



PIC Magazine Cover June 1954 PIC Magazine June, 1954
"I Proved Flying Saucers Are Real"

"I Proved Flying Saucers Are Real" By Ralph C. Mayher, relating his experiences with the U.S. Air Force after filming a UFO on July 29, 1952.




Naval History Cover - October 2004 Naval History Magazine October, 2004
"Cosmic Curiosity"

"Cosmic Curiosity" by Commander Edward P. Stafford, USN. Ret., detailing the August, 1952 "UFO" sighting by Lieut. John Callahan over Greenland while tracking a Skyhook balloon



People Today September 10, 1952 People Today September 10, 1952
"The Flying Saucers Are Real"

The Editors of "People Today" magazine conclude that the "Saucers" are real – the product of Top Secret research by Russian and American scientists.



True Magazine October, 1952 TRUE Magazine October, 1952
"We Flew Above Flying Saucers"

October, 1952 TRUE Magazine article by Pan American Airways pilots William B. Nash and William H. Fortenberry detailing their July 14, 1952 multi-UFO sighting over Chesapeake Bay.



Coronet Magazine Cover Nov, 1952 Coronet Magazine November, 1952
"Flying Saucers: Myth or Menace?"

Lawrence Elliot examines the prevailing theories about the origins of the "flying saucers".




TRUE Magazine May 1954 TRUE Magazine May, 1954
"What Our Air Force Found Out About Flying Saucers"

Former head of Project Bluebook, Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt's article for TRUE Magazine





    Selected UFO Events From 1947 at the www.virtuallystrange.net archives.


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