Some of the most closely guarded secrets of this century - and
perhaps since time began will be discovered within the pages of this
At the heart of the long kept secrets is the phenomena,
euphemistically known as unidentified flying objects, which certain
nations of this world have developed with the aid of outer
terrestrials from other planets.
The manuscript is entirely original, from primary sources, most of
which must remain anonymous. Over 100 interviews were conducted.
Research for the project took three years of two men's time, plus
thousands of hours contributed freely by others, some of whom placed
their careers in jeopardy to do so. Material was gathered mostly in
the U.S.A., but also visited was the USSR, Mexico, Germany, Canada,
France, England, Spain, Brazil and the Vatican.
Washington was where the real struggle was fought to pry the truth
from bureaucratic vaults. During the task of researching projects
related to the UFOs, a few allies who wanted the entire story
explained were gradually located in all walks of the Capitol's life.
Some of those who came to our aid were Senators, Congressmen, top
military men in all the services, and high ranking civil servants,
as well as agents and retired agents of the Central Intelligence
Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Through the efforts
of all those sympathetic people the book was completed. Its contents
simply attempt to open up, without apology, the post-war history of
the so called UFO for examination.
The U.S.A., Canada, as well as Britain and Germany are the main
custodians of the secret UFO knowledge revealed herein. But only in
such a freedom-loving nation as the U.S.A. could there have surfaced
bold men willing to defy tradition and disclose the buried facts
about the new age of visiting space ships, and inner and outer
The manuscript did not begin on a theme re development of the so
called UFO. It was started more as a doubtful question about the
phenomena in general, and as ensuing facts were enlarged the story
of an international competition was recognized which had begun in
the 1930's and which the author's labeled "The Space Race."
soon, in the uncovering of additional information, it became
apparent that Earth was no longer a singular planet on which men
looked and listened for the reality of similar life elsewhere in the
Instead it was evident that Earth itself was that sphere
in this solar system which sister planets had been monitoring
closely for years. We were not alone was the discovery which we the
authors and countless others had made. But who would believe that
report if we were to tell? This was the mind-boggling dilemma.
Right from the start it was anticipated that much of the new
information sought on the space age could not be freed from security
wraps for national defense reasons, which indeed proved to be so.
Sympathetic to this corollary, the authors did not inquire at all
into military secrets. But a recurring irritation was the
unavailability of certain material of related UFO importance which
will not be released for 50 years from its happening.
many relevant events hidden till the 1990's or later. In this latter
case perhaps only history, or time, or unknown witnesses will come
forward to expose the truth. But aside from the military
considerations, this explosive knowledge had also been suppressed
simply because of its phenomenal and disquieting aspects and the
effect they would have in the public mind and spirit.
Nevertheless, if the story of man's sudden immersion into the
interplanetary world of extra-terrestrials isn't unfolded in part,
at least, its telling may come too late.
For the inhabited solar
system in which we dwell and the equally inhabited space beyond is
far more complex than the average intelligent person would realize.
It is in fact a universe of principalities and powers which have
traditionally been visiting and perhaps seeding planet Earth for a
thousand millenniums and which probably will continue whether or not
we accept their incredible reality.
It is this knowledge that will
confound most religionists and many scientists and educators in the
next span of years more than any other current revelation about
An eminent physicist of Stanford University has stated
that "committed Christians of all faiths will likely be the most
unbelieving - as in Galileo's time."
It may be that the greatest danger to the thoughtful reader will be
his despondent reflection that God does not exist or at least has
become remote and impersonal. On the other hand, the revised
rationale of the agnostic may be to elevate man into God's abode,
raising man's ego-image still higher.
But what to rightly believe
will become self-evident to thoughtful people when they know for
certain that the horizons of the heavens are endless and that there
is a Force unlimited by time and space which must be omnipotent and
omnipresent to fashion and turn the endless wheels of the cosmos,
wherein Earthman may be only an insignificant figure.
For those who will think this material is science fiction in
disguise, they are asked to delay judgment until the conclusion of
the book. Meanwhile, a few of the problems encountered are shared
with the reader.
One foreign government complained to the U.S. State Department that
their embassy staff were being badgered by the authors. In another
country the stay of the researcher was cut short when he was asked
to leave. The Vatican registered a strong diplomatic protest with
the President of the U.S.A. that one of its top emissaries was
interrogated and forcibly searched while bringing material into the
U.S.A. for the authors. A special hearing of congressional and
senate committees met in Washington to act on the refusal by a
government agency to release unclassified information as required
under the Freedom of Information Act.
In another case, the
researcher was taken into custody for attempting to photograph
non-classified National Archives exhibits, and an executive order
was secured to release him from detention. And just as offensive was
a forceful reminder that the collecting of information and pictures
from our former German enemies was treasonable under a still
existing war-time statute.
The drama of subterfuge on both sides went on and on and in itself
would comprise a book of skirmishes with the military and science
worlds that would be both laughable and yet lamentable. But as the
story of the round wing plane unfolds, it will be realized how the
authorities became committed to a bond of silence going back 30
Nevertheless, the gathering of information for this book was
not simply a game of the pen versus the sword. It was a rivalry of
serious intent by the authors and those who came to their aid to
persuade the government sources to reveal long overdue facts on the
UFO enigma. And for those opposing forces who had been made keepers
of the secret by the previous generation, it was a concerted attempt
to dissuade the authors to go home and forget about UFO's and the
nation's possible involvement.
But curiously the whole series of episodes has produced a grudging
respect for the thrust of science in the free world and the hidden
might of its military. Only in a democracy could the forces of
constraint and openness meet in confrontation, and the lesser of the
two protagonists be allowed to survive and tell of the struggle.
As this century ends, a reluctant United States has been shoved onto
the world's stage at the most critical time of our civilization.
Whether America likes this role or not, she and her friends are the
star players who must take major parts in shaping this planet's
destiny here and beyond.
For far from being weaklings, the U.S.A.
and her allies are the noble giants who hold aloft over our planet
the shield that would keep our world intact and still free.
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There are a dozen nations on planet Earth capable of making nuclear
There is an estimated stockpile of at least 30,000 heavy,
nuclear bombs among major countries, and three new ones are being
added per day. If only a fraction of this destructive force were
delivered, it could kill nearly all life on the face of the Earth,
contaminating the planet and its survivors for decades. The
atmospheric and geological upheavals would so change the Earth as it
is presently composed, that the highly civilized areas would
disappear in the dust of war or beneath rising oceans.
As man's technical ability has pyramided to overkill his fellow men
and destroy their abodes, peace in the heart of mankind and
nationhood has become only a hollow phrase, or at best, a fleeting
Onto this mad planet has come a new phenomena, the unidentified
flying objects - and with them, the outer and extra terrestrials.
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Earth under Surveillance
The sun was two o'clock high on June 24, 1947 over Mount Rainer in
Washington State, U.S.A. A commercial pilot flying northerly in a
clear sky over the Cascade Mountains fixed his sight to the left
where a flash had occurred at the ten thousand foot elevation of the
As experienced, 50-year-old
Kenneth Arnold scanned the reflection,
little did he think that his description of the objects seen near
the burst of light would result in the coining of a new universal
Here is how Arnold expressed himself that afternoon as reported
later in newspapers around the world:
"The nine objects I saw flew
like saucers, if you skipped them across the water."
Arnold saw was highly technical, he pictured it in a simple,
idiomatic term which thereafter caught the imagination of kings and
commoners across the globe.
Thus was born the age of flying saucers in the twentieth century.
And no one, scientist or seer, could turn back the clock ticking
toward the arrival of the new aerial age. Hundreds of thousands of
similar sightings in the current years would leave the world divided
about the controversy.
Simply understood, the question raised would
Are the flying saucers real pieces of hardware or are they
figments of imagination?
Unknown to Arnold in the immediate post-war years, the unidentified
flying objects he observed, had been constructed and had taken off
from the geographical area beneath which he flew. In his
reflections, he would not surmise that he had just witnessed the
evidence of an aeronautical secret which had been kept under
official wraps for over twenty years.
What the veteran pilot of fixed-wing aircraft had watched were his
own countrymen piloting a revolutionary break-through in
aerodynamics named "round wing aircraft."
Today, the latest versions of those early round wing planes which
Kenneth Arnold glimpsed over the Cascade Mountains have escaped the
bonds of earthy's gravity, and thus weightless, patrol the outer
skies of this planet and venture fearlessly into the realms of vast
At this juncture, before the wider explanation of the intriguing
aerial phenomena is revealed, the average reader will recognize this
unanswered riddle. Never has it been told to laymen the identities
of the thousands of aerial sightings seen by professional airmen and
ordinary spectators in the last half of this century.
To state the conundrum briefly, the so-called flying saucers seen by
Arnold and countless others across the globe were called
"unidentified flying objects" by the United States Air Force. The
terminology became common place but deceptive. Hence, the shorter
euphemism, UFOs was used to describe such aerial sightings the world
over. This being so, the reader will first become acquainted with
four identifiable aerial happenings which have been declassified.
They are all researched and documented cases from the years 1947,
1948 and 1955, and are actual crash landings and subsequent
encounters with beings from other worlds.
Following these reports the story will be revealed of the round wing
plane as it was developed on Planet Earth. And when the revelation
is unfolded, quite imperceptibly, the following conclusion will dawn
on most readers:
The genesis of a new age has already begun for Earthlings. And it is
self evident - we are late in joining the interplanetary creatures
who have ventured into the vastness of the universe in search of
other intelligent beings.
Case Number One
Riddle of the Crashed UFO's
One night in 1955, three manned space ships from beyond earth's own
solar system crashed into the desert near Farmington, New Mexico.
Their unscheduled landings shed a display of fire works that was
seen by hundreds of people for 20 miles.
Yet, few Americans more than 22 years later have heard of that
hushed-up accident - except those in classified military circles.
The three intergalactic space ships, with 28 beings aboard, brought
to planet Earth its most revealing evidence that mankind was not
alone in the universe and that Earth was under military surveillance
by unfriendly invaders. This revelation also sobered Earth's
scientific communities. Because, beyond a doubt, the alien craft
were right out of a space odyssey of the future.
For reader understanding of the alien space craft crashes, known as
the Farmington Incident, it began about 450 miles from the crash
late on the evening of January 17th. At that time and place a team
of communication specialists, code named “Bootstrap," were
monitoring Army maneuvers with sophisticated long range equipment.
As the monitor spun the dial he picked up traffic on a distant
amateur band. What he heard was highly unusual "ham" talk. The ham's
remarks were, in fact, an introduction to what was to become, in the
next 48 hours, America's most dramatic attempt to apprehend live
aliens from outer space.
The radio ham in a staccato voice had told his listener that,
large, bright object had streaked down from above and crashed in the
desert near Farmington."
As it struck earth it had skidded and
bounced, making a path over a mile long.
Rumbling, grating and
tumbling along over the desert it finally stopped. The ham then
called it "a whopper of an airplane or meteor crash," but ended his
message by saying, oddly enough, that there had been no explosion.
Then he signed off advising he was heading for the site.
So were dozens of others who had witnessed the unusual night
Twelve hours later by direct order from Offutt Air Force Base,
monitors from "Operation Bootstrap" had become a communications and
rescue team arriving in the vicinity of that night's drama.
Traveling at high speeds and with top priority they sped on, still
monitoring police and amateur air waves. Each band they tuned in
convinced them the object of their all night thrust was a downed
military aircraft, containing either classified equipment or high
ranking military or civilian passengers.
Enroute as instructed, the team had acquired an extra communications
truck, jeep and live ammunition.
Then the unexpected happened again. Another ham, corroborated by a
State Trooper's radio, reported a second crash at 2:00 P.M. in the
same vicinity. "Move it faster!" the commander urged his night
It was 8:30 A.M. on the morning of the 18th when the team arrived on
As Major Robert Farrel (not his real name) of St. Petersburg,
Florida, endeavored to clear a path to the wrecks, another
meteor-like blob zoomed out of the sky from directly above. There
was silence as the thing slammed to earth.
The third object cut another desert swath of billowy sand and buried
itself within a mile radius of the first two crash sites.
Approaching the last crash, the security team almost immediately
confirmed they were not at the scene of an accidental crash of a
conventional aircraft. The silhouette of the disabled object also
indicated that it was no rough meteorite.
What they saw in the total scene were three strange, unidentified
airships of similar design, somewhat saucer shaped.
As the "Bootstrap" crew mingled with the crowd to survey the scene,
people began banging on the hulls with a variety of tools and rocks.
One man was about to fire at the hull of one of the downed ships
with a high powered rifle when the ten man rescue squad took
positive action. Dissuaded by cocked rifles of the Bootstrap crew,
the curious backed off.
But the Bootstrap Major instinctively felt uneasy
- he sensed there
could be intelligent life inside. Powerful microphones were held
against the skin but no internal sounds or voices were picked up.
Peering inside through a hole about seven inches in diameter, the
Air Force Major glimpsed the craft's scorched interior and observed
two badly burned bodies reclining on seats.
Eventually a five by four foot door (totally invisible from the
outside) was located and opened. Venturing in, the Major could see
the ship's occupants had perished in a flash fire. Had the alien
ship struck a magnetic vortex high above the earth or was it the
victim of a high altitude aerial encounter?
First the bodies were removed and placed in military bags. The
charred bodies averaged 32 inches in size with one giant corpse of
almost four feet. Weight was estimated by the medical autopsy
records as 65 to 75 pounds with the giant weighing close to 100.
(See appendix). The hands of each corpse were still gloved, but they
had not been wearing their glass-like helmets at impact.
Closer examination showed that a touch of a finger near the collar
automatically unzipped a one-piece suit to reveal bodies with a skin
pigment of golden tan. The hair on each was black; their eyes had no
irises, and were occidental in appearance. Their feet were slender
and unusually long, as were the toes. Hands and feet each had five
appendages with nails. The sexual organs were pocketed in folds of
skin when apparently not in use.
Major Farrel had gained entry to the first ship by a fluke as his
hand touched a door release while he felt around the inside of the
Another fortunate blunder now took place. Totally on his own, one of
the rescue crew began yanking at the controls on the ship's console.
The Major spotted him and rushed to prevent further damage.
The vandal accidentally fell against a hidden panel door which
simply opened under the sudden impact from the man's weight. The 11"
square door had been totally invisible as were all seams on the
outside and inside of the craft. Inside the hidden panel lay a
crystalline, metallic ring about 18 inches in diameter and three
Overhead on the roof the Major recalled having noticed an
Impression, barely visible, about the same size as the ring. When
the ring was placed in the circular groove it clung magnetically.
The humans investigating the alien craft were hardly prepared for
what happened next. As the ring was twisted counter-clockwise, about
40 degrees from the set point, the magnetic adhesion which had held
the ship intact was de-energized.
Bedlam broke loose, both inside and out, as the ship began falling
apart outwardly into nine petal-like sections. The inside rescuers
tumbled down among the separated sections as those outside leaped
away. None was hurt except for bruises as the sections disjoined
themselves and the interior console doors and all access panels
opened exposing their contents.
Only the center housing, located in
the bottom of the ship, remained intact. It was cylindrical, three
feet in diameter and three feet high. This piece was slightly
radioactive and was later ascertained to be the power source for the
ship's anti-gravitational force field power system.
The storage access areas contained extra flight gear, food wafers,
spare parts, medical supplies and mapping tools unfamiliar to the
That the alien ship was from beyond Earth's own solar system, the
U.S. Air Force later concluded, and maps within showed its home
planet could be in a remote part of the Milky Way or even from a
constellation in another galaxy. But stellar coordinates of the home
planet could not be ascertained. Its mission and that of its mother
ship was to map Earth and report this intelligence to their home
The men found charts showing the Earth's conformity with
rivers, mountains and cities plainly visible. Square map sheets of a
metallic substance showed Earth's charted grid lines running along
magnetic variations. The results were unlike existing Earth
cartographic methods which show position by longitude and latitude.
This alien ship was measured at 27 feet in diameter and nine feet
thick. The underside was slightly concave with three round caster
type protrusions 120 degrees apart, which, when extended, became the
ship's gear. Ship design was shaped somewhat like a Coleman lantern
except that the bottom skirt was flared outward.
On the third day after arrival, rescue operations were moved to a
second ship. This craft was saucer-like, 36 feet in diameter, and
had the same three caster type landing gears as on the first ship
entered. The crew sandbagged the outside, applied and twisted the
tool ring to the center top. Again the craft parted in nine equal
sections with the center pin power source remaining upright on the
Inside, four more burned bodies were found and the rescue crew again
removed the bodies of human counterparts from another world. They
placed the four dead aliens beside their two comrades from ship
number one. Various medical, technical and scientific experts were
now on hand.
The smaller ships and their contents, along with the
bodies, were loaded gingerly by cranes aboard low-boy trucks for
eventual air delivery to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Hanger No.
18, Dayton, Ohio. Air Research and Development Command, under the
watchful eye of Air Technical Intelligence Command, would now take
over their transportation and ultimate study.
At Offutt and Wright Patterson Air Force Bases the nation's experts
from all across the U.S.A., in whatever field needed, were already
being assembled - and sworn to secrecy. These experts would attempt
to comprehend the significance of these visitors from outer space
and compare America's progress with that on an alien society's space
By now the team of expert personnel had grown to approximately 150.
The largest craft, approximately 100 feet in diameter, was now
approached. Unable to find an opening after digging it out, the
magnetic ring again was found to be the tool for opening the ship.
It was sprung apart as were the others. The center core of the
anti-gravity propulsion device measured nine feet in height by nine
feet in diameter.
Its radioactivity, higher than the others, was less than the
emissions from a hospital X-ray machine. Lead shields were used to
cover the core.
Inside 22 burned bodies were found. The ship was functionally the
same as the smaller ones but measured 99.9 feet in diameter. It was
armed with deadly laser ray guns and had probably been shot out of
the sky by another space craft with superior fire power which had
also dispatched the first two craft.
Additionally, galleys, sleeping quarters and baths were revealed.
Utility panel buttons numbering 81 in blocks of 9 were laid out,
with nine other functional discs, for use by pilots and navigators.
These discs had slight indentations for fingertip control. Finger
tips placed on various indenture combinations apparently gave swift
commands to the different electrical systems. The earth experts
wondered how the aliens' fingers were maneuverable enough to operate
the system until their hands were examined. The fingers pivoted
forwards and backwards in a 180 degree arc. The entire crew had this
The scientists also confirmed that certain navigational equipment in
the flight guidance system was tuned to register mind patterns or
Each alien had four lungs enabling him in a given time to slowly
compress and comfortably breathe Earth’s atmosphere. Their blood was
a brownish color and thicker than ours. The autopsy showed they
probably had been breathing within their life support system a
mixture of air with less oxygen than Earth people breathed.
The brown, central part of the eye was solid in color. Beneath the
outer layers the focus membranes were hidden. Apparently the beings
were able to look into the sun without eye injury or see into the
darkness of space.
The corpses were undressed and immersed in alcohol. The group was so
nearly identical that they seemed to be genetically cloned. Unless
they were seen walking our streets in a single group, their
variances to humans would probably go undetected. Each appeared to
be about 25 years of age as Earth time is measured.
Concentrated food wafers were discovered. Each of these was about 1
1/2 inches long, the size of a single stick of Dentyne gum. One
wafer found near a body was dropped accidentally into a tub of water
and dissolved immediately. Its aroma was like that of vanilla
extract. It bubbled and frothed over
the rim of the bucket, finally rising into a deliciously tasting
dough that would have filled a 30 gallon vat. The rescue team
jokingly called the mixture "desert manna.”
Later it was proven that
one small food wafer kept a person alert and without the need of
sleep for at least three days.
Measurements of the big ship showed it to be 99.9 feet in diameter
with its outer rim forming a perfect circle. It was 27 feet through
the true center of the dome and 18 feet at the center risers’ edge.
Color was a metallic grey with no visible markings, windows or
Within two weeks the operation was over. The remaining bodies were
placed in glass cylinders and along with them their dismembered
ship, covered with tarpaulins, were hauled out of the desert. County
police assisted in directing traffic. By night, the ship and other
remnants of the accident were shipped to Kirkland Air Force Base
near Albuquerque, New Mexico. From there they were placed on board a
huge six pusher type propeller air craft known as a C99. Three trips
were required to transport the material to Wright Air Force Base.
In January, a report was made to assembled Congressmen, Senators and
military in the underground Command center of Offutt Air Force Base.
Viewers were shown the bodies, films, samples and other supporting
graphs and data.
Presentation on the findings were made by approximately 20 technical
experts called in over a five hour period. Sobered by the firsthand
account of so many reliable witnesses, was Captain James Ruppolt who
headed up the "Official" Project Blue Book on UFO sightings.
By agreement of those present, and with approval of President
Eisenhower, the lid of secrecy was screwed air-tight on the
Farmington "incident." The official line on all encounters and
sightings grew harder - beings from outer space did not exist.
Notwithstanding, secretive undertakings began thereafter to assess
the outer space technology and scientific advances found on the
ships and to compare them with U.S. Air Force accomplishments.
A nation's strength or weakness ultimately lies with its people. The
official attitude of Air Intelligence was that the American people
could not comprehend that beings from light years away were spying
on Earth for purposes unknown.
As the official books were closed on the Farmington incident, Air
Intelligence began rounding up film and tapes taken at the crash.
Newspapers made brief mention of the story, talkative people were
coerced and the Farmington affair was buried where it began - in
Since 1955 the "secret" has seeped out into several related
scientific, medical and technical areas through writings, speakers
and references referring to the phenomena. Today it is estimated
that at least 1000 persons have knowledge of the crashes of the
three alien space craft.
But only a handful of people, mostly U.S. Air Force personnel, knew
what really happened high above America that day when three alien
ships spying on planet Earth tumbled out of the sky with dead crews
near Farmington, New Mexico.
Case Number Two
The Robot Earth Watchers
Hundreds of sightings were
analyzed over a three year period in
several countries, but there are no better cases than those contacts
recorded in America between homo sapiens and beings from beyond.
Many helpful intelligence authorities believe a national awareness
of alien presence must be expanded. And quickly too, they say, in
order to prevent any mass fear or hysteria. Certain of the aliens
who have already arrived among us want their presence known, too.
They may be the vanguard of intelligent beings scattered throughout
the cosmos whose plans call for opening up total communication with
earth before this century ends.
Therefore, only a brief mention of the next two cases is essential
to portray the reality of yet another kind of alien "eyes" used to
watch earth’s military installations.
It was in 1958 near the town of Irrigon, near the Columbia River
that the episode took place. The unknown occupants were "captured"
and removed, their craft downed by a support firing unit for
protection of the air force bases at Fairchild and Tacoma. Later the
ship was transported to the headquarters of SAC at Offutt.
Upon gaining entry, there was found not humans, or humanoids, but
four robots at the controls. After failing to remove the heads using
conventional methods, an attempt was made to carry one of the robots
by lifting the feet and back of the "head." On raising the "head"
upwards a corresponding movement occurred in one of the arms
revealing an unseen release mechanism in the back of the "skull"
which uncovered the robot's "brains."
Literally hundreds of light sensors composed the eyes of the robot
- with signals from these sensors sent by instantaneous replay tape
to the robot's computer located in its chest cavity. As the computer
accepted the impulses from the light meters (eyes), it sent the
response orders to the arms, legs, feet and fingers or head telling
each or all members to take what action was necessary to properly
operate or adjust ship controls.
After the computer received the taped instructions, they were logged
in a memory bank, the reel or tape continuing back to the light
sensors and thence to the computer or brain for continuing
The robot's feet and hands had only three digits each.
The robot craft was navigated by these analogue units to map planet
earth and do surveillance. Of the four units found at the Irrigon
crash, only one was undamaged. Six months after the Irrigon
recovery, the U.S. began making its first thermography pictures.
Earth scientists are now convinced that the technology of one planet
or solar system may differ vastly from that of another.
Thus, a mother ship situated high in the sky over Irrigon on the day
of the "robot" crash was used to initiate the master surveillance
plan of earth and record same from its drones located perhaps over
various U.S. strategic military areas.
An engineer rushed to the Irrigon site for the record, concluded
that the analogue ship had struck an uncharted magnetic vortex at
15,000 miles per hour, but not everyone agreed.
The crash landing of this alien ship from some unknown planet also
was reported by the Air Force as a meteorite, although when tracked
by radar it was seen to have made a 90 degree turn upon being
pursued by another object before the subject craft lost power and
tumbled to the ground.
At least ten alien ships have crashed in America since the first one
was found. And aside from robots, perhaps as many as 40 bodies much
like ours have been recovered and autopsied. Today reports on them
are filed in the large library of information on the premises of the
CIA in Arlington, Virginia.
Case Number Three
The Mantell Incident and the Live Aliens
In UFO annals one of the most repeated stories is that of Captain
Mantell who was shot down by a UFO over Godnam Field, Kentucky on
January 7, 1948. The official version stops there except to add that
his remains were recovered followed by an appropriate military
funeral which ended the episode.
But the story of the 25 year old World War II ace was far from
finished by the recovery of his remains. At that point the real
story begins. Just seconds prior to Mantell being shot down by the
UFO, he had landed a lucky burst of machine gun fire into a vital
section of the alien craft.
Simultaneously with Mantell's P51 fighter plummeting to its hillside
crash site, the UFO also fluttered to earth within three miles of
the military airfield over which it had been intercepted. The tower
at Godman Field had reported initially an object which could not be
identified on their radar. Meanwhile, flying a routine flight over
the field was a group of Kentucky Air National Guard of which
Captain Thomas J. Mantell, as flight leader, was requested to
investigate, and if possible, challenge.
On reaching the 8000 foot level, Captain Mantell radioed to the
tower that a bright, circular object was hovering below him. He kept
contact with the tower as the object moved fifty feet below his
plane and began passing him. Next, the object hove silently along
side Mantell's starboard wing. Inside the 30 foot craft Mantell saw
three figures observing him through portholes.
The scrutinizing UFO then rose to 30,000 feet with Captain Mantell
unable to close the distance in pursuit. After chasing the UFO in a
futile attempt to overtake it, Mantell reported an about turn by the
UFO as it turned down on him at a fantastic speed in what seemed a
suicide course. At the last moment Mantell fired a burst at the
object. It stopped abruptly in mid-air and a collision was barely
avoided as the UFO fell toward earth.
Hot in pursuit, Captain Mantell rolled and followed. The tower maintained radar contact and
was able to observe the chase. As the UFO descended with the P51 on
its tail, those below saw a blinding flash, as though perhaps a
burst of explosive light had struck the P51. The aeroplane broke
apart and crashed on the side of a mountain about five miles from
The day was cloudy with a slight haze as trucks on the field rolled
out after ground crews witnessed the flash of light that had struck
the P51, after which it began to fall earthward in pieces. An Air
Force Captain and Sergeant photographer rushed through the gates
towards the falling UFO. As they sped to the site, the photographer,
using a zoom lens, also caught the tragic scene of the P51 breaking
apart within sight of the base.
Meanwhile, the unidentified flying object skipped and tumbled slowly
to earth glowing like a ball of fire. It was this bright glow
emitted by the UFO that enabled the emergency recovery crew and the
photographer to spot exactly the alien crash landing site.
The foregoing is the story of the chase. Captain Mantell shot down
the UFO. The UFO in turn, destroyed him. Before either craft had
crashed, the air base had hurriedly dispatched two emergency crews.
One rushed to the P51 wreckage and the other vehicle raced to the
site of the unidentified flying object. The photographing team had
orders to head for the UFO, but enroute was able to photograph the
Air Force intelligence reached Mantell's crash first. The plane had
disintegrated into thousands of pieces. There was no fire and no
odor of burnt flesh or fabric. They found Captain Mantell still in
helmet, suit and boots. As they removed the clothing the emergency
crew recovered a clean skeleton, intact from head to foot.
The remains were taken to an Air Force laboratory for identification
and autopsy. The skeleton of the deceased Captain Mantell was later
placed in a sealed container and taken to a nearby undertaker where
it was put in a coffin and sealed.
The story at the UFO crash site had a different ending. As the
photographer continued to shoot pictures of the crash, they saw the
glow of the craft cease as they arrived. A door opened and slowly
three beings emerged with hands in air. The color of their
complexions was light tan, they were tall in stature with high and
narrow foreheads. The airmen rushed towards the UFO, guns drawn, as
one of the beings in perfect English, said calmly, "We mean you no
harm. We have come in peace."
The photographer sergeant began snapping official pictures of the
exterior and interior of the craft. (These pictures were to remain
hidden in a Washington vault for almost 30 years.) The aliens were
hustled back to the base as the confused gate guard was ordered to
permit entry of the group without identification of the airmen or
Three days later, at the administration building, the aliens were
still being interrogated by a battery of Air Force Intelligence
Officers from the Pentagon.
Their alien story
They came from Venus, the capital planet of this
solar empire. They said other alien craft in the air at the time had
crews from Pluto, Saturn, Mars, etc.
Earth military installations
were being scrutinized carefully, they said, with no hostile
intentions except to record earth progress for interplanetary travel
and nuclear war, the earth stigma that had alerted our sister
planets to keep up constant surveillance. They said that upon being
disabled by the P51 they instituted no retaliatory action.
Rather, their craft was programmed to beam in by radar fix on any
adversary who shot first. The human-like beings repeated that they
were sorry and had not intended to take the life of an earthman.
The Air Force was undecided just what to do with their unexpected
visitors, who, in fact, had entered American air space only to
As base radar scanned the sky, it tracked additional space ships
hovering high above. Therefore it was deduced that to try the aliens
for murder would bring reprisals from above.
The three aliens were placed routinely in the guardhouse. It was
while they were incarcerated the second night that the problem of
earthly law and ethics was solved without earthly help. During
the night, the military policeman in charge of detention left his
guard duty and ran to the officer in charge.
"They're gone," he
shouted. "The prisoners are gone!"
Quick examination by security
revealed the cell door was locked, the barred windows still intact
and no escape holes had been cut into the walls.
Less than an hour later the answer came. Without human action a
message began to appear on the station's telex. Simultaneously in
the tower and communications room the same message was audible. In
effect it said:
"We are a companion craft of the one shot down. We
regret having killed your airman. The act was not intentional. In
future, please instruct your pilots not to fire on our ships to
prevent further loss of human life. Our spacemen kept in your prison
were just rescued by a means totally unknown to you.
time, after friendship is established between us, we will tell you
how the secret escape was made. We are in your space to observe. We
mean you no harm. Again, please forgive us for the unavoidable
killing of your pilot. We are truly sorry."
At the time of the alien disappearance some unusual and verified
observations were made by several witnesses.
Here is what is
described as being seen.
"A 100 foot unidentified craft dropped down
from above, and hovered over the guardhouse. From the craft there
emerged a beam of white light, with a greenish tinge. On, or within
this beam of light, the three aliens ascended or were taken up
through the ceiling by unknown means to the presiding ship above the
A non-earthling who has been seen in Washington for several years
and has been a confidant of Presidents described the escape ray.
said it was a solid beam that disintegrated objects in its path by
disassembling the atom structure while the ray shone and allowed
reassembling of the atom particles when the ray was turned off. The
Washington spaceman, whose name is Plateu, explained that the ray
principle had been used in Venus long before the present earth
civilization began (which he declared was 33,000 years ago). Plateu
said the ray was also developed on earth's sunken continent of
Atlantis, but that its principle was lost when the continent sank
12,000 years ago.
As ethereal as the beings appeared to be at the time of their
escape, they bore unmistakable human characteristics. Body shape was
human; features occidental; hair blond; fingers long and slender:
height 5' 6" to 5 '10"; appearance youthful. Habits while in
detention: they took water into which they dropped red or white
pills at different times.
They used the toilet facilities and the
official reports say they passed nutrients and urinated as do human
males. No wonder! They insisted they came from the ancestral planet
of earth's white races.
So ends the Mantell incident, except for over 2,000 pieces of
official correspondence, between the base, the Pentagon and other
agencies at Maxwell Air Force Base and Wright Patterson Air Force
Base where the Venusian ship finally ended.
After the Mantell "incident" Air Force Intelligence privately
wondered why, if the aliens were able to retrieve their people, why
hadn’t they retrieved their ship.
But, publicly, the Air Force gave out this version of the Mantell
(1) Mantell lost consciousness due to oxygen starvation
(2) The object which Mantell
was chasing may have been a "Sky Hook” Navy balloon
which had been released in the area
Case Number Four
United States Receives Visit from Beyond Earth
Washington, February 18, 1975; time - 10 P.M.
A hovering squadron of high altitude lights had just placed
America's capitol under a blanket of surveillance. Before departing,
they would send shivers through the security surrounding U.S.
President Gerald Ford, and their mission would also change the
U.S.A. scientific thrust in outer space within 60 days.
On this winter's night in question, the sky over Washington was
clear and visibility was excellent. High above at 50,000 feet,
twelve unidentified and stationary lights had appeared. The lights
were not celestial bodies, mirages or balloons, nor were they
conventional aircraft. They were, in fact, UFO's, a name first
applied in 1966 by the U.S. Air Force to describe growing numbers of
unidentified flying objects sighted around the globe.
At the three major airports around Washington several monitor
systems handle traffic and also act as an early warning vigilance
for unidentified aircraft.
There is the AACS, i.e., Aircraft and
Airways Communication System, the sophisticated radar at Andrews Air
Force Base and the GPR, Ground Position Radar, etc. Therefore,
besides untrained street personnel who spotted the mysterious
lights, there were also the competent operators of the AACS, Andrews
Air Force Base Radar and GPR, who were continuously watching the
activities of the unidentified flying objects.
At 10:16 one of the lights detached itself from the formation and,
peeling off to the right, dropped toward the city. Its color changed
from blue to white. In a park in Georgetown, the northwest section
of the capitol, the light landed and as it went out, there appeared
in its place a solid object. Standing where the light had been was a
30 foot, saucer-like object with dome, supported by tripod legs.
Underneath the craft a door opened from which a stairs extended to
the ground and an ordinary looking being with occidental features
descended. The six foot tall man moved briskly away from the
perimeter of the craft and evaporated before his viewers.
As he did so, curious onlookers who had seen the craft's landing in
their neighborhood ran toward the machine. But ten feet away from
the craft an invisible force field kept the sightseers away. The
hatch closed, and the machine stood isolated and alone.
About 10:20, after the being had departed from the craft, there
simultaneously appeared a stranger before the security guard at the
street entrance to the White House. In perfect English he asked to
see President Ford. The being's request was refused.
At approximately 10:21, a being in a flight suit was seen walking
down the hallway to the Oval Room. A secret service man challenged
the figure from behind. It continued on. A bullet from the gun of
the President's guard apparently passed through the being without
At the next instant, the stranger disappeared from the view of the
secret service pursuer and silently passed through the locked and
closed door to the Oval Room. Thereupon it stopped in front of
President Ford working alone at his desk. The startled President
looked up at the figure of a tall, slim man with black hair, dressed
in what appeared to be a trim flight suit of silver colored jacket
and pants tucked into calf length boots.
The being spoke calmly:
"President Ford - I am sorry to intrude in
such an unearthly way, but I have a message of great importance
which must be told."
He continued, "I am a scientist from Earth's
sister planet Venus, which, regardless of Earth's scientific
postulations, is inhabited by a people identical to those like
yourself on Earth. But my mission in being here tonight concerns
special knowledge which others in this solar system have elected to
give the United States as our chosen custodian for planet Earth."
Much of the alien's conversation remains classified but some of the
subject matter has been verified from executive sources. In general,
the visitor spoke of the dawning of a new age for Earth in science,
medicine, and other wonders - but hinged his remarks with a single
"Earth must first denounce nuclear war."
The verdict of
the outer-terrestrial stemmed from an inerrant moral law of the
universe, which Earth nations had broken by splitting the atom to
destroy their fellow men.
Almost an hour later the outer-terrestrial departed. Upon leaving,
he placed on the President's desk a dull, silvery object of
eliptical shape with rounded edges. The stranger called it a
Venusian book - a gift from his planet to America.
Simultaneously, several miles away, the being re-entered the vehicle
in which he came. It took off and joined the lights above, at which
time the formation disappeared off the radar screens of the nation's
This meeting between an outer-terrestrial being and a world leader
is only one of the hundreds recorded since Earth's first nuclear
explosion took place in 1945. American Presidents alone have had a
minimum of 60 visits.
Earth has been watched by outsiders for at least 45
throughout the pre-Adamite civilizations. According to their
spokesmen they have witnessed this latest civilization's advent of
the railroad, the discovery of electricity, the airplane and auto,
the rocket, the smashing of the atom and lately, the fearful number
of nuclear test explosions.
And finally, the uncontrolled
aggressions of nations to make their own atomic bombs - with
intentions to deploy them.
As the President picked up the object, and examined it that night of
February 18, 1975, he called for secret service personnel. He also
asked for the Secretary of State and scheduled a meeting of
the General Staff to be held at the Pentagon as soon as possible to
evaluate the disk.
During the Presidential dialogue with the extra-terrestrial being,
he had declared the U.S. Air Force should learn the formula encased
in the disk.
Mr. Ford had gingerly examined the object, but laid it
down, perplexed as to why the alien should leave such an
indecipherable thing as a parting gesture. Was it really a goodwill
gift of science from another world, or was it some diabolical,
destructive force that might enslave onlookers or destroy a city?
