have certainly been rumors circulating for many years that the German
designs were actually man-made attempts to reproduce crashed real
‘flying saucers’ - attempts that failed because the engineers and
scientists involved were unable to recreate the steering and propulsion
systems of the alleged crashed craft.
One of the most impressive
of those backing this claim is Colonel Philip J. Corso (Ret.) (left with
Edwards O’Connor, Corso, Lt. Gen. Arthur Trudeau and
Corso published a book entitled ‘The Day After Roswell: A Former
Official Reveals the US Government’s Shocking UFO Cover-up’ in which he
makes a number of revelations. Corso’s background itself is formidable.
He was Chief of the US Army’s Foreign Technology Division, and was a
President Eisenhower’s National Security Council.
He later went on to work for
Senator Strom Thurmond after retiring from the army in 1963. Corso was
interviewed by Michael Lindemann of CNI News on 5th July 1997 and
There have been rumors and speculations that Roswell, and what came from
Roswell – the way we exploited Roswell technology – might not have been the
very first time such a thing happened. There have been indications or
speculations that the Nazis had done such a thing, that some of their
extraordinary technological developments may have come from a similar source.
What do you think of that?
PC: Yes. True. I had German
scientists on my team. I discussed this with them. I discussed this with
Oberth, von Braun. I was part of ‘Project Paperclip’ with
There were crashes elsewhere, and they [the Germans] gathered material too.
The Germans were working on it. They didn’t solve the propulsion system.
They did a lot of experiments on flying saucers. They had one that went up
to 12,000 feet. But where all, we and they, missed out was on the guidance
system. In R&D we began to realize that this being [a captured alien] was
part of the guidance system, part of the apparatus himself, or itself, as it
had no sexual organs."
In his book Corso also describes the UFO that crashed at Roswell and noted
General Twinning’s observations regarding the design;
craft looked so uncomfortably like the German Horten wings our flyers had
seen at the end of the war that he had to suspect the Germans had bumped
into something we didn’t know about. And his conversations with Werner von
Braun and Willy Ley at Alamogordo in the days after the crash confirmed this.
They didn’t want to be thought of as verruckt but intimated that there was a
deeper story about what the Germans had engineered." (Corso, Philip, ‘The
Day After Roswell’ 1997)