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So I walk up to this chick in the bar and I said
" Hey baby, I'm like a UFO"

She replied with " Why? because you're out of this world?"

I said " No, because I want to abduct you and and give you an anal probing"

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I met my wife outside her Weight Watchers class to walk her home, but within minutes, a spaceship appeared from above and kidnapped the fat bitch.

I immediately called the government's ufo hotline.

"Ok then sir" said the operator', "can you describe the alien vessel that abducted your wife?"

"Yes." I replied. "Typical saucer shaped, metallic blue in colour and a shower of sparks emitting from the rear."

"Yeah, from dragging along the fucking ground."

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Ministry of Defence releases files on UFO sightings, including lights over Glastonbury.

It's safe to say that if you're not seeing flying saucers over Glastonbury, you're doing it wrong.

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# FOO FIGHTERS MERCHANDISE

The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War

II to describe various UFOs or  mysterious aerial phenomena  seen

in the skies over both the European and Pacific theatres of

operations.

Though "foo fighter" initially described a type of UFO reported and

named by the  U.S. 415th Night Fighter Squadron , the term was

also commonly used to mean any UFO sighting from that period.

Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, witnesses often

assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by

the enemy.

The Robertson Panel  explored possible explanations, for instance

that they were electrostatic phenomena similar to St. Elmo's fire,

electromagnetic phenomena, or simply reflections of light from ice

crystals.

The term "foo" emerged in popular culture during the early 1930s,

first being used by cartoonist  Bill Holman  who peppered his

Smokey Stover fireman cartoon strips with "foo" signs and puns.

The term foo was borrowed from Bill Holman's Smokey Stover by a

radar operator in the 415th Night Fighter Squadron,  Donald J. Meiers , who it is agreed by

most 415th members gave the foo fighters their name. Meiers was from Chicago and was an

avid reader of Bill Holman's strip which was run daily in the Chicago Tribune. Smokey Stover's

catch phrase was "where there's foo, there's fire". In a mission debriefing on the evening

November 27, 1944, Fritz Ringwald, the unit's S-2 Intelligence Officer, stated that Meiers an

Ed Schleuter had sighted a red ball of fire that appeared to chase them through a variety of

high-speed maneuvers. Fritz said that Meiers was extremely agitated and had a copy of the comic strip tucked in his back pocket.

He pulled it out and slammed it down on Fritz's desk and said, "... it was another one of those fuckin' foo fighters!" and stormed out

of the debriefing room.

According to Fritz Ringwald, because of the lack of a better name, it stuck. And this was originally what the men of the 415th started calling these incidents:

"Fuckin' Foo Fighters." In December 1944, a press correspondent from the Associated Press in Paris, Bob Wilson, was sent to the 415th at their base outside of Dijon, France to investigate this story. It was at this time that the term was cleaned up to just "foo fighters". The unit commander,  , also decided to shorten the term to foo fighters in the unit's historical data.

## A US MUSTANG

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 outmanoeuvred 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.

On 13 December 1944,  the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force

in Paris issued a press release, which was featured in the New York Times the                                                                                       next day, officially describing the phenomenon as a "new German weapon".                                                                                           Follow-up stories, using the term "Foo Fighters", appeared in the New York                                                                                             Herald Tribune and the British Daily Telegraph.

In its 15 Jan 1945 edition Time magazine carried a story entitled "Foo Fighter", in                                                                                  which it reported that the "balls of fire" had been following USAAF night fighters                                                                                     for over a month, and that the pilots had named it the "foo-fighter". According                                                                                         to Time, descriptions of the phenomena varied, but the pilots agreed that the                                                                                           mysterious lights followed their aircraft closely at high speed. Some scientists at                                                                                     the time rationalised the sightings as an illusion probably caused by afterimages                                                                                     of dazzle caused by flak bursts, while others suggested  St. Elmo's Fire  as an                                                                                       explanation.

The "balls of fire" phenomenon reported from the Pacific Theater of Operations                                                                                      differed somewhat from the foo fighters reported from Europe; the "ball of fire"                                                                                        resembled a large burning sphere which "just hung in the sky", though it was                                                                                          reported to sometimes follow aircraft. On one occasion, the gunner of a B-                                                                                              29 aircraft managed to hit one with gunfire, causing it to break up into several       large pieces which fell on buildings below and set them on fire. There was speculation that the phenomena could be related to the Japanese fire balloons' campaign. As with the European foo fighters, no aircraft was reported as having been attacked by a "ball of fire."