Like his predecessors going back to Franklin D. Roosevelt, President
Ford must have asked himself some startling questions about this
peaceful outer-terrestrial invasion, whose spokesmen looked human
and acted like friends, notwithstanding their arrivals were always
without warning or prior signal.
And, in a broader sense, U.S. officialdom was also asking,
the sudden attention which Earth was now receiving after years of
Even more perplexing questions were being
asked by the suspicious military and science worlds.
outer-terrestrials were so advanced scientifically and
metaphysically, what did they know about the future destiny of
mankind that made them suddenly want to share their knowledge with a
single nation, the U.S.A.?
Aside from these basic quandaries, other sobering judgments had
already been established - which authorities had long hesitated to
pass on - and for an understandable reason. Those claiming to come
from our solar system and even beyond were often nearly identical to
certain Earth races in appearance and in biological, functional and
mental ways. Obviously, there existed a correlation between Earth
beings and inhabitants from certain other planets.
As President Ford may have pondered these revelations that historic
night, he was well aware that alien ships of countless origins were
now bridging the time and distance barrier between various planets
in the universe, the knowledge of which leading nations of the world
had denied the public. Furthermore, appraisal of the combined
world-wide UFO phenomena by military consultants was singularly
They concluded that all of planet Earth was under systematic
surveillance by three distinct classifications of alien intruders.
Those were labeled:
(2) presumed hostile
Category (1) friendly were usually round wing in shape, originating
within our solar system, whose human occupants have openly made
themselves known to certain earth governments and their leaders from
time to time (such as the foregoing visit to President Ford).
The same outer-terrestrials had also occasionally appeared by
accident, for example the Captain Mantell incident over Godmann
Field, Kentucky in 1948.
Category (2) presumed hostile. These aliens generally came in round
wing planes and were of human resemblance from diminutive sizes to
over six feet in height. They had, on occasion, attempted to
infiltrate Earth by establishing hidden bases in remote areas, and
their spacecraft were also engaged in mapping Earth and other
questionable activities. It is believed they originated from one
planet or constellation. Example: the Farmington affair of 1955.
Category (3) unknowns (Chapter XIX, Strangers in Our Skies), who
were patrolling Earth skies and watching our people and military
installations increasingly in the late 1970's. They arrived in space
craft of various dimensions and shapes up to 1,000 feet long.
Occupants were observed to be of a variety of physiological
descriptions, some of which, by Earth's standards, bordered on the
ridiculous or grotesque according to their own admissions which are
delivered telepathically to Air Force pilots and airport
controllers, etc. Observations of their space craft by competent
observers suggested that their space technology may be more advanced
than that of this solar system.
But one repetitious warning had been delivered by all the friendly
outer-terrestrials with whom physical and voice contact had been
made. According to informed Air Force sources, that constant warning
stated a nuclear holocaust on Earth was possible within a generation
unless immediate plans were made now to prevent it.
As President Ford may have reflected on the promise of sudden
increased knowledge for this world in exchange for abandoning the
international nuclear race, 2700 scientists, engineers, physicists,
astronomers, geophysicists, mathematicians, geologists and radio
engineers were occupied 24 hours a day at the Goddard Center in
Maryland, keeping watch on a more disturbing phenomena.
A magnetically weak but inhabited alien planet, over twice the size
of Earth, had wandered into our solar system and attached itself to
the force field between the sun and Earth.
By the year 2,000 this
oncoming intruder could possibly regress the climate where a third
of the world's people are located towards another ice age. Its
effects were particularly being felt in the northern latitudes where
teams of American, Canadian, Japanese and Russian meteorologists and
weather men daily gathered the evidence of an abrupt change in world
But, underlying these hidden discoveries and new knowledge of outer
space, the real question being asked by the world's leaders was how
to tell the public without creating panic. Collective scientific
minds working on the secret already were aware of these explosive
truths and the problems they presented.
But how much of the biased
viewpoints of our history, religion, philosophy, and science would
have to be discarded in order to make way for the new 20th century
These revelations clearly indicate:
Earthlings are not
isolated, but in fact are part of an interplanetary league of
Our counterparts from planets nearby and
other destinations light years away are trying to give warring Earth
nations a message. The aliens are telling us to stop the nuclear
race and destroy our stockpiles before we destroy our planet and its
In return for heeding this advice, they would provide
Earthmen with the advanced technological, scientific. and medical
secrets of the Universe.
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Early American Development of the Unconventional Aeroplane
The reader already must be asking questions.
Why haven't I learned
of these cosmic visitations before?
Why doesn't the government
Why the suppression of UFO landings?
The authors asked the
same questions when they began to dig into the mystery three years
Today there are many thousands of persons around the world who
are engaged in keeping the alien presence and their unidentified
flying objects under censorship wraps.
This unchangeable posture of silence exists in both democratic and
totalitarian countries. It began with typical military reasoning
that the public should not be informed, if to do so, national
sovereignty would be jeopardized. It proceeded with the assumption
that the public was not prepared for such astounding revelations,
and could not cope with them.
American governmental censorship of UFO information seems to be
typical of that in other countries and extends back nearly 50 years.
In the mid 1930's, military secrecy about an unusual American
invention in the field of powered flight triggered the first
blackout of public knowledge.
It all began in 1935 because of a young aeronautical engineer with a
high school education and two years study in the School of
Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State College, who later became a
World War I flier.
His name at that time was
Jonathan E. Caldwell
and he lived near Glen Burnie, Maryland.
He invented and built a
lighter than air machine which in addition to conventional nose
propulsion, was driven by a nine cylinder, 45 horse power French
engine with controlled speed blades, each three feet long by 12
inches wide, mounted on top of midship which enabled the plane to
ascend or descend vertically and even hover. The blades were
attached to the cardinal points of a 14 foot wooden disk which was
free revolving, deriving its momentum from the puwer driven nose
The canvas covered, tubular steel plane, christened the "Grey
Goose", had been constructed in a tobacco warehouse and then tested
on the Maryland farm of Caldwell's friend Lewis Pumpwrey on State
Road Number 3, Anne Arunder County. The machine flew fairly well; it
was actually the wingless forerunner of today's helicopter.
Not satisfied with his initial achievement, a few months later
Caldwell completed a fundamentally different design named the "Rotoplane",
similar to an earlier model, the spectacular lifting capability of
which had been tested successfully in Denver, Colorado in 1923.
Notwithstanding its lifting power, this machine proved to be less
maneuverable. Its energy source consisted of six large, pitched,
rotor blades encased in a single 12 foot diameter rim or flange,
above and in the center of which the operator sat.
A news story at
the time referred to the contraption as a "flying joke".
But regardless of critics and lampooners, Caldwell was not deterred
from his dream of a round wing air machine. He began his final
prototype which would indeed prove successful. The latest model was
28 feet in diameter and would disappear before the press or public
was allowed to examine it closely, although it had been used openly
to provide rides and give demonstrations to interested observers and
The machine resembled a huge tub with a set of six blades projecting
out from both the top and bottom of the "tub". In the center of the
affair was a round tubular housing or cockpit containing seats for
two persons, plus gauges, gears and levers and of course the motor.
(The first motor was an eight cylinder Ford V8 gasoline engine with
the block cut in half. This motor was considered heavy and
troublesome in operation and was later replaced by a newly cast four
cylinder lightweight aluminum block, along with aluminum gears which
were later substituted with bronze.)
The operator sat in the top of the center tubing or hub with his
head and shoulders above for the purposes of sight navigation. Hands
and feet operated with ease the levers and pedals for speed and
direction. The bottom set of six lift blades were wide, fixed at a
slight angle, and they turned clockwise. They had a controlled speed
operated by one of the gears.
The six, maneuverable pitch blades located topside were for lateral
direction, projecting from the housing; they turned
counterclockwise. In essence, the structure and design of the craft,
as well as its mechanical movements and controls, were of utmost
The two sets of rotors, set six feet apart, revolved in opposite
directions around the ship. They were power driven during ascent but
turned freely in pure aerodynamic descent if the motor failed, thus
allowing the craft to float down under direction from its chosen
height at a slower speed than that of a parachutist.
Airborne directional control was attained by changing the angle of
the upper set of rotors: that is, forward or reverse thrust was
accomplished by a tilting mechanism attached to the top bank of
rotors. Thus slippage took place toward the lower side with
advancing blades riding down-grade and retreating blades gaining
altitude. According to Caldwell's description it was the same
principle which birds used in flight, substituting rotors for
feathered wings and tail.
The bottom of the craft could be made water tight, enabling it to
take off from land or water.
To raise capital for his forthcoming
enterprise and float costs, Caldwell attempted unsuccessfully and
repeatedly to sell stock in his aviation marvel names "The Rotoplanes Inc.," even offering up to $5.00 for a trial ride in the
The stock certificates read in part:
"That the stock is for
an invention, which invention is used in the development of an
airplane designed to fly on the bird principle of flight, and that
the stock is worth $10.00 to $100.00 per share, depending on his
(Caldwell's) success in developing the airplane."
Eventually, a curious Army-Air Corps Colonel, Peter B. Watkins,
dressed in civies, appeared as a prospective buyer whom the
delighted inventor took for a test flight. The Colonel was permitted
to take the controls, and was astonished at the craft's advanced
maneuverability over the bi-wing and mono-wing airplanes of the 30s.
The Colonel flew the machine 45 miles to Washington, D.C., where he
made 100 mile per hour passes over Washington Monument, and the
White House. The Colonel was elated when he actually stopped the
forward motion of the machine and hovered for a few minutes directly
over the 241 foot high Washington Monument. Upon return to the city
he was granted an interview with President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
He told the President that Caldwell's mystery plane was so advanced
in design that to avoid copy by foreign military, the United States
should immediately obtain control of patents and production.
Roosevelt agreed with the Colonel, asking him to reevaluate the
project and report back in 30 days for Congressional approval.
Within 30 days, without apparent Congressional approval, Roosevelt
acted. Caldwell received a letter from the Attorney General of
Maryland, advising him to cease and desist the sale of the stock in
his new company. Previous solicitations to sell stock in New York
(1934) and New Jersey (1932) had likewise been stopped by their
State Attorney Generals. Caldwell, in effect, was forced out of his
new aviation venture before it got off the ground.
In the autumn of 1936, Caldwell disappeared and officially was never
heard of again.
The question of whom was Jonathon E. Caldwell and how he could have
disappeared so completely from society was a mystery which baffled
the author for almost three years. So little information could be
unearthed, only scraps of newspaper accounts which had been quickly
And then in November of 1978 a break came in the case of the
missing inventor, Jonathon E. Caldwell, who had been 37 years of age
when last seen or heard publicly. He would be close to 80 years old
today. Was he the one to whom we had established a vicarious
attachment and to whom we had dedicated this book - before we were
certain he existed or was still alive?
The American who was to become the world's greatest genius in the
field of aerodynamics, and who invented the world's first round wing
plane which millions of viewers have labeled UFO's, was born in St.
Louis, Missouri, in 1899.
His name one day would become greater than the Wright Brothers and
the city of St. Louis where he was born would gain an even greater
fame in years to come than had been bestowed on the city by Charles
Lindberg when he named his historic aeroplane that took him across
the Atlantic, The Spirit of St. Louis.
But before Jonathon E. Caldwell was to become pre-occupied with a
vision of how man could overcome his own absence of wings, World War
I would break out. To Caldwell, the war would be a chance to fly
aeroplanes, and 1917 would see him volunteering for the service of
the United States Army where his training at Kelly Field, Texas in
fixed winged by-planes would be a forerunner for overseas duty in
France. Caldwell came out of the service a lieutenant in 1918.
rejoined the Army/Air Corps Reservists in the summer of 1921 and
again found himself stationed at Kelly Field with a small group of
World War I fliers who had returned for retraining and to brush up
on their flying ability.
One day of that 1921 summer at Kelly Field a few young officers
including Caldwell took out some saucers and tin plates and began
tossing them through the air at each other to be caught during a few
minutes of relaxation and horseplay. It was during this period in
young Caldwell's life that he became enthralled with the idea of
developing a completely new design of aircraft. At first he was
hardly aware of his own intentions.
From saucers, Caldwell tried paper plates. Whether the object he
threw was a saucer, or a paper or tin plate, or even a military wide
brim hat, Caldwell made some pertinent observations. Such round
objects when thrown and spun into the air or wind, sailed smoothly,
traveled faster, and climbed higher than any other form or shape.
Caldwell while in France had learned the hard way about a fixed wing
plane. He knew that if the propeller turned at sufficient
revolutions per minute and the prop pitch was properly set, the
plane could ride along on the air flow induced by the propeller's
own current. But if the motor were to fail and the prop ceased to
turn, the unbalanced plane would nose dive or spin to earth out of
Caldwell himself had crashed and though unwounded, knew of
several young acquaintances to whom such a tragedy had resulted in
death. But young Caldwell realized that what made the fixed wing
plane such a fearful conveyance was not primarily the problem of
engine failure and resultant prop stoppage which prevented an air
craft from planning through the air.
Fundamentally, the first
requirement of an airplane was one of design and the basic design
of the present airplane must be changed. He reasoned that the
hurling of the plates and saucers with only one leading edge to cut
the air was the primary requirement for perfect aerial
Another problem to be overcome was one of balance. He had seen
airborn dandelion and milkweed seeds floating along majestically and
had observed maple leaves spin to earth in a gyrating fashion as
they landed gently on the ground. Added to earlier observations of
nature's use of air currents to propel seeds, Caldwell never forgot
an experience on the battle field of Flanders, when lying injured on
the ground beside his downed plane, he kept his mind occupied by
studying an artillery wagon turned on its side, one of the wheels of
which periodically kept turning in gusts of wind.
Thus, keeping in
mind nature's methods of aerial movement along with the Flander's
wagon wheel, these observations were added to his own study of the
kitchen saucers which he had tossed repeatedly.
That summer of '21 Caldwell decided to build himself a 12" round
model of a new aerodynamic structure. He would use a delicate balsam
wood frame and cover it with shellacked tissue paper. And the
continuous circular edge would be down lipped so that when it was
released inverted into the wind, it would ride on its own cushion of
Thus was born the idea for the first round wing plane. A
simplification of that first model of a new type of aerodynamic
structure eventually became the plaything of children allover the
world - a Frisbee.
As Caldwell watched the Frisbee-like object skip and sail through
the air, propelled by elastic bands and riding on its own cushion,
he was fascinated by the same recurring thoughts.
Some day he would
try and build a model large enough to hold a man in the exact center
point, and if he could install a motor in such an aerial conveyance
to give a constant density to the cushion beneath the circular
plane, and if that cushion of air could be manually directed, he
would overcome all the disadvantages inherent in a fixed wing plane.
Caldwell kept his vision alive. He retained his balsam prototype and
all the drawings and design ideas scribbled or traced on scraps of
paper or the backs of envelopes. The idea that he would build a
circular plane never left Caldwell's creative brain. Some day he
knew he would invent one that could hover, or develop forward thrust
and turn and bank far better and faster than the vintage planes of
the early 1920's.
As the Reservists packed and left Kelly Field in 1921 to return to
their jobs, the young Caldwell was careful to keep his notes and
drawings and to pack along with them his first balsam and tissue
paper model. At that time he lived in Denver, Colorado. Sparked by
the enthusiasm of fellow pilots at Kelly Field, the young inventor
seriously began his first motor operated model of the new round wing
With the aid of a welder/mechanic friend in the round
house of the Rio Grande Southern Locomotive Works in Denver, in
1922, they turned out a 12" model powered by an erector set toy
motor and a single cell dry battery used in telephone transmission.
Wires connected from the battery to the model, as well as a three
foot rope hitch, provided lift for purposes of studying the
operational characteristics of the model. Battery contact was made
and the round wing model spun and rose in the air. The attentive
trio watched as the rope became taut.
As the amazed Caldwell
observed the performance, he and his helpers saw the battery and 52
pound table on which it sat, rise slowly in the air as the model
plane ascended vertically and lodged itself and its suspended
contacts against the shop ceiling. Electric current was cut and the
heavy table and plane fell to the floor with a bang. Caldwell swore
his helpers to silence and took home his 12" model (which today is
in the Washington, D.C. U.S. Patent Office).
After the herculean lift by the 12" model, an elated Caldwell
immediately began work on a 12 foot model, which truly was the
forerunner of the round wing plane of later years. He and his
railroad friends completed the project in 1923 and tested their
machine in the yards outside the Denver round house. First, about
500 pounds, then a ton of weight and finally 3000 pounds of rails
were tied together and attached to the model plane.
Those rails were
lifted with apparent ease. Then the speed of the revolving blade was
decreased and the rails lowered to the ground from their highest
elevation of twelve feet. Next the twelve foot model was attached to
a mountain locomotive type of the Rio Grande Railroad. As all
watched the experiment, they saw the round plane lift into the air
as the front end of the big locomotive rose slowly at least three
inches from the tracks like a reluctant steed.
The yard mechanic
"Oh Lord, what power have we let loose?"
But the plane's
bottom frame broke and the engine fell down onto the tracks again.
But Caldwell was unable to raise venture capital in Colorado for the
new aerodynamic invention and several years later this failure would
result in his going east, first to New York, then New Jersey and
finally Maryland where a decade later he would attempt his venture
During the 20's, the U.S.A. found its renewed industrial strength.
As people like Henry Ford mass produced his Model T automobiles, the
growing use of which would eventually link the country with a system
of roads and change the American life style, Jonathon E. Caldwell
thought of future highways in the sky.
In the years ahead he flew the early mails in fast, single engine
planes and hauled bananas in cumbersome air freighters for the
United Fruit Company. The same decade also saw the two and three
motored planes make their debuts, and pioneer flier Caldwell could
also be found at the controls of such aeroplanes flying geologists
into the wilds of Venezuela or Central America, seeking locations
for a source of new liquid gold called petroleum.
When not on a
scheduled flight he loved to rent a plane and barnstorm around the
countryside and provide rides in the new aerial wonder that most
people had never seen. He also became a test pilot for a large aeroplane manufacturer, now out of business, and worked on and
tested Lindberg's Spirit of St. Louis with Lindberg, who later
reciprocated by trying out an early prototype of Caldwell's Grey
Goose helicopter machine.
Also in the '20's Caldwell worked with Robert Edward Lee Cone of St.
Petersburg, Florida, head of the Army/Air Corps.
Cone was Billy
Mitchell's adjutant, and became one of Caldwell's most important
contacts because, several years later, Billy Mitchell would remember
about the maverick flyer Caldwell who seriously toyed with a new
circular design principle for air travel. Mitchell would write a
letter to the young Caldwell urging him to keep up his research and
be careful not to let his project fall into the hands of a foreign
After twelve years of earning a living flying aeroplanes (and a
stint as a licensed Colorado stock broker located in Denver from
1928 to 1930 during which time he was married), Caldwell decided he
must attempt a full scale project. In the year 1933, he had built
his last twelve foot model and believed he had taken all the bugs
out of the latest design. That summer he returned to Kelly Field for
the last time as a Reservist.
With him he packed a twelve inch
miniature model to show friends. Many Airmen watched Caldwell's
round wing model plane perform in a series of maneuvers that got
Word soon reached high Army/Air Corps echelons.
Plans for what he named a roto plane were later drawn up and
perfected in the early thirties, and in 1935 Caldwell incorporated
"The Roto Planes Incorporated", listing his new address as Glen
Burnie, Maryland and showing his wife, Olive, as secretary-treasurer
and brother-in-law Carl H. Davis as vice president. The next year he
began his last full size model intended to be used on a commercial
Thus, before 1936, the industrious Caldwell had already built and
discarded his Grey Goose plane, the forerunner of today's
helicopter. From the Grey Goose idea he had improved the design in a
revolutionary concept and by mid 1936 had built his final round wing
plane, in which Army/Air Corps Colonel Watkins had taken a ride and
tested to his satisfaction.
Then on October 27, 1936, Caldwell received a letter from the
Secretary of War.
"Pursuant to our recent conversations... we feel your invention is too important to fall into enemy hands.
The U.S. government, therefore, is offering you $50,000 for patent
rights on the Grey Goose and Roto Plane, and is also prepared to
allow for future royalty payments.
The Army/Air Corps is also prepared to enlist your services as a
full time officer with higher rank than your present captaincy."
The next day Jonathon Caldwell boarded a train for Washington. He
sat down in an Arlington, Virginia hotel and discussed his future
with Chief of Staff, Army, several aeronautical experts, key
Congressmen and members of the cabinet. The delegation reconvened at
the White House where Caldwell met President Roosevelt and came away
with the rank of Lieut. Colonel and an annual salary of $10,000.
"For the good of the service," Jonathon E. Caldwell that day had to
make his most difficult decision for him and his wife.
surrender his family name Caldwell, and never again be known as
such. For all intents and purposes he would disappear from society - till the day he would die.
In August, 1949, long after Caldwell's disappearance, some children
ventured through a broken window into a so-called haunted tobacco
barn in Maryland (the location of which is now in the city limits of
Baltimore) - and later told their parents they had seen a flying
Old F.B.I. files and newspaper stories dated August 21, 1949
filed by United Press and Associated Press appearing in the
Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, etc. told briefly what had been
The Deputy Sheriff of Anne Arundel County, father of one of
the boys, was asked to accompany the boys back to the scene. He
confirmed their story, unknowingly having found Caldwell's original
Grey Goose and first Rotoplane. On notifying the Air Force, the barn
was placed off limits, and a new generation of Air Force
investigators, unaware of Caldwell or his inventions, carted the
strange craft off to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, in Dayton,
Air Force officers at the Pentagon were red faced when they finally
found the files that explained the mystery. For since the day
Caldwell vacated his original workshop environment, his inventions
had lain forgotten and neglected in the old tobacco barn.
On November 8, 1978, at Kensington, Maryland, an historic book on
Caldwell was brought up from the vaults for the researcher to read
for two hours. On the leather bound cover, hand printed in gold
leaf, was the name Jonathon E. Caldwell, and on the fly leaf inside
the 16" X 11" X 6" book, it was written that some of the most
valuable records of mankind were preserved herein.
The contents were
perhaps as important to the U.S. as the Bill of Rights or the early
life of President Abraham Lincoln, and to the rest of the world, the
knowledge discovered by Caldwell as told by the memos and letters in
the leather bound scrapbook would also be a treasure which they some
day would share.
As permission was given to peruse the book, before it was returned
to its deep underground vault, the rules were explained.
would be present, the entire contents could be read and studied, no
notes or diagrams were to be made, no pictures taken. Just to see
and read the book briefly had required the signatures of the
President of the United States, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, the Commanding General of the U.S. Air Force, the Director of
the National Archives, and the Director of the Library of Congress.
As the researcher looked at the cover and opened the book, he was
filled with awe.
For what he saw, was a preglance at history, the
full contents of which would not be made available to the public
till after the year 2000.
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International Response to UFO Phenomena
President Roosevelt may have acted with justifiable reason in
placing the nation's immediate rights above those of inventor
In Roosevelt's mind, and that of certain Congressional and
military men, they regarded Caldwell's round wing plane as perhaps a
crude facsimile of that outer space version, that is, as related to
aerodynamic design. Earlier in 1936, on two occasions the President
was made aware of the presence of strange unidentifiable objects in
American skies when he received his first visit by an alien who said
he came from another planet in our own solar system.
But even more terrifying than the 1936 visit to the U.S. President
by an alien who was human in all aspects, was that of another
suppressed landing the same year involving weird creatures stopping
at three airports located throughout the northern part of the
According to intelligence sources, the creatures’ resemblance could
best be described as octopus-like, with multiple tentacles rather
than human appendages of arms and legs.
The beings slithered along
on their tentacles and were able to communicate that they came from
a planet beyond Earth's solar system and that their celestial
wandering was exploratory but their intention peaceful. They showed
a fear and nervousness of the curious looking things called
Earthmen, so the feeling between the visitors and the
visited was of mutual intimidation. The Earthmen had seen creatures
with eyes, ears and mouths who communicated from an Intelligent
center in their beings, and with exposed organs in animalistic
bodies, whereas the pilgrims from outer space saw Earth creatures
activated by fingers and hands and feet plus a variety of clothing
which must have seemed obnoxious if not at least bizarre. As
terrifying as the spacemen themselves were huge seven feet, hairy
monsters accompanying the travelers as guards.
Yeti, have been reported all over the globe
indicating they may have been planted as "information censors" by
Nevertheless, aside from differences in anatomy, the shock to those
Earthlings who witnessed the sighting of the outer terrestrials was
Following the 1936 episode with the humanoids (subsequently with
other intelligent beings), the Executive Branch clamped a censorship
on the arrival of the spaceship and its (by human standards)
grotesque looking interplanetary visitors. That experience of select
Earthmen being wakened out of an insular lethargy which ordained
that all God's creatures had to look like us is still hidden in
classified records of the Library of Congress of the Roosevelt era.
Caldwell's genius and his Rotoplane became the beginning by which
the U.S. would secretly attempt to duplicate the more advanced
interplanetary UFO's. And even then, as today, the U.S. military
recognized that a nation with mastery of the air could command
others in times of war or peace. Caldwell's Rotoplane was typical of
other similar inventions drawn to the attention of the Army/Air
Force as it geared to help Caldwell develop an improved version of
the round wing plane.
An official attitude of suppression grew concerning the sharing of
knowledge of this type of advanced aerodynamic structure. In 1936,
the non-revealing name of A-2 Army Air Corps Intelligence concealed
the Air Corps' first efforts to improve Caldwell's round wing design
and duplicate an interplanetary space vehicle.
A military awareness
was born with presidential blessing to develop a temporary, secret
military air arm of technology and industry around the round wing
plane. But what was needed first was where to hide the project away
from the prying eyes of increasing numbers of German espionage
Meanwhile, as previously noted, President Roosevelt had been
disturbed in 1936 by his first meeting with an outer space being,
not to mention the terrifying visit of the octopus-like creatures. A
hasty cabinet meeting was called. The President was adamant in his
remarks at that meeting that the American people must be told.
was Postmaster General Jim Farley who first suggested an informative
radio show to prepare the public. A sense of unbelievable doom was
present, the feeling that an interplanetary invasion of earth, like
that fictionalized on the Buck Rogers radio program, was a
possibility. Worse still, cabinet members were inclined to believe
that earth technology was incapable of any defense, and
consequently, destruction or slavery of our people was not
Roosevelt invited several electronic media leaders to a private
conference. The meeting developed
around a radio dramatization of H.G. Wells', War of the Worlds.
Present that day were Lowell Thomas,
Floyd Gibbons and other top
writers and producers.
Roosevelt opened by saying,
"Gentlemen, we inhabitants of Earth are
not alone in the Universe. First, there are other planets in our
solar system inhabited by people much like us. I've personally been
visited by one of these intelligent aliens. Second, but more
unbelievable, are verified reports of terrifying looking creatures
who have emerged from strange looking crafts at random airports. I
feel we must tell the public! But the question is, how? Gentlemen,
can you help us? What do you propose?"
The President then polled
those present for suggestions.
A committee of five men was then chosen by the Chairman of Radio
City to work quickly with Roosevelt on a drama format. From 100
narrators and producers they finally chose Orson Wells, with his
clear diction and ominous voice. At 8 P.M. on the evening of October
30, 1938, radio listeners tuned into the Mercury Theatre Hour heard
a drama of horrible Martians landing in New Jersey.
The original H.G.
Welles story “War of
The Worlds," seemed prophetic.
The drama as
portrayed for radio had been given a dry run at the White House to
members of the cabinet and other key citizens, fifteen days before
the public broadcast. With this audience aware of the tentacled
visitors and hairy monsters, and the ultimate terror they or future
humanoids could inspire, Orson Wells and his drama group were urged
to make the fictional Martian invasion of Earth more dramatic in its
inducement of fear.
The radio play finally produced was a masterful
piece of emotional suspense and terror, but it was also propaganda.
In hindsight, the invasion theme and the real fright and panic it
engendered was not an appropriate way to deliver a message on the
arrival of friendly outer space beings. People went berserk. Eight
jumped from tall buildings in New York, other unexplained suicides
were recorded during and after the show, and state troopers
performed herculean feats looking for the "enemy."
Exit roads from Newark and New York were jammed as were bridges and
tunnels. Panic-stricken listeners tried to escape to the countryside
where they might hide from the mythical Martian Invasion.
Unfortunately, no station break announcements were made during the
hour long show to explain that it was only a drama, and those who
had never heard of H.G. Welles' "War of the Worlds" believed the
adaptation was real. The grim voice of Orson Wells kept up a running
commentary of the terrified human exodus of America's greatest city,
Acting solely on the effects of this radio drama, the Executive
Branch of the time decided that the American public could not now be
told the truth - that we were being scrutinized and surveyed by a
race from outer planets with technological advances far beyond that
The unwitting cover up had already begun to insulate North American
minds from the horrifying possibility of contact with creatures
unlike us from other worlds. The ramifications of the traditional
concept regarding the singular majesty of man, made in the likeness
of a supreme creator, could no longer be reconciled by those who had
seen other creatures totally unlike us in appearance but equal to or
exceeding us in mind and spirit.
The question then was how many
anatomical versions of intelligent life existed beyond our frontiers
of space. And as a result of the panacea of an alien visit in 1936
of humanoid types, the United States took action to suppress future
knowledge of alien visitations to Earth. President Roosevelt and his
advisors were the guiding force behind the original movement, and a
vigilante committee of 100 was formed to monitor future sightings
from across the country and advise government on them.
At the time
no private agency or government body existed who were versed in such
a unique problem. Those chosen were men who exerted powerful
influence and included prominent bankers, educators, industrialists,
railroad presidents, judicial people and select politicians. Among
those selected were Henry Ford, the Presidents of Pacific Electric,
General Motors, the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Chase Manhattan Bank
and a Justice of the Supreme Court.
The power of these leaders vis a
vis government policy would increase yearly and in 1980 the vast
territorial boundaries of that private advisory group would still
survive and be instrumental in most aspects of the U.S. government's
outer space programs. It would also affect the political, military,
science and educational sectors of our entire society.
The broad charter of
NSA is in itself properly warranted. Its global
intelligence gathering abilities keep American's military leaders
cognizant of the subtle shifts in military aggressiveness at world
trouble spots, notwithstanding the stagnant diplomacy of the foreign
policy experts who make judgments based on NSA intelligence
Therefore, since the Orson Wells broadcast over 40 years ago, the
reality of even one outer terrestrial visit and its disputable
effect on a large segment of Earth's population has not been tested
because of severe intra-governmental censorship.
At the outbreak of World War II, much of America's brain power was
being expended to improve existing concepts of the round wing plane.
And, although American scientists continued to search and evaluate
the new capabilities of its design and propulsion, industry's main
thrust was quickly switched back to conventional war apparatus with
which U.S. allies were more certain they could combat the enemy.
On December 7, 1941, when the U.S. entered World War II, UFO's were
first sighted in number over the White House, and the U.S. Capitol
Building. Anti-aircraft fire from guns located in the center of
Washington sent up a barrage of metal that literally surprised the
extra-terrestrials. Thus, as the hovering UFO's took evasive action,
an Air Corps radar observer noted a hit on one spacecraft, which
left formation and was seen vanishing into a large mothership
located at 35,000 feet.
This event was the first of several
incidents during the war when unidentified flying objects were seen
hovering over various buildings in the nation's capitol. It was also
at that time that a different UFO design of cigar shape was observed
over several American localities. These craft required heavy
electric power for their propulsion cores and were frequently seen
stealing power while suspended above and attached to the center rail
of electric streetcar systems.
During one such Washington incident
in1944 the power drain was so great that all of the cities’
streetcars came to a standstill.
Power plants themselves became the
fast feeders for what came to be known as the "juice hogs" which
began to steal electric power on a large volume basis. These
"unknown alien craft" continued to pilfer power as evidenced by the
Eastern Seaboard Blackout in 1975, and the New York Blackout in
1977, the latter of which is documented by U.S. Air Force electronic
observation on the site.
By 1945, when the Japanese Surrender was signed, America still did
not know for sure the identity of any of the UFO invaders or the
reason for their presence.
At the beginning of his tenure as Supreme
Allied Commander for the Far East, General Douglas McArthur summoned
the top Japanese officials to his office in the Mechie Building in
He stared straight at the Japanese officers,
"All right, you
So and So’s," he spat out roughly, as McArthur could do. "Where do
you keep those round spy planes you have had over Washington during
most of the war?"
The Japanese looked at each other and smiled.
“What round spy planes do you speak of?"
McArthur cussed, and
refused to believe their denials.
But for the time being America had the last laugh. At the Yalta
Conference, Stalin asked Roosevelt and Churchill why the allies had
kept the secret of the round wing plane from Russia. Roosevelt and
Churchill denied the UFO's had been produced in allied war
Stalin was furious, and almost left the conference.
hissed across the table as his cold eyes apprised the two allied
"You English speaking people act together. But just
remember I have spies throughout both your countries, and I intend
to uncover the whereabouts of your secret spaceships that hover over
Was Stalin really aware of the UFO's? Indeed, yes!
intelligence (perhaps unknown to Roosevelt who overly promoted
Stalin's friendship) had penetrated the heart of the Kremlin for a
period of time and witnessed some astonishing things.
enjoyable to American intelligence was the following incident: One
day in 1943, Stalin received a visit by a being from outer space.
The alien suddenly appeared before Stalin's desk and identified
himself as an emissary from the government of the Universe. Stalin
looked up startled, and replied, “I don’t appreciate American
jokes," and half rising told the “Yankee” visitor he was going to
call his guards.
Without further discussion, the alien then told
Stalin to call his guards - who promptly entered. The Russian
security guards grabbed the intruder and before Stalin's eyes the
ensuing scuffle left the two embarrassed policemen holding only each
other. The being had simply vanished into thin air.
Adolph Hitler of
Germany had also received alien visits, but the discourtesy shown by
Stalin marked the beginning of an antagonism between Outer Space
visitors and subsequent Russian leaders that has lasted to this day.
It is obvious that by the end of World War II, international
intrigue to discover the origin of the increasing unidentified
objects became the order of the day in several nations.
But, although public knowledge of the UFO phenomena was slow to
spread throughout the world,
extensive military interest in it grew during World War II. Over
Germany and its occupied territory, allied pilots reported strange
lights and luminous balls of fire hovering in protective gestures
over their aircraft formations.
These peculiar objects were
considered by allied airmen to be of unknown origin while uninformed
German pilots assumed these same phenomena were perhaps of allied
invention. Among allied airmen the name "friendly
became a wartime slang that was well understood. And in the living
quarters of allied airmen stationed at British airdromes, hushed
voices at night whispered of the lights from heaven that sometimes
flew in their midst and gave courage.
Intelligence agents of all nations preoccupied with World War II
fighting began earnestly to explore the mystery of the "foo
Typical is this account of Russian intelligence
interrogating Lt. Colonel H. Sylvester Williams (his code name), a
United States Officer in November, 1944, who had just delivered a
special dispatch, direct from U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
to Russian Premier Joseph Stalin.
The special American courier had completed the flight from
Washington to New York, then to England, then by special plane
across Norway, Sweden and on to his destination, Moscow. The next
morning the American courier was carefully questioned by a Colonel
Murisky as to whether he had seen anything in the sky in his flight
The questions and answers were as follows:
Q. Did you see a cigar-shaped object flying in the sky either
alongside your ship or nearby?
Q. Did you see any cylindrical-shaped objects at all, say silver or
light bluish in color?
Q. Sometimes during the trip your plane flew at low altitude; did
you observe any shadowy forms on the ground other than that of your
Q. Did you see any round saucer-shaped objects that seemed to travel
at extremely high speeds?
Q. Did you observe any enemy planes during your flight?
Q. Were you followed, say, by odd looking objects?
Q. Did you see anything strange at all?
A. No. At this point, the U.S. officer was told to please be on the
lookout for anything unusual on his return flight.
During World War II, there were many fascinating chapters of
intrigue in the international guessing game of who owned the UFO's
even after the alien visits to major governments.
The problem of
being unable to place a name tag on the aliens was too simple. They
looked too human not to be human. That there were those nearly
identical to us in other worlds, was considered simply too blase an
Truly, major governments could not accept that these objects were
extra-terrestrial. Deep prejudices that earthman was a superior
creature living alone in the universe were ingrained through our
educational and religious concepts. Therefore, at that time, much of
the intelligence and military of the world surmised two things: the
crafts were presumed hostile and were of earthly origin.
Each country quickly developed its own methods of counter
surveillance, but with few real leads and facts to give its agents.
The Americans, the British, and the Canadians cooperated,
anticipating that collective action would bring faster results.
Standing orders of some countries to their fighter pilots in
cumbersome propeller planes were "Hit a UFO - if you can." Already
they had catalogued several varieties including the common saucer
variety and Coleman lantern types, the bell, the cigar or tubular
object, small 13" disks, and even square - yes, square ones - and,
of course - giant mother ships, brighter than Venus, stationed 100
miles high and as long as a mile in length - cities in themselves,
about which the military were divided, as to whether they were
illusions or realities.
It's a wonder that American intelligence (Office of Strategic
Services) did not become atrophied at its biggest task since General
William Donovan had founded it in 1942. But, with the help of the
scientists and major universities, composure was maintained and
plans developed as the government quietly and clandestinely swung
its efforts into the Age of Aquarius without informing press or
Science forums across the land, usually sponsored by some government
agency, first addressed themselves to the questions:
Are we seeing visions or real beings with bodies like mortals?
Is it possible that the vibrations which apparently hold together
in permanent shape the atom structure of human bodies might on a
higher vibrating scale bind the structure of being from other
planets in such a way that the beings are enabled to appear and
Must visiting intelligent beings breath an air combination as we
do to survive on earth?
And then it was asked,
"What if the force of gravity were negated?"
The answer the scientists gave was,
"If gravity could be overcome in
a localized area such as a space ship, the mass
thereof would be weightless."
And finally addressing themselves to the problems of space travel,
other groups asked: is it possible for a given mass to travel along
earth's magnetic North-South grid perhaps faster than the speed of
"Someday, we expect earthships to do just that, and even fly
at incomprehensible speeds between planets on free magnetic energy,"
was the reply.
With these concepts accepted, Air Force intelligence surmised that
true aliens were arriving from our own solar system and possibly
beyond and were indeed policing our skies. Certain U.S. scientists
hurried to review the age old concepts of earth's magnetic energy
fields and the electro magnetic forces operating between planets.
By the end of World War II, Caldwell's round wing plane would be a
first priority and hidden in a location where it would become
approachable only through 100 miles of guarded mountain roads and
tunnels. In this hideaway, the design and pertinent specifications
of English speaking peoples' future round wing plane would be
The rocketry race to the moon in the sixties was simply a
continuation of that American goal to learn more of the stellar
world. For reasons of national security, the main thrust of the plan
to build a round wing plane was to be kept hidden or camouflaged
under newly devised security wraps until the propitious time to tell
Today, forty years later, many in America's intelligence and
military community believe it is now an appropriate time to open the
door for the public to see the dawning of a new technology that will
change the world.
But many others in over 30 secret government
agencies, particularly NASA and National Science Foundation,
consider that telling of the struggle, even in part, is premature.
Although it was not articulated to the rank and file in the
services, the American Air Force went on record in 1966 that some of
those UFO's appearing in North American skies were interplanetary.
With that admission, a confidence was growing that the UFO sightings
must eventually be explained.
In 1977, a four-star Air Force staff general who had served in
various hush-hush research and development projects since World War
II, explained to the authors the Air Force reasoning paraphrased as
Heretofore, we were unwilling to divulge the nature of our
own development projects because outer space beings we had met were
so far advanced metaphysically and technologically that should they
or other aliens less well disposed to humanity try to destroy us, we
would have been helpless. It was the same assumption as that told in
The General didn't mention weaponry or counter weaponry
simply spelled out earth's dilemma, not in terms of retaliation, but
confined his remarks and thoughts to effective protection on the
surface of this planet. Beyond that official explanation of the 20th
century problem, the subject apparently was closed.
While the world in post-war years hunted old manuscripts to find the
answer to the riddle of the UFO's, America knew the answer, and each
year would bury it deeper and deeper.
For the U.S.A., the haunting question was simply this:
develop a counter airborn hardware quickly enough to protect her own
skies from extra-terrestrial invaders?
And in trying to accomplish
this super-human task before the years of World War II, could she
also shield her endeavors from the prying eyes of earth adversaries
such as the Germans and the Japanese, and even the Russians whom
they called allies?
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United States Readies Round Wing Planes for Possible Conflict with
Before World War II, the rise of militaristic regimes in Japan,
Italy. and Germany had alarmed the democracies, but the war policies
of Britain and the United States had not yet been formulated.
built the Maginot defense wall, Britain preferred to appease the
Germans by compromise and prominent American politicians tried to
pull a blanket of isolation over the national perspective. Whatever
the response by which the democracies sought to resist the
dictators, the Nazis under Hitler were encouraged to establish
illicit and aggressive information gathering services abroad.
Thus by 1936, a strong German spy apparatus had already begun to
function in the U.S.A. The espionage system had been easy to
implement. German nationals were able to hide their activities
without undue suspicion by recruiting new members from organizations
like the German Bund or by drawing sympathizers from naturalized
German-Americans, enthralled by Nazi ideologies.
the presence of those Nazi sympathizers on the fringe of certain
German communities, the bulk of the German descendants disdained the
advances of the Nazi adherents and spurned their racial
philosophies. In fact, loyal German-Americans not only opposed, but
were foremost in fighting the Nazis at home and abroad, as
intelligence files later confirmed.
Cognizant of this foreign espionage activity, the U.S. Army/ Air
Force officers who first interviewed Caldwell in 1936, quickly
realized that this young man was on the brink of perfecting the
greatest aerial marvel in the history of aviation.
first Glen Burnie roto-plane flew slower than 100 miles per hour and
operated with a conventional small two-cylinder four cycle aircraft
engine, the design of the machine and the airflow it induced was
totally different than anything ever conceived and flown by earthmen
in their skies.
A cumbersome but necessary rudder often caused
unwieldy flight patterns in cross winds, and while the machine still
required a short runway for takeoff, it was apparent that its future
potential in speed, hovering and maneuverability might literally
allow it to reach the stars if adequate scientific help were
Political unrest in Europe had alerted U.S. foreign service
watchers, and their observations of a new arms build-up had been
passed on to the military.
Gradually there began a shift from
isolationism to uneasiness. following Hitler's occupation of
Austria. and later in March 1936 his march into the Rhineland. While
watching Germany, France began to overspend on re-armament, and
Britain and America began to show alarm at signs of German
expansionism. War clouds were obviously appearing over Europe,
following what amounted to international failure to promote
disarmament; and a reliance on peace treaties that became mere
scraps of paper.
Taking a hard look at her research achievements in the air, the U.S.
suddenly realized that although there existed on the market new
scientific breakthroughs in destructive weapons, America herself had
produced no significant aerial developments since World War I.
the continuing use of the aeroplane as an effective weapon of war
had not been obscured in the directives of the U.S. Army/Air Force
advisors as they prepared reports on how Spanish towns were leveled
by German dive bombers in 1936 or how the air-cover of Italian
planes lent support to their troops and tanks in Mussolini's 1935
subjugation of Ethiopia.
Thus, with prognostic military awareness of the possible evolution
of aerial warfare, there occurred top level re-assessments of
rotoplane, out of which national security advisors
became doubly concerned about espionage, particularly by the
Germans. Orders went out from the executive branch to relocate the
Caldwell program away from the potentially prying eyes of a wave of
The new premises, operated under the supervision of Caldwell, would
be located at Wright Patterson Field, outside Dayton, Ohio.
corner of hanger number 2, in December 1936, Caldwell began again.
He first set up a small machine shop and was given a fulltime
machinist and welder. Caldwell was also provided with an assumed
name which he would change twice again in the years ahead.
added was the additional luxury of an office girl to complete the
constant reports required in written communications with the new
Army/Air Corps sponsor. For Caldwell and his wife, Olive, there
would be the protection of constant security police. The Caldwell
children, a boy and a girl, both in their teens, complained that
their dates and friends were watched and the backgrounds of the
families of their new friends were checked.
The privacy for which
they so often longed was gone forever.
Under Caldwell's supervision, a new machine with modifications was
begun in late 1936. Plans called for it to be 33 feet in diameter
and to hold a crew of six. Emphasis would be on using the lightest
weight components obtainable. The structure would be thin, steel
tubing built around a center cockpit. Initially a silk-covered
plywood veneer was intended, but that was rejected for a
This skin was used for the first new
models tested until replaced by dura-aluminum from a formula
developed by Dr. Bolton B. Smith of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. Rejection of this aluminum skin also took place when it
became obvious that it possessed a too-low heat point, making it
unsatisfactory for high speed travel.
The skin finally perfected on
the rota-plane covering was an outer layer of paperthin, stainless
steel, bonded to an inside layer of dura-aluminum with a film of
glued silk between. The new covering would be standard
specifications on all U.S. round wing planes of the future, till
outer spacemen would provide a perfect skin formula for American
Caldwell gave all his time to the project. Each spare moment he
thought on how to improve the craft.
One night, while working late
under strict guard surrounding his home, a knock came at his study
door. Caldwell's own vicious police dog outside the door did not
stir. As Caldwell opened the door, he saw standing before him a tall
man in a silver space suit and black calf-high boots, waiting with
an outstretched hand.
The German Shepherd looked up at the stranger
and wagged his tail. As the visitor was invited to sit down in front
of Caldwell's desk, the inventor, still uncertain of his polite
intruder, covered with a book a diagram on which he had been
The stranger spoke:
"Don't worry about those plans lying
under the book. The problem that vexes you is one of propulsion.
Actually, the heart of the problem is not only one of design; rather
it is mathematical."
The stranger then handed Caldwell a folder with
seven sheets inside, including a new carburetor design and fuel
Caldwell offered his new friend a cup of coffee. They talked for
fifteen minutes and the stranger explained how Caldwell could
overcome the existing difficulty he was encountering in the new
round wing plane.
The spaceman departed, and as Caldwell re-read the plans more
carefully, he noticed a,
"formula of seven ingredients, which when
later added to the kerosene fuel for the jet engines then being
tested, gave such an improved performance that the added horse power
and mileage range were unbelievable." (Up to that time, there had
been no need for a highly combustible fuel. The simple additive of
lead to gasoline was adequate to run the piston engines.)
German espionage agents had lost the trail of Caldwell and his
amazing machine late in 1936, much to the relief of security
In their new Wright Patterson quarters, the Caldwell crew
were free to come and go from their workshop, but their presence in
the community of Dayton would of course ultimately be discovered.
German agents, undeterred, were already searching the country for
their lost quarry.
In the meantime, earlier work by Caldwell on a jet engine was now
being completed with help from Northwestern University and advice
from the outer spaceman. Caldwell's jet was an improvement on an
earlier model invented in France. Plans were made to replace the
conventional aircraft engine in the round wing plane with the newly
developed jet. (Early versions of Caldwell's jet plans were stolen
by German agents and first installed in their new Messerschmitt 109.)
The scope of the project was enlarged when the full military
application of the plane was recognized. In January 1937,
Northwestern University provided physicists and contracted to do all
the lab work in design, metallurgy and chemistry for the Caldwell
project. Facilities in Wright Patterson Hanger No.2 began with a
total of ten people helping Caldwell in the make-shift factory. The
crew grew monthly. A governing board was appointed consisting of the
Officer Commanding the air field, plus two other officers, along
with Caldwell as supervisor.
Caldwell had narrowly missed being killed more than once in flying
his new contraption; therefore, two test pilots from Kelly Field,
Texas, were brought in to keep the inventor on the ground.
The name roto-plane was now dropped in favor of the round wing
and in official correspondence the project ceased to be called the
Long Island project in preference for the new code name JEFFERSON.
Jefferson quickly was placed under the highest security in the
U.S.A. For the new personnel, their movements outside the hanger
would be subject to closer scrutiny, and their social and family
contacts would be monitored 24 hours a day.
But the new vigilance came too late. The German espionage agents had
narrowed the Caldwell trail to Dayton. German agents reported their
discovery to their military attaché, and quietly a plan was drawn up
to catch the Americans involved in the Jefferson project in a way
security authorities would never suspect. German espionage teams
carefully laid out their new net.
By early 1938 Project Jefferson had covered 20,000 feet of Hanger
No.2, plus an adjacent hanger. There were now 102 employees sworn to
silence by oath, who operated under the jurisdiction of an expanded
ten-man governing board. The employees were paid top wages and often
were seen at a particular bar in downtown Dayton, where the best
drinks were served and affable waiters and attractive decor made an
evening at the cocktail lounge a most enjoyable event.
who liked the thrill of gambling, the waiters would discreetly
whisper that a special room was located at the back. For patrons
from Wright-Patterson Field, IOU's were honored and inducements
extended to bet heavily.
It was during this period that reports from the north-east began
appearing at police stations, newspaper offices and air force
installations of strange, unearthly looking aircraft that streaked
across the horizons at unbelievable speeds, faster than anything
ever seen in the skies before. (World records in 1938 for propeller
driven fixed wing planes were in the vicinity of 300 mph.)
the sightings of these novel craft, often there was also reported a
bright luminosity. The light was purely reflective, the plane's
surface being so highly polished as to show a mirror-like reflection
in the moonlight or perhaps a blinding flash in the bright sun which
obscured its shape. The planes took off and landed at
Wright-Patterson Field - generally at night.
But now the Germans had competition in their American espionage
activities. Just as interested in the new aerial phenomena were the
Japanese. World War II was only a year away, and international
military jitters were spreading around the globe.
Had the curious sky watchers known the truth, they would have
learned that the newly seen night craft were American made. They
were in fact almost totally new versions of Caldwell's first
rotoplane. Of course, they were round, 33 feet in diameter, with a
cabin on top in mid center. The heart of the propulsion was now a
kerosene fed jet motor that could provide the plane with a top speed
of 750 miles per hour.
The jet sucked air into its chambers, heated
it and dispersed it through a system of ducts that gave the sudden
maneuverability in all directions which ground viewers had observed
Ten of these beautiful machines stood hidden in a hangar in
Wright-Patterson in September 1938, approximately two years after
Caldwell had flown his first canvas-covered craft the 45 miles to
Washington. But September 12 was a special day. Caldwell himself
took the controls of one of the planes as it was wheeled out. Before
daybreak he took off after a dozen maintenance men checked out the
ship and gave it clearance for departure. The jet could not lift the
mass and weight straight up, but once airborne it could hover.
Up like an arrow shot in an oblique line of flight at 35 degrees the
round wing plane rose into the covering darkness. Less than two
hours later, as morning broke over Washington, D.C., alert onlookers
saw a strange object hovering over the White House stationary, and
emitting a muted whine.
The appearance of the plane over the home of the President was a
combined salute to the Chief of the U.S.A., President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt, from Jonathon E. Caldwell and the Army/Air Corps,
which had helped him build the world's first operational round wing
But not only was the American President and his staff watching, so
was the German military attaché. After that 1938 recorded inaugural
flight, there would be renewed interest by foreign embassies in
America, particularly German, concerning the most unconventional
airplane the world had ever produced. The Germans hurried up their
scheme to obtain plans on the amazing American invention, an updated
version of the 1936 Caldwell rotoplane.
It was less than a month after the Washington fly-over by the round
wing plane that the new, posh downtown cocktail and gambling lounge
in Dayton was staked out by the FBI.
Reports began coming in that
gambling debts would be forgiven if indebted players of the games of
chance provided information about activities at Hangers 2 and 3 at
Wright-Patterson Field. It was soon ascertained that the bar was
German-owned and was the trap by which they planned to obtain the
secrets of the new American round wing plane. Briefly, these
developments of counter intrigue took place. Two FBI men,
masquerading as draftsmen on the new round wing plane, ran up debts
on the German gambling room.
The bar was closed and all personnel
connected with the premises were arraigned and placed in jail under
the severe statutes of treason; they were detained till further
World War II emergency powers were invoked. Then these spies were
summarily executed. The last attempt had failed by which the Germans
intended to obtain the revised plans to America's revolutionary
But the American intelligence authorities had learned a valuable
lesson. From then on, all loose talk about the new plane must be
stopped. Furthermore, the round wing plane facilities must be
relocated again. And this must be done quickly. Government and
military apprehensiveness mounted.
The Secretary of War wrote Caldwell to expect a move in the autumn
of 1938 to a new location. Orders were given to dismantle and crate
the machinery and equipment. At a scheduled time, a long train
pulled into Wright-Patterson Field where it was loaded, after which
Caldwell, his wife, and teenage son and daughter boarded a putman
Their family possessions were packed also and on a flat
railroad car went Caldwell's canvas covered personal automobile.
Railroad men along the line called it the "X" special because it
moved with the same priority as a Presidential train, requiring all
other trains to stand by on siding till the "X" train passed
through. All switches along the route were spiked to prevent
tampering and key points were guarded by armed soldiers.
Well before the year 1938 ended, on October 23, Hangers No. 2 and 3
in Dayton's Wright-Patterson complex were emptied and closed, and
only the ghosts of Jonathon Caldwell and his builders of a new
aerial empire lingered behind.
The next location selected for continuing development of the round
wing plane was in a military town near the continental divide in New
Mexico. At an army center near the town of Los Alamos the complex
was hastily made ready; a railway spur line was run in and new
facilities added for the elite company of men and women about to
As the special "X" passed through Los Alamos, the engineer found
himself riding on newly laid track. Cavalry units guarded the new
rails. While the train pulled into the final destination site, the
Caldwell entourage beheld a regiment of soldiers surrounding the
enclosure. After the train was unleaded and vacated, the dining and
pullman cars were pushed into sealed sheds which then were filled
with cyanide gas in case a spy remained hidden on the train.
was the security surrounding the second move of the Caldwell group
known officially as Project Jefferson.
The new headquarters were self contained insofar as the life style
which prevailed during non-working hours. Total security would be
maintained in a setting of barbed wire and electric fences.
Elaborate precautions were taken to prevent unauthorized outsiders
from getting past the guards. Any truck or other vehicle leaving the
Los Alamos installation from the moment of the Caldwell arrival
would be thoroughly searched and torn apart if the security
inspectors so decreed.
For the new inhabitants all amenities were provided, such as private
tutoring and school classes, library, church services, films,
restaurants, clothing, food. There was only one stipulation. No
access to the outside world was tolerated, all outgoing and incoming
mail was censored and telephone conversations monitored.
personnel of Project Jefferson were prisoners. And wherever Caldwell
and his family went, their constant protection by Secret Service
personnel would be greater than that required for the President of
the United States.
In the year 1940, in the nearby town of Los Alamos, a group of
merchants provided maintenance for the fast-growing personnel living
in the adjacent area, engaged in production facilities for a fleet
that was being hurried to assume a role in the skies should neutral
America become involved in the European war which had broken out in
September of 1939.
But beside the merchants who provided station provisions, there
moved into Los Alamos another type of resident. This was the dogged
German and Japanese who listened for casual information about the
close-by activities and whose high powered binoculars and cameras
scanned the clear skies for any unusual man-made phenomena.
Americans were unaware, but all the nation's industrial and
scientific endeavors including the Manhattan project were now
secondary to the deployment of the country's brain power in the
Then in 1941, another trauma of defense consciousness occurred with
the arrival of Japanese bombers over the U.S. mainland, after which
it was feared the new Los Alamos round wing plane site might be
bombed. Three bombs had already been dropped in Northern California.
Some Japanese field workers in Hawaii had been found guilty of
espionage acts that had pointed a path for planes toward Pearl
Authorities asked themselves,
to air attack was the Los Alamos site and were Japanese espionage
agents operating nearby?"
Although total military vigilance was maintained around the Los
Alamos site, secret security personnel monitored the establishments
which the soldiers favored while in Los Alamos.
On one occasion,
seven soldiers went into an “off limits” bar. As drinking increased,
two of the soldiers began loudly bragging about their activities to
the waitress. Within minutes, a squad of military police rounded up
the group and they were returned to base. All off duty soldiers in
town and at the site were also recalled.
That afternoon, the two
soldiers were court martialed and sentenced. The same day they dug
their own graves in full view of their regiment. A squad of 12 men
was called out and a firing squad executed the two who had boasted
about the project in public. Such was the sensitivity to secrecy
built around the round wing plane development which continues to
A short time after Pearl Harbor in December 1941, traffic suddenly
disappeared in and out of the Los Alamos complex. Dignitaries and
visitors were seen no more, and bids to provide food and beverage
were no longer asked from the merchants of the town.
Also missing were the bewildered foreign espionage agents.
High in the sky above Los Alamos, one winter night in late December,
1941, a fleet of over 60 round wing planes with their trained combat
crews of over 400 men, disappeared into the blackness of the
By all evidence, the great American project surrounding the round
wing installations had been abandoned, to be heard of no more.
Of course, by the end of 1941, the United States was at war with the
axis powers of Germany and Italy and had declared war on Japan.
Hostile planes had been sighted over San Francisco and war in the
air was approaching potentially closer to home.
But as for the American war effort in the skies, all the public
learned that year came from the mouth of National Defense Chairman
William B. Knudsen, who said for the record:
"The U.S. will soon
double its present 900 monthly plane production of fighter and
bomber craft, in an air re-armament drive."
The new aircraft fighter
hope, apparently, was still a conventional fuselage with one fixed
cross wing called a R40, clocked across the Buffalo airport at 320
miles per hours.
Were the 60 round wing planes that reputedly could fly at speeds in
excess of 750 miles per hour too untried to mention?
Or were they
classed as secret weapons being held in abeyance till America would
enter the war and one day bring Hitler, the new master of Europe, to
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Early German Development of the UFO
The Germans shot down their first unidentified flying object in
1938, and thereafter, attempted to lead the international space
race. Already tooled for war under Hitler's crash program, Germany's
engineers and skilled tradesmen set out to duplicate the downed
machine from Venus.
On hearing of the fortunate prize, Hitler directed his private
pilot, Christina Edderer, to fly him to the site. It was during an
interview in Munich in 1975 that the courageous Christina Edderer,
perhaps unjustly imprisoned by the allies, showed the authors a
collection of over 100 snapshots from her album of many famous
Germans and the facilities involved in their round wing plane
One such picture showed Hitler, the German Chief of
State, posed smiling, with one foot on the edge of the downed and
tipped-over saucer craft which revealed a broken landing tripod.
In 1938, German research began in earnest on the implosion engine
and the round wing aircraft. One of the foremost early inventors of
the implosion engine was a German Swiss named Victor Schauberger who
went to work full time on the project.
With the downed UFO, the
Germans created a new industry to duplicate the engineering and
flight characteristics of the alien craft.
A hidden factory was tunneled out of the Austrian Alps, and the
facility remained undetected by American or British reconnaissance
planes during most of the war.
The Germans began their research under a veil of secrecy more
complete than similar measures of news suppression in America's
Manhattan (Atom Bomb) Project. In Germany, death was the penalty for
an unguarded tongue, and only a release from the Fuehrer himself
permitted a worker to return to the outside world once he was taken
to one of the hidden factories.
Few in the German Command were made aware of the round wing craft
development project, and Albert Spear in his book, Inside the Third
Reich, fails to mention it, although for a time he was in charge of
German War Production. German airmen throughout the war were also
ignorant of the round wing building and testing program. Like their
American counterparts who asked questions, the German fliers who saw
alien UFO's in their skies were told truthfully they were extra
The Germans experienced several difficulties in recreating their
version of the Venusian craft which they had acquired. To say the
least, the German version fell short of perfection. At major problem
was in the field of metallurgy, the Germans being unable to
duplicate the metal substance of the UFO skin. A lightweight alloy,
thought by Germany to be superior to anything in the Western World,
was finally rolled out in the Krupp mills.
But it was a poor
substitute and the Germans knew it.
Another hurdle they couldn't
overcome was to reproduce the craft's electro magnetic engine. The
coil was duplicated as faithfully as German technology could provide
- but the hard, unknown metal substance used for the craft's skin
was also necessary for certain parts of the propulsion coil. The
formula for this metal continued to remain elusive.
In 1941, an American soldier of German descent enabled Germany to
evaluate what the U.S.A. was doing in the advanced field of
aerodynamics. For $5, the German Edward Gunther bought the patent
description of Caldwell's 1936 Rotoplane. He resold it for $50,000.
The German government eventually paid $1,000,000 for the patent
drawings and description. In June, 1943 the first German spy, Gunther, was apprehended, convicted and sentenced to be shot as a
spy. The story was kept out of the news media although a high
treason conviction was handed down by a Military Tribunal Court in
Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C. The convicted traitor's sentence
of death by firing squad was reversed by Roosevelt, and death came
in the electric chair at Sing Sing Penitentiary.
American newspapers of that period mentioned the affair, but the
reading public did not learn the complete facts because of
A total of eight people who were involved in the theft received
death sentences and died in Sing Sing's electric chair under
contract between the State of New York and the federal government.
Two of the spies were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg as well as a clerk
in the New York patent office. Also participating were other German
nationals beside Gunther.
The Rosenberg involvement is said to have begun prior to their
espionage activities in the Manhattan Project. Once the Caldwell
plans had been acquired, they knew they had in their possession the
hottest aeronautical invention in the world. The plans were first
offered to Japan which refused them. Then the Russians were
approached and they also turned the Rosenbergs down against the
advice of their military attaché, who had watched Caldwell's
roto-plane through field glasses fly over Washington.
Subsequently, the Germans heard that the Rosenbergs were peddling
the Caldwell plans and, recognizing their military value, acquired
them through a German agent.
The name Long Island Project was used to designate the stolen
Caldwell plans because a German submarine had surfaced off Long
Island at night to pick up the plans of the revolutionary plane.
Within ten months, the Germans had made and flown their version of
German engineers gained enough knowledge from the American invention
to produce their operational models of the Roto-plane - which gave
them a breakthrough, but they needed more time to perfect their Roto-plane, more time than the emergencies of war would allow.
Undeterred, German technology continued serious work on propulsion
of the Caldwell craft and using the implosion engine, determined to
place a round wing plane in the air for use in the final month of
World War II.
The Germans finally produced a design prototype combining the alien
UFO and the stolen "American" patent of Caldwell's.
In late 1942, Adolph Hitler gave orders to those in charge of
research and production to produce an airworthy round wing plane by
1943. In March of that year, in compliance with the Fuehrer's
orders, the country's first earthman version of a fullsize round
wing space craft was wheeled out for testing.
The craft could best be described as resembling a spooked wheel,
(like Caldwell's Rotoplane) with spokes actually being adjustable
fins which moved from a horizontal to vertical position. In the
center of the wheel was a rounded hub for the Schauberger implosion
motor, over which the craft's operators sat. The whole operation
from a distance somewhat resembled a bowler hat with a wide brim.
One of the three occupants of that craft was interviewed by us in
America and the story of the ensuing test flight corroborated by
Uncertainty dominated the takeoff. The three occupants were strapped
into a heavily cushioned interior, and the craft was catapulted into
the air. The machine was then taken to an altitude of over 10,000
feet. However, the first German UFO pilots were disappointed in its
lack of speed and maneuverability. Shortly thereafter their
disappointment turned to fear.
In addition to ground observers who tracked the craft and
accompanying conventional chase aircraft, the Germans suddenly
became aware of another presence above them - an aerial craft
similar in design to their own.
After determining the position of the alien craft, occupants of the
German plane realized they were locked in the power of the plane
above them. The German pilot tried to take evasive action and change
his craft's position but was helpless to do so. This strange,
celestial experience thoroughly bewildered the young Germans.
Then, as they sat in quandary, a voice came over their radio in
"Don't be afraid. We are here to help you."
The voice introduced itself as a Venusian! and stated his people had
watched German progress since the day the disabled Venusian craft
had been taken by the Germans in 1938.
"I'm here to instruct you,” the voice told them, "and to get you
back safely to earth. which you would never make without our help.
We are, at present, holding you safely in our tractor beam which is
an embodiment of the magnetic principal you are trying to unravel."
He then explained that as superior as the ship's metal alloy was, it
was unsuitable. The alloy would burn under the friction of re-entry
from space into earth's atmosphere. He explained the
metal was still too heavy, and subject to deterioration from stress.
"Also," he said, "Your propulsion must be changed."
German engineers had tried to reproduce the Venusian magnetic coil
but rejected it in favor of the more conventional implosion engine
when the magnetic coil failed to provide controlled lift.
stranger knew of this failure, and he told them that before they
again used a magnetic core, their metallurgists must produce a metal
that would be magnetized only at those precise times in which a low
voltage was passed through the coil.
"Whereas," he continued, "in
the earlier prototype which you abandoned, the magnetic field was
sustained for a time after current was turned off and the craft,
therefore, failed to respond immediately to your control.
"Without such a change in your power core, your craft will always
have propulsion difficulties regardless of design."
spaceman addressed the young Germans in perfect calm.
"Free electro magnetic energy is the agent that holds our solar
system in place. This force can also take manned vehicles into space
faster and more quietly than the conventional petro-chemical or new
solid fuels derived from the earth. Someday your costly earth fuels
will be depleted, but the free energy of the planets is
The stranger admonished the Germans.
“You earth people don't fully
understand the cosmic marvel of this energy of which I speak. I
repeat, it is free to all who seek it and is a gift from the Supreme
Being or Godhead. Harness this basic force for peaceful purposes,
and it will become your servant - as it has been the servant of
other planets for millions of years. Harness it for war and you can
no longer count on our cooperation - or tolerance."
The Germans were asked to cut their power and rely on his space ship
above, and thus, locked onto the UFO's magnetic field, the Germans
would be lowered safely.
"Otherwise," he cautioned, "you will crash,
and all of you will be killed. Trust us," he continued.
"I promise that we will appear before your engineers and teach them
how to make these improvements to your craft. Your time is short.
For the present, there should be no delay.
"Now let me tell you of
the future! I shall meet two of you again in America when Germany
and the U.S., now at war, are once more friends."
The spaceman said farewell. His final message was to prove
The space stranger told two of the German plane occupants they would
be involved in America's space program after the war. To the third
occupant, he foretold that he would remain in Germany and continue
his work there.
The German flyers were debriefed on landing. Observing ground forces
had seen the two ships
descend as though connected by an invisible beam, whereupon the
upper alien ship took off.
Today an American scientific spokesman describes the invisible
magnetic ray as a "tractor beam," i.e., a magnetic pick-up force
generated from one space craft over another.
The use of this
magnetic beam has been verified in the following documented cases:
Rescue of one space ship by another
- the capture of an American
helicopter according to Naval records - abduction by friendly alien
space ship of an American missile which had gone, off course.
nations today are working feverishly on their various perfections of
the tractor beam, because its application in a number of aerial
requirements, both civilian and military, would be worthwhile.
When the three young German spacemen told the story of their aerial
encounter with the Venusian, the German officers in charge of the
debriefing were incredulous. The interrogators at first refused to
accept the apparent manifestation of alien aid from one ship to
From then on, the academic search to find an explanation of
the strange encounter 10,000 feet in the air spurred German
attention and explanations were sought even in the occult, the
paranormal and psychological communities. But, like their American
counterparts, many Germans remained perplexed as to the reality of
the voice visitation from another world. In any event, the Germans
decided to delay their final conclusions.
If the alien or others like him was able to appear again, as he
promised, to help them perfect their space craft, the Germans would
accept that there existed a higher wisdom which they had yet to
learn. The phlegmatic German scientists waited and hoped. They knew
they needed a miracle to meet Hitler's timetable for craft
completion. They were not to be disappointed.
Eventually a number of
aliens appeared in their engineering departments to instruct them in
a new metallurgy and chemistry techniques and provide them with a
partial electro magnetic breakthrough.
The German staff apparently continued their all out effort to turn
the tide of war, but their priorities changed.
Late In 1943, many of
their best scientists and skilled workers were transferred from the
round wing plane project to the same mountain area for work on solid
fuel rockets. It was anticipated by the General Staff that these
secret weapons could be deployed quickly and in strength over London
to make the British surrender. A longer range rocket version also
was being drafted for use against New York.
This shift to rockets
was due, in part, to German anger for the mass destruction of their
cities by allied air raids and the ultimatum by their non-earthling
helpers that the round wing plane could not be used against the
enemy. The rocket project therefore delayed German deployment of the
round wing plane by six months. So German industry at that time
switched to quickly mass-produced rockets with conventional
warheads, as opposed to overcoming engineering deficiencies in their
round wing plane.
Recent evidence from captured German records suggests that their
round wing plane project also was deferred for other reasons.
1943 they had not incorporated a sophisticated laser ray weapon
system into the craft to suit their engineers, and although they
believed they were ahead in the international race to build a viable
round wing plane, they elected to keep their product under wraps,
for use in the future when Germany would use it again.
But the most
compelling reason for deferring military rise of the new round wing
plane was the Venusian threat against Germany if it were so
In the coming months the Germans projected that allied bomber force
capabilities would increase while German strength declined. The
German Air Force already knew the value of the round wing plane and
how space weaponry in the form of laser rays could be used in
conjunction with it. Their military reasoning was based, in part, on
events stemming from the Munich Stadium rally in 1936 while Hitler
was delivering a speech.
He was downplayed by a huge, wingless,
cigar-shaped object that hovered menacingly high above the sky.
Attempting to buzz the intruder, all the engines of a protective
fighter squadron went dead, forcing the pilots to land on feathered
props in nearby fields and airports. A beam from the UFO (witnesses
interviewed by the author) had disabled each of the German
Hence, seven years later in 1943, German scientists were mindful of
Venusian threats and also that without advanced space age weaponry
to fight enemy marauders the secret of their round wing plane should
be kept under wraps. As promised, the aliens ventured to help them
in their revised plans but only in a limited way. Mass production of
their new plane and new weaponry, therefore, would be delayed till
that particular period when it could properly take its place in
Adolf Hitler's grand scheme to continue the Third Reich and pursue
his conquest of the world.
That period was not far off. And, of its dawning, the allies were
Early in 1944 Germans in the environs of one underground Austrian
round wing plant, saw the "saucer" activity gradually disappear from
the skies above as did the piercing humming noises associated with
Large trucks moved out the machinery as well as two unfinished
craft, and the mountain forests were returned, in part, to their
In the five years of German effort to duplicate an alien spacecraft,
they had made several significant breakthroughs combining alien
technology and Caldwell's patent.
They had begun with a conventional
liquid fueled aircraft engine while solving problems of rotating
balance and guidance in the plane's "design." But the machine was
ponderous and slow. According to one of their test pilots living in
America, this first version, like Caldwell's, was a vertical lift
propeller machine, indicating it was a very elementary version of
their later designs.
The design and functional improvements in their
prototypes came as a result of direct outer terrestrial help in
1943-4 that enabled them to overcome their prolonged failures, and
build a round wing plane with limited capabilities.
Albeit, when the
Germans secretly started their exodus in their five, 30 foot round
wing planes, somewhat similar in design and propulsion to the alien
one shot down in 1938, they were sufficiently airworthy to load and
depart under their own power. Two unassembled planes were also
During the closing years of the war, entire German factories
mysteriously disappeared. When the allies accepted the surrender of
Germany from the substitute leaders, the former enemy had already
removed to unknown regions of the world those round wing plants that
were to enable them to continue research and production, undetected
by the victors of World War II.
Of course, along with the UFO factories, standing orders had been
issued that scientists, engineers, and personnel who had worked on
the latter UFO program, would also be sent abroad with the secret
shipments of UFO manufacturing paraphernalia. Thus, thousands of
such German experts were swallowed into a natural refuge which the
allies never surmised was in existence and which will be described
American and British intelligence units had deciphered the
German round wing riddle prior to the surrender, and it only
remained for those teams to seek out the evidence of German
production. Working on slim leads, the Western powers uncovered what
remained of German UFO plants and personnel. Meanwhile, the Russians
concentrated their search on the rocket factories.
In all, the
Russians forcibly removed over 3,000 German science and technical
experts in rocketry. With this inflow of German brains and
industrial resources, the Soviets acquired the post-war lead in the
field of manned rocket flight.
The English-speaking allies would assess German accomplishments by
sifting through reams of top secret German files and transporting
German round wing machinery to Canada and Great
Britain for examination.
They would also enlist the help of 183
German round wing plane technicians brought to North America after
the war on a voluntary contract basis, and 100 other German experts
under Wernher Von Braun to work on missiles and rockets.
But in spite of the favorable status given the German experts, there
is some uncorroborated evidence that a number of Germans by
necessity surrendered their freedom in North America as did the
native son, Caldwell.
It is recalled that Hitler had asked for an operational version of
the first German round wing plane in 1943. Allied Intelligence now
maintains he was carrying out a long prepared plan to divide the
remaining German resources, including its manpower, In order to
continue the struggle elsewhere beyond the reach of allied bombs.
The reader will realize in the succeeding chapters that no other
explanation can exist for the vanishing German personnel and their
round wing technology in the last years of World War II.
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USA Shares Secret of New Plane with Allies
As World War II began, allied intelligence speculated that the
Germans also had developed the round wing plane.
But no one learned
if the enemy had turned out ten or 1,000, nor when or where they
would strike. The worst was feared, and the U.S. geared itself to
produce a counter force with plans calling for a preponderance of
their own round wing planes in answer to the German threat.
The ultimate military advantage of Caldwell's new aerodynamic
invention had been realized by government authorities as far back as
its discovery in 1936. President Roosevelt had shared the secret
with Prime Minister Mackenzie King of Canada, outlining the gravity
of keeping classified the development and testing of the new round
In 1936, the Canadian Prime Minister, on hearing the difficulty of
security. and the need to challenge the Germans in case of
hostilities, had arranged to place a hidden valley in central
British Columbia on Canada’s west coast, off limits to settlement.
The 300 square mile valley was so remote and without road entry that
only a bird would be able to enter this wild refuge undetected.
hideout was designated to become the new home of the round wing
plane endeavor and, in a far-sighted act of wisdom, President
Roosevelt decided to give the project national priority and share
the development of the round wing plane with the Canadians and
British. Thus in 1936, the impenetrable inland hideout in British
Columbia saw hundreds of surveyors and planners break solitude for a
new industry and town.
By 1938, roads were being built, and a three
mile tunnel for a two-track electric railroad was cut by hard rock
miners through solid mountain into the valley domain. No one guessed
the reason. And in the valley proper, forests were felled, heavy
roads and air strips were built, town and factory sites were laid
out, and the world's first space craft manufacturing facilities were
By January 30, 1942, the Caldwell group had arrived from Los Alamos.
Foreign espionage surveillance would again be without their quarry.
Two top U.S. scientists, John S. Pershag (structural design) and
John B. Meyers (instrumentation) were assigned to Caldwell's staff;
and also John B. Adams of whom records do not give country of
A separate, international team assumed special scientific tasks
This team included Colonel Charles Hadden of England, who had
done yeoman service in the Royal Air Force Defense of London. Hadden
had formerly taught physics at a British university. An American of
1848 German descent, Felix S. Essen, was also part of the team.
Canada sent Steward L. McLane, kin of Prime Minister Mackenzie King.
McLane had taught advanced mathematics at the University of Ottawa.
This team of engineers first built models and tested them for stress
in wind tunnels. They also worked on aviation fuels for the new jet
motors. Throughout their terms of service, Hadden and McLane chaffed
to get out of the round wing engineering functions into conventional
military combat but were refused permission to leave. (See
Epilogue for their awards for achievement) .
Northwestern University's lab also became a part of the British
Columbia operation. Russian scientific participation had been
authorized by President Roosevelt but the Chiefs of Staff in the
U.S.A. and Great Britain refused to endorse direct Soviet
participation. Russian advisers were therefore sent to the
U.S.A. but were never given visas to the heart of the project in
Canada. New workers were recruited to run the various enterprises
and facilities and the Caldwell venture which had begun in an
abandoned barn in Maryland, U.S.A. became a state within a state in
British Columbia, Canada.
Maximum security would guard the greatest
invention of mankind and any aeroplane flying into this forbidden
air space would be shot down or escorted by fighter craft to an
outside airport from which its occupants might not be freed if their
stories did not suit the authorities. The combined intelligence of
America, Canada and Britain would make it certain that plans and
development of the round wing plane would never again be stolen by a
The fact that the Germans had acquired the original Caldwell patent
and drawings had never ceased to anger and embarrass United States
intelligence. But in 1943, some providential information about the
German round wing plane development enabled the Americans to
The task would be to steal people. Allied Intelligence
headquarters in London revealed that three of Germany's top
scientists wished to defect from Hitler's round wing plane program. Their skills were
metallurgy, chemistry and mathematics
and a profound understanding of electronics, a new technology in the
40's. All of these sciences and skills were useful in several areas
of construction which the allied space program in British Columbia
Five Americans were dropped at night in
Germany amid intense ground fire from the secret installation
against which the raid was conducted. Under the quiet and unassuming
leadership of OSS Colonel Williams, nicknamed The Fox by the
Germans, the group cut their way through barbed and electric wire
into the camp. Two guards were silently garroted and the American
infiltrators, three of whom spoke perfect German, entered the
building where the defectors lay sound asleep.
Once identified, the
German scientists were wakened and before they could exclaim in
surprise, their mouths were taped without incident. Each was given
ten minutes to fully dress in the darkness. Back through the fence
the American OSS men and their willing hostages crawled to the
outside as two Yanks lingered to repair the electric wire with
jumper cables so the current would flow undetected.
Four miles away from the camp the eight men followed their map
co-ordinates off a main road down a narrow dirt path that dead
Suddenly two camouflaged jeeps were seen indistinctly and a cheery
English voice called out:
"l say there you chaps, we
Colonel Fox grinned.
Three days later, traveling only at
night and hiding in pre-arranged rendezvous, the group reached a
lonely Swiss border post which opened as if pre-arranged: Stopping
at Berne, the British and American agents disbanded.
Germans, each on a different plane began their trips which
eventually took them to the pulse of the English speaking world's
round wing development located in a pioneer town far away in British
Columbia, Canada. In the months that followed, one of the Germans
provided invaluable help in perfecting the electronic gear of the
craft, another's immediate contribution resulted in a vast
improvement to the craft's former lethargic lift-off, and the third
German defector used his mathematical ability along with that of the
metallurgist to redesign the framework.
(Following the war, the families of these German scientists joined
them, along with 183 other German round wing technologists who were
later recruited. Many of them live today in British Columbia and
By mid 1941, employment offices throughout North America were set up
in such points as San Francisco, Detroit and Toronto, and special
skills were sought. Drafted labor, generally bachelors, were enticed
to move to British Columbia with its special amenities in a brand
Each was carefully chosen for his stability and
reliability. Before the end of the year, new production lines were
filled with skilled men ready to begin turning out round wing planes
in a revolutionary aircraft industry. When the U.S. entered the war
in December 1941, production was stepped up and the new valley town
geared to become the Detroit of the Pacific northwest.
The Caldwell planners, on the advice of the U.S. Air Force, decided
they would produce a new pressurized 98 foot, long range ship,
designed to be equipped with a successfully tested laser beam. They
opted for a maximum range of 20 hours and 25,000 miles destination - to Germany and return, or if need be, non-stop around the world.
The new jet-equipped model would slice the air in rain or shine at
750 miles per hour cruising speed, above the range of the best
German anti-aircraft guns.
But production difficulties were still being encountered and the
planners wished desperately for more skilled workers in the new
techniques required to build the plane. Shortly after the arrival of
the German scientists there also began appearing, as if in answer to
the planners wishes, super-skilled tradesmen who according to their
applications had been hired in various North American centers.
men all spoke English with the same unrecognizable accent. And it
was also observed that these people preferred to speak among
themselves in an unknown tongue. The
hiring personnel estimated there were at least 450 such strangers.
Another odd thing noted about these workers was a preference for
their own company. But whether on the job of tool and die making, or
drafting, their craftsmanship was so superb that they seemed to have
been pre-trained and thoroughly experienced.
members often suggested techniques to improve manufacture, design,
At a meeting in June of 1942, Jonathon Caldwell, aware of the new
superior workers, called a top management meeting of the governing
Rumors had been rife at the plant about the foreigners in the
"Gentlemen," said Caldwell, "authorities in Washington
and Ottawa have alerted me that our plant work force has recently
been augmented by the arrival of skilled workers, each of whom has
identical vocabulary and accent. I have been told they all are
graduates of a central, interplanetary language school located on
another planet, namely Venus."
That is how the final word was broken
to the management that the allied round wing effort was being aided
from another world. Whether that word seeped through to the workers
of earthly origin is not known.
The military had come to believe that the object of the friendly
infiltration was to aid the Caldwell group in turning out a superior
round wing plane in such numbers and superior quality as to make the
allied war effort invincible, for the day they would be used to
crush the enemy. To the civil authorities in charge of key planning,
it would be decided later which to deploy first - the (Manhattan)
atom bomb, or the (Jefferson) round wing plane. If atom bomb tests
failed over the Nevada desert, then most certainly the round wing
plane fleet would become the primary offensive weapon.
Unfortunately, the allied military, on accepting this advanced aid
from another planet, had not understood that the visitors intended
the allies to develop only a tactical superiority in the air by
means of the round wing plane. The aliens emphatically forbade its
use destructively over Germany or Japan. This denial on the part of
the Venusians for military use of the round wing plane would be a
moral problem that would frustrate the allies during the entire war.
But the governing board in the British Columbia space center, known
as Project X, was not prepared for the next extra-terrestrial shock
which befell them in mid-1942. Production kinks had been cleared up
and a new plane was being finished every thirty-six hours. Student
pilots from Kelly Field were arriving to take further advanced
training in the new planes and the valley complex grew steadily each
In the late summer of 1943, a strange space ship dropped out of the
sky and stopped in a clearing near Caldwell's office. As a crowd
began to gather a tall, dark-haired stranger stepped down carrying a
black suit case.
His introductory words were:
"I wish to speak to
Jonathon Caldwell. I bring something necessary for the improvement
of your new round wing plane."
After some confusion and delay by security forces, the unannounced
visitor was eventually taken to Caldwell where he introduced
himself, saying simply he was from the capital city of planet Venus,
wherein dwelt a sister race of planet earth.
"Many Venusian workers
and others of intergalactic origin are already helping you in your
Then asking permission to open the small suit case, he
lifted out a round device weighing less than five pounds.
He addressed himself to Caldwell.
"We have been watching your
progress for several months at this location. Some time back we
solar system council) decided to send skilled workers to
help the English speaking people working here, sponsored by the
industrial might of the United States. Object of the aid was to
expedite your production plans.
I shall not give you our entire
reasons for this help, except to say that our extra terrestrial
foresight of world happenings is greater than that of Earthlings.
But in observing the North American beginnings in the design and
manufacture of your new native invented round wing plane, we have
not been disappointed.
In typical American fashion you have built a
fleet of planes that lack only few modifications, or should I say
breakthroughs, to enable you to explore space. The round wing plane
is the most impressive aircraft in your entire world."
"But you, sir, didn't come to us to simply
compliment our war effort," spoke up Caldwell.
"Definitely not!" said the visitor. "I have been sent here on a
mission of aid. But first may I request that I be permitted to
become part of your management group for a few weeks - if you don't
object. To show my good faith, I have been instructed to present a
special gift before I explain my liaison. The gift from my home
planet is this."
The speaker then held up in his hand for all to see
what he termed an anti-magnetic motor with which to power the
largest of the new planes.
"It will take the place of your excellent
jet motor, " he added.
More than one of his listeners smiled.
All knew the jet motor and
its accessories weighed at least 1,000 pounds. Another looked at the
device held in the alien's hands and laughed.
interruptions, the stranger continued:
"Of course I know you think
I'm joking. Therefore, to prove my credibility we will test this
motor in one of your completed 98 foot ships. We will do it today if
you don't object. Then, if you are satisfied," he said turning to
Caldwell, "I ‘ll remain long enough to show you how to modify your
existing ships and set up facilities to build the motors for future
"It looks like it came out of a refrigerator or
washing machine," as the motor was passed around for examination.
The stranger smiled politely.
Caldwell knew what his advisors were
thinking: Up to 40 per cent of the power generated by a conventional
motor was used in moving the weight and mass of that motor before it
could lift or move its pay load.
Next day, on Caldwell's instructions, the new five pound motor was
mounted temporarily on a round wing plane, the jet remaining in
place. Electric circuits were shut off on the huge jet motor and
Caldwell himself entered the ship along with the pilot and other
executives as the Venusian spaceman took the controls. The motor was
turned on and like a toy ship, the huge craft lifted silently
In a moment, the group was looking down on the valley from several
hundred feet. An astonished Caldwell eagerly took the controls. When
the craft landed a few minutes after the anti-gravity lift test, the
being suggested they hover over a Sherman tank and attach a steel
cable from the tank bolts to the round wing plane. The tank weighed
several tons more than the plane.
Attachments completed, the plane
slowly rose as the cable became tight. Ground onlookers yelled as
round wing plane with the five pound propulsion, anti-magnetic motor
imported from Venus rose in the air and carried the tank aloft as
though it were a leaf from a tree.
The tank, in fact, had become
weightless. Turning to the crew, the alien mentioned that it would
be as easy to lift a 10-story office building. He explained that
when the iron chain was placed around the tank, it also became an
electro magnet by repulsing the Earth's magnetism as did the plane
itself, i.e. the object (tank) lifted, became an integral part of
(The original motor described above is now mounted and stored in a
glass show case in a U.S. Air Force underground vault in
The visiting alien later unfolded plans for motor manufacture on the
site. In the future design, the small anti-gravity motor would
provide ascent and descent propulsion, operating in conjunction with
precise, magnetic points of fluctuation in the plane's perimeter for
horizontal flight. All combinations of horizontal and vertical
flight patterns would be handled by a panel computer.
magnetic energy of the universe would run the planes from now on.
Furthermore, the round wing plane capacity would not require space
for the big jet, and another third of the interior capacity would be
freed from fuel storage and converted to equipment installation or
cargo. The great power of the new motor would also enable the
engineers to reinforce the light weight girder frame of the craft
with heavier, load-bearing materials.
But before the visitor settled down he had another surprise package,
for which he went back to his ship. When he emerged he carried under
his arm what looked like a roll of plain, pewter colored wall paper,
but much thinner. In the next few days the Caldwell staff discussed
the application of the new material.
It had been brought fresh from
a Venus rolling mill and the Earth engineers were told there was
enough of the paper thin substance to cover at least six key ships
if applied within the next seven curing days. A craft just off the
assembly line was set aside and the man who still insisted he came
from planet Venus stretched and cut the material to cover all
Six ships were covered.
The new material would be
case hardened and ready for flight in a year.
"When you roll these six craft out in September of 1944," the alien
explained, "you will be able to circumnavigate the globe in an hour
if you wish and their impervious skins will not overheat."
By the end of 1944, there were 500 round wing planes with new motors
(three model sizes 98', 60', 33') stored in the British Columbia
The skilled workers presumably from Venus had gradually
departed in unaccountable ways after training a labor force which
had become their equal. Also by late 1944, advanced versions of
Caldwell's craft and their crews were training daily in formation
flying over the Pacific northwest. Increased speeds far beyond 3,000
mph had eliminated the obsolete rudder.
The alien advisor had also
left plans for a new battery and an improved landing gear with
self-propelled castor bottoms.
Also, the planes could now hurl
themselves from a great height to ground level by reversing the
motor from magnetic repulsion to attraction. Near point of ground
impact, the motor again automatically reversed to repel, at which
time the landing tripods were electronically lowered to Earth. The
crews referred to this technique as "ballooning the ship to the
Pilot jargon for setting down the ship and cutting the
motor was called "peaceful landing."
Regarding gravity, the reader should abandon his present concepts
and rest assured that in such a landing the crew would not feel the
elevator effect of either a free fall or lift-off. There are no
gravitational forces exerted on the human body in such a balloon
landing or sudden lift-off from ground level, because the entire
crew becomes part of the round wing plane itself - and therefore
does not have to overcome gravity.
The crew and their plane make use
of the properties of attraction and repulsion in magnetism in order
to function with gravity - rather than trying to overcome that
The small motor size and stronger interior also permitted a doubling
of crew from six to twelve, if necessary, for a military mission, or
more passengers if used as a passenger carrier. But also important,
most new models were downsized to 60 feet in diameter when free
magnetic energy made unnecessary extra storage space for the liquid
fuels which formerly fed the jet motor. One day in September the
alien requested that Jonathon Caldwell assemble all the governing
board and other executives.
He complimented the Earthmen in the
valley for use of their small, radio-controlled drone planes, used
for testing the aerodynamic possibilities in later full scale
"You people here," he said referring to the valley complex
workers, "are way ahead of any Earth nation in development of the
round wing plane, first invented by your native son Caldwell. That
is why among other reasons we advanced people of this solar system
decided to lend you some help. I beg of you, however, don't misuse
that help we have given you!"
Then the polite stranger dropped a bombshell on his listeners.
leaders have already been told that we would not like you to use
these new planes in this war except on a limited basis. Any thoughts
you have in mind for punitive action should be dropped."
the U.S. Air Force liaison officer he said,
"Although I loathe war,
I must trust in your military superiors to heed my advice and not
use this new machine as a weapon but rather a conveyance to expedite
the ending of this present, unnecessary world-wide conflict. This
entire solar system is watching your tragic world war. We do not
want you to use this new invention to deliver to an enemy your
latest explosive device (he referred to the atom bomb) which you are
"We have already provided you with new motors. But we shall withhold
the formula for the skins. Thus, without that formula to prevent
overheating of the ship's outer surfaces, ultimate speed necessary
to leave and re-enter planet Earth's atmosphere must be carefully
controlled. Someday when the time is ripe, we will help you in this
regard also. In the meantime, be content with what you have."
He ended by saying, almost apologetically,
"On our planet, as in
this entire solar system, war is outlawed. More important than this
technological help I have brought with the blessings from our nation
is the fact that war on Earth must also be outlawed. When war on
earth is over, then Earth men will be shown how to use their own
resources of men and materials to venture into space."
The Venusian had stayed four months.
He constantly gave his
directions to Superintendent General Caldwell who in turn
comprehended their significance in production techniques and passed
on the alien's suggestions to the Earth planners.
The new team
functioned smoothly as the guiding genius sent from another world
sat in the councils of the Earth developers of the round wing plane
- and together they built a fleet of marvelous craft. The alien,
who was known simply as Mr. Lewis, one day said good-bye to his new
Taking the hand of Jonathon Caldwell, the alien said
softly, "I salute you Sir! You are the man who first was called out
of your country to point the way forward for people of the Earth.
You showed men how to fly without wings." As the stranger said
good-bye to a host of friends, a ship dropped out of the sky, and he
departed aboard it.
In a group photo taken before departure, the
place where the alien stood was blank.
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Allied Development of Round Wing Plane During World War II
Nineteen forty three was World War II's turning point.
As the year
ended, hostilities in Europe continued with Germany still appearing
to be strong. But enemy reverses were occurring. German confidence
began to ebb as American entry into the war helped roll back German
armies in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. On the Eastern front the
Russians with vast amounts of American Lend Lease equipment were
starting to counter attack after a long period of German mauling.
In December 1943, a new Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was
appointed to lead the western allies, and the same month three
thousand British and American planes bombarded the French coast in a
single night and a day, while another fleet of bombers sent Berlin
sirens wailing. Seven months later the enemy on the western front
would be in retreat, and Paris would surrender.
Control of the sea lanes also proved to be as decisive as the
winning of land battles. Thus, 17,000 merchant ships were dispatched
by the U.S. to keep the life-line open to England, Europe and
Russia, and the conflict's balance of power tipped in favor of the
allies despite staggering losses to U-boat action. Britain had held
the breach till the American industrial colossus flowed over the
Atlantic onto European shores and turned the tide against Germany's
By late 1943, growing numbers of round wing planes from the Canadian
valley had been appearing over Europe. The round wing pilots were
graduate aviators of the Technical Training Flight School located in
the B.C. Valley. General Caldwell was also the officer in charge of
this manpower training as well as Superintendent of the entire
A war-time aircraft crew consisted of six airmen, and on each round
wing plane, a combined operational group always included one
Britisher and one Canadian along with the American personnel.
Scattered among various crews were Australians and New Zealanders as
well as a handful of Norwegians.
The new ships now boasted sleek and smooth silhouettes with the
flaps and outside surface controls not distinguishable. The new
pilot class could execute intricate patterns either singly or
in formation that made those sighting the airborne ships gaze in
wonder. Day and night over England and Scotland, the great bomber
and fighter armadas heading for the continent, often reported the
presence of vanishing lights thought to be extra-terrestrial; they
would be seen one moment and gone the next. According to the viewers
there was one common denominator in all sightings. The strange and
aloof phenomena showed an apparent affinity to watch over and
protect the allied planes.
Jonathon Caldwell and his wife loved their children, but each was
particularly anxious about their son who had volunteered as a B29
bomber pilot and done several missions over Germany. A Olive,
Caldwell's wife, kept praying their boy would be safe.
On one such
daytime bombing raid, young Caldwell felt a presence he could not
explain. Looking above him, he saw a huge, round wing escort plane
sailing along at his same speed, like a mother hen. The round wing
craft wobbled in a friendly way. It flew on and then repeated its
wobbling which seemed to say hello to the American fixed wing bomber
Guessing it was a salutary signal, the bomber captained by
Caldwell dipped its wings, and young pilot Caldwell smiled and
raised his hand in a V for victory sign. Reaching target area over a
heavy flak region, the round wing plane on occasion dropped below
the bomber and took some direct hits. But it continued unflinchingly
through the danger zone.
When Caldwell got home that night he took
his wife aside and assured her,
"Everything's all right. I flew
escort with our son today!"
When the young Caldwell got a furlough,
he came home for a visit and told a story.
"Dad, I must tell you
about the friendly round wing bird that protected us on a raid. At
times I pretended it was you our there, dad, but I know you're too
old." (Caldwell was 45)
The parents smiled.
Unknown to the allied airmen, these lights seen weaving among the
formations on each mission were operated perhaps by friends they
knew back home in Kansas City, Halifax or Manchester.
sky visitors which resembled luminous balls of fire at high speeds
were nicknamed Foo fighters. These round wing planes were not out
just for practice or pageantry or to confuse regular aircraft pilots
and observers. They had a purpose. They acted as a guardian system
to a target, often relaying information back to London, allowing
allied planes to take evasive action.
They also took composite
pictures of targets before and after raids. When not busy, the
planes occasionally buzzed German formations, and in a more serious
vein, they also observed the flight directions and numbers in enemy
formations headed for Britain. But of course they were not available
during the heroic Battle of Britain that broke the back of Goering's
A brisk Atlantic traffic of diplomatic and scientific personnel was
also transported via the planes, and the round wing Technical Air
Command provided President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
with a plane should occasion demand.
But an unforeseen misfortune, quite apart from technology or enemy
threat, was to fall upon the valley complex. The problem was
Caldwell himself. His innovations and leadership abilities became
drained because of his wife, Olive. She was on the brink of death.
In fact, her doctor finally told Caldwell recovery was hopeless;
Olive was terminally ill. At best, she had a week to live.
Caldwell's spirit flagged, as had his supervision for some time.
Others took the matter into their own hands when Caldwell (a
Protestant) demanded that a priest be sent to say the last rites for
his dying wife (a Catholic).
The U.S. Air Force liaison chief sent the urgent request to his
Washington headquarters. Because the matter of security was so
touchy, the U.S. Air Force requested help from the O.S.S. The O.S.S.
moved immediately. One of its top European agents, a graduate of
West Point and a confirmed priest, who had been recalled to America
for a new assignment, was contacted. He was known only by his code
name of Father John, a devout but tough Christian as well as a
Father John was flown to Seattle where he boarded another military
plane. He alighted at the B.C. valley in the uniform of a Brigadier
General, carrying a black, flat brief case initialed Father John,
S.J., inside of which there was a bible, a note book, and two gold
crosses. A nervous Caldwell met him.
On seeing a military man, Caldwell exploded,
"I asked for a priest
not a soldier."
Quietly Father John sat down his brief case.
"I am a
Christian first, a priest second, and a Catholic third. I serve a
Caldwell calmed down under the charisma and
confidence of the big 6' 1" priest.
When they reached the bedroom where Olive lay dying, the post's
medical officer stood by. He confirmed that she had but a few hours
of life or a day or two at the most; she was in a coma.
Father John unfolded from his bag the smaller of the two gold
crosses and hung it at the head of the brass bed. The doctor and
Caldwell stood at one side of the room. The silence was deep as
Father John gave the ritual of the last rites, anointing Olive's
forehead with a mixture of blessed olive oil and salt. Tears filled
Caldwell's eyes. His wife had been part of the round wing dream
since he had been a young man.
She had sacrificed everything to stay
by his side when he had spent all his abilities on the plan's
reality in later years. Now the one person who understood him and
whom he needed most was dying.
The soft spoken words of Father John could again be heard:
God, I have done my priestly duty to this soul who is speeding on to
her eternal rest. But Father God, I beseech You in the Name of
Christ, to delay the return of this soul to Thee."
voice grew louder.
The priest then took the larger cross and placed it before her eyes.
"Evil spirit! In the name of Jesus the Christ, I command you be gone
from this child of God!"
Suddenly the woman in coma jerked her head
from the pillow and threw an arm over her eyes to resist the gold
In a moment her body trembled violently and she sat up. The
evil spirit had fled. Father John helped her to sit on the side of
the bed, and in a moment she put her feet to the floor.
Beads of perspiration showed on Father John's forehead and his eyes
"We praise and thank Thee for thy faithfulness, Oh
Christ,” he repeated.
No one moved as Father John stood erect and waited.
all to see, there stood at the foot of the bed, a fullsize, three
dimensional figure. All knew instinctively He was Christ. Seconds
went by as a soft light brighter than day bathed the room.
Olive Caldwell looked around and exclaimed,
“What are we doing
The Christ figure faded but around Olive there remained a
glow. The spirit of a living and healing Christ had filled her.
They all went into the living room where Olive served coffee and
cakes to Father John and the doctor. She beamed allover.
stay with us tonight,” she begged Father John.
But the big American
priest of Scottish descent excused himself and affectionately said
As he left, he cautioned the Caldwells,
“Don't make that room or
this house a shrine. We serve a living Christ; he is not confined to
a room - he is everywhere.”
(The record of that visit is among the O.S.S. papers of Father John,
located in the National Archives. See Epilogue about Olive
Caldwell's recovery and retirement years.)
The valley complex was back to normal and Caldwell's vigor
returned. The glowing success surrounding the performance of the new
round wing air arm caused people in high places to respond. Towards
the end of the war, the allied round wing complex had two memorable
occasions that carne close to being called holidays.
The first of
these events occurred in late December of 1943, when President
Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill visited the aerospace complex
along with their host Prime Minister Mackenzie King.
The three personages had arrived in the private railway car of
President Roosevelt after crossing into Canada at Winnipeg, Manitoba
and proceeding west into the British Columbia Valley. An American
band met the train and played the National Anthem and Hail to the
Chief. A British band, the Royal Fusiliers, played God Save the King
and ended up along with the American band in playing the anthem, O
The leaders stayed a day. On addressing the airmen, President
Roosevelt touched each of their nerve centers when he told them they
were not the forgotten men of the war about which they had been
The President dropped a secret:
"You men are being trained
for what is intended to be the most secret and decisive project of
the war. Stand -ready," he said, "for that moment when we shall call
you to deliver the greatest rebuke to the Nazis on behalf of your
countries. For on that day when you are called be ready to climb
into your new round wing armada and cross the top of the world to
destroy the enemy in an hour's time!"
When the cheering response quieted down, Churchill rose and with a
few apt phrases said he agreed on behalf of his nation, that the men
of the valley had not been forgotten but were actually being trained,
"for one quick knockout blow of the iniquitous Nazi scourge that has
taken over Germany."
The idea to destroy Germany in a single round wing strike is
attributed to the planning of Roosevelt and Churchill.
Later, in speaking to one of the station's top executives, Churchill
is said to have remarked,
"Into this valley with its awesome power
of round planes, we English speaking people have placed all our hope
for shortening the war - in case everything else should fail."
President Roosevelt had caught that vision of the military relevance
of the round wing plane back in 1936.
He shared it with the British
and Canadian heads of state. Later, it was that cooperation between
the three nations that enabled Jonathon E. Caldwell and his staff to
make President Roosevelt's dream become reality.
On September 18, 1944, Station Commander General Caldwell ordered a
full review of his 3,000 airmen at eight a.m. The unsuspecting
airmen assembled, waiting for a routine inspection. Suddenly out of
the sky one of their own 98 foot craft appeared and the attention of
all the airmen was riveted on the descending machine.
As it touched
down close to the formation right on a prescribed circle, a thousand
voices murmured in unison:
Then out from beneath the round wing plane the assembled airmen saw
emerge the figure of a tall, smiling, immaculately dressed soldier
covered with ribbons.
As he left the shadow of the craft, a cheer
went up from the ranks of men. The flight officer yelled
As General Eisenhower shook hands with Station
Commander Caldwell and other officers, the entourage moved to the
assembled troops. Three thousand allied airmen saluted their chief
in honor. An airman boasted later the cheers could be heard in
Before "Ike" had reached the troops, he was joined by a
second figure in a black beret who because of his victories in North
Africa had recently been made a Viscount.
He was Bernard L.
Montgomery and he came forward to join the Commander-in-Chief of all
the allied military scattered throughout Europe. The British airmen
took up the cheer again, and quickly the Canadians and Commonwealth
buddies added voice as the Americans in final crescendo raised the
roof of the valley.
Montgomery addressed the airmen in an overlong
dialogue. Eisenhower summed up his own thoughts in less than half an
He told the assembled airmen,
"the moment for which you have
been trained, the time when you will be called to strike the enemy - is not far off."
The allied war leaders later toured the giant aerospace facilities.
As General Eisenhower talked informally with Caldwell, a young
genius in his mid-forties, General Eisenhower praised him:
no way we can adequately express our thanks for what you have done
for the allied cause and for freedom."
The allied leaders had left a station in Britain before daylight
Pacific coast time.
By way of Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island and
Hudson Bay they had flown non-stop watching the sun rise over Port
Churchill, Manitoba and racing ten times faster than the speed of
sound to their destination, they sat down with friends for a
Canadian 'breakfast of ham and eggs, over seven thousand miles away
from the shores from which they had departed.
Upon leaving again, they would be back in London, England, on a
leisurely trip of about two hour's time.
Another momentous occasion arose at the end of 1944, almost a year
after the visits of the allied political leaders. The valley's air
station had been on constant alert in late December. Something was
On the last week of the year, the huge 500 fleet of round wing
planes took off early one morning for Germany. The preplanned
targets were "strategic German cities. Roosevelt had vetoed an
earlier attempt that month by Allied and German Generals including
Eisenhower, Patton. and Von Runstedt to end the fighting in the
Now the round wing air arm was on its way to execute the end
of hostilities in Roosevelt's own way.
The terrible lasers had not
yet been installed in the new round wing planes but in their holds
several of the planes carried the new atomic bombs while the others
carried bomb bays full of block buster explosives.
As the planes appeared over German skies in mass, a long
cigar-shaped craft was seen by several squadron leaders as it
watched from high above. The first targets were reached and orders
given to prepare bombs and finally "bombs away."
But not one plane could release its cargo of destruction. All
electrical circuits connected with the bomb delivery were dead.
Radios too were silent. Finally, in consternation, the fleet
followed the lead ships and turned back to Canada. They landed
without incident, and maintenance men examined the planes. Then, as
if on cue, the entire fleet became electrically functional again.
High above, a cigar-shaped craft of giant proportions moved off into
Allied intelligence sources say the Germans under Hitler lost
earlier technological blessings from the aliens when the Nazis
embarked on a plan to use their five round wing planes to bomb major
American cities including New York and Washington. The enemy
intended dropping new instruments of mass destruction called atom
bombs which the Germans had produced at about the same time as the
The first Hiroshima was to have been New York. Hitler
himself is said to have ordered the raid. The planes left Germany.
But what happened thereafter is unknown.
Did the extra terrestrials prevent the planned deaths of so many
countless humans and the mass destruction of cities? It seems most
likely. Here is why:
The alien who visited Roosevelt in 1943 had told him the
extra-terrestrials were totally aware of the new round wing plane
then being developed by Caldwell and group. The alien reminded
Roosevelt it could be used as a blessing or an evil. He warned the
President not to use it for evil purposes. Reminded of that warning
while authorizing the German strike, President Roosevelt replied,
"Let's forget the aliens! We now have the round wing planes - we
intend to use them."
Just as important as the words of the exra-terrestrial who visited
Roosevelt in 1943 is the warning of the alien scientist sent down to
earth's aerospace valley in British Columbia.
When he departed in
1943, he reminded Jonathon Caldwell and company,
"Don't try to use
the new round wing planes to destroy your present enemy, the
Germans! It will turn out that your ultimate enemy has not yet been
revealed. For the present, the round wing planes are for your
On May 6, 1945, World War II ended in Europe as Germany, in the
absence of Hitler, surrendered unconditionally.
Even as the allied
generals accepted surrender at Eisenhower's Heims School
Headquarters, at 2:41 A.M. French time, May 7, a fleet of 500 round
wing planes dropped down from 60,000 feet and plummeted to a 3,000
foot elevation over beleaguered Berlin. There, in mile long letters
executed by the round wing planes, German civilians and Russian
troops below stared up at the huge lighted sign which spelled out in
English the word SURRENDER.
The Germans had capitulated after five
years, eight months and six days of the bloodiest conflict in
Neither side had been able to use their round wing planes for
destruction of each other - neither the allies 500 planes or the
Earlier on the evening of May 5, when the surrender was first
announced over the BBC radio, allied soldiers and Englishmen and
women had jammed downtown London. Trafalgar Square teemed with
masses of singing people, the lights came back on, and in front of
Whitehall huge crowds shouted impromptu for Prime Minister
As the Prime Minister appeared on the balcony, he stuck
his cigar trademark in his mouth and raised his hand in a V for
victory symbol. Then the cheering crowd stopped as all heads turned
upwards. The entire London sky as in Berlin was filled with strange
Unquestionably they spelled out one word - V I C T
O R Y.
In his first public admission of the aerial phenomena, the
British Prime Minister tried to explain that the formations above
were one of the secret weapons the allies had chosen not to use in
winning the war. As the heavenly lights disappeared across the
English countryside, they left in their wake a mystery - which no
one on the allied side spoke of again.
Across all Britain the airborne formation flew in slow parade. As
the round wing plane assemblage moved on in silent tribute, the huge
word VICTORY blazened over the home towns of many young Scottish,
English, Welsh and Irish pilots and crewmen.
From the countryside below, jubilant Britains occasionally saw
packets attached to small parachutes flutter down from the strange
birds. Retrieved, the finders noted the packets contained dozens of
letters on RAF stationery with British stamps affixed to the
Each packet was wrapped in a special binder which said:
"Finder, please take to nearest Postmaster!"
The next few days, across the British Isles, the letters from the
sky were being delivered to cottages and flats by the score. On
opening one such letter a lonely Englishwoman, worrying about her
son, might have read:
Dear Mom... Sorry I've been away so long.
But soon I'm coming home... Love, your son.
During the next week the jubilant British sang, danced, paraded, and
worshipped as each in his or her own way threw off the shackles of
years of war-time regimentation. But, quietly, the British War
Office had planned another surprise that to this day has never been
told except to those in the know.
In the early morning blackness of May 15, several giant round wing
planes dropped out of the overcast and hovered above a field on an
island off the Scottish coast. Bright lights shone down on the turf
as the machines sat quietly down, each on its tripod legs. And from
the stairs below each craft, young Britishers stepped down with
their few belongings and moved silently away into the darkness.
Shortly thereafter, twelve assembled fishing boats took aboard over
480 young men and headed for the mainland. The fishing boats
normally hauled "goods vans" southward to major coastal cities. But
the skippers had been called by the Ministry of Fisheries for a
special task that morning. Sworn to silence, only the skippers knew
they had been asked to pick up nearly 500 war heroes.
As the young
men huddled on the cold deck of one of the ships, an old Scottish
fisherman, obviously trying to goad the young passengers into
revealing their point of origin, remarked slyly,
"Aye, mon! I’ve
seen everything now. All you lads spending your days on that forlorn
island while the rest of the world was busy fighting a war.”
Above the boats, over 20 strange craft blinked their lights in
farewell as the young airmen looked up and smiled with nostalgia for
their air training home in far away Canada.
In the morning, as dawn broke over Scotland's most northerly village
served by rail, a long Royal Scot steam train stood slowly puffing
and waiting. The town's industry, a nearby cannery, had not yet
opened. Meanwhile the young warriors who had manned the world's
greatest World War II inventions, assembled at the station.
of the bag pipes was heard, and this music to Scottish ears came in
a medley of homecoming tunes played by the Bank of the Scots Guard
from Edinburg castle. The band had come up on the train.
As the last
"all aboard" was sounded, the engineer called to the fireman,
a three hour run to Edinburgh. We'll have an hour's stop while these
passengers stretch their legs and get the biggest and best breakfast
the city of Edinburgh can dish up. All other trains take second
place, even if we meet up with King George himself!"
But London was waiting for the special train.
Churchill was on hand. And so was King George VI, accompanied by His
Majesty's Coldstream Guards. As each man disembarked from the train,
they lined up and received a handshake and a medal from the King. On
the medal were inscribed the words: FOR VALOUR BEYOND THE CALL OF
The demob officer had already spoken to the young heroes.
remainder of your lives, you men must be content to know of the
courage with which you served the cause. But remember! You can never
share the secret of the round wing plane with anyone, as difficult
as this order may seem to be. But someday, in the wisdom of the top
brass, perhaps somebody will be allowed to tell. I hope we are still
alive by then."
The Britishers melted into the crowd and headed for
Each carried a paper giving him a choice of honorable
discharge or revolunteering for the Roundwing Plane Service. In
Canada, the airmen were discharged at Ottawa; the Americans were
taken to Tacoma, Washington. Today the identities of those pioneer
airmen are not known, but on the wall of the Canadian Air Minister
is a plaque referred to as the Silver List. Engraved there are the
names of approximately five hundred Canucks.
The Regiment of Royal Fuseliers who had been employed mainly as
security forces in the B.C. Valley during the war years, got home to
Britain in1947. Some of them had left Scotland by round wing plane
but all were returned by train to New York and then by ship to
The United States emerged from World War II as the world's
undisputed superpower. Before the war ended she had become the
world's leading shipbuilder. She had supplied the allies with more
shipping tonnage than both Britain and the U.S. possessed in 1939.
Her expansion of conventional air power enabled the allies to
dominate the European skies. And once engaged on the battlefields,
the United States had trained and equipped twelve million armed men
deployed with over 50 allies on various fronts, while still
providing the Russians with massive ship loads of Lend Lease
armament. And when the war was over and rebuilding of the continent
began, it was the American Marshall Plan that got the Europeans,
including the former enemy, back on their industrial feet.
From 1941 to 1945, the U.S. War Council had managed to divert
scientists and technicians to the Manhattan bomb project while still
carrying on with the manufacture and delivery of conventional
armament, not to mention the added brain power required to research
and produce the (Jefferson) round wing plane project that eventually
housed a small city of workers. The costs were shared between the
three allied powers based on population ratio.
The audacious total American war-time achievements had been
burdensome in taxes. The national debt rose from 50 billion in 1940
to over 250 billion dollars in 1945, nearly nine tenths of this
amount expended on winning the conflict to liberate Europe and the
Quite apart from the manufacture of conventional war apparatus, the
industrial miracle of the allies, shared mainly by the U.S.A., was
that a revolutionary air arm of round wing planes, and their trained
crews had been developed in secret, without disrupting the effort of
the country's six million men and women military labor force.
Inevitably, the secret was not perfectly
kept, but leaks in every case were plugged before serious breaches
of security could occur.
Although the war ended in victory for the allies, the Americans were
always acutely aware that, if need be, the scales of Justice would
have been tipped in their favor, had they introduced the advanced,
round wing plane and its awesome laser power.
Yet in spite of the
disastrous war that bled America (and the world) of so much of its
valuable resources, she still managed to carry herself and the globe
into a new age of free flight that before the century ends may
become the prime mover of people and commerce.
Said Canada's beloved scientist and World War II General A.G.L.
"Isn't it ironic that it took a war to bring about such
Winston Churchill called it the "unnecessary war." President
And to the young English boy who asked his grieving mother,
the war in which daddy was killed?! she replied, "No one - everybody lost.”
Sixteen million fathers and sons never came home. And nearly ten
million innocent civilians who died in the flames of war would have
agreed, had their voices been able to cry out.
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Fatherland Evacuated in New Aircraft and Giant U Boats
In the summer of 1943 the French underground suddenly began advising
London of nightly troop trains traveling over secondary French
railroads toward the Spanish border. The French estimated that each
train carried 500 German troops. Allied intelligence was perplexed.
There were several reasons.
The enemy had been defeated in Africa and was bogged down on the
Russian front. Therefore) Supreme Allied Command was desperate to
know if the Germans were starting a second front or planning to
invade North Africa from Spanish bases. And was there some truth to
the continuing rumors from allied agents} that the elite of the
German army and her top scientists and technicians were preparing to
evacuate their European homeland - and, if so, to where? And even
more disquieting, the.
British and the American OSS had learned that
Hitler had put much of Germany's scientific effort into a new type
of round wing plane which was perhaps laser equipped to destroy
London or New York in an hour. The American OSS knew precisely the
horrible possibilities of such a German breakthrough. The question
was asked if the Germans were building those planes in some remote
area of Spain or South America.
Allied headquarters in London sent 12 top agents into Germany,
France and Spain and asked the American OSS to infiltrate these
troop trains to ascertain German intentions. Three Americans were
chosen, one of German descent and a graduate of Princeton Law
School, another an ordained priest who later became Director of the
They all spoke fluent German.
A fourth Spanish speaking agent was sent to neutral Spain, where in
Seville he established himself for three weeks to listen to Spanish
railway men and observe Germans in Spanish uniforms, changing trains
for a coastal destination. Two of the agents managed to get their
messages to London in spite of being caught, and Allen Dulles got
behind enemy territory and back without detection.
This story of
American espionage on German troop trains is said to be legendary in
intelligence circles, and for sheer heroism it is one of the bravest
and most dangerous wartime episodes ever recorded.
In an Atlanta restaurant, late one evening in April, 1976, the
author sat with three survivors of the four original agents who
penetrated the German railroad evacuation plot. The former agents, a
Catholic priest, a Presbyterian and a Christian scientist, ate
slowly. They talked and relived their train ride with the German
troops. After the meal the priest, then a Cardinal, placed a bottle
of wine on the table.
Allen Dulles had brought it back from the 1943
episode on the train. Each year they would have a reunion and to the
last survivor would go the German Wine. (In September, 1978 the
heroic clergyman died in Rome.)
The reports of these agents began seeping back to London, and within
40 days, the allies were piecing together a mystery.
Germans were cleverly executing a contingency plan for their troops
and certain civilians to evacuate Germany for a second stronghold
after battle defeats in Europe were no longer reversible.
Although the war tide had turned in favor of the allies, they had
also been caught napping about alternate German intentions. But
then, perhaps, never before in history had an army suffering defeat
made contingent plans to abandon its homeland and revive the
military venture elsewhere.
The collective reports from the American, British and French agents
confirmed that crack German troops were being withdrawn from all
fighting fronts and shipped to Spain. Furthermore, the three agents
who had infiltrated the German troop trains reported that personnel
on board comprised the essential manpower needed for a colonization
These agents had identified a diversity of professions,
business experts and workers disguised as soldiers and had actually
spoken with doctors, dentists, teachers, architects, tool makers,
machinists, etc., whose new oath on being verified for the train
evacuation trips had required,
"unflinching and everlasting loyalty
to the Third Reich and its Fuehrer."
The last stop for the German troop trains had been Hulva, and
It would take another espionage effort for the OSS
to determine just what was happening at these Spanish ports, and on
this requirement allied intelligence would focus next.
In the meantime in 1944, the reports of other agents, verified by
aerial photography, also indicated unusual activity in German Baltic
ports. Huge quantities of industrial equipment for overseas'
shipment were beginning to appear at these docks. The allies
wondered if the Germans were shipping their new round wing planes
abroad for later use to strike from hidden bases.
About this time
the Allies learned of a secret meeting held in Strasberg on August
10, 1944, wherein it was decided to remove all the gold and precious
metal reserves from Germany for over seas shipment. Overseas, but to
Despite tight German security, the American OSS began to discern
some obvious intentions. One, that there existed a German master
plan to evacuate personnel and wealth from the fatherland to parts
unknown during the height of the war, and two, that secret weapons
were being shipped out, including an unconventional aircraft which
the enemy had not committed to the fighting.
provided by allied intelligence left a major question unanswered.
Why? And what secret weapon, or weapons, were so advanced or
devastating that a determined Germany would not commit them when she
was losing the war? And were they so advanced that she could safely
gamble her future on them?
As the Allied Command also pondered German intentions in Spain, it
was aware that although Spain was neutral, General Franco, because
of German threats, was under the German thumb. London, therefore,
concluded that Spain's importance to the enemy lay in the use of her
It was in conjunction with these intelligence summations that the
first reports arrived regarding a new fleet of giant German
submarines approximately 400 feet long and several decks high.
Agents reported sightings of these subs in the vicinity of Aymonte
and Hulva, Spain. and also at Baltic and Norwegian ports.
In 1944-1945 it was confirmed that the loading of these subs at
Baltic potts with unusual machinery and equipment was secretly being
carried on. The Norwegian underground picked up the super subs'
These reports pieced together told a tale. The giant
underwater megaliths had left Germany, thence to Norway and along
its coast northward to avoid Allied shipping lanes, and then west
from Narvik toward Iceland in the North Atlantic. From a point below
Iceland the subs steered an oblique southerly course which
eventually took them to the Atlantic ports of Hulva and Aymonte,
At last the Allied command had solved the 1945 puzzle of the
disappearing Germans. The answer was obvious! The German troop
trains puffing through France and Spain at night were eventually
disembarking their passengers and other cargo at Spanish Atlantic
ports, where from another direction, German ingenuity had brought
together underseas transportation. Once the Germans had boarded the
subs they were swallowed up quietly by the sea.
By V-E Day, the allies estimated over 250 thousand Germans had
evacuated the country by various means, including air, submarines
and even by merchant vessels flying American and British flags. But
the enigma of where the unapprehended Germans were headed still
eluded the Allies.
In April, 1945 the world press was preoccupied with the forthcoming
German collapse. In a political agreement made by Roosevelt and
Stalin at Yalta, Allied armies were forced to mark time on the
Western front while Russian troops took Eastern Europe and half of
Germany, including Berlin. The German armies on the western front
under Von Rundstedt fought delaying actions, their local commanders
knowing that the end was near.
Rumors were rife among the German
High Command that Hitler was about to unleash secret weapons that
would annihilate the enemy. And a similar German story circulated,
that the Western allies would link up with the Germans at the Elbe
and together, join the German army on the Eastern front and race for
Moscow to contain communism.
All of these rumors of anticipated happenings circulating among the
desperately besieged Germans had a ring of truth. And, in another
way, and at another place, one of the supposed fantasies became a
As usual, the Allies were unprepared. When the tragedy occurred
(gathered in 1977 from British and German sources) it bridged two
eras. From that moment on, World War II became the last great
chapter on mankind's history of conventional armaments. As a result
of the tragic incident that followed, World War II may well be known
as the last of the lengthy super land battles using explosives and
Involved in this terrible drama was one of the giant German
submarines. She was one of those built secretly in 1944 and carried
a cargo of top secret German plans, documents and proto types of new
inventions. The sub was in the North Atlantic at an approximate
position of 14/ west and 35/ north when her oxygen supply gave out
due to malfunction of equipment.
Unable to stay submerged, the
leviathan slowly ascended from a depth of 2000 feet and its 12"
thick hull of steel broke surface of the cold Atlantic at midnight
on 23rd of April, 1945, within a mile of two
British cruisers. Up went flares as the British ships opened fire on
the German sub. Eight inch shells straddled the huge craft to get
range, as an odd-shaped German gun appeared on the sub's hull. A
pencil beam of laser horned in on the cruiser Cambden.
There was no battle thunder or fury from the sub. The ray silently
pierced the darkness and flares, and in seconds a 20 foot diameter
hole was cut from port to starboard through the first surface ship.
Like a toy boat suddenly filled with water, the cruiser sank
horizontally with a hissing of steam from the white hot steel hull.
Then the beam moved onto the second cruiser, Hanover, and as another
20 foot hole was opened, she burst into flames, and settled down in
less than 30 seconds.
Most of the ship's complement never reached
their battle stations. Those on deck duty jumped overboard. In less
than two minutes only some oil slick, air bubbles and flotsam
appeared where the cruisers had stood. The German sub moved into
range of the cruiser's former positions and machine gunned the
survivors. The British flares settled into the sea and blackness
again enveloped the area.
The German "V-Boat" Captain left his bridge and went below. Putting
his head in his hands he bent over and sobbed. An officer consoled
him with the words: "It was the enemy or us! Otherwise, we were to
At dawn the next morning in the same area a British fishing trawler
spotted three men on a piece of wreckage. The sailors, numb from
exposure, were hauled aboard and three days later were landed in the
Hebrides Islands. That day at Allied headquarters in London a
telegram was received from the Hebrides at British Naval
headquarters which shortly thereafter reached OSS General Donovan.
As General Donovan read the graphic story of the
Germalaser that cut
holes like a can opener in the British cruisers, he put down the
cryptic message and said,
"My God! Oh, My God!"
A new war age had
just been born.
As a result of the naval engagement, the joint
chiefs-of-staff asked the question:
"Where are the missing German
round wing planes that disappeared out of Germany, and" are they too
equipped with lasers?"
And from where was the enemy intending to
strike with his hidden force of devastating new aircraft?
At combined Naval Operations in London, Allied Intelligence pondered
where one of the laser equipped monster subs might strike next.
Everything afloat on the sea lanes was now vulnerable.
But the enemy could not wait.
The German plan had already been released - they would use another
of their twelve super subs in a devastating naval engagement that,
if it were successful, might bring the U.S.A. to its knees.
But an "accident of fate" would alter the German plan.
Here's how the story unfolds. Unknown to the allies in late 1944,
the secretive and orderly German evacuation was preceeding well. Her
top personnel which were needed to continue the Third Reich
elsewhere were being removed by round wing planes and the super
subs, the chief vehicles used among several withdrawal methods.
Germans like Von Runstedt from whose area round wing planes were
evacuating key personnel, refused to give travel priority to those
Nazis responsible for Jewish exterminations. The truth is that most
of the regular German general staff had disdain for these Nazis who
were not wanted in the new Germany destined to rise in another part
of the world.
Furthermore, German embarkation officers in the Hulva
and Aymonte also refused to place key Nazi killers on board the
Major Otto Skorzeny, Hitler's tough deputy, had gone personally to
Von Runstedt in December, 1945 and demanded seats for himself and
his top henchmen on the departing round wing planes. Von Runstedt
had refused and so had Von Schusnick, the chief pilot. Thus the
Nazis had to find their own way out of Europe to escape allied
vengeance in the coming Nuremburg War Trials.
Nazi interference was forgotten by the architects of the German
evacuation plan until April 18, 1945, when on that day the Nazis
made their moves and an encounter occurred in Alexandria, Egypt
between German Nazis and German Naval personnel. A new super sub
which had left the Island of Bornholm in the Baltic in early
February layoff Alexandria.
Egyptian tenders had ferried out
regularly chosen escapees under the sympathetic eyes of Egyptian
officers named Abel Gamel Nasser and Anwar Sadat, each of whom
despised King Farouk and the British protectorate forces stationed
The giant war sub was full and sealed orders were opened for
departure to the southern hemisphere when a German Nazi, Major
Hauptman Schaemmel, came aboard and put a gun in the ribs of Lt.
Commander Hans Meyers. He was ordered to disembark the 500 men.
Another Nazi officer warned the naval commander that his wife and
daughter were being held hostage in Bavaria to be killed immediately
if the sub commander refused to obey. That night 500 German
emigrants were replaced by an equal number of Nazi Germans who had
made their way from Germany to Egypt via Italy by various escape
By morning the giant sub had slipped away and headed out
through the Straits of Gibraltar to the open Atlantic. But she was
As the sub commander piloted his ship deep under the
surface of the Mediterranean he was kept under watch. Above, on the
surface, two British destroyers followed the underwater transport by
sonar. As the sub neared Gibraltar, the British made no attempt to
stop it. More ships joined the surveillance and together the giant
sub (with the German navy crew under the duress of nearly 500 Nazi
masters) and its silent overhead escort, headed out across the
Atlantic - revised destination, New
York. The sub's new mission, unauthorized by the German Admiralty,
was to be the most aggressive act of war the Nazis had devised for
their final hours.
On the sub's foredeck was a long artillery piece with a 12" bore
that could fire shells at the rate of 30 second intervals. It was
claimed that explosives in the war heads (a triumph of German
research) would pulverize the city of New York quickly and destroy a
large part of its population. From New York rubble the sub's new
directions were to take it into Chesapeake Bay where Philadelphia,
Baltimore and Washington would be levelled, and then to Halifax or
Miami to complete the destruction.
There was only one problem: the
sub commander had not been told of the plans, although British
intelligence was privy to the scheme from the moment it began
shadowing the sub out of Egypt. The dash under the ocean to the
U.S.A. went as planned. When the underwater giant reached American
waters over 100 surface ships were waiting.
Across New York Harbor
stretched a bronze net, and underwater bells with search lights were
suspended from barges. The net held. The lights shone down on the
sub. Depth charges fell astride her thick hull.
from the depth charges and torpedoes fired from allied subs, the 376
foot long monster backed off and headed out for deeper water.
"Where to now?" asked the sub commander, under the gun of Nazi
General Osker Dirlewanger.
"To Miami. We'll shell it off the map
from far out in deep water."
The sub commander replied,
how do I surface to man the deck-gun when depth charges are tumbling
onto our hull every minute?"
Deeply submerged, the sub quarry headed
south into the Straits of Florida, but she could not lose her 46
surface hunters, including American, British, Canadian and French
vessels out of Martinique.
Fifty hours later, the giant German submarine found herself still
being tracked in a channel which narrowed quickly. From fear of
being trapped, the commander attempted to turn around. Depth charges
had dirtied the water and visual directions were impossible to
determine. Reverberations against the hull were continuous.
Suddenly, the underwater ship stopped, unable to move. She lay to
for several hours. Outside explosions ceased temporarily. An
examination by divers showed she was down 200 feet and washed by
turbulent currents. The long barreled gun specifically fitted to
destroy the coastal cities of America was jammed into a crevice
under the roof of a shark infested coral shelf.
The divers' final
"The sub can never be freed."
In a few moments word
spread through the ship.
The depth charges became intermittent. The enemy above had abandoned
the chase. But the sub was unmoveable. The 500 Germans began to
reflect on death by starvation or lack of oxygen in a craft that had
become their tomb.
The commander made five trips out of the sub in the next three days.
Each time he took off a Nazi, deposited him on shore and and
returned with provisions or medications provided by collaborators.
But the entombed men were beginning to succumb. Some of the Nazis
screamed obscenities, others had nightmares. Murders were committed
to steal rations for survival. On the commander's fifth trip back to
the sub, some of the victims were reduced to crawling. Water and
rations were almost exhausted.
After a conference it was decided that in order to save lives the
commander and one top Nazi should surrender to the American
authorities. As strategy discussions continued, Nazi Major Schaemmel
slipped away and relieved the guard in the commander's control room.
As the first guard departed, Schaemmel put a gun to the head of
Commander Meyers and articulated forcefully:
"You are my hostage.
Obey every word or I'll kill you! Move in a normal way to the lower
escape hatch! You and I are going to leave - alone!"
Commander Hans Meyers and Nazi Major Hauptman Schaemmel left the
tomb on the small two man escape sub.
They were never to return.
Within ten hours the two had beached their sub off Elliot Key,
surrendered to an American naval unit, been transported to Key West
under guard and had boarded a plane for Washington. But time was
running out for the sub commander.
One of the five escaped Nazis
whom he had taken out a few days earlier had, on separating,
"You deliberately steered us into this trap. When I get
to a short wave radio, I'll signal our people overseas to kill your
wife and daughter. They are still my hostages."
The first morning after their departure from the German sub, on
April 29, 1945, the two Germans were in the White House under guard
flanked by Navy Intelligence officers.
In front of them sat the President of the United States, Harry S.
Truman, in office since April 13, 1945.
The sub commander spoke. His sad blue eyes told of the human cargo
left on board that would die if the Americans (whom they had been
sent to kill) did not rescue them. During the interrogation, the
commander explained his predicament: he had about 500 men with
'supplies exhausted; he had no passenger list. He explained that the
first sub load had been bumped in Alexandria.
But regardless, the
sub commander asked that all lives be saved. As President Truman
deliberated, the Nazi, Major Schaemmel, asked to speak without the
presence of the sub commander who was then led out of the room.
Standing before the Naval Intelligence officers (whose names are
withheld for security reasons) and President Truman, the prisoner
began to speak. Suddenly his diction sounded unmistakably American.
As he continued, Truman's jaw dropped in disbelief.
These are the
words he heard:
"I am not Major Hauptman Schaemmel, a Gestapo agent. My official
rank and name is Col. Walter Schellenberg and my secret ass number
is 78. General William Donovan, head of the OSS will verify this.
Please have an officer make contact."
Then, as the amazed President
and intelligence personnel looked on, the Nazi impersonator saluted
the President and withdrew from his sleeve a list of almost 500 true
names of the German Nazi personnel from the stricken sub.
"I beg you, Mr. President, these are the real names of those beasts
in that God forsaken sub. The sub commander is not aware what
terrible substitution of personnel was made in Alexandria. Under
direct orders from Hitler, I was responsible for rounding up these
infamous men and placing them on that sub."
"When did you infiltrate
the Nazis?" the President asked. Col. Schellenberg replied, "In 1942
I was dropped in Switzerland."
President Truman strode around the desk before the OSS agent.
"Only God could have arranged your being in front of me today with this
information. Welcome home and let me shake hands with a brave man."
Then the President read the partial list of those Nazis on the sub}
and handed it to one of the Intelligence officers.
Some of the names
and particulars are as follows:
No. 1. FRANZ NOVAK: Adolph Eichmann's Transportation officer. It was
his job to arrange transportation for those undesirable Jews from
point of arrest to place of execution and disposal.
No. 2. THEODOR DANNECKER: In charge of deporting Jews of France,
Belgium and Italy to their places of execution.
No. 3. HEINZ ROETHKE: Eichmann's Deputy in Charge of disposing of
undesirable Jews in Paris. He directed the others who arrested and
deported the Paris Jews. He is supposed to have completely
eliminated all known Jews in Paris.
No. 4. DR. ERNST WETZEL: He operated a gas chamber in Poland. The
official name was Elimination Camp for Undesirables.
No. 5. WILHELM ZOEPF: In charge of sending Dutch Jews to the gas
chamber and was in complete charge of this operation throughout the
country. Boasted that he didn't leave a known Dutch Jew alive; he
was thorough in his operations. He is known to have had over a half
million Jews exterminated from Holland alone.
No.6. HERMAN KRUMEY: In charge of Jewish extermination in Hungary.
Known to have sent over four hundred thousand Jews to their deaths.
In complete charge of operating gas chambers in Hungary.
No.7. OTTO HUESCHE: Executed 100,000 Jews in gas chambers. Bragged
about the number of Jews he executed.
No.8. MAJOR GENERAL OSKER DIRLEWANGER: Before the war, a convicted
criminal who committed sex crimes on young boys, spending five years
in a Bavarian prison for this. In charge of the toughest S.S. men
who in return were in charge of the extermination camps for unwanted
No.9. LEOPOLD GLEIM: Chief of Gestapo in Warsaw. After the war he
turned up in Egypt, was given an Egyptian name and was in Nasser's
service. One of the escapees from the Sub.
No. 10. LOUIS HEIDEN: Translated Hitler's "Mein Kampf" into other
languages and served the Fuehrer in other capacities.
No. 11. HANS APPLER: Killed 100,000 Jews in the gas chambers.
Escaped from the Sub, was deported by the United States and rather
than risk being tried as a war criminal, made his way to Egypt and
is how believed to be in the Egyptian diplomatic service.
No. 12. WILLIAM BOECKELER: Killed over 100,000 Jews in the
No. 13. KARL HOLTER: A former Gestapo Officer who was in charge of
the arrest and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Jews.
No. 14. ALBERT THIELMANN: A retired school teacher who joined the
party after Hitler came to power and was responsible for the gassing
of over 100,000 Jews.
No. 15. BRIG. GENERAL WARNER BLANKENBERG: Responsible for the murder
of over 100,000 Jews in the gas chambers.
No. 16. HANS BOTHMANN: Was in charge of the elimination squad in
Poland and all gas chambers there. Under his jurisdiction over half
a million Jews died.
No. 17. LT. GENERAL FREDERICH KATZMANN: Murdered 434,329 Jews in
No. 18. JAN DURCANSKY: In charge of all the Jewish extermination
camps in Austria and Northern Italy.
No. 19. DR. F. W. SIEBERT: Invented and produced the six pointed
metal star which Nazis required Jews to wear. All who wore this were
liable at any time to be seized and sent to an extermination camp.
No. 20. DR. KARL STAENGE: In charge of the death camps in
Yugoslavia. Took over an old Brick Yard in Belgrade and roasted
Jews alive in the kilns.
No. 21. FRANZ RADEMACHER: Exterminated 15,000 Yugoslavian Jews.
Listed as a dangerous man.
No. 22. DR. HANS EISELE: Exterminated over half a million Jews in
the Ukraine by having them thrown in pits, spraying gasoline over
them and setting them on fire. After the fires died out, the half
roasted bodies were used to feed the hogs.
No. 23. LT. GENERAL HEINZ KAMMLER: An expert on gas chamber
construction having been a concrete construction engineer before the
war. Perfected the gas chambers for a four minute kill. Later in
charge of the round wing plane plants.
No. 24. DR. MAX MERTEN: In charge of Jewish extermination in Greece
and under his leadership over 60,000 Greek Jews were killed.
No. 25. MATTIAS RAFFELBERG: Had over a half million Jews murdered in
Russia and Poland.
No. 26. MAJ. OTTO SKORZENY: The most wanted man in Europe. Called
the toughest man alive. A Hitler favorite who rescued Mussolini.
Escaped from sub.
No. 27. DR. RUDOLPH MILDNER: The Gestapo Chief in Denmark, in charge
of the elimination of Danish Jews. Had over 100,000 executed.
No. 28. DR. PAUL WALTER: Concentration camp commander in Poland. Was
responsible for over a hundred thousand Jewish deaths by
extermination and experimentation. Performed amputations without
anesthetics. His favorite expression on recording a death: "So what!
Another Jew out of the way!" The authors read Walter's final page
from his diary of a day's work written in Jewish blood.
No. 29. DR. WILHELM WITTELER: In charge of the gas chambers in
Latvia, and collected Jews for deportation.
No. 30. KURT HEINBURG: Was in charge of all Jewish extermination in
No. 31. HANS HOEFLE: Responsible for murdering over 100,000 Jews in
No. 32. WALTER CASPAR TOEBBENS: A Dutch Nazi who made millions of
dollars by making Jews work free of charge in his factories. Those
who became sick or incapacitated were killed on the spot.
No. 33. ANDRIJA ARTUKOVIC: Under his able administration over 80% of
Yugoslavia's Jews were wiped out. The Jewish population of Zagreb
was 12,315 before the war and 1,647 after. From Mostar a train took
six car loads of Jewish mothers and children to the station at
Sumaci. There they were forced to walk up into high mountains where
they were thrown off steep cliffs. At Korencia, Jews were tied in
bundles and rolled into pits, covered with gasoline and then burned
No. 34. HEINRICH "Gestapo" MUELLER: A policeman who rose to be
Bavarian Chief of Police. Later rose to be a Lt. General in the S.S.
(Security Police). Organized the Gestapo on the model of the Russian
M.V.D. His organization murdered most of Europe's Jews.
As the President perused the list his face turned pale.
invective across the room:
"Die, you evil bastards, and be buried
alive in your own tomb of the damned! I hope your crimes haunt you
Then he lowered his voice to a clipped tone of
command and addressed a navy officer.
"No attempt will be made to
save that infernal submarine. The death of those decent young crew
members may be accounted to me in eternity. God forgive me for their
The Lt. Commander was brought back into the room and the President
thanked him for his honesty.
"We must detain you, Sir," said
President Truman, "but is there anything I can do for your comfort?"
On that offer of aid, the U-boat commander blurted out the dilemma
of his wife and daughter being held in a cave in Bavaria. Col. Schellenberg concurred. Capt. Meyers begged for help.
He told of the
threat to kill his family made by the departing German escapee.
Truman acted immediately.
"Round up those German Nazis who escaped
from the sub!"
As he spoke, the phone call of General William
Donovan, OSS chief, was put through to the President.
the American agent, whereupon the President ordered a parachute
rescue team to land in Germany in an attempt to save the commander's
wife and young daughter being held as hostages. Two nights later,
with the sanction of Prime Minister Churchill, a combined
American/British team landed in a mountainous area of Bavaria.
As the German waited under detention at a Washington officers' club,
a messenger came to his room and requested to speak to the German in
his own tongue.
The intelligence officer began,
"I have a message
for you from the President of the United States: Your wife and
daughter were rescued last night and are safely in Switzerland.
There were several German casualties among those guarding your
family - but all our men came back safely. We must intern you, but
someday we hope you'll be re-united."
The U-boat commander broke
down and wept.
Meanwhile, the cries of the damned in the beached submarine would
rise for a few more days before they would be stifled in their
underwater tomb off Florida.
American naval records, captured German records, interviews with the
super sub commander and OSS files were used in preparing this
episode. After 2-1/2 years-in prison, the commander was acquitted at
the Nuremburg War Crime Trials in 1947 of any deliberate wrong doing
while on the sub of the damned. In 1953 he emigrated to America with
Col. Walter Schellenberg was promoted to Brigadier General and
awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award for
bravery given by the United States.
Great Britain awarded him its
highest honor for valor, the Victoria Cross. The French Ambassador
to the U.S.A. pinned on him the Legion of Honor. King George VI
asked Schellenberg if he would accept a Knighthood, but the American
graciously declined. After the war he settled down anonymously in an
American city with the abiding wish that he never again go to war.
Many other details on the OSS espionage action and the underwater
trip of the "sub of the damned" have been omitted for the sake of
By World War II's end, the allies had enough information to
comprehend Part I of the German evacuation plan, which, in effect,
was the removal of the elite of their armies and technicians, from
Europe. As mentioned before, by December 1944, enemy rail movements
ending in the Port of Aymonte, Spain, had been observed and
And in the north, evidence of the super sub route was
being carefully examined. Any allied doubts that the Germans had not
returned to the Atlantic in underseas craft were cast aside after
the British cruisers were sunk.
Logic evolved from the intelligence disclosures categorically sought
the answer to this question:
Where are the vanishing Germans
disappearing to on their carefully planned exodus route?
It was at
this juncture in the Allied intelligence dilemma that OSS analysis
from New York told of an expanding presence of Germans in Central
and South America.
And from Brazil to Argentina un confirmed reports
began trickling out of the southern hemisphere of unidentified
flying objects being seen in the air and on the ground.
It was too early in 1944-45 to be certain of German intentions, but
General Eisenhower and General Donovan are quoted as wondering if
the official surrender of German armies in Europe might be only a
gesture - and that the many Germans who got away would fight again
on another day and at another place.
Subsequent to the actual German surrender many questions were still
unanswered such as the whereabouts of numerous well known German
political, scientific and service personnel. Too many were
unaccounted for to be lost in battle, displaced, or incarcerated in
prisoner of war camps - unless they had been taken to Russia.
while searching for the missing, it was noted that many German
dependents and relatives failed to show grief.
"Somewhere," said General Eisenhower, "I feel another Germany is
being born, and I would rather we were the confidants of these
Germans than the Russians."
Another key remark by German Admiral Doenitz in 1943 almost
certainly indicated a mass German emigration. Doenitz declared:
German underwater fleet is proud to have made an earthly paradise,
an impregnable fortress for the Fuehrer somewhere in the world."
phrase "in the world" was later to prove prophetic.
The authors have interviewed many key witnesses including several
former Nazis, the German Embassy in Washington, and high
intelligence sources in America, and all agreed that the German
Chief of State, Adolph Hitler, left Germany alive. The only
difference in telling of the planned escape was the time of
departure, the route, and the method.
On December 15, 1944, General Eisenhower called a most secret
meeting of the High Command in London, England. Present were the
Allied Chiefs-of-Staff including those from free France, Denmark,
Holland, Belgium, Norway, etc. General Eisenhower's purpose was
two-fold as he turned over the briefing to General William Donovan
and his assistant, who were asked to record and take notes.
assistant was the same one sent to Spain for observation of German
troop arrivals at Seville. General Donovan began:
several weeks our agents have been watching secret movements of
Germans through France to Spain. Our first opinion was that the
enemy was planning a surprise attack on the coast of North Africa. We diverted divisions of troops and kept them in readiness for this
anticipated attack - but, as you all know, it never came.
"Now we are certain that these untold thousands of German troops
have used Spanish ports to disappear in a way still uncertain to
The General paused, looked around at the group of Allied
Chiefs-of-Staff, and then slowly continued.
"Perhaps one of those
Germans who disappeared through Spain was the German leader, Adolph
The room was hushed and the General's assistant looked up
at a sea of astonished faces.
Then several individuals rose at once
to ask questions. The General stated he would answer only half a
dozen, and those who were not satisfied could personally have a
brief audience with him after the meeting.
The first questioned asked,
"Who's in charge in Germany".
"Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz is said to be the leader, but General
Von Runstedt seems to be the one making the real nuts and bolts
Another assertion was made that Hitler had been seen lately;
therefore, would not the story of his departure likely be a case of
Donovan's reply was cryptic.
"A double is in Hitler's place. Our
Berlin agents say so, and the British and Russian governments agree,
that an imposter, instructed by Goebbels, Bormann and Ley rules in
Hitler's place. The man is not Hitler gone mad. He is a double under
the control of others."
Donovan concluded the meeting by saying he believed the
disappearance of Adolph Hitler was directly related to the dispersal
of entire German armies.
He told his cabinet that when the German
armies were uncovered the real Hitler would also be found. The OSS
Chief said he was convinced of Hitler's personal and family exodus.
Our next task he told them will be to pick up the trail of the
German leader and his troops in South America.
After the Allied briefing, General Donovan flew back to Washington,
On arrival he immediately called a special meeting of OSS Caribbean
Intelligence and his Brazilian Bureau. Donovan's earlier hunches
paid off. Into New York, the Wartime nerve center for America's
western hemisphere intelligence, the coded reports of German
arrivals throughout South America kept cable lines busy.
Today, a confidential report by the CIA concedes:
"The body found in
the bunker was not that of Hitler, for among other things, neither
fingerprints, nor dental work matched Hitler's. Until 1974, the true
Adolph Hitler, nor a corpse proven to be his had ever been located."
The words “until 1974" are significant, and will be explained later.
The story of Hitler's heroic last minute May 1945 flight out of
besieged Berlin was a cleverly contrived German ruse, in the opinion
of Judge Advocate General John P. Davis of the Nuremberg War Crime
Although Christina Edderer said it was the real Hitler whom
she flew to Norway, records of the Nuremberg trials state that
Christina Edderer was a courageous woman, but an unsatisfactory
witness, jailed for perjury under oath. When the authors questioned
Edderer in 1975 they were not convinced that the story she told was
valid regarding her version of the Hitler escape.
In retrospect, the reader should recall that Hitler's master plan
was to win World War II. When this master plan was thwarted, the
alternate plan was to move their national endeavor to another land,
free from enemy intervention. Execution of Phase I in the alternate
plan was begun seriously in 1943, and when finished in 1954 saw
three million Germans and other resources successfully evacuated.
Regardless of the low esteem certain German Generals had for Hitler,
he was revered and adored by the German masses. His hero and leader
image was never seriously challenged. His ability to arouse all the
patriotic emotions of German society was never in doubt. However,
Hitler was also an idealistic believer in a new Utopia for Germany,
and according to his close associates, that zeal to develop a new
Germany was such an inherent part of his makeup that it never waned
- even when Germany military defeat was obvious.
Therefore, Hitler was the key to the German evacuation, and this
fact will later be proven to be true beyond any doubt. In addition
to Hitler's prominent role in the evacuation another more human side
of his life is perhaps as important.
Hitler and Eva Braun were legally married on April 29, 1945 but
their first born son Adolph Hitler II, was born in 1940, five years
before their marriage. Hitler was said to be the father.
Back in October, 1944, a select German group, working from a
schedule compiled on August 10 in Saltzberg, decided to implement
operation "Get Lost." Hitler was to be the catalyst.
All the art treasures, scientific developments, and treasury bullion
which Germany possessed were first scheduled to be hidden or
removed. First to be safely removed, however, would be the Fuehrer.
Over Hitler's protests he was asked to pack immediately his personal
possessions and leave Germany for the new land.
A double stood by to
assume the Fuehrer's role and he would continue under the tutelage
and surveillance of Bormann, Goebbels and Ley.
The Fuehrer's party left Berlin by motorcade, traveling at night,
and safe harboring during the day to avoid Allied aircraft. The
party consisted of Hitler and his wife Eva, their four year old son,
Adolph II, and a twelve year old adopted orphan boy, David.
Over wide-track French railroads, still traveling at night, Hitler
and his party reached Spain. They were transferred to narrow Spanish
track railcars, eventually reaching La-Aljaferia Castle in Zaragoza.
There Hitler met his Spanish confidant who was to act as advisor and
escort. (It is from this highly respected Spaniard, that the
authors, while researching in Spain, verified how Hitler left
Hitler was outfitted in a Spanish business suit, his moustache
removed and his hair style changed. His wife, Eva, was outfitted as
a middle-class Spanish woman, and the boy David became a Spanish
Spanish tutoring complete, at 3:00 A.M. on the morning of November
5, 1944, Hitler and party vacated the castle by motor car with his
Spanish confidant as chauffeur. Through Valencia and on to Seville
they traveled, resting the first night in the Colon Hotel. The next
day the trip was resumed to Hulvia and finally Aymonte where rooms
were provided in another hotel.
The following night, November 7,
after taking leave of his Spanish guide and friend, Hitler and his
family were taken on board a super sub, along with 500 other
During Hitler's stay in Aymonte and for three days
thereafter, Generalissimo Franco had placed the area under martial
law. (Allied intelligence never learned the secret of Hitler's
departure until long after World War II.) As the super sub slipped
beneath the water she headed southwest. For the next 18 days, in an
8 x 10 cabin, Hitler and his family shared living and sleeping
quarters. Two leather covered chairs, four bunks and a radio for the
Fuehrer and his family were the accessories."
There were two doctors
in attendance on board the submarine for the 500 passengers,
submarine crew and Hitler and his family.
The Allies knew Hitler had fled. The Nuremberg War Trials had
created an unspoken climate of official concern that he would return
incognito to Germany to become a symbol for Germany's renaissance.
In 1945 America decided to go after Hitler. But the secrets they
discovered in South America and the Antarctic were so fantastic, so
seemingly incredible, that telling the details to the world was as
difficult as explaining that men from Mars had already landed on
Back in New York, more OSS reports told of additional German
arrivals in South America. The Germans were flooding into Belem and
other river ports, as well as air strips in Brazil's Amazon Valley,
Leticia in Colombia and Georgetown, British Guiana.
The Germans always appeared to be in transit. At that point General
Donovan personally went to Brazil to direct operations. American
agents posed as rubber, precious metals and timber buyers along the
Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. They learned an amazing thing.
were appearing from hidden
staging camps 3,000 miles up the Amazon
beyond Obidas and even Manaus. From here they were traced heading
south toward the headwaters of the Amazon where their trail often
led up the still navigable Maran River, a tributary of the Amazon,
but went cold in the vicinity of Iquitos, Ecuador.
As one OSS
Agent's report from Iquitos said,
"The Germans arrive here in local
dress by the thousands - but they never leave. They are literally
being swallowed up by the earth."
Neither local Brazilians, or the Indians - if they knew could
explain the "Kraut" vanishing act.
While at Manaus and Rio de
Janeiro, Germans in civilian dress also were seen departing by air
for Buenos Aires and Montevideo, where they again were observed
leaving in private and chartered planes for the interior of
One agent reported in February, 1945,
"that these VIPs in
their hauteur and arrogance were like a newly formed German General
But World War II would end, Allied troops would demobilize, and
another two years would go by before just what had happened for sure
to Adolf Hitler and a core of hundreds of thousands of select
Germans who vanished from the Fatherland.
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Vanishing Germans Discover the Mystery of the Ages
The international race to put a fleet of round wing planes in the
air went unabated by those Germans who started life anew in another
hemisphere after they had abandoned their ancestral home at the end
of World War II.
The new frontier life seemed to stimulate the
Germans with a perseverance which enabled them to survive and
continue on. But actually their iron determination could be
attributed to a twist of fate which had begun 400 years earlier.
To understand the significance of certain historical evidence
relating to the continuing German effort to build a new country
under the protection of the round wing plane, the reader should
become acquainted with the following true adventure. It is a
kaleidoscope of German resourcefulness bridging the 16th and 20th
The explanation centers around 500 warrior-colonists who left
Germany in the 16th century and were presumed to have perished 4,000
miles up the Amazon River. The existence of those ancient
adventurers was forgotten. Allied agents searching for Hitler's lost
minions in the late 1940s unknowingly found descendents of the 16th
century colonists whose current presence in that hemisphere actually
changed the outcome of World War II, an astounding revelation still
kept hidden from press and public.
The adventure in question began in 1572 when a select and hardy
group of about 500 German colonists originating mainly from the
Dukedom of Sax-Coburg, and including recruits from Bavaria and East
Prussia, were hired as soldier-mercenaries by Sebastian I, King of
Portugal, to man a garrison up the Amazon River. The German soldiers
were allowed to bring their wives, for after building the fort and
doing garrison duty, they were to be given land grants in the
interior of what is now Brazil.
The families were mainly Lutheran
who had been subject to Catholic persecution.
These adventurers set sail from Lisbon, Portugal in three 130-foot,
lightly armed warships named Urcas. Their first task was to build a
Portuguese fort on the upper reaches of the Amazon in a region of
what today is the approximate border between Brazil and Ecuador.
Upon completion of the fort, the Germans were to man the same
against the Spaniards located on the other side of the river.
territorial aggrandizement, Pope Pius V had issued a Papal Bull
dividing the interior of South America between the Spanish on the
west bank of the Amazon and the Portuguese on the east bank.
The ships were destroyed at the end of the journey when the
Portuguese crew and German mercenaries were ambushed by the fierce
Indians. In orderly fashion, the Germans and Portuguese removed
cattle, pigs, chickens and a few horses, as well as valuable seed
grains for fruit and vegetables. Taking to the jungle, the Europeans
fought an enemy who attempted to kill them to the last man and
woman. It was a battle of bows and arrows, deadly blowguns and
spears against crossbow and body armor.
But it was a battle of
survival for the Europeans who were quick to adopt stealthy Indian
tactics of forest fighting, as opposed to open European massed
Eventually, the white men stumbled upon a cave entrance into the
side of a mountain. Fighting a rear-guard action, the German remnant
was saved and also their livestock and possessions. Because the
Indians were terrified of the cave spirits, they abandoned the siege
and left. The hole in the side of the earth became a refuge for
those white men.
Periodically the mercenaries were able to make
armed sorties out to procure fresh produce and game. Meanwhile,
inside the cavity, the besieged people found plentiful fresh water,
and by lighting fires, they learned to sustain themselves in a
primitive routine. With ingenuity and skills the group persevered,
but dared not establish themselves again in the dangerous world
outside. Only their basic survival instincts kept them from total
After agonizing on their dilemma, scouting parties explored the
cavity's interior, and reported that the cave of refuge was actually
the entrance to a deep underground tunnel. They also found there was
evidence of human occupation before them, perhaps accounting for the
fear which the Indians had of the interior.
The white men took to
the tunnels, not knowing where they were going, but hoping the
routes would eventually digress to the surface again where they
could resettle among friendly Indians.
A documented story of this adventure was recorded in diary form on
the ship's log which the group saved.
The hardships were endured by the German colonists for three
generations, until they "emerged" in 1647. The episode is told
briefly here because what those 16th Century Germans accomplished
enabled the German Third Reich to continue after World War II.
Leader of the original survivors of the 1572 Indian attacks was a
German named Von Luckner. It was he who also organized the tunnel
escape and unknowingly led the remnants of his party through the
fissures in groups of 30, deep into the earth where several months
later they found a huge, faintly lit cavity of approximately 75
The ceiling was 300 feet in height and the floor
consisted of soil with all the natural nutrients for crop growth.
Here the Germans established their first community, free from
outside aggression. Insulated from the surface world of head-hunter
Indians and an unfriendly jungle, they built a village which over
the years became their permanent home.
On their journey down, the
Europeans generally had fresh water, at times icy cold which came in
trickles and rivulets from above.
The temperature remained the same
as on the surface for approximately the first 100 miles; but in
later years, as they penetrated deeper, they were to experience an
increase in heat from 80 to 100 degrees. Subsistence was a daily
problem but the raw elements of nature on the surface such as rain,
cold, wind and predators were totally absent.
At that time these colonists were a lost civilization. As a group
they would never return to the surface. Hopelessly, but with an
instinctive urge for survival, they surrendered their old ties to
Germany and took on a new identity. But the cultural, linguistic,
and religious heritages from their homeland remained strong.
assets they would carefully preserve and record for their children
as they wandered in the tunnels and adapted to their changed life
Persistent stories have been told for centuries that white men were
seen on Brazil's upper reaches of the Amazon. These tales we now
realize are true. Their basis grew in part as the hunted Germans
cautiously reemerged to the surface where they developed trading
routes much like the French "coeur de bois" in North America. Of
necessity, the Germans had to barter with the Indians and, also,
eventually trade with posts and forts which other non-Germanic white
men had subsequently built on the river.
But the lost Germans kept
their hideaway a secret.
At all costs, they made sure that no
outsiders would stumble upon the new camouflaged tunnel entrance
leading to their habitation in the interior of the earth. Those who
did, never returned.
In 1980 that village which the Germans started still survives and
bears the name of its original founder, Von Luckner, who was
proclaimed first king in 1572. The habitation now has a population
of over 30,000 souls.
As American colonists heading west in 1700's broke through one
natural obstacle after another, so the Germans inside the tunnel
continued to explore and move on. From the first settlement of Von
Luckner, a group under the leadership of a man named Wagner moved
further into the tunnel.
They located another cavity where a
settlement was started under Wagner's surname. (Population 1977,
60,000). By mid 1600, the Germans had developed a system of crude
tracks and carts on wooden wheels.
On this rudimentary railroad
system they were able to haul their farm produce and livestock. They
began to grow crops (particularly barley) which adapted itself to
the photosynthesis emanating from the rock glow. This faint natural
light coming from the rock walls also enabled them to see and their
eyesight adjusted to the dark. Further down the tunnels the Germans
descended and eventually established six cities along their 3,000
mile crude wooden rail system. Their offsprings survived disease and
Like an army, they established each base, and after consolidating
it, moved on to repeat the conquest of the tunnel system.
One recurring ordeal confronted the colonists. To understand their
trouble, it is necessary to explain that the original tunnel they
followed meandered and wound through 3,000 miles of labyrinths. From
the seclusion of the numerous tunnel off-shoots, the Germans were
frequently attacked by a subterranean race of creatures who tried to
kill them as had the Indians on the surface.
At one point, these
"evil ones" or "Sons of Satan," as the colonists nicknamed them,
walled-up the community of new German arrivals. To break out, the
Germans were forced to tunnel out through a mile of rubble. The
inner-race dwellers strongly resented the newcomers and agreed to
guide them back to the surface if they would vacate and leave.
Germans who still dwell in these original interior cities say the
interior of the earth's mantle is filled with many cities inhabited
by the "evil ones."
These Germans who have now lived in the tunnel
cities below South America for over 400 years, contend that
entire mantle of the earth is filled with different races of rock
dwellers who went underground for survival after different surface
upheavals or floods which occurred during the former pre-adamite and
They contend there are literally hundreds
of huge cities located in pockets around the globe and under the
seas, from 350 feet below the outer surface to many miles in depth.
The German colonists of 1572 may have been the latest arrivals to
wander into the earth's mantle - like it - and remain.
As the years passed, three generations of infants were born in the
The German "Rock Moles" had established a chain of
Hagner (population, 1977, 180,000)
Baron Von Brighttner (population
Sillisteen (population 1977,
Archduke Von Kitchiner (population 1977, 62,000)
on the 75th year of their forced sojourn, their scouting parties
broke out into the promised land. Emerging through a rock opening
the advance party looked about in wonder.
All of them had been born
inside the earth's mantle but had been raised to believe there was
another world. As the first guides looked about, they beheld
unending sky, trees and rolling land. But more fascinating,
everything including themselves was bathed in light from a faint
man-made orb that hung in a real sky. (Their arrival inside the
earth's rock mantle was at a midway point below today's countries of
New Zealand and Australia.)
The Germans cheered, they prayed, and
they laughed for they thought they had arrived back on the outside
of the world again.
Hurrying inside the tunnel, they told of this new wonder they had
discovered. More jubilant Germans from the tunnel system emerged.
Some time later, contact was made with the occupants of this new
land who advised the German explorers that they had descended to the
inside of the earth where hundreds of millions of peaceful people
lived who shunned surface dwellers.
The new Atlanteans, which they
were called, moved through the air in magical, silent, round winged
craft and drove four wheeled vehicles without horses or oxen. These
people had an advanced civilization which the amazed Germans
recognized was hundreds of years ahead of the surface civilization
their fathers had left years before.
Also amazing to the Germans,
the new Atlanteans had an ageless longevity span, with no noticeable
traces of old age in their bodies, no ancient furloughs in their
facial features and no senility in their mannerisms. What was
missing was the presence of old people, the Germans quickly noted.
Yet another surprise awaited the tunnel Germans.
The Atlanteans or
Atturians called in advisors from another Inner World continent
named Bodland in order to further apprise the new immigrants. As the
Bods and tunnel Germans conversed, the tunnel arrivals exploded with
excitement. The Inner World Bodlanders and newly arrived tunnel
Germans from the Upper World had the same root language!
Unbelievable, the tunnel Germans heard a story of how the Bodlanders
some 30,000 years earlier had sought refuge in underground tunnels
when attacked by a vicious race which had come out of the sky in
space craft using superior weaponry to destroy their cities and kill
their people by the millions. Only a few thousand survivors were
left and they were pursued into mountainous caves.
The calamity had
occurred in what today is Iran, Pakistan and Syria, once peopled by
a race of fair people who called themselves Bacchis later changed to
Bods. Many years later the Bods reached the Inner World via tunnels
and pockets in the earth's mantle.
The group of emerging tunnel Germans were then invited to visit
Bodland, and it was soon apparent to the tunnel Germans that the
Bods were the most advanced civilization they had ever seen. The
Atlanteans, also called Atturians, agreed to permit the new German
race to settle on a relatively unoccupied continent adjacent to
Bodland in the southern hemisphere where the second race of Inner
World Aryans began anew. Only one stipulation was required, the
tunnel Germans must live in peace and friendship and never return to
the outside world.
A new German race, therefore, evolved. Its roots began in Germany.
Uprooted, they were established in the tunnel system which began in
the underground headquarters of South America.
From here they
migrated over a period of three generations to the interior of the
earth where, reborn, the 250 original couples grew into a nation
known today as the Six Kingdoms of Saxony. In the intervening years,
surplus people from the cities confined within the mantle were
forced to migrate to the interior and take up new residence in one
of the six inner kingdoms. Eventually, in the 1900's, each family in
the tunnel system was allowed only two children as population
density was dictated by the cavity size in which each city was
In the early 1700's the elder Germanic race of Bods were persuaded
by members of the new German royalty to transport their eldest sons
back to Germany for schooling in the universities.
These young men
were first sworn to secrecy and flown to their ancestral homeland in Bodland aircraft in less than half a day.
In Germany proper, these
Germans from the lost civilization were introduced as sons of
wealthy German plantation owners along the Amazon. For over 200
years in this manner, these German princes of a lost world received
their advanced education in the arts and history of the Upper World
at the leading universities of Europe.
Upon return to their interior
homeland inside the earth's mantle and the earth's interior, these
young Germans showed merchandise and told of the technical advances
in the outside world which they had visited.
Thus, for instance,
those below learned of such Upper World processes as the printing
press made in Germany and first brought to the interior by the Crown
Prince Von Luckner.
In spite of this isolation, German communities in the tunnels also
heard that the outside civilization which their forefathers had left
had again been recontacted. But, since they had grown and thrived in
their new tunnel locales, they decided to remain there.
The original migratory tunnel route hit many dead ends, and although
substantial improvements were made by use of the single car on
wooden wheels and track, the tunnel still followed natural fissures,
many of which doubled back like a winding creek.
In 1853 the tunnel Germans abandoned their reticence toward upper
surface outsiders and brought in a German engineer from the surface
in order to improve the system. In one place he shortened a
circuitous length of 273 miles by boring out a new three mile
stretch. Within this three mile bore they struck a large room over a
mile by three-quarters of a mile in area.
In this cavity they later
constructed railroad shops, yards, storage tracks, buildings, etc.
Continuing to bore the tunnel system, repetitive curves and bends
were straightened and the old length of 3,000 miles was shortened
considerably. Borrowing technology and materials from the Bods
inside the earth, a single track electric railway system evolved
which the tunnel Germans improved annually.
However, the tunnel
entrance in Brazil/Peru border was kept a well guarded secret.
For those Germans who had eventually settled in the center of the
earth, the interior climate was hospitable, and by the turn of the
20th Century their numbers had reached ten million. Because of
increased visitations, reports about the sojourning princes had
seeped out in Germany proper. At that time the German engineer had
told of his work among the lost German cities in the tunnel.
Finally, in World War I, the Germans in the tunnel sent a volunteer
regiment to fight with their homeland cousins. At this juncture in
the reviewed relationship between the subterranean Germans and the
fatherland, the World War I regiment located many missing relatives
from whom their forefathers had been separated 14 generations
However, the Inner World Germans did not participate in the
Upper World wars.
Did Germanic underworld cousins, visiting Germany during World War
I, advise her to abandon caution, and reveal the existence of the
The answer is yes, in part, plus other considerations.
American State Department papers of December, 1914 and January
through March, 1915, describing America's peace efforts to end World
War I clearly outline the strenuous efforts by Germany to insure a
free access route to their underground nation.
One of their most
stringent demands in order for them to sign the Armistice was as
"Imperial Germany demands free access through the Antarctic
via the South Pole to the inner earth for the purpose of future
American Secretary of State Representative Colonel House, later
showed this clause to British Prime Minister Lloyd George.
laughed and said,
"Give the Germans that icicle land of seals and
penguins. It's nothing but a giant icebox. The Germans have gone
As for the interior earth, Prime Minister
suggested to Colonel House that somebody was pulling his official
leg. Obviously, even in 1915 German foreign minister Count Zimmerman
was more aware than the allies that planet earth was hollow in its
By 1930, limited contact and communications had again been
established with the tunnel Germans, and a sparse trade evolved, but
Upper World Germans had never been taken into the subterranean
localities or to the Inner World. But despite their insulation, the
presence of the lost German civilizations was being pieced together
and recorded by German authorities in the Fatherland.
At the request of Adolf Hitler, officials in Nazi Germany carefully
and meticulously gathered all these facts of the German Walhalla.
However, Hitler's ambitions as a demagogue to place Germany on a war
footing and move toward a total European conflict of arms if
necessary had not gone unnoticed by the Germanic cousins of the
Inner World - particularly the Bodlanders who had been at peace for
It was in 1936 that Hitler, prompted by immediate and unknown
reasons, decided to send an exploration team to the Inner World
(presumably by air).
The Bodlanders from inside the Earth watched
the upper Germans all the way and eventually invited the team to the
capital city of Bod where Hitler's Upper World Germans were treated
royally before returning home.
The King of Bodland was invited to
come up to Germany's Third Reich for a return visit and in October
1936 the Inner World Bodland King Haakkuuss the Third responded,
arriving secretly in Germany via his private space ship. After
talking to the Upper World Germans he was impressed by their
national spirit and drive, but he also recognized they were war
prone and had placed themselves in the direction of a total war
Taking Hitler and some of his officers aside King
"I warn you as a long lost German brother that you are on the
brink of a colossal war that will lead Germany only to disaster. I
urge you to stop this madness and reconsider before taking your
nation down the wrong road a second time in this century. War is
hate - full of negative karma and national agony. Develop a
peaceful policy in a positive way."
He then explained that his own intelligence indicated the American
President was also power oriented and would like to rule the world.
Russia's Stalin was also bent on world domination. Then the King
prophesied that if Hitler pursued his dreams of German expansion by
war, he would eventually end up being crushed by the armies of
Russia and the United States and Britain and its allies. Hitler, of
course, disregarded this sage advice from the ruler of another
German nation which had not been at war for thirty millenniums and
had built the greatest nation on or in the globe.
Following the official visit of the King of Bodland, Hitler
instructed his general staff to mount an immediate combined naval
and air operation leading to the opening at the South Pole by which
they intended to locate again the lost German civilization in the
interior of the Earth. That 1937-38 search carne to light in 1945
when American and British Intelligence officers in London began
examining captured German records.
Revealed were the intimate
details of the German penetration of the Antarctic under Captain Ritscher whose exploration teams fanned out to unlock the
secrets of the subcontinent - once a tropic.
One German name, Kurt Von Kugler, an experienced mountain climber,
stood out. He actually descended with his German crew through two
miles of ice in the vicinity of a place called "Rainbow City," and
found evidence of an ancient but advanced civilization older" than
all of man's measured past. The Germans spent over a month there,
and in this oasis of hot springs found tropical trees, melons and
other succulent fruits.
This find spurred the German teams to expend
greater efforts and other lost valleys were located and Antarctic
data developed. The 100 page report and 300 photos which allied
officers read regarding this singular explorer's activity was an
These records of the peacetime German
conquest on Antarctica were eventually turned over to the United
States where they were quickly filed in Washington's Polar Archives
in the National Archives Building under the recent guardianship of
Franklin Birch, whose twofold job is to deny that they exist and
also to prevent public scrutiny.
The Germans had left maps with routes, and aerial photographs. On
finding these, America notified Britain of their find and sent
the Antarctic to retrace the German routes. Byrd's
expedition was composed of Americans, British and Canadians, one of
the famous Britons being Sir Robert Scott whom the authors
In 1938 German teams composed of military specialists and scientists
finally found the long valley at the South Pole. Both land and
aerial groups began the penetration. As they entered the
125-mile-wide Antarctic opening, the mystery unfolded. Traveling on,
the valley deepened and 500 miles later, as the valley floor
continued to drop, the snow and ice disappeared. Eventually, without
being totally aware, the land teams (supplied by air drops) were
descending into the doughnut-like hole to the interior of the earth.
A German air team flying a Dornier-Wal made the descent. The rest is
history. They flew north into the interior and landed thousands
of-miles away - among a race of people who resembled the aerial
explorers themselves and spoke an ancient German dialect.
The descendants had been found of those
German mercenaries whose
forefathers had disappeared up the Amazon of the Upper World in the
year 1572. The captured Bonn records tell how Hitler's advance
parties met their long lost relatives and were joyously welcomed.
The jubilant interior Germans then allotted unpopulated adjoining
lands to the Germans of the Third Reich and signed six treaties of
occupation, one for each autonomous German Kingdom below.
But a snag debarring total acceptance of the new political alignment
occurred during the good-will visit. When the Upper World Germans
visited the neighboring continent and nation of Bodland who were
also Germanic in origin, they were rebuffed by the first settlers of
the Inner World.
The Bods categorically informed their upper world
relatives that they would not be admitted below except through a
singular treaty made with the Parliament of Bodland and that any
lands to be allotted for future colonization of Upper World Third
Reich people would be at the sole discretion of the senior Inner
World Bodland power and no other nation.
The ultimatum was plain.
Any Upper World German immigration would be under the terms of
another German nation who over a span of many thousand years had
developed a political structure of government that precluded war. If
the Upper World Germans wanted to live in this chaste environment,
they were told, they must be re-indoctrinated throughout the whole
gamut of their existence from the relearning of the family, school
and college perspectives towards a new outlook at adulthood life.
Thus any Upper World immigration of the Germans planning another
world war, would require total renunciation of their basic
destructive behaviorisms before they could become federated with
the Inner World people whose constant objective was peace.
The German Dornier-Wal was refueled with a chemical superior to
gasoline and the surface Germans flew home. They had found their
ancient Thule, but they had not experienced the applauding adulation
expected from their long lost kin.
The Upper World War began without respite. In September 1939
Hitler's legions of invincibility invaded Poland. Britain, France
and their colonial empires declared war on the Germans. In 1940 the
Germans had turned on the Russians and in1941 the Americans under
Roosevelt had come in on the side of the allies.
The prophecy for
fulfillment of the 1936 warning by King Haakkuuss III was about to
unfold. By 1943 Hitler realized he could not fight a war on three
fronts against enemies with inexhaustible supplies of men and
materials despite advanced German preparedness.
Therefore the Third Reich altered its plan for conquest of the
world. Early in 1943 Adolf Hitler dispatched a delegation of unknown
emissaries below to entreat King Haakkuuss III of Bodland to sell
some unsettled land near the Inner South Pole entrance. The King
refused to sell them any territory for expansion but as a brother
German nation he welcomed Hitler's people to come down and occupy
semi-desert land without compensation, provided they agreed to sign
a treaty of perpetual peace with Bodland and dwell quietly with the
The visiting Upper World Germans agreed, whereupon the Bodland King
called a special session of Parliament inviting the delegation of
Third Reich emissaries to attend.
As the visitors from the Upper
World listened, they observed King Haakkuuss open the special
session of Parliament and deliver the following address which was
televised to the entire nation:
"Citizens of Bodland:
As you are already aware, a delegation of
fellow German kin folk from the Earth's Upper surface is visiting
the leaders of our nation.
These visiting Germanic speaking people
from the surface call themselves citizens of the Third Reich, have a
common ancestry with us dating back 30,000 years at least when we
existed together on the surface, where our history teaches we dwelt
principally as a great nation in what is called Persia since former
times (and currently named Iran). Our ancestors also occupied other
adjoining lands in this area of the world including what is today
called India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, etc., all of which are
now peopled by non-Germanic peoples.
"The cradle of our race, of course, was in the Antarctic from which
our ancestors migrated to Persia (Iran) when the Antarctic area
slowly became frozen over with ice which is now two miles thick.
"But completing the story of our ancient history, you know our
surface nation was destroyed and our people hunted and killed by the
millions when a vicious race from another planet named "The Serpent
People" landed among us from spacecraft. Many of our ancestors were
driven into caves for survival, where for many years they remained.
They were never able to return to their native lands occupied by the
alien invaders whom our astronomers believed came from a strange
planet which intruded into our solar system and also caused the
earlier ice age over our original lands.
"While our ancestors were in the caves and tunnels, a remnant of
them became separated from Bodland forefathers and eventually this
grouping arrived back out on the surface through a cave in what
today is called the Black Forest in Bavaria. They became the modern
surface Germans and their kin scattered throughout the northern
As you listeners will know, we Bodlanders are the
other part of the Persian exodus who eventually migrated through
caves and tunnels into the center of the Earth, coming out in these
very mountains of Bodland through the tunnels of which we can still
connect with hidden exits on the upper surface with our fast
magnetic trains and cars.
To conclude the capsule history, I would
point out that the languages of the upper and lower Germans are
today somewhat different but our root words and our customs and even
our music are all identifiable with each other."
The King paused and the Parliament of ancient Germans and newly
found surface relatives listened with solemnity.
His Majesty then
re-addressed himself to the vast listening audience throughout the
"Fellow citizens, the subject matter on which I address my
main remarks is simply this: Our brothers on the surface are
involved in a war that can only mean their annihilation as a nation,
having been led into this catastrophe by one man - a foolish leader
(Adolf Hitler) - whom I tried to warn of his wrong doing three
years before the war began - but he rejected my advice.
time I predicted his downfall if he were to engage his nation in war
because two other surface nations, whose leaders also wanted to rule
the entire upper world, would unite and destroy the German leader. I
refer to Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the United States and Joseph
Stalin of Soviet Russia.
"Our brothers on the surface are losing the war. It is only a matter
of time before most of the country of Germany as a nation will be
defeated and destroyed according to the plans of their enemies. A
delegation of our surface kinsmen are sitting in the Parliamentary
visitors' gallery even today. They have come on behalf of their
leaders, to beg for our help. Without our befriending them, their
people above are lost.
"Their foolish leader in spite of his evil deeds which are
mountainous, still has the makings of a great man if guided in the
right direction, and therefore he is part of my proposal, in that he
be allowed to enter the Inner World as a catalyst to reunite the
exodus of his people under the following conditions:
"That we deed our southern wastelands to them for new settlements.
"That we assist them in developing these vast lands into productive
croplands and urban centers. (Eventually the Bods drilled 1800
artesian wells in the arid lands for the incoming German tide from
above and also built the first railroads and laid out the new
cities.) Later the newcomers may stay in peace or return to the
"That we give all our services to nurture their beginnings as a
great nation like ourselves. But before committing our brain power
and labour to help them, a charter must be signed by their leaders
agreeing to renounce war and not provoke any conflict as long as
they remain among us. Each new arrival would sign such an oath
before being accepted as an Inner World citizen.
"That Bodland supervise all new construction and make certain that
no war-like beginnings are started by them while on the allotted
lands. Those among the Upper Germans who exhibit a war prone
attitude and want to continue World War II at a later date would not
be allowed to settle among us, and therefore any new war beginnings
would have to take place on the surface of the planet, for which it
is already infamous.
"That Bodland's government would screen all newcomers and this
immigrant supervision would last for a term of 30 years ending in
King Haakkuuss finished his speech and a Parliamentary Committee
worked out details of the Charter.
Three days later the treaty had
been drafted and passed by the Bodland Parliament for signature of
the King. The visiting Germans were shown a copy of the draft in the
language of the Bodlanders, but the Upper World Germans could not
decipher the text.
Placing a glass screen over the pages, the Bods
showed their astonished cousins the same pages again. Through the
opaque screen the language was in modern idiomatic and precise
German. The document was accepted without revision and shortly
afterwards the signed text was made available in both languages.
There remained a place for the signature of Adolf Hitler and other
The treaty in effect welcomed the defeated Germans into the Hollow
Earth under strict conditions imposed by the Bodlanders' Parliament.
The arid lands were to be made productive in order to sustain the
newcomers. Strict immigration factors would constitute entry
acceptance. Those denied entry would be top Nazis, all personnel
connected with concentration camps or those who had hunted Jews and
other ethnic groups or political or ideological enemies of the Third
The list of immigrant denials was extensive. Only those in
the present Reich armed services with clean records would be
accepted for continuing police and defense duties. The Bodland
criminal law denied citizenship to murderers, sadists, rapists and
kidnappers, aside from spelled out treaty conditions.
The King took the Upper Germans aside and told them that if they
broke the treaty by warfare they all would be eliminated so quickly
they would barely have time for their lives to flash before them, so
quick and devastating would be their destruction by Bod weaponry.
When the delegation returned to the surface they presented the
treaty to Hitler. He angrily fumed and ranted but signed the
document. From that day on, a secret government department was
established answerable only to Hitler and three other unknown men.
The task of this department was to prepare the Third Reich for
migration into the Inner Earth to resettle in the general vicinity
and under the watchful eyes of the old kingdoms of Germans and the
strict surveillance of the Bodlanders who would control all facets
of the New German nation for 30 years.
Albert Speer's grand designs
for the public buildings to be erected in a victorious post-war
Berlin were to become instead the models for a New Berlin in the
underworld capital as batteries of Bodlanders swarmed in to help the
latest arrivals build a new nation from the ground up.
Beginnings of the construction of New Berlin were started in 1943
including the new Reichstag and a palace for Hitler. By 1944
underground water and utilities were laid out for a New Berlin and
temporary living and office quarters had already been erected by the
Bods and new German workers.
Two obstacles faced the Germans migrating from the Third Reich. The
first was the descent into the abyss for 125 miles through a wide
hole in the Antarctic. No land entrance over the ice covered
continent leading to the abyss had been revealed by the German
exploration teams. Hence, all personnel or supplies reaching the
earth's interior via the South Pole route must be freighted in by
conventional aircraft - an almost impossible task even with naval
and land relay depots.
One alternative later devised was to have the five relatively
untried round wing planes (powered by magnetic energy) flown to
secret hideouts in the southern hemisphere to become the nucleus of
a giant airlift. Two additional craft were later flown down (one in
1946 and the other in 1947).
The second obstacle was the antiquated tunnel leading to the Old
Germany in the interior. The original tunnel of 3,000 miles, of
course, had been reworked in the mid 1800's, but was still
old-fashioned by modern standards. It had been used more or less for
interior trade of the various communities inside the mantle, and not
for mass transit.
An updated German survey by Bod engineers
therefore, recommended rebuilding the system. Involved was a
shortening of the total lineal miles - more secondary lines to
serve the local interior cities - and a new monorail track system
with sufficient electric power to carry up to 12 cars.
As World War II unexpectedly deteriorated for Germany proper after
1943, communications with the interior Germans increased via
conventional aircraft and the tunnel system. Sometime in 1941 the
subterranean German settlements invited their surface brothers to
help modernize the tunnel system according to the earlier decision,
and to expedite use of its facility in case they had to relocate
their emigrants to the interior.
Unable to await reconstruction of
the tunnel system and its train then nicknamed "the space elevator,"
hordes of defeated Germans in 1944 began coming through the Brazil
corridor via the tunnel to their new homes below.
Germans were questioned recently about the attitude of the interior
Germans toward those surface Germans defeated in World War II who
relocated underground. They described the relationship as somewhat
parallel to the British/American wartime relationship:
older Anglo-Saxon race, was in trouble, and America, a brother
offshoot came to her rescue."
German sources for the underworld
reports were also asked by the authors if the old Six Kingdoms of
interior Germans or the Bods would amalgamate with Hitler's new
"Not so," said the German sources.
Each of the interior
Germanys continues to value its strong nationalistic pride which
none will surrender. The peaceful political tone has been long
established and ingrained in the Bod Germans and the newcomers are
expected to abide by these standards, the source declared.
The pair of nations could be described somewhat like the U.S.A. and
Canada. Each has an English common law tradition and a stranger
would not recognize any significant social or political differences
between Calgary and Dallas - except for accent and nationalistic
The German source went on to explain that the tunnel Germans whose
forefathers began the exodus would remain economically and socially
connected with the old six interior kingdoms of New Germany, but
recent fraternization and trade was making differences less
In 1943 the tunnel railway custodians named "Two World Railroad
Company" were reincorporated under the "Inner Earth Railway
On the advice of engineers from Bodland, they sent for a
famous Swiss-speaking German engineer named Karl Schneider to
rebuild the tunnel on a five year contract. Schneider's vast
knowledge of railway tunneling came as a result of his experience in
Ruilding the Simplon Tunnel from Milan, Italy through the Alps to
Srig, Switzerland and also tunneling jobs in Russia, Australia and
On July 1, 1977, he completed the north-south tunnel
under the Potomac at Washington in three months time with three
additional months needed for drying and hardening of the glazed
tunnel interiors. As of July, 1977, he had two more Potomac tunnels
to complete under his contract with Metro.
Schneider's survey crew under the direction of Bod engineers took
two years to survey the proposed rerouting of the "Inner Earth
Railway Company." A total of 316 miles of new tunnels were opened by
Bod laser and drilling, often through solid rock. Many additional
natural pockets were discovered and these were utilized for freight
and railway transit supplies.
After survey completion, Schneider returned to the surface where he
hired 5,000 Indians who were familiar with underground mine labor.
Schneider also hired experienced bilingual Indian overseers in
charge of illiterate Indian workers. They were transported below to
quarters located in a rock pocket.
The tunnel beginnings were cut in spiral-shapes for 32 miles, where
the gravity pull was unchanged from that on the surface.
32 mile Earthen skin, the tunnel was changed from the spiral
formation, and descended more vertically at an angle of about 32
degrees. As the Indians descended deep into the rock mantle, they
were surrounded by a greater land mass and consequently were able to
walk on the entire 360 degrees of inner tunnel circumference and not
They therefore were unaware that they were employed on a
project that was going from the outside to the inside of the Earth's
mantle and believed, as they had been told, that they were in a mine
digging for gold. Correcting the tunnel at the interior side of the
Earth's mantle required another spiral 32 miles from the interior
(Hypothetically, a stone dropped from the upper surface
into a hole would fall straight through the planet’s entire mantle,
eventually spiraling to a point mid-way in the mantle, where it
would cling to the side of the descending hole or tunnel in the
The tunnel was finished in 1948, and as a sidelight,
Schneider moved enough gold from the project to pay all his
expenses. Meanwhile, as new tunneling progressed, the trains
continued to carry German emigrants to the interior of the Earth,
landing them in the continent of Agharta, where the original German
colonists had first settled.
Innerworld surface trains and boats
then took the emigrants to their new locale inside the Earth's
interior in the southern hemisphere.
Trains upbound from inner earth and downbound from outer earth
follow the regular falling gravity norm and use breaks and gears
until point zero gravity is reached, midway in the mantle. Then, on
the second half of their journey, the electric power source is used
As the tunnel was drilled and allowed to cool, the monorail system
now in use was incrementally installed. Upon completion of the
tunnels, new electric trains were brought in from Germany capable of
pulling 12 cars. The power source originates at a South Pole
generating station inside the earth; the actual source being solar
energy coming through the South Pole entrance.
The train rides on a
double flanged bottom wheel over a single energized rail. The top of
the train is held in place by another double flanged wheel gliding
under a top rail.
The made-in-Germany round wing planes also had to prove their
capabilities quickly. Demands to relocate personnel and equipment
were soon begun, using the new planes. After the German equipment
and tools for continuing the manufacture of the round wing planes
had been removed to the earth's interior via the South Pole
entrance, the five planes were put into international service
operating from secret bases in South America.
The first industrial
task started below was to build a foundry, and the second endeavor
was a factory for production of a 120 foot diameter round wing
freighter, a model which the Germans had tested in 1942.
The test flight of the first round wing freighter made in New
Germany was completed in 1946. The giant UFO's first job was to fly
to America and haul back six caterpillar machines. German buyers had
purchased the machines in Detroit and shipped these earth movers and
their spare parts by train to New Orleans.
Then, under cover of
darkness, the "caterpillars" were taken on low-boy trailers to a
remote farm where they were loaded on the huge, round wing
Piloted by Captain Eric Von
Schusnick, the round wing plane took off to Brazil to onload other
accessories and tools. On the second day after leaving the New
Orleans area, and stopping over for 36 hours in a hidden Amazon
airfield, the freighter landed in New Berlin and discharged its
In much the same manner, the fleet of smaller German round wing
planes picked up such equipment as turret lathes, shapers, milling
machines, cranes, etc., from secret locations in German and American
depots. The American goods bought by Germans prior to war's end were
purchased by their New York office for shipment to Rio de Janeiro,
but often were moved out of America by round wing planes landing in
sparsely inhabited desert areas.
These goods were paid for by check
from Swiss Banks in New York, where German gold was stored by the
New York Trading Company.
In late 1944 and early 1945, the Germans also shipped many
trainloads of supplies to Spain to be lifted by the round wing
planes or loaded on new super subs and older-class subs nicknamed
"sea cows" for eventual delivery up the Amazon to interior ports.
These subs were eventually scuttled at the war's end.
Another priority below was for tool and die making and foundry work.
Each machine required was shipped below by round wing plane in order
to resume the various capital projects including a fleet of round
wing planes and other defense priority needs. In 1946, exploration
teams in the interior had located excellent deposits of iron, copper
and aluminum and these were now used in the foundry.
including finished plywood were shipped down from Brazil via the
In the first few months of operation in 1944 and 1945, the Germans
had proven the round wing plane was superior to any conventional
aircraft and would become the actual workhorse and front line
military aircraft of the world by the year 2000. But in 1945, the
total reality of the German evacuation had not been fathomed. The
only clues of which the allies were certain were that masses of
Germans, including Hitler had disappeared.
Hitler, after debarking from his submarine, had arrived in Argentina
by way of a routing through Columbia and Brazil. His trip was
deliberately unhurried until initial preparations and housing were
ready below in New Berlin.
King Haakkuuss of Bodland sent his
personal space ship to Argentina to bring Hitler below.
in the capital of Bodland, Hitler was told authoritatively the
peaceful conditions of residence by which he and his subjects must
abide in their new land. Hitler re-affirmed his acceptance pledge in
what would ultimately lead him into an untried life of human
Upon arrival King Haakkuuss told Hitler:
"We have permitted you to
emigrate because you will serve as the catalyst by which New Germany
will be reborn. Your good ideas you should keep and develop. The bad
must be eradicated. The hateful aspects of your character must never
assert themselves here below and notwithstanding your heinous record
of evil to fellow mankind, we believe you can channel your drive
into a positive direction as a national leader."
The king added,
"But your Nazi cronies from above like Borman, Himmler, Goering,
etc. can never come below. We (the Bods) will personally scrutinize
"It will take three generations to
correct your (Hitler's) past mistakes in wrongfully indoctrinating
German youth, and six generations will be required to bury
completely the national instincts of aggressive and wasteful war."
In 1945 and 1946, American OSS agents began closing their net on the
Here the Germans were seen departing for the
interior via the Inner World Railway. The American observers were
confronted now by a different German than those who had left Europe
weeks or months before. Now the Americans and other international
agents, including the British and Canadians, ran into confident
Germans who revealed openly their true Teutonic character.
were still secretive about their reasons for being in that part of
the world. Camps of Germans were hidden in Brazil, Columbia,
Ecuador, British Guiana and other outlying areas. These Germans were
emerging when called to take the last train ride to their new
homeland. Skills and professions needed below were sent down in the
first trains available while those of top priority were flown
through the South Pole entrance in German or Bod round wing planes.
Eventually 2½ million Germans settled below.
In 1944-45 alone,
combined methods of transportation including the railroad and round
wing planes carried over 200,000 Germans below. No annual census was
taken, but the population expansions into the interior increased
yearly. By 1948, German girls from the homeland began arriving and
marrying their sweethearts. Families whose husbands had gone below
in the first waves were also reunited by various methods and
When completed in 1948, the "Space Elevator" was carrying
up to 3,600 passengers weekly, most traveling down. Schedules ran
three times weekly each way.
In 1948 the new train schedule made six stops for food, beverage and
lodging, traveling up to 300 miles per hour in between stations, and
traversing the entire distance in less than a 24 hour period. Scores
of smaller inner tunnel communities were built up in newly
discovered pockets and these new communities were served by interior
based, local trains which never surfaced.
In 1978, three to five car
trains only 300 to 500 passengers weekly, the remaining cars being
filled with freight and commodities.
A large German community has grown up in the vicinity of the
underground depot that once was only a hole into a cave in 1572 and
for eons of time before that. Today Germans return to the surface
close to Iquitos, thence to Manaus and via VARIG Airways fly to Rio
de Janeiro. From there they travel by PanAm to San Juan, Puerto Rico
or Lisbon, Portugal and then by plane or train to Germany.
Currently, many of these interior Germans are coming back to the
surface to retire in their homeland. Some of the Germans also elect
to retire in various South American countries or the United States,
Canada, Britain and Spain rather than go to their old homelands in
communist held East Germany.
In 1946 while the Bods strictly supervised the building of a minimal
aerial, navy and land force to be used only for New Germany's
national police protection and defense, a setback occurred which was
to test their survival. It was from an unexpected source.
On July 12, 1946, Interworld Radar picked up an airborne invasion - bogies coming from the north.
The New Germans knew an enemy might attack them from either the
large 1,400 mile North Pole opening which the Russians had used, or
the South Pole entrance. But the Germans were psychologically
unprepared for this particular confrontation. The bogies were not
airplanes or rockets sent down from their former surface enemies.
They were round wing planes.
The old, inner world Viking race to the north had been watching the
Germans grow in strength. Disliking what they saw in this
militaristic action on the part of the new inhabitants of the
interior of the earth, and aware of Nazi occupation of Norway and
Denmark, the Vikings attacked the new Germans. The German defense
was to be their first attempt to defend their new land.
Radar picked up the Viking round wing planes moving southward toward
New Berlin and New Hamburg at 5,000 miles per hour, from a northern
city in Vikingland called Kupenhaggen (population 3,000,000). A red
alert was sounded and five German UFO's, the first ones made in
upper Germany before surrender, took to the air.
The aerial vanguards of the 12 million Viking nation on the
continent called Vikingland had challenged the small 300,000
fledgling German nation. The aerial battle had lasted sporadically
for several hours when the Atlanteans (Atturians) delivered an
ultimatum to the Vikings that if they didn't stop the attack, the
Atlantean craft would join the fray and cut up the Vikings with
The Atlanteans reassured the Vikings that the
Germans must be made welcome inasmuch as they were making unclaimed
arid land productive. The New Atlanteans further told the Vikings
that the New Germans (related to the Vikings) in peacetime were the
most productive people on the face of the upper earth -but in war
could be the most destructive.
Finally, the Atlantean ambassador to
the Vikings stated:
"Let the newly arrived Germans live among us in
peace! We don't want the war from above renewed below."
Unbeknownst to the combatants or to the Atlanteans (Atturians) the
Bodlanders who had been grievously watching the unexpected Inner
World beginnings of a war, moved in with their own round wing
Moving ahead and above the advancing Viking formation, the Bod craft repeatedly threw out what appeared to be a solid force
field. The oncoming Viking craft, unaware of the invention, struck
the barriers and were turned back. The beginning of a war of
attrition was stopped. (As far as is known the above account is the
first mention of the Bod's involvement in preventing the New Germans
and the Vikings widening that aerial confrontation in the Inner
But the New Germans had no sooner tested their combatant abilities
against the Vikings within the Earth, when an old foe from above
began to stir.
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Admiral Richard E. Byrd Finds The South Pole Entrance to Inner World
"Hitler is alive!" Those were the first words Joseph Stalin said to
President Harry Truman and Prime Minister Churchill when a discreet
moment was available at the 1945 Potsdam Conference.
"The body in the bunker was not that of Hitler," Stalin said. "The
hair, teeth and fingerprints do not match."
Then he gave complete
autopsy details to the Prime Minister of England and the President
of the United States.
At the Potsdam conference it was agreed
America would send the first expeditionary force to the Antarctic to
look for the departed German leader and the missing nationals who
had left Berlin and Germany by various routes in late '44 and early
'45. It was also agreed that as soon as preparations could be made
the United States would invade the Antarctic and the old allies
including Russia would stand by if further offensive action was
needed once the Germans were located.
Therefore, according to plan, the United States assembled its
Russian and British approved South Polar expedition. Existence of
the round wing planes would remain secret, and only conventional
weaponry would be deployed. The entire 1946-1947 operation was
billed as the largest expedition ever sent to the Antarctic and was
given publicity for the media back home, rather than an attempt
being made to keep the expedition a secret.
It was also intended to
establish a permanent U.S. base in the subcontinent, a move that had
been delayed when the temporary American bases of 1939 and 1940 were
abandoned because of the war. But although Admiral Byrd was the
figurehead of the expedition, his real role was disguised. He would
lead "a search and find foray into the Antarctic" where it was
assumed by many the German leader and his troops had retreated.
An accompanying naval force out of Norfolk, Virginia under Rear
Admiral Richard H. Cruzen included thirteen war ships, nineteen
planes, supply and transport vessels, equipped with helicopters and
icebreaker to lead the way, and a submarine to aid in any type of
underwater research or assistance. All vehicles were caterpillar
tread type tractors as these would be required to tow overland the
sleigh and toboggan loads of building materials, Quonset huts,
warehouse, weather stations, abundant food, clothing and all
accessories, especially fuel and oil to transport a 4,000 man force
in a hostile freezing land, where ice and snow was up to two miles
The Antarctic adventure was a full scale naval and
overland expedition and in a real sense was a continuation of World
War II, provided an enemy could be located in the 5-1/2 million
square miles of Antarctic mountains and vast snowy wastes.
At Christchurch in New Zealand a branch station was set up as the
midpoint for communications between McMurdo Sound, 2365 miles away.
Also, at Christchurch additional repair parts and supplies would be
stored for eventual movement to Antarctic where they would be
required by the 4,000 man force.
Byrd had a final meeting with the military in the United States at
which time on orders of President Truman, he was forbidden to fly
his own aircraft until he reached the Antarctic.
The flight to McMurdo Base departed from the Hueneme, California
base February 1, and carried Byrd's co-pilot (and navigator
combined), radioman. and photographer representing the National
Science Foundation and National Geographic Society. They set a
course for Hawaii as passenger Byrd sat back reminiscing with his
The following day Admiral Byrd and his crew took off from Honolulu
for the aircraft carrier where his Antarctic plane was waiting to
take them on the last leg of the journey into the South Pole region
to find the whereabouts of the 250,000 Germans. On the fourth day
after departure from Port Hueneme, Admiral Byrd arrived at McMurdo
Base in the Antarctic where his fixed wing plane would be observed
from a round wing plane of German origin hovering silently above the
Byrd's team had been the first to fly over the South Pole on
November 29, 1929, and for him this updated trip, of course, was no
mere polar exercise.
On this occasion he was resolved to find the missing Germans. The
irony surrounding the expedition's concept, however, was that while
some planners were told it was a polar training expedition, Byrd
knew from three former expeditions into the Antarctic that this trip
would entail untold hazards and perhaps a lot more than a hidden
valley, where rumors told of a German hideout or last stand.
But it was Admiral Byrd's May 9, 1926 aerial expedition in search of
the North Pole, accompanied by co-pilot Floyd Bennett, that first
fired his zeal to return again and again to the Polar ends of the
It was Bennett who first awakened Byrd's imagination about the inner
earth being hollow with possible entrances at both Poles.
Bennett had long noted an important similarity in all previous
Arctic (North Pole) accounts. The weather became warmer the farther
north a traveler went.
For instance, the log of Dr. Fridtjof Nansen,
1893-6, seemed to show conclusive proof that the North Polar region
was not a frigid ocean of ice.
Nansen's conclusions read:
demonstrated that the sea in the immediate neighborhood of the
pole,... in all probabilities lies, in a deep basin, not a shallow
one... the ice seemed to drift northerly, unimpeded..."
(In 1980, NASA maps confirm that the Arctic's ocean floor is a
sloping depression beginning in northern Greenland and running about
2,200 miles. Actually the incline of the ocean bed begins about the
85th parallel and eventually becomes the throat of the Arctic which
leads into the hollow Earth.)
The official released version of Byrd's 1926 flight from Spitsbergen
to the North Pole is unimaginative and sterile.
Byrd's log is
reported to have recorded the following:
"We reached the North Pole.
After taking two sun sights and many pictures, we went on for
several miles in the direction we had come, and made another larger
circle to be sure to take in the North Pole."
Not disclosed in the official accounts is the following paraphrased
but authentic record of that 1926 journey in its final hours.
"Bennet urged Byrd to proceed at their existing altitude over an
ocean devoid of ice, the horizon of which seemed to enlarge beyond
the 85th parallel. As they continued, the compass became erratic,
the tail wind increased and the sun's position sank lower.
tri-motored Ford Plane continued only a short distance into this
area of mechanical confusion and navigational uncertainty. Then
Byrd, becoming fearful, decided to turn back and head for base."
They had seen and felt the unknown.
From that day on Byrd and
Bennett (until his death in 1928) shared the same observations and
determination. They had observed that the spherical earth was
concave at the so-called top of the planet, and that the Arctic
Ocean apparently disappeared into an unending black hole. Before
they reached base, they had resolved to return.
During the following year, 1927, (the author confirmed) Byrd and
Bennett flew again to the top of the world but this time they
penetrated into the earth's interior. Their new sponsor was the
United States Navy. They departed in secret from an unknown base at
an unknown time, and to this day no official word of that flight has
been made available to biographers or compilers.
Byrd is reported to
have flown a total of 1,700 miles, the most astonishing time of
which was spent inside the earth's interior. His diary of the event
records sightings of what looked like prehistoric animals, green
forests, mountains, lakes, rivers in a warm climate where tall, fair
people waved to the fliers. Pictures of these interior locales were
actually seen by the researcher.
Richard Evelyn Byrd, descendent of an old Virginian family and who
served in the U.S. Navy prior to World War I and as an aviation
instructor during the war, was to become illustrious - in a tragic
way. The panoramic evidence of that historic 1927 voyage was never
to be shown or admitted to even exist.
President Calvin Coolidge on
seeing the over 300 pictures and upon reading the log of the flight
"No one! Absolutely no one will believe this
report! Let's keep it quiet! If we release the information, we will
become the laughing stock of the nation and the world."
Coolidge was a New England realist.
The decision to withhold the
story of Byrd's epic journey was not a contrived cover-up. There was
no national security involved. Others beside the President who saw
the pictures and read the log simply believed that the phenomena of
a world within a world was so fantastic as to be preposterous. (A
secretary to the late President Coolidge verified the official
The pictures and log of that Byrd flight to the interior of the
earth were sealed and immediately placed in a vault at the Library
of Congress. They lay there untouched for 12 years. When World War
II began, the secret account of Byrd's 1927 flight was reviewed and
became classified under the name "White Sheet Project".
second year of the war, American Intelligence and the executive
branch realized the significance of another world within a world,
especially when Jonathon Caldwell, on a training flight in a round
wing plane whose routing was over the North Pole, drifted into the
black void which Byrd had come upon in 1927.
Consequently, the Byrd
flight, along with Caldwell's 1940 log was relabeled the "White Pole
When World War II hostilities ceased in 1945 the "White
Pole Project" was placed under a new Navy department called Polar
Archives, where it still operates in 1978 on the sixth floor of the
National Archives. In the 1960's NASA Archives became the repository
for much of the Polar activities because of the intense space craft
action and related world research at the Polar regions.
With the reader made aware of the foregoing background information
on Byrd's early Arctic exploits, we can now return to the
circumstances surrounding his 1946 flight into the Antarctic, about
which this chapter is mainly concerned.
Before departure for that 1946 flight, the Navy allowed Byrd to add
to his extensive first-hand knowledge of the Antarctic by perusal of
newly acquired information taken from captured German records and
books. Most believable to Byrd were the exploits and observations of
German teams sent to the Antarctic from 1937 onward.
and land teams had mapped and photographed much of the subcontinent
and the reports on their Antarctic findings were an engrossing study
that had stimulated naval curiosity. Byrd was instinctively aware
that the Germans would have preferred that these classified reports
had not been moved to the Americas, for they gave helpful clues and
conclusions about German intentions at the South Pole.
Not all the
classified information regarding the probes on the Pole had been
given Byrd, but the facts he had assimilated assured him that
regardless of how incredible polar openings to the interior of the
planet were regarded by those to whom he spoke, an entrance to the
inner earth could indeed exist, regardless of scientific opinion.
The location of such an opening, if it existed, should be near the
South Pole beneath a cloud covered area, which Byrd had observed in
1929 but had not been able to check. That possible site was east of
the Pole on a line of flight nearby the 171st meridian.
Reflecting again on his past Polar accomplishments and the
frustrations arising from government bureaucracy, Byrd was cognizant
that 17 years after his last aerial trip to the South Pole he and a
new crew were now heading into the Antarctic again, perhaps to
conclude once and for all times his polar adventures that might
unravel the enigma of the sub-continent.
From McMurdo, Admiral Byrd and his crew were flown to the aircraft
carrier 300 miles north in
the Antarctic waters. A final briefing
took place, and the flight was scheduled for the following morning.
Each man on the crew had taken an oath of secrecy. If they failed to
return after a given period of time in the so-called Antarctic
exercise, a massive emergency search was to be started. But
regardless of the outcome, it was agreed not to inform the public of
the true purpose of the excursion into the unknown.
In the wisdom of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Byrd had not been told
the secret of the round wing plane which America then possessed.
Byrd and his men checked out the conventional aircraft on which they
had trained in the United States. It was called a Falcon, but had no
relationship to the 1929 Falcon built by Curtis Wright Aircraft
Company. This particular aircraft had been specially constructed in
1946 for high speed and great endurance. The entire project under
which it was conceived by the Navy, designed and rushed to
completion, was top secret.
The airplane's speed is unknown but
presumed to have been a good margin over 300 miles per hour.
range was over 6,000 miles. The Pratt and Whitney engines were also
carefully tuned and all unused space in the aircraft was filled with
extra gasoline containers, each filled with 100 gallons and tapped
into the main fuel supply line to the engines. Extra food rations,
because of their added weight, had been kept to a minimum. In case
of emergency landing, there would be no hope of survival,
particularly in the rarefied atmosphere of the mountain range that
barred their path to the area of search in the South Pole region.
For takeoff, the plane was over-heavy. Even with catapult assistance
the pilot had difficulty sustaining safe height. It became necessary
to fly at 5,000 feet maximum for over six hours until extra fuel was
used up and its containers thrown overboard.
The following are notes from the log kept by Admiral Richard E. Byrd
on his exploratory trip to and beyond the South Pole and into the
interior of the Earth.
On February 5, 1946, the log begins:
"Catapulted from aircraft carrier with full tanks plus extra tanks;
the carrier located about 300 miles due north of the McMurdo Base;
clear skies, headed for the settlement there, reaching it about 6:50
A.M., circled the settlement; flew low, waving to those on the
ground who waved in return.
(Byrd's flight from McMurdo, 400 miles
due west to the first mountain chain's rim was time-consuming
inasmuch as it became expedient to burn off his aircraft's excess
fuel. It was too overloaded to permit a sufficient gain in
Arrived first designated area at 3:00 P.M. our time,
skies very clear, coal sack would be seen very clearly overhead,
circled the area three times, dropped a small American flag outside
the window to claim for the U.S.A.
(Reason for circling area was
because aircraft was still unable to attain sufficient altitude to
cruise over the 10,500 foot pass of the Axel Heiberg glazier onto
the central plateau where the supposed valley might begin into the
"Dropped the empty gasoline drums by means of ejection chute in
aircraft floor. After several hours, gross weight reduced enough to
gain height and cross the mountain rim.
"4:20 P.M. - Arrived at the edge of the valley, sun was still
bright in the sky. We started down following the contour of the
ground taking note of the terrain as we descended. At first, slope
is gradual then it becomes steeper as though one were going down the
side of a mountain. (Navigator now concerned that too much excess
was burned off.)
"4:30 P.M. - Ice Cap beginning to get thinner, now beginning to see
the exposed side of the mountain.
Our outside temperature gauge has also recorded a 10 degree rise
from 60 below zero, observed at the start of the descent.
"5:00 P.M. - We are still following a slope down, the ice is now
very thin on the rocks that cover the slope, see some black spots
that could be coal, sun is still high in the sky, temperature
continues to show a slow steady rise, it could even be tropical at
the bottom of the valley, maybe even a Shangri-La only time will
"5: 30 P. M. - - Altimeter shows drop of about one mile since we
entered the valley. We have traveled some 300 plus miles in a down
slope, sides seem to be gradually getting steeper.
"6:00 P.M. - Ice completely gone, rocks now bare, temperature shows
a steady rise, getting warmer as we go deeper, all of a sudden we
seem to have hit a bottomless pit in which the sides slope straight
down, compass gone completely crazy and is not working at all. We
are now spiraling downward, the sun is still shining, but gets
dimmer as we descend.
"7:00 P.M. - We have been descending into the hole for almost an
hour, air outside continues getting warmer, a few minutes ago we
passed a small waterfall from which steam seemed to be coming, we
circled so that our photographer could get a picture. As the sun was
dim, we had to use flood lights to enable a good photograph.
"8:00 P.M. - We are nosing down as if traveling on level ground,
the compass now not working at all, altimeter has shown a steady
fall, instruments indicate our ground speed has slowed to about 50
miles per hour. Why are we traveling so slow?
"9:00 P.M. - Calculate we have traveled down for at least 100 miles
from the top of the hole, fuel is half gone, dropped another empty
gas tank. (Extra gasoline cans held 100 gallons each, made of
aluminum 1/8" thick.) It fell horizontally toward the wall as if
being pulled toward ground; readings are crazy here, haven't enough
fuel to travel further into the earth. (Bell has sounded indicating
fuel supply in main tanks half gone.) We’ll turn back and properly
explore on future expedition. Our fuel will get us back if we start
now, radio is dead, no contact. (Crew were confused because though
not weightless, they were able to walk up the sides and on roof of
the plane, and remain perpendicular.) Four synchronized clocks on
board plus crew's watches kept time, but, later it was shown all
clocks and watches had gained seven hours.
"10:00 P.M. - We are now traveling up at faster speed than we went
down, and it as if we were traveling along level ground, no
explanation of it, it is starting to get cooler outside as we move
towards the surface.
11:00 P.M. - We are now getting near the top where the steep drop
off started, have given orders to fly a right angle from our course
to determine the diameter of the shaft, cold is starting to get
intense outside again.
"12:00 Midnight - We have traveled for about an hour and we have
returned to approximately our starting point, navigator believes
hole to be over 100 miles in diameter. We are now ascending and
steadily gaining speed with wind in our rear, temperature outside
gets colder, speed increases automatically.”
FOOTNOTE: Byrd later made a special report on how his speed changed
without pilot aid from 300 miles per hour on the surface down to
about 50 miles per hour descending the hole or shaft. He also told
how the temperature went from minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit on the
surface to more than plus 60 degrees Fahrenheit at the point of
return during his descent.
(They also reported seeing steam coming
out of more than one hole in the rocks and discovered cloud
formations within the 125 mile shaft. Their instruments also
recorded a steady stream of air corning from deep within the shaft
which he felt accounted for their decreased speed in descent. The
Admiral recorded that the feeling within the great shaft to the
interior was uncanny as if one were on a different planet.)
“1:00 A.M. - We are now out of the shaft and going up on the slope;
have the movie camera taking shots of all rocks and looking for
signs of life or vegetation as we ascend, ground ice forming and
getting thicker as we go up.
"2:00 A.M. - We are now at top of valley and will fly across to
record the distance. Can barely see the sun corning up in the north.
At this time of year it stays up most of time. About four hours of
"3:00 A.M. - We are across the top, finally, navigator calculated
it approximately 500 miles in diameter at the top of the funnel. We
are now heading for home base and the carrier."
While in the throat of the funnel (or as Byrd called it, the spiral
of the screw) the crew saw in the distance a formation of at least
five UFO's converging from deeper in the interior.
This sighting was
also tracked on their navigational radar. As the UFO formation
reached Byrd's unarmed plane, a craft positioned itself on each wing
tip of the American plane. Byrd's photographer continued to
photograph his silent pacers which revealed clearly defined German swaztikas on their tops and bottoms.
Actually, the German circular winged planes made no warlike
maneuvers nor did they make radio contact with Byrd on that
particular expedition. Bold, but not foolish, Byrd's pilot was
instructed to take no evasive action, and the photographer advised
to continue photographing with the still cameras and automatics.
Later, over 300 interior photos sent to the National Science
Foundation and the National Archives, would comprise the evidence
which Admiral Byrd and his crew brought back.
"1:00 P.M. - We are now back on the Aircraft carrier having landed
with no problem. After a good rest, we will fly to New Zealand
tomorrow for immediate return to the United States."
the clocks on board the Falcon aircraft, the flight lasted 31 hours
but aircraft carrier time showed the Falcon had been absent 23
Upon his arrival at the aircraft, Byrd sent a coded report to
Washington; then the Admiral and his crew rested for three full days
on the carrier. Besides the coded report a fast reconnaissance
aircraft took special documents and film to Washington via Sydney,
Christchurch and Panama. Upon Byrd's later arrival in the United
States, the Admiral was immediately escorted to a top secret meeting
at the Pentagon with the heads of various armed services.
Extracts from his log were read and hundreds of feet of movie
footage were shown and explained to the military brass.
(Today, the specially built Falcon is under wraps at Wright
Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio. When the facts of this expedition are
released by the Navy, the Byrd plane will go on display at the
The log book of the Falcon, written by the navigator and signed by
Byrd was formerly stored in a safe in a single room in the National
Archives, used only for the custody of this historical document. It
could not be seen without a Presidential order. It was briefly
examined by the authors in 1976 for one hour while two security
personnel stood by. A second examination in 1977 was permitted, with
the help of Senator Lawton Chiles of Florida.
In 1978 the log was
moved to underground historical vaults in the
U.S. Air Force Kensington Tombs.
After the movie showing of the Byrd Antarctic expedition, a meeting
of the joint chiefs of staff was held with President Harry S. Truman
presiding. Conclusions of that historic meeting were recorded by
vote that immediate plans should be made for Byrd to return to the
bottomless hole at the Southern end of the world, penetrate into the
interior, and locate the German base with its round wing planes.
date for re-entry was set for February 16, 1947. The American
squadron would again ride against the Germans on conventional,
propeller driven, fixed wing aircraft. As for Byrd, he was still not
told of the Jefferson round wing project.
Thus there was continued the cover-up of America's activities in the
Antarctic that was to prevent the public from knowing the true
intentions of the United States and its post-war allies.
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Byrd Stalks the Missing Nazis
On February 16, 1947, Admiral Richard E. Byrd led his squadron of
eight propeller driven Falcon Bombers to the South Pole to test
Each plane was powered by four Pratt & Whitney
engines and tuned with precision for the endurance flight into the
unknown interior of the earth. The planes were fully armed, but
orders from President Truman was that Byrd was not to fire on any
German craft he met in the hollow earth.
As the squadron repeated the flight pattern executed the year
before, Byrd and his crew surveyed the terrain. Only this time,
besides his own crew, a total of 60 astonished combat veteran
Americans were descending in a straight southerly line towards the
interior of a planet that was presumed to be of a solid molten core.
They carefully noted that the mouth of the double funnel or "screw"
as Byrd called it, had a 500 mile opening in the bottom of the
Antarctic valley that tapered down to a diameter of 125 miles.
Through this opening they would fly for 800 miles towards the
interior, before emerging again in a vortex-like aperture inside the
Gradually, the bottom of the hole to the interior widened as it did
at the topside until the squadron of Falcons found themselves
entering into a hollow world within a world. Above the planes the
crew saw what appeared to be sky and clouds. Below was sea and land
just as above. They were now in the interior of the hollow earth
which Byrd in 1929 had described as "that enchanted continent in the
-a land of everlasting mystery".
(Whereas on the outer surface of
the planet a direct line of vision on the convex surface is seven
miles, a straight visual sighting on the surface of the earth's
interior would be ad infinitum except for air impurities.)
Compasses on the aircraft strangely enough returned to normal upon
their entrance to the interior of the earth. They were now
descending further inside the earth's sphere, flying in an
atmosphere identical to that on the outside of the planet. The seas
and land masses clung to the interior walls and the void between was
filled with clouds and light in which there were seen mirages of the
sea and terrain below. As the outside earthlings sped on at 259
miles per hour every sight they beheld triggered new stimuli of
They were not flying into a molten mass and the only heat
and light energy source came from a diminutive misty ball of fire,
an interior sun that seemed to hang suspended in front of them in
the center of the globe's interior.
The land masses below were protrusions on the inside of the earth's
800 to 1,200 mile thick mantle. The flyers observed one major
difference from the outside of their planet. The interior appeared
to have a greater land surface, for as they continued south, their
visions widened in this new concave world surrounding them. There
were no celestial bearings, no Pole Star or planet Venus on which to
take a dead reckoning.
Each hoped their squadron could find its way
In this unbelievable world of fantasy, Admiral Richard E. Byrd
commanding eight navy Falcons and 60 airmen, went stalking Germans.
A bellicose nation from the earth's surface had broken into the
interior in search of another Aryan race, with whom they had fought
two world wars in the present century.
Was the "enemy" here in this
lair? And would he fight?
Byrd had taken his squadron further than he himself had ventured the
year before. He was now recording a distance of over 2,400 air miles
Still flying north at approximately 10,000 feet, Byrd's navigator,
Captain Ben Miller, of Navy air arm, spotted what appeared to be an
airfield. (Only hours before Capt. Miller had joined Byrd's crew. He
had temporarily turned over to his second in command the command of
his carrier from which the flight departed when Byrd's original
navigator had taken ill at the last moment.)
All eyes of the
American squadron peered down and confirmed the sighting. A closer
scrutiny revealed various fixed wing aircraft lined up in rows and
high powered lenses picked out their identity markings. Swastikas,
the emblems of Nazi Germany, were clearly visible.
The American squadron flew on. They reached a point of 2,700 miles
within the earth before the order was given by Byrd to return. The
cameras on Byrd's plane whirred away as a pictorial account of his
journey was made.
An hour later the planes returned over the same compass bearing.
Down below they had seen rows of buildings on their trip north and
endless planes at a particular bearing. Now these were gone. (The
pictures developed by National Defense later showed the airport had
been quickly camouflaged.) Suddenly, the Falcon pilots observed that
they had uninvited company. Above them and behind on their tails,
were five unmarked round wing planes, which the Germans had finally
elected to expose.
Byrd had come to this new German world poorly prepared for decisions
on the conduct of aerial confrontation. He was primarily an
explorer. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had assessed his capabilities
and at the last minute briefing Byrd was ordered not to fire on any
Germans if he encountered them in flight. Those instructions exist
today and were explicit.
In addition, Byrd did not evaluate his
squadrons vulnerability in the present air strategy which the five
round wing planes controlled. And worse, he regarded the German
piloted round wing planes as his natural enemy with whom there could
be no compromise. Yet, Byrd was not a combat admiral, and suddenly
he was catapulted into making a decision whether to accept or
decline aerial combat.
Did he fail at that time to discern that his
"enemy", so called, had abandoned the propeller or even jet powered
aircraft of World War II vintage?
Certainly Byrd was cognizant from
his experience the year before that the Germans now rode the sky in
advanced design aircraft that made his conventional Falcon aircraft
But, on the other hand, giving Admiral Byrd the benefit of the
doubt, did he purposely intend to confront the Germans and make them
show their hand? No one knows what illogical drive motivated him in
his last moment decisions, but they were not the result of any wise
on-the-spot military sagacity or desire for survival. The only thing
that can be said on behalf of Byrd is that the round wing planes
were conundrums that in his mind produced a panic.
Byrd had already given orders to his own gunners to be prepared to
fire (and his co-pilot reminded him the order should be rescinded).
Therefore, all of his aircraft were in a state of combat readiness.
Perhaps ten seconds remained in which the Admiral could have changed
Then Byrd received an unexpected message on his wave length from
outside his aircraft.
"Admiral Byrd, this is General Kurt Von
Ludwig, Commander of the flying ships you see above. Our fire power
has your squadron covered.”
The same German Commander who was interviewed to substantiate this
"World War II is over. Leave us alone and return
to your base. However, if you wish to land at our station in peace,
we shall receive you Americans in peace for you are not our enemies.
Our aircraft and weapons are so superior to yours that I advise you
not to fire on us. There is no chance for your squadron to survive
our attack if you insist on fighting. I would also remind you that
you are over territory controlled by New Germany and that you are
here under our sufferance."
Commander Byrd listened but did not reply. When the German had
finished speaking, Byrd gave his order in two words: "Open Fire!"
His aircraft hardly had time to comply before the sky seemed to
Those Falcons hit by the saucers' laser beams broke up and spiraled
or nose dived to earth where the crews were killed on impact.
From what looked like hidden anti-aircraft gun sites on the land
below there emanated pencil-thin broken beams of red light.
American witness in one of the planes struck with this ray weapon
'the ray seemed to let us down gradually and our pilot was
helpless to maintain control; we had to ditch. Those who could,
Admiral Byrd watched his entire supporting aircraft plummeting out
of the sky nearby. Suddenly, the voice of the German Commander broke
into his wave length again.
"Commander Byrd, you are a fool. You
have sacrificed your own men. You were warned. Now leave this land
and never return. Leave at once."
Byrd was shaken and quickly went
into shock. Miller took over the controls and pointed the aircraft
for the opening that led to the topside of the world. Byrd had
carried out his orders to find the Germans. He had entered the young
lion's den; but he was no Daniel.
The scene that followed as the American planes crashed to earth was
not reminiscent of a wartime landing in hostile enemy territory.
American survivors picked up by the Germans were interviewed in 1977
to verify the German version of what took place.
The Germans immediately mounted an all-out rescue attempt in order
to save the American airmen. Some of the crashed American planes
were not severely disabled. From these the occupants quickly crawled
out with their hands over their heads. They were met by Germans who
immediately disarmed them and asked them to drop their hands, saying
that they were in friendly territory.
German crews hurriedly raced
to the totally demolished American planes, extinguished fires, and
removed bodies in an attempt to save lives. Twenty six live
Americans were finally assembled that day by the Germans as
ambulances with doctors sped to the scene. Para-medics administered
first aid to the surviving American crew members as the ambulances
headed to nearby hospitals in New Berlin. At the hospital, German
specialists set limbs and carefully
stitched wounds and made the Americans as comfortable as possible.
Occasionally the Germans addressed the Americans in English, some
quietly telling how they had taken their degrees at German and
Crew members not severely injured were taken into the city. A sign
on the outskirts said, "New Berlin". The "prisoners" were then given
an escorted automobile tour of the emerging city which the Germans
had secretly begun in early 1940.
Examples of buildings designed by
Albert Spear on the order of Adolf Hitler were shown to the
visitors. Stunned by the cautious friendliness of the Germans, the
Americans were given a meal and made comfortable in a hotel.
But not all the invading Americans were so fortunate. As Byrd's
plane sped homeward to his carrier base, German morticians embalmed
and dressed the young Americans killed in the New Berlin raid. Using
I.D. cards, victims were identified, features restored when
necessary and then redressed in their own flight suits. The remains
were placed in sealed plastic coffins.
The German Commander came in and met some of the surviving American
officers. Introducing himself, he called them "heroic fools." The
next day was February 17, 1947. Open German army trucks had picked
up the various bodies of the young Americans. The vehicles assembled
and slowly the cortege bore the dead American airmen through the
broad streets of the new city.
At the convoy's head, a German
military band played Mendelssohn's Funeral March. Behind the cortege
German airmen themselves, in honor, marched in slow step. Escorted
in cars, American survivors brought up the rear.
As the funeral procession moved toward the Air Field, cannons were
fired in the air; and all German flags on Government buildings flew
at half mast as the dead and living Americans were prepared for
their trip home. For the Americans and the Germans it was the
unofficial end of World War II combat.
At the New Berlin Airport five saucers sat waiting. The dead
Americans in unbreakable plastic coffins were placed on board
another craft. The 24 walking cases were taken on board two other
craft. Finally, Commander Kurt Von Ludwig and his crew boarded the
A squadron of five German UFO’s rose silently and headed south to
the hole at the end of the world to pay a regretful respect to 60
living and dead Americans.
Emerging from the South Pole funnel, the saucers took a northerly
course from the Antarctic continent towards Australia. Approximately
1,800 miles southwest of Sydney, Australia, a U.S. aircraft carrier
hove to at the radio request of the German Commander. As fleet
commander Rear Admiral Cruzen listened, flat top commander Ben
Miller, now back in control of his own ship, was hooked into the
radio of the German round wing plane. A friend of Commander Miller
then spoke from the German craft.
The American survivor appealed to the commanding officer to allow
the Germans to land on one end of the carrier flight deck to deliver
American survivors. The German UFO's sat down as Commander Kurt Von
Ludwig hovered above in an attitude of surveillance. Americans stood
down. No guns were drawn. No orders were given. No battle positions
The walking Americans stepped out and then moved to the other German
round wing planes to remove the wounded. These were placed or helped
American sailors began to stand at attention and many officers stood
at silent salute. No American word had been spoken. No German voice
had been heard. When the last stretcher was removed, the German
UFO's silently lifted and joined their commander aloft, then
suddenly they were gone.
Under sedation in the carrier's sick bay, Admiral Byrd had missed
the last chapter of the tragic drama he had begun.
From below the carrier flight deck, an ambulance plane was hoisted.
Within 20 minutes it too was airborne, headed for Honolulu, Hawaii,
where Pearl Harbor was alerted to receive the injured.
The same night, over 10,000 miles away from the carrier, five round
wing planes appeared at 8:00
P.M. over Arlington, Virginia. They stopped in mid-air and hovered
over the tomb of World War I's Unknown Soldier.
A German plane broke formation and landed in an open area near the
tomb. The door of the craft opened and darkened forms brought out
the bodies of the 30 American airmen who had perished two days
There is a spirit, believed to be that of the Unknown Soldier, which
had appeared often in the past whenever a body lay in state under
the Capitol Rotunda. It was seen by many at Kennedy's death; it
appeared when the body of President Eisenhower lay in state, and
also appeared on the death of President Hoover, Johnson and other
The night of February 12, as the Germans placed
the bodies of the dead airmen before the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier, completing their task, they stepped back and surveyed the
darkened scene for a moment before entering their airships. As they
watched, the apparition of the dead doughboy of the American
Expeditionary Force in World War I was suddenly seen again. It gave
a brisk salute and then vanished.
The Germans themselves swear this
appearance took place.
What arrangements were made with the next of kin is not known.
Nevertheless, 30 men of all ranks were buried with full military
honors at the cemetery. (Today in a nearby building a bronze plaque
reposes, inscribed with the names of the young heroes - and how they
died in the center of the Earth. The plaque will be erected in the
year 2000 A.D.)
From Arlington Cemetery three of the German saucers stopped above
the Capitol Building and two hovered over the White House where the
Trumans lived. Simultaneously, all five shone powerful search lights
on the buildings below. The Washington military was alerted.
the German Commander spoke via the Air Force radio channel.
"This display of our strength is a warning. If we so wished we could
destroy both your White House and Capitol with deadly rays and
within five minutes both historic places would be only ashes. Send
no more armed military expeditions below unless America wants full
scale war," the German warned.
"If it is war you seek, then we shall fight you, but as for New
Germany, we prefer peace and the friendship of America." The voice
finished by saying "the real enemy of both our peoples is Russia."
All night the German saucers hovered over Washington.
Little did they
suspect the U.S. chose not to show any of its military strength from
the arsenal of over 500 laser equipped round wing planes hidden
across the land. The German craft departed westward at 9:00 A.M. the
next day in a burst of speed.
In 1948, acting independently of the Americans or other nations, the
Russians, who had watched the 1947 Byrd foray in the Antarctic from
an Antarctic base, sent a fully-armed wing of conventional combat
aircraft to the earth's interior at the north. The Russians, told of
the Americans' 1947 reception by the Germans at the South Pole, but
uncertain of the outcome, elected to penetrate the North Pole
entrance from their bases.
The Russian planes were computer clocked
by Americans passing Point Barrow, Alaska heading due east. Canadian
bases on three northerly locations kept the Russian planes spotted.
The American base reported 102 planes; the Canadian check points
reported 97 planes.
The Russians' first aerial encounter was with the guardians of the
North Pole entrance - descendants of the Vikings whom the Germans
call the "old race." The Russian planes at first were challenged by
the "old race" but were allowed to proceed when they claimed they
were on a mission to New Germany in the southern hemisphere. The
Russian wing, still intact, continued past the man-made orb of light
at the equator of the earth's interior and sped toward the southern
hemisphere where, in the Germans lion's den, seven UFO's were now
No Russian enemy plane escaped German wrath. One hundred planes and
their crews perished. Those Russian bodies recovered were cremated.
In 4-1/2 hours, German UFO's were over Moscow, brazenly scattering
the ashes of the Russian dead over the capitol. As in the Washington
incident, the Germans broke into the military air waves and taunted
the Russians with the statement: "Here are the remains of your brave
airmen you sent down to destroy us!"
Moscow's red alert sounded. And up into the skies to teach the
invading Germans a lesson went Russian MIG fighters. One after
another, the German machines easily disposed of all the Russian
In defiance, the German Commander in his undamaged round wing plane
hovered imperially above.
Then over the military frequencies that moments before cracked with
Russian chatter of aerial combat, there came a final German voice:
"Next time we will annihilate you."
The Germans flew off - intact.
They would taunt the Russians over Moscow year after year after that
That day, when the squadron leader Von Ludwig landed in New Berlin,
he patted his plane and commented:
"I shall name her ‘Old Ironsides'
in honor of today’s fight."
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USA Peacefully Invades Inner World
Deep down hundreds of feet below a Kensington, Maryland meadow are
stored the logs of Admiral Richard Byrds's tragic 1947 flight into
the interior world.
In another vault adjoining the Byrd records, are
some other historical American accomplishments of greater
significance, contained in 14 classified books listing the records
of the U.S. round wing plane development and the accomplishments of
their inaugural flights from 1936 to 1960.
These books tell of the men who blazed new trails into the
atmosphere of the upper and inner world. Even today, the names of
these humble, Lindberg-like aviators must be kept secret, because of
the knowledge they possess if it were known to those who are
political adversaries of America in 1980.
In 1978 the authors were given an opportunity to review the logs and
papers and make some valid judgments about the history of U.S.
aerial progress in the 1940's. To understand the continuous
interplay between the German and American endeavors in the attempt
to conquer space via dual versions of the round wing plane, it was
necessary first to see the log of Byrd's last flight into the inner
world and his unauthorized confrontation with a superior force of
The Byrd episode after his 1947 flight into the inner world is
continued. Upon his release from the carrier's sick bay where he had
been confined while in a state of shock, he was flown to Washington
and appeared immediately to explain why he had fired on the Germans
and disobeyed orders. His last instructions had been to go armed but
not to open fire in the inner world under any circumstances.
on appearing before the Joint Chiefs of Staff after his return he
was downgraded for disobeying a written order.
But for purposes of
avoiding publicity and breaking security, the committee voted not to
court-martial him, though a Court of Inquiry was later called to
decide on disciplinary action. After all, they argued, Byrd had
taken in a squadron of specially built planes, with competent crews,
and by his willful ego had sacrificed the lives of over 30 young
Had the Germans not honorably saved the surviving American
injured and returned them quickly to the surface aircraft carrier
(as recorded in the committee minutes), the mood of the committee
most certainly would have been to sentence Byrd. But the national
security lid was still on the Antarctic foray. There is also an
indication in the minutes that the image of Byrd created by his
former explorations might be considered more important to future
historians than his fiasco in the inner earth.
connected with the expedition considered it a tragedy - except
Byrd. An exhibit placed before the Court of Inquiry in 1947
contained five typed pages written by Byrd, telling of the
It was read in frozen disbelief by the Court
of Inquiry. The navigator's brief one page resume told the real
truth, along with witnesses on the Commander's plane and the
survivors returned by the Germans.
The findings of the Court of Inquiry which were forwarded to the
Joint Chiefs of Staff labeled Byrd "mentally incompetent."
Furthermore, they recommended that he be allowed no further
participation in the program of inner earth penetration, without
further review, because of his insistence in boasting publicly about
According to the notes of Byrd's briefing for his 1947 flight, Air
Force intelligence had advised the Navy not to take him into
confidence on the round wing planes built in America because in so
doing he might be forced to tell the Germans of them if shot down.
The Byrd chapter on the Antarctic was tragically closed. In the next
U.S. Air Force book opened deep underground in the Tombs were laid
out the original records of the U.S. attempt to correct the Byrd
The Joint Chiefs of Staff elected to drop what had amounted to a
devious approach to the new German menace located inside the earth.
The next penetration of the inner earth would be with round wing
planes carrying competent commanders and trained crews. The new
ships would be the sleek, 60 foot craft that had been redesigned in
the last year of the war. Top speed of these latest models was over
7,000 miles per hour and they were filled with sophisticated
electronic gear for control and navigation. Also built into the
craft were long range precise, photographic cameras.
That first ship, Air Force reference number 16, left in April. The
ship chosen for that trip could race the sun, beat the wind and
chase the stars. One of the 12 men crew referred to her as the
sweetheart of time and space. She was so fitted that cameras would
photograph a 360 degree arc surrounding her flight pattern as she
moved through the inner world.
Her point of departure was Los
Alamos, New Mexico, and briefing was at three a.m. If all went
according to flight plan, at six a.m. she would enter the inner
world at the 125 mile wide, South Pole opening.
The purpose of the flight was purely high level, photographic
reconnaissance. The ship carried absolutely no armament. At the
briefing, instructions were to fly through the South Pole opening's
rock funnel at 5,000 miles per hour, proceeding on a course
northward and emerging into the upper world again through the North
Pole neck of the Arctic Ocean.
As the American craft flew through
the inner world, three small 16 foot photographic scout planes would
leave her hold and do reconnaissance of specific urban and military
sites. These small scouts, nicknamed fleas, flew at speeds in excess
of 7,000 miles per hour, and returned safely to the 60 foot mother
ship before leaving inner earth's air space. Once out of the inner
earth the American ship was to land in British Columbia, where
debriefing would take place.
The aerial trip was unbelievably successful, and so fast and
uncomplicated to the crew that it was described by them as almost
uneventful. But the expedition was less so to America's military
strategists when they examined the photos. For beyond doubt the
pictures accurately gave the U.S. its first authentic aerial
panorama of the entire interior world. When the photos were
evaluated it was decided to send a second flight as soon as maps
could be completed and flight plans made ready.
In early June the second round wing plane (Air Force reference
number 18) took off from British Columbia for the North Pole
The plane commander was Major R. Davies. He had been told to proceed
along the established aerial routing over the Beaufort Sea to a fix
above the Canadian Queen Elizabeth Islands.
At that coordinate he
was to fly on his own reckoning at an elevation of only 3,000 feet.
Flight instructions were simple up to the 85th parallel. At that map
reference the navigator was cautioned to keep the surface waters in
sight at all times and establish constant elevation readings by
radar. It was already known to the Air Forces of Canada and the
United States that a real danger existed of literally flying off the
horizon in that concave area of the Arctic Ocean where the waters
flowed deceptively into the throat of the planet.
was also important in that area where compasses and instruments
became erratic. Jonathon Caldwell, on an earlier training flight in
1943, had stumbled into that northern void while searching for a
route to Europe across the top of the world. The Caldwell log and
subsequent interview with Caldwell by Davies had prepared the crew
for any disorientation, panic or confusion which might occur to the
uninitiated venturing into the Earth from the top of the world. The
journey into the interior of the Earth was of course made long
before the age of satellites.
But today NASA labels the geographic
North Pole as imaginary - the neutral zone or dead center of the
Earth. In this center point of the 1,400 mile wide opening is the
location of the imaginary North Pole or the end point of the
No sea or land area exists between the 90th and
85th degree latitudes; it is a gaping hole. Eighty five degree
latitude is located approximately on the edge of the opening to the
hollow interior of the Earth. (The true magnetic North Pole starts
at 86/East Longitude over the TAYMYR peninsula of Siberia.)
But in 1947 there was no navigational chart on how to reach the top
of the world at the edge of the gaping hole that led to the
interior. With all his sophisticated gear, an airman flying the
throat of the ocean had to do so in airman's parlance "by the seat
of his pants."
At 6 A.M. U.S. Air Force round wing plane number l6 struck the
throat of the ocean at 500 miles per hour. Speed was corrected to
750 miles per hour as advised at the early morning briefing. As the
plane descended into the ocean's abyss, she accelerated to the
unbelievable speed of 5,000 miles per hour. All cameras were turned
on as the craft began the 1,200 mile long and deep descent that
would bring her out at the other end into another world.
Still traveling at 3,000 feet elevation, the plane from the upper surface
of the planet came into the interior over sparse settlements of
Eskimos, much more advanced than their upper earth relatives. The
American crew had already observed and photographed to their
astonishment islands within the ocean's steamy throat that seemed to
support animal life - namely dinosaurs, extinct on the surface for
an estimated million years. Now, in the Eskimo lands, they noted
herds of seals off rocky outposts.
Following a southeasterly course they soon encountered another land
mass and different civilization.
Shortly thereafter they knew for an historical certainty the
territory over which they were flying.
The ship's radar picked up the bogeys. Then visual sightings
confirmed the presence of strangers coming up to meet them. This
would be Major Davies' first test of will and diplomacy. The Major
knew the object of the expedition was primarily exploratory, to
obtain as much low level, photographic evidence as possible, and
that the second reason for the journey into the earth's interior was
to determine if any people encountered were warlike.
objective was to obtain all the information possible about the
establishments of the New Germans.
The investigating ships were round wing planes similar but smaller
than the United States machine. Suddenly these eight to ten
unidentified bogeys were upon the intruding ship from the upper
world. Major Davies pressed a button. Across the bottom of the U.S.
Air Force plane large green letters spelled out one word: PEACE.
word flashed on and off as an attention getter to the rising planes
below. The attacking planes came on.
Then a voice in excellent
English broke over the American intercom.
“Identify and establish
purpose of air intrusion over Vikingland!"
Major Davies replied:
"Our intrusion of your territory is not
deliberate, or war-like. We are unarmed. Our intentions are
peaceful. This is an American craft and we have come into this land
solely to observe what the New Germans are doing and if they are
The reply apparently satisfied the Viking Commander.
“You say you come in peace. Go in peace. But leave our air
space at once! Should you wish to visit us again officially, contact
our surface intermediary, the Icelandic Government, and the request
will be referred to proper authorities!"
Major Davies flew away and
took his next random bearing on an observed orb of light suspended
in the center of the interior.
As they sped south, the cameras
picked up cities and towns which were not dissimilar to those on the
surface. They also saw cattle and horses and flocks of sheep tended
by shepherds. They beheld it all, the urban and the rural. On high
seas they even observed sailing ship's and noted the steady north to
south trade winds.
The craft still had 2,000 miles of reserve power which he had not
used. Unarmed as they were, if attacked they would rely on this
reserve speed to develop evasive tactics or leave the scene of
confrontation. The crew hoped if they came upon a hostile ship that
it would not fire first and ask questions later - too much later.
Within two hours over a zigzag course the ship came upon a new arid
They had been told when they reached such an area to expect to
meet New German round wing planes. The pre-flight briefing proved to
be correct. Looking down they saw soldiers drilling on the ground in
an unmistakable goose step fashion. Many barracks and construction
camps were nearby as well as visual evidence of a new railroad line
The picture was almost serene, when from below anti-aircraft shells
The pilot shot up to 60,000 feet and remarked,
bet those shells have 'made in Germany' stamped on them."
shelling was not maintained for long.
On the bottom of the American
ship the large green letters PEACE again flashed on and off. The
anti-aircraft flak stopped. Helmeted German soldiers stared upwards
at the ship which spoke in a language they understood. Continuing
its random search, the American ship then flew over a large
settlement with an established airport.
Breaking into the American
wave length a voice in German asked for identification and flight
plan. Major Davies knew a second critical point had been reached in
his reconnaissance of the inner world.
The flight officer handed the
mike to a lieutenant who spoke German, replying to the tower as
"We are a lost surface craft origin USA. We can't explain
how we arrived here after our compasses went crazy. Instruments now
working O.K., but navigator cannot identify landmarks. Can you give
No German round wing plane took to the air.
on the American craft continued to whir away at the city and its
environs below. (Later study showed the city to be New Berlin.)
The German tower operator paused, as if in consultation. Then he
replied, giving an explicit bearing on how to depart to the surface.
The American craft, still speaking in German, thanked the tower and
left the scene on a northerly compass bearing as directed. After
flying over the city at 3,000 feet, the American craft began its
northerly track and later turned back toward the equator of the
interior where a diminutive ball of light acted as a marker.
An hour later speed was reduced as they came up to the interior sun.
The light was not intense nor did it hurt the naked eyes. As they
approached the huge 600 mile diameter orb, they noticed it resembled
a gigantic China lantern, around the circumference of which there
went a railed cat-walk. Plainly visible were huge doors leading to
the interior where it was apparent the source of the diffused light
was located. Closer aerial inspection did not reveal how the
man-made orb was suspended in mid air.
The crew noted that one side
of the man-made sun was covered by a shield which, in slowly
turning, provided daylight and darkness to the inner world - as did
the sun above.
While the American craft studied and photographed the scientific
marvel, a third confrontation was occurring.
From high above another
squadron of unidentified Atturrean round wing planes descended on
the lone American ship, which was strictly out of bounds in the
inner sun area.
The PEACE sign in green was again flashed on and the
ship turned for the newcomers to see the sign.
The challenge came
"Identify presence near sun and explain."
commander quickly responded. The commander of the Atturrean ship
then asked the surface craft to leave and his police squadron
escorted the intruding ship back in a northerly direction towards
the entrance at the top of the world.
In their flight of fantasy through the inner world the ship cameras
also photographed a waterfall which dwarfed Niagara Falls. Nearby
was a hydro-electric station. At another location in the continent
where the Atturreans dwelt was seen an immense geyser of water
throwing millions of gallons of steam and hot water into the air and
forming a giant lake.
From the reservoir a network of pipes was seen
leading to cities many miles distant. The crew were now accustomed
to various and changing environments.
They came to the conclusion
the inner world was not as densely populated as the upper world, but
the next primitive tableau was unexpected. For in an unoccupied land
in which there were no signs of civilization, the cameras came upon
a time frame that went back into ancient history. In this area they
actually saw a primitive tribe fighting an enemy with spears, bows
There is nothing new under the sun, even a man-made sun.
Unhindered and undamaged, the American round wing plane and her crew
of six finally re-entered the air space of the Arctic Ocean. At the
top of the throat to the outer world they took a bearing when
compasses were stabilized, and the round wing plane headed for the
secret air station in British Columbia. Eager officials would be
waiting to hear whether the crew of the peace mission had succeeded
in displaying the nation's strength with honor. If they had done so,
the shame of the year before would have been nullified.
A new universal word PEACE had been flashed to all nations in the
interior, whether the inhabitants spoke German or Scandinavian or
the old language of the world. But even then, on reassessing the
outcome of the journey to the interior, American leaders knew there
were nations on the surface who would have come up to fight had
their territory been violated even unintentionally.
On landing, the flight crew noted they had been nearly 24 hours on
the mission. They were quietly welcomed home. The Commander
explained briefly that the mission had been successful. The crew
devoured breakfast and fell into their beds.
The exposed film was removed from the ship and taken to the
processing lab. Twenty hours of photographs would be the visual
result of the cameramen's skill. Later when the film was edited, the
meteorological data studied, along with the record on the
navigator's tape track, and radio confrontation dialogue, the U.S.
would be provided with its first graphic understanding of the world
within our world that had been kept hidden for millenniums.
After the films were developed, the pictures would show the inner
atmosphere of clouds and rain and even a massive thunderstorm where
bolts of lightning flashed in the same frightening way as they would
have done on the surface. The debriefing took several days and
experts from across the United States and Canada were called in for
In summing up the success of the flight to the hollow earth, the
consensus of opinion was that
(1) the races located in the interior
of the earth were not hostile or warlike
(2) the New Germans
were now aware of America's round wing capabilities and probably had
"not rebuilt" their air force significantly enough for any renewed
aggression against their old enemy.
Perhaps more important, it was
noted that the New Germans who were really the upper world Germans
in a new setting, had not exhibited any hostility to the unarmed
American visitor which they had surely recognized. Perhaps a new day
The next question to which the U.S. would have to address itself
would be not military but political.
When and how would it be most feasible to open up a bilateral
relationship with any or all of the nations in the inner world?
Thirty years would pass before that problem would be worked out.
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Byrd's Aerial Disaster in Hollow Earth Establishes Post-war Posture
of World War II Nations
A renewed military vigilance of the World War II allies developed
from Byrd's 1947 escape from New Germany, and his subsequent landing
on the American aircraft carrier south of Australia.
On board were American military brass of all services plus the
British, Canadian and Australian, as well as members of the other
armed services. Following the briefing by his military advisors,
President Truman was sufficiently alarmed to persuade the principal
allies of the World War II into making a decisive commitment toward
the future outcome of Planet Earth.
Twenty three days after Byrd's debriefing, the President's yacht was
at anchor in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Here, in utmost secrecy, the
world's leading nations and their chiefs-of-staff met to map
strategy on how to react to an enemy that had not been defeated
after all, and who might be renewing his air force in order to gain
a tactical advantage over all the world in aircraft superiority and
All present believed that German military ambitions were
continuing, and the British, French; and Americans openly surmised
that a crisis existed in which democracy might have to fight another
battle with Hitler's dictatorship.
The Byrd presentation of the New German fortress being built inside
the earth was made to startled military guests. There followed
proposals and counter proposals by which it was agreed that
preparations for defense of the outer world should begin in the
continent of Antarctica, both on and off shore, and that Alaska and
Northern Canada, continuing in a line across Greenland to Russia
also should be defended forthwith. Therefore, the defense postures
formed during that period were related primarily to the polar
In line with these various national outlooks, it was decided that
the Antarctic discoveries of an opening to the interior of the earth
and the German presence within the earth should be kept secret.
friendly outer terrestrials riding the skies would never permit
confrontation against New Germany using the newly developed round
wing planes and their weaponry. There was also the question of what
the outer terrestrials' response would be if the upper earth nations
took war into the hollow earth or vice versa. Thus, upper earth
response at the Polar regions became conventional and it was decided
that the round wing planes would be deployed secretly for
Henceforth, all nations agreed, the new allied military presence in
the polar regions should increase and would be disguised under
various names. There was Canadian Operation Pine Tree, and Dew Line
in the northern hemisphere.
High Jump and the Geophysical Year, with
their variety of logistics and tactical exercises were held in the
southern hemisphere. America's Greenland base at Thule would be a
scientific ice station, and Canada's Baffin Island Station also
would mock the truth. No mention would be made that the ear1y
warning stations were located within short flight minutes of the
Northern Polar entrance to the interior.
No one would admit that
McMurdo Bay in the Antarctic was the headquarters for any projected
As a result of these post war decisions, there extends across North
America today a line of Arctic defenses from the Bering Strait to
Greenland. Russia had its own early warning system above its 70th
parallel. The world's defenses begun in the late 1940's have
continued to be improved and serviced since that time.
In the Southern Hemisphere manned stations have been in existence
since 1959, occupied by those signatory countries which, by treaty,
police the sub-continent. West Germany is not party to the northern
defense system nor do they contribute men, materials or money. Nor
are the New Germans one of the Antarctic guardian nations,
notwithstanding the fact that the Germans in the late 30's and early
40's probably explored and mapped the Antarctic more extensively
than any other nation.
Many nations committed themselves to keep the true nature of their
polar activities locked up. But what was easy to hide from the
public in 1936 was not so in 1946 when batteries of press corps and
advisors were required by Canada, America and foreign governments to
suppress the truth that a new aerial age existed, even those
newspapermen who managed to wrangle junkets to Polar stations.
suppression continued, certain military government public relations
agencies used the written tactics of fabrication and deceit to hide
the secret of the ages.
In 1947 the government was inclined to believe that the American
people would have demanded immediate war with the Germans, and the
government wanted to avoid that. But in hindsight we now know that
both the Germans and allies were tired of all-out war. As for the
so-called flying saucers, most governments continue to believe that
withholding the truth on so called flying saucers would prevent mass
hysteria. They pay science spokesmen to ridicule the existence of
the round wing plane.
But there are nonetheless some in authority,
particularly in the U.S. who believe that a gradual release of the
facts would be propitious.
About the time Byrd himself was being officially gagged, it was
realized by the World War II allies that the entire geographical
discovery of an entrance to an inner world at the poles had been
made more complex by German existence in that new land. For if the
existence of the inner world was publicly revealed, the military
complications of the German presence would, of necessity, be
revealed and vice versa.
No one in authority in the United States,
Britain, France, or Russia for that matter, cared to think of the
New German war machine rebuilding a "Fourth Reich" which its founder
had promised would last 1,000 years.
Whatever force it was that kept the polar antagonists checkmated,
earth skies and particularly the
Poles, were filled for years with alien ships probing the frigid
skies at each end of the planet.
The aftermath of
Operation High Jump and Byrd's expedition into the
interior was tragic for Byrd and his family. He had already been
shut off the air in Valparaiso, Chile, while making emotional
remarks about momentous discoveries stemming from his polar
exploration. A similar embarrassment later occurred over NBC radio
in New York.
Government sponsored denials of an Interior world were
then put forth, and Admiral Byrd was told by President Truman that
henceforth anything he said to the media would be censored. However,
Byrd would not be silenced. He told authorities that he planned to
write a book on his experiences at the Poles regardless of the
government's gag order.
One day in October, 1954, Admiral Byrd went into seclusion. He spent
the next three years in a private sanatorium near Tarrytown, New
York, from which he did not communicate with those outside with the
exception of certain relatives.
Numbed by the secrecy order for silence, the aerial adventurer, upon
leaving the sanatorium, signed an agreement that he would never
again mention his experiences in the hollow earth. This American
explorer, first to spend a winter alone in the Antarctic, first to
cross the South Pole by air, first to fly into the earth's hollow
interior from the North Pole, kept silent until he died in 1957 at
the age of 56.
As an adventurer, he had the daring and brashness that made him the
equivalent of Sir Walter Raleigh or Francis Drake. But that same
opportunism that led him on to new frontiers, along with his
insatiable public ego, were the very characteristics that finally
branded him unacceptable to his government when collective secrecy
It is easy for an author to fix blame or formulate conclusions.
However, there are still too many unknown contributing circumstances
to totally comprehend the events of 1946 and 1947 and the attempts
to keep suppressed the revelations of the inner world.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, his outstanding human weakness might have
been that frustration caused him to die from a broken heart because
he or no one else was allowed to evaluate his contribution to his
country and to mankind in general.
Post War Positions of Major Nations
But although Byrd’s 1947 Inner World encounter with the Germans
immediately hardened the polar defense posture of World War II
Allies, the political events of 1945 and 46 also tempered attitudes
and dismembered the wartime alliance even before the guns were
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt remained more intransient and
antagonistic towards the Germans than Churchill or De Gaulle whose
countries had suffered severe agonies of war. Roosevelt’s German
animosity was exceeded only by that of Stalin. In 1945 Roosevelt had
called for maximum obliteration of major German cities by British
and American bombers during the final weeks of the war.
Churchill who was to concur, had deliberately put off sanctioning
the scheme because he could not forget the needless deaths of over
36,000 Londoners during the blitz of the German V Bombs, as well as
the destruction of historical English landmarks of monumental
significance. The early Roosevelt/Churchill camaraderie's had not
fully blossomed into an abiding friendship as Churchill noted an
increasing ecomania and unnecessary military truculence on the part of
the American president.
As World War II drew to a close, the most pressing need was to
decide the fate of a defeated Germany. Hence the peace talks at
Casablanca, Tehran, Caira, Yalta, Potsdam and Dunbarton Oaks during
the last years of the war.
Of particular significance to the story of the round wing plane
development, as well as the future of Europe and the world nations,
was the Yalta conference which began in February 1945. That
conference revealed frightening events that almost resulted in the
western Allies being the post-war losers of World War II and the
Soviet empire becoming the undisputed champion of the world.
Architects of the disaster formula were Joseph Stalin, the crafty
evil premier of the USSR, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt of the USA,
whom Churchill accused of having gone mad while at Yalta, as
corroborated later by testimony of three American physicians before
a congressional committee hearing.
Therefore, the Yalta episode is
briefly sketched herein to show how Roosevelt’s tryst with Stalin at
that conference not only influenced the defense posture of the
English speaking allies and etched the boundaries of occupied Europe
after 1946, but also hid the fact of the round wing plane
development under stricter cover up.
Roosevelt’s departure for Yalta was arranged with paranoiac secrecy
far beyond precautions necessary for his safety. Under the code name
Argonaut, not even Vice President Truman was told the presidential
destination. And the special train carrying the 125 VIPs and over
300 staff advisors was broken up at its destination of Newport News,
Virginia, when after detraining, the Presidential train was
camouflaged and its locomotive tenders even switched to prevent
identity. In addition, the train was repainted and the serial
numbers changed before the cars were rerouted to different
For years, writers alluded to it as the mystery train
that vanished into thin air and even associated its disappearance
with the Bermuda Triangle.
From the mystery train, the Yalta party under Roosevelt boarded the
cruiser Quincy under command of Capt. Elliott M. Senn, and one of
the largest escorts in naval history left port with overhead planes,
sub chasers and surface ships.
From Malta, the American party, bound
1,250 miles distant for Russia, left in an aerial armada of over 200
American planes including sixteen Switft P-38 Lightenings which would
fly guard over the President’s plane, flown by col. Ray W. Ireland.
In adjoining planes under the fighter umbrella would be dignitaries
such as Secretary of State Stettinius, First Assistant Secretary of
State Dean Acheson, Admiral King and Admiral Leahey and Chief of
Staff George C. Marshall, special advisors to the President Mr.
Harry Hopkins, Justice Jimmy Byrnes, Mr. A. V. Harriman and Mr.
Alger Hiss. President Roosevelt’s daughter Anna, the wife of Lt.
Col. Boettiger was also present as well as Press Secretary Steve
Early who was required to leave his three pool reporters at
Except for press coverage, (no releases till Roosevelt arrived home
in Portsmouth after the conference) Yalta was the most carefully
staged conference of the several held in the final days of World War
II. As hosts, Russian intelligence rendered to Roosevelt all the
hero worship of the occasion almost ignoring the Britisher
Vice Premier Molotov welcomed the US Present as he landed
on Russian soil at 12:10 on February 3, 1945 where an honor guard
was lined up in the 40 minus degree cold.
The Russians had converted
a jeep for the few minutes occasion in order that President
Roosevelt could inspect the troops to the tune of a brass band
playing the Stars and Stripes. Later, in an American Packard, the
Russian guest drove 80 miles to Yalta where honor guards lining the
route saluted the American President every 50 feet. The dignitaries
were housed at the grandest residence in the area, the 0 room Lividia Palace, built in 1911 by the last Russian Czar.
When the conference opened, Stalin continued his contrived flattery
by demanding as host that the ailing Roosevelt be made Chairman. The
two were soon calling each other Joe and Franklin.
delegation, especially Churchill and Anthony Eden were appalled at
the uninhibited familiarity between the American and Russian
leaders. Top Americans also began to wince, but unknown to
practically all open delegates, Stalin and Roosevelt were most
communicative to each other while talking over the phones in their
Initially, the Russians under Stalin openly asked that they be given
control of most of Europe including France, northern Italy, the
Balkans, Greece, Crete, Syria, Palestine, 2/3 of Finland, the Baltic
countries, Iceland, part of Greenland and even a return of Alaska.
The Russians then planned to take Spain by force. In the far east,
Stalin asked for Port Arthur, all of Manchuria, Outer Mongolia.
also proposed invasion of China by Russia to remove Mao Te Sung, who
was so independent that he preferred his own brand of Communism
rather than become a puppet of the Soviets.
The British team, long wary of Soviet aims and their brazen
disregard for the Western Allies, pressed for the division of Europe
much as it is today. (Following Yalta, British armies under
Montgomery threatened to team up with the Germans and drive on to
Moscow if the Russians took one foot of territory west of the Elbe.)
Eisenhower and other American leaders including Patton were in
accord, but Roosevelt vetoed the plan. During the Yalta conference,
Churchill consistently made his point that Poland should remain free
of occupied Russian troops and that Germany should not be
dismembered, else it would rise again. But he remained adamant that
France though defeated and not a victor in the war, should be left
intact and unoccupied.
During the conference, the Roosevelt/Stalin attachment blossomed
daily and the American president bathed in the ego build-up which
Stalin and his aides showered on him. The Russian intelligence had
long guessed what Roosevelt wanted most. It was not mainly concern
over division of European lands, but instead his declared nomination
for President of the newly evolving United Nations, the founding of
which the winners of World War II had been drafting during the war
Stalin was also aware that to head the New World Order was
Roosevelt’s greatest dream, occupying his every moment of free
Therefore, Stalin recognized that Roosevelt would allow
nothing to stand in his way to his becoming head of the new
planetary body. As Stalin daily observed the frail and failing
Roosevelt, he must have known that Roosevelt had thrown all his old
caution to the winds in order to get support for presidency of the
coming body of nations - and he also must have shrewdly surmised
there was nothing to lose by nominating Roosevelt whose life tenure
appeared to be short.
The crippling polio that Roosevelt had fought
all his packed-full political life, had left him a weakened man. So
with time on the side of Stalin, he could not lose by nominating
Roosevelt to be head of the United Nations in exchange for most of
Europe plus other concessions.
The Yalta conference lasted five weeks and by the third week, the
British suspecting an ominous purpose beneath Stalin’s pretext to
befriend Roosevelt, tapped the telephone line going into Roosevelt’s
private suite in the Lividia Palace.
Immediately Churchill was
amazed to discover that Stalin and Roosevelt had made their own
secret agreement for division of Europe regardless of the open
negotiating sessions and also how the two conspirators regarded the
new world of nations as they envisioned a revised constitution.
the conference continued, reverberations of the secret intrigue
which Stalin was surreptitiously conducting with Roosevelt, reached
the ears of the Acting President of the U.S.A., Harry S. Truman, in
A bewildered Vice President Truman had purposely been alerted by two
leading congressmen and another then unknown source that President
Roosevelt was undermining the Allied cause at Yalta and that
something had to be done - quickly. It was at that point that
William Donovan, President Roosevelt’s choice to head the O.S.S.
(Forerunner of the CIA) was called by Acting President Truman.
Truman’s message to Donovan was crisp.
“Meet me in Arlington Cemetery today at one P.M.!”
At the rendezvous, Truman confided his concern to the Intelligence
Chief, and asked to be brought up to date on the Yalta happenings.
Donovan, first of all, told the Acting Chief that on Roosevelt’s
orders, his intelligence team had not been taken to the conference,
but nevertheless, an O.S.S. man was there in the disguise of a naval
chaplain. Donovan said the code name of the agent was Father John, a
bonafide Catholic priest.
Then Donovan told Truman it was Father
John whose reports had alerted him and other friends in Washington.
Donovan and Truman at that meeting agreed to add to Father John’s
reports and discover first hand what really was happening at Yalta.
The acting president then asked General Donovan what was needed to
get the counter espionage started on the Roosevelt/Stalin dealings
and Donovan replied, five thousand dollars in my hands today and a
fast plane to London.
Truman went to his own personal account and
drew the necessary $5,000 which Donovan would need for funding the
trip to Yalta without government vouchers, and at Andrews Air Force
Base, one of the five new American made jets was standing waiting
for the OSS head. In London, the head of Donovan European operations
was asked to stand by. He went under the code name of Major General
Charles Lawson, a graduate of Princeton.
Forty-eight hours later, secret O.S.S. agent General Lawson had
flown over the “hump” to Moscow via Leningrad.
There at the American
Embassy, a known O.S.S. agent confirmed that something wrong was
taking place at Yalta between Roosevelt and Stalin. Getting a lift
to Yalta in a Russian dispatch plane, the Russians though he was
being called by Roosevelt. To hid identity from Americans who might
recognize him, General Lawson was billeted with a Britisher.
hours after arrival at Yalta headquarters, the American OSS agent
had tapped Roosevelt’s telephone going into Lavidia Palace. What he
first head confirmed the rumors: Stalin, Molotov and Roosevelt were
carrying on a conversation in English with Molotov interpreting
difficult passages for Stalin. The Russians talked hopefully of a
New World with Roosevelt the global leader of the projected body of
United Nations scheduled for its inaugural meeting in San Francisco
sometime in 1947. Roosevelt showed his elation by the honor even
over the phone.
There was however, one small catch - something the
Russians wanted in return. Roosevelt knew all about returning
favors, but even General Lawson was stunned to hear Molotov tell
Roosevelt to lock all his doors from the inside that night and send
out all personnel, particularly security people. At 12 midnight,
Stalin and Molotov would visit Roosevelt and his daughter Sis alone
in the apartment to discuss a contractual agreement.
They said they
would come through a secret passageway that ended at the wall of the
guest apartment occupied by the American president and his daughter.
That evening bugs were planted in Roosevelt’s apartment. General
Lawson waited expectantly as 12 midnight approached. Precisely on
the hour Stalin and Molotov were head to arrive.
daughter Sis listened to the knock on the hidden panel and
apparently looking at the wall, the agent heard her say:
in, Gentlemen, the President is expecting you!”
Some small talk ensued as head on the tape and then Stalin trilled
Roosevelt by extolling how he so expertly chaired the Yalta meetings
and that he was Earth’s best choice to head the forthcoming United
Stalin asked only one favor in return and he spoke
bluntly in English:
“In return for our assured support of your desire to head the world
body of nations in the post war years, we want the plans for your
round wing plane.”
The Russians had made their bid.
What the Germans had paid a million
dollars for in 1936 when they bought the crude Caldwell plans,
Stalin now wanted not only half the World but also the plans of the
round wing plane.
There was a silence as Roosevelt paused, still reflecting the
earlier Russian flattery to propel him into stardom as head of the
Finally, the sick U.S. President spoke.
“I see no reason why
Russia should not share the secret of the round wing plane. As
Russia is to be our ally in a New World of one nation under the
United Nations body which I would head, everyone should share the
benefits of the great round wing plane and its motor.”
Stalin then withdrew from his pocket an agreement in English, which
in return for the round wing secret (which first was to be delivered
by Roosevelt), they would use Russian influence to make him head of
the New United World Order of Nations.
Vice President of the new
body would be Joseph Stalin and Secretary General would be A.V.
Molotov. All three parties signed and Sis witnessed the signature of
her father, the head of state of the United States of America.
The next day a smiling Roosevelt met Churchill and said in parting:
“I think it’s time to consider giving the Russians the plans for the
American round wing plane.”
Churchill glared at his former friend
“Believe me! I well know you’ve been tricked by the
flattery of that Brigand Stalin.” And looking squarely at Roosevelt,
Churchill ended the conversation by adding, “And you, Sir, have gone
Within four days, General Charles Lawson would be back before
Truman, where he and key members of the Senate-Congress would hear
the taped story of how Roosevelt agreed to give Russia without
congressional approval or advice of the U.S. military, whatever part
of Europe the Russians desired, as well as the secret of the ages,
the round wing plane.
Little did the members know that Estes Plateau, the visitor from
another planet (Venus) who called on Roosevelt in 1943, had reminded
him that his personal ambitions might some day place him the same
category as Hitler and Stalin.
Yalta ended. The Americans came home. And President Roosevelt
proceeded to keep his part of the terrible Russian bargain. Plans of
the latest round wing plane were delivered to the Oval Office and
placed in his desk.
One morning of late March 1945, Soviet Ambassador Andre Gromyko
arrived at the White House for an audience with President Roosevelt.
When the Russian left he carried an unmarked package that inside
held the plans to the round wing plane on which Jonathon E.
Caldwell and thousands of others from America, Canada and Britain
had spent their careers perfecting.
Less than ten days later Gromyko asked for a second audience with
the U.S. President. The Russian upon returning the plans of the
round wing plane to Roosevelt told