The postwar  Robertson Panel  cited foo fighter reports, noting that their behaviour did not appear to be threatening, and mentioned possible explanations, for instance that they were electrostatic phenomena similar to St. Elmo's fire, electromagnetic phenomena, or simply reflections of light from ice crystals. The Panel's report suggested that "If the term flying saucers" had been popular in 1943–                                                                                   1945, these objects would have been so labelled.

Foo fighters were reported on many occasions from around the world; a few                                                                                           examples are noted below.

Sighting from September 1941 in the Indian Ocean was similar to some later foo                                                                                    fighter reports. From the deck of the   (a Polish merchant vessel                                                                                          transporting British troops), two sailors reported a "strange globe glowing with                                                                                        greenish light, about half the size of the full moon as it appears to us." They                                                                                            alerted a British officer, who watched the object's movements with them for over                                                                                    an hour.

reported one of the first encounters                                                                                      with foo fighters over the Belgium/Netherlands area; he described them as "two                                                                                      fog lights flying at high rates of speed that could change direction rapidly". During                                                                                  debriefing, his intelligence officer told him that two RAF night fighters had                                                                                                reported the same thing, and it was later reported in British newspapers.

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Career   often related that he had witnessed                                                                                      two occurrences of a bright light which paced his aircraft for about half an hour                                                                                      and then rapidly ascended into the sky. Both incidents occurred at night, both                                                                                        over the South Pacific, and both were witnessed by the entire aircraft crew. The                                                                                      first sighting occurred shortly after the end of World War II while Adams piloted                                                                                      a B- 25 bomber. The second sighting occurred in the early 1960s when Adams                                                                                      was piloting a KC-135 tanker.

Author Renato Vesco  revived the wartime theory that the foo fighters were a                                                                                        Nazi secret weapon in his work 'Intercept UFO', reprinted in a revised English                                                                                        edition as 'Man-Made UFOs:

50 Years Of Suppression' in 1994. Vesco claims

that the foo fighters were in fact a form of ground launched automatically guided

jet-propelled flak mine called the Feuerball (Fireball). The device, operated by

special SS units, supposedly resembled a tortoise shell in shape, and flew by       means of gas jets that spun like a Catherine wheel around the fuselage. Miniature klystron tubes inside the device, in combination with the gas jets, created the foo fighters' characteristic glowing spheroid in appearance, radar ensured the craft would not crash into another airborne object, and an onboard sensor mechanism would even instruct the machine to depart swiftly if it was fired upon. The purpose of the Feuerball, according to Vesco, was two-fold. The appearance of this weird device inside a bomber stream would (and indeed did) have distracting and disruptive effect on the bomber pilots; and Vesco alleges that  the devices were also intended

to have an offensive capability. Electrostatic discharges from the klystron tubes would, he states, interfere with the ignition systems of the bombers' engines, causing the planes to crash. Although there is no hard evidence to support the reality of the Feuerball

drone, this theory has been taken up by other aviation/ufology authors, and has even been cited as the most likely explanation for the phenomena in at least one recent television documentary on Nazi secret weapons.

A type of electrical discharge from airplanes' wings (see St. Elmo's Fire) has been suggested as an explanation, since it has been known to appear at the wingtips of aircraft. It has also been pointed out that some of the descriptions of foo fighters closely resemble those of ball lightning.

During April 1945, the US Navy began to experiment on visual illusions as                                                                                              experienced by night time aviators. This work began the US Navy's Bureau of                                                                                        Medicine ( BUMED ) project X-148-AV-4-3. This project pioneered the study of                                                                                       aviators' vertigo and was initiated because a wide variety of anomalous events                                                                                      were being reported by night time aviators.  Dr. Edgar Vinacke , who was the                                                                                          premier flight psychologist on this project, summarised the need for a cohesive                                                                                      and systemic outline of the epidemiology of aviator's vertigo:

Pilots do not have                                                                                       sufficient information about phenomena of disorientation, and, as a corollary, are                                                                                   given considerable disorganised, incomplete, and inaccurate information. They                                                                                       are largely dependent upon their own experience, which must supplement and                                                                                       interpret the traditions about 'vertigo' which are passed on to them. When a

concept thus grows out of anecdotes cemented together with practical necessity,                                                                                   it is bound to acquire elements of mystery . So far as 'vertigo' is concerned, no                                                                                       one really knows more than a small part of the facts, but a great deal of the peril.                                                                                   Since aviators are not skilled observers of human behaviour, they usually have                                                                                       only the vaguest understanding of their own feelings. Like other naive persons,                                                                                       therefore, they have simply adopted a term to cover a multitude of otherwise                                                                                           inexplicable events.

— Edgar Vinacke, The Concept of Aviator's "Vertigo"

In UFOlogy, conspiracy theory, science fiction, and comic book stories, claims or                                                                                    stories have circulated linking UFOs to Nazi Germany. The German UFO theories                                                                                  describe supposedly successful attempts to develop advanced aircraft or                                                                                                prior to and during World War II, and further assert the post-war survival of these                                                                                    craft in secret underground bases in Antarctica, South America, or the United                                                                                         States, along with their creators.

According to these theories and fictional stories, various potential code-names or sub-classifications of Nazi UFO craft such as Rundflugzeug, Feuerball, Diskus, Haunebu, Hauneburg-Gerät, V7, Vril, Kugelblitz (not related to the self-propelled anti-aircraft gun of the same name), Andromeda-Gerät, Flugkreisel, Kugelwaffe, and Reichsflugscheibe have all been referenced.

Accounts appear as early as 1950, likely inspired by historical German development of specialized engines such as Viktor Schauberger's "Repulsine" around the time of WWII. Elements of these claims have been widely incorporated into various works of fictional and purportedly non-fictional media, including video games and documentaries, often mixed with more substantiated information.

German UFO literature very often conforms largely to documented history on the following points:

• The Third Reich claimed the territory of New Swabia in Antarctica, sent an expedition there in 1938, and planned others.

• The Third Reich conducted research into advanced propulsion technology, including rocketry, Viktor Schauberger's engine research, flying wing craft and the Arthur Sack A.S.6 experimental circular winged aircraft.

• Some UFO sightings during World War II, particularly those known as foo fighters, were thought by the Allies to be prototype enemy aircraft designed to harass Allied aircraft through electromagnetic disruption; a technology similar to today's electromagnetic pulse ().

In WWII, the so-called "foo fighters," a variety of unusual and anomalous aerial phenomena, were witnessed by both Axis and Allied personnel. While some foo fighter reports were dismissed as the misconceptions of troops in the heat of combat, others were taken seriously, and leading scientists such as  Luis Alvarez  began to investigate them. In at least some cases, Allied intelligence and commanders suspected that foo fighters reported in the European theatre represented advanced German aircraft or weapons, particularly given that Germans had already developed such technological innovations as V-1 and V-2 rockets and the first jet-engine fighter planes, and that a minority of foo fighters seemed to have inflicted damage to allied aircraft.

Similar sentiments regarding German technology resurfaced in 1947 with the first

wave of flying saucer reports after Kenneth Arnold's widely reported close

encounter with nine crescent-shaped objects moving at a high velocity. Personnel

of Project Sign, the first U.S. Air Force UFO investigation group, noted that the

advanced flying wing aeronautical designs of the German Horten brothers were

similar to some UFO reports. In 1959,  Captain Edward J. Ruppelt , the first head

of Project Blue Book (Project Sign's follow-up investigation) wrote:

When WWII

ended, the Germans had several radical types of aircraft and guided missiles

under development. The majority were in the most preliminary stages, but they

were the only known craft that could even approach the performance of objects

reported by  UFO observers .

While these early speculations and reports were limited primarily to military

personnel, the earliest assertion of German flying saucers in the mass media

appears to have been an article which appeared in the Italian newspaper Il

Giornale d'Italia in early 1950. Written by  Professor Giuseppe Belluzzo , an Italian

scientist and a former Italian Minister of National Economy under the Mussolini

regime, it claimed that "types of flying discs were designed and studied in

Germany and Italy as early as 1942". Belluzzo also expressed the opinion that

"some great power is launching discs to study them".

The Bell UFO  was among the first flying objects to be connected with the Nazis.

It apparently had occult markings on it and it was also rumoured to have been

very similar to a Wehrmacht document about a vertical take off aircraft. It is

directly related to the supposed crash of a bell-shaped object that occurred in

Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, USA on December 9, 1965. The same month, German

engineer  Rudolf Schriever  gave an interview to German news magazine Der

plane of rotating turbine blades 49 ft (15 m) in diameter. He said that the project

had been developed by him and his team at BMW's Prague works until April

1945, when he fled Czechoslovakia. His designs for the disk and a model were

stolen from his workshop in Bremerhaven-Lehe in 1948 and he was convinced

that Czech agents had built his craft for "a foreign power". In a separate interview

with Der Spiegel in October 1952 he said that the plans were stolen from a farm

he was hiding in near Regen on 14 May 1945. There are other discrepancies

between the two interviews that add to the confusion.

However many skeptics have doubted that such a Bell UFO was actually designed

or ever built.

announced that it was developing

the   a circular jet

aircraft with an estimated speed of 1,500 mph (2,400 km/h), German engineer

Georg Klein  claimed that such designs had been developed during the Third                                                                                         Reich. Klein identified two types of supposed German flying disks:

A non-rotating disk                                                                           developed at Breslau by V-2 rocket engineer  Richard Miethe , which was captured by                                                                           the Soviets, while Miethe fled to the US via France, and ended up working for Avro.

A disk developed by   at Prague, which                                                                                      consisted of a ring of moving turbine blades around a fixed cockpit. Klein claimed that                                                                            he had witnessed this craft's first manned flight on 14 February 1945, when it

managed to climb to 12,400 m (40,700 ft) in 3 minutes and attained a speed of 2,200 km/h                                                       (1,400 mph) in level flight.

Aeronautical engineer  Roy Fedden  remarked that the only craft that could approach                                                                            the capabilities attributed to flying saucers were those being designed by the Germans                                                                          towards the end of the war. Fedden (who was also chief of the technical mission to                                                                                Germany for the Ministry of Aircraft Production) stated in 1945:

I have seen enough of their designs and production plans to realize that if they (the                                                                                Germans) had managed to prolong the war some months longer, we would have been                                                                          confronted with a set of entirely new and deadly developments in air warfare. Fedden                                                                            also added that the Germans were working on a number of very unusual                                                                                                aeronautical projects, though he did not elaborate upon his statement.

Le Matin des Magiciens (" "), a 1960 book by Louis                                                                                  Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, made many spectacular claims about the Vril Society of                                                                          Berlin. Several years later writers, including Jan van Helsing, Norbert-Jürgen                                                                                          Ratthofer, and Vladimir Terziski, have built on their work, connecting the Vril Society                                                                              with UFOs. Among their claims, they imply that the society may have made contact                                                                                with an alien race and dedicated itself to creating spacecraft to reach the aliens. In                                                                                partnership with the  Thule Society  and the Nazi Party,  the Vril Society  developed a                                                                            series of flying disc prototypes. With the Nazi defeat, the society allegedly retreated to                                                                           a base in Antarctica and vanished into the hollow Earth to meet up with the leaders of                                                                            an advanced race inhabiting inner Earth.

When German Holocaust denier Ernst Zündel started  Samisdat Publishers  in the 1970s, he initially catered to the UFOlogy community, which was then at its peak of public acceptance. His books claimed that flying saucers were Nazi secret weapons launched from an underground base in Antarctica, from which the Nazis hoped to conquer the Earth and possibly the planets. Zündel also sold (for \$9999) seats on an exploration team to locate the polar entrance to the hollow earth. Some who interviewed Zündel claim that he privately admitted it was a deliberate hoax to build publicity for Samisdat, although he still defended it as late as 2002.

In 1978,  Miguel Serrano , a Chilean diplomat and Nazi sympathiser, published El Cordón Dorado:

Esoteric Hitlerism  (in Spanish), in which he claimed that Adolf Hitler was an Avatar of Vishnu and was, at that time, communing with Hyperborean gods in an underground Antarctic base in New Swabia. Serrano predicted that Hitler would lead a fleet of UFOs from the base to establish the Fourth Reich. In popular culture, this alleged UFO fleet is referred to as the Nazi flying saucers from Antarctica.

• In 1947, Robert A. Heinlein published  , a

science fiction novel featuring a German moon base.

a sci-fi black comedy about Nazis who left Earth from

their hidden base in Antarctica and established a secret fortress on

the dark side of the Moon. After Germany's defeat in 1945, the Nazis

vowed to return to Earth "in peace," and they finally return in the year

2018, but with a full invasion force of flying saucers in order to finally

defeat the Allies and restore the Third Reich. During their invasion,

they end up battling with the President of the United States (who in

the film resembles Sarah Palin) and unintentionally cause a world-

wide nuclear war when every space-faring nation on Earth lays claim

to the Nazis' powerful  Helium-3  resources on the Moon.

a video game space combat simulator and

an expansion of the 2012 movie, with interactive and flyable

recreations of numerous alleged prototypes and models of

Nazi UFO spacecraft.​

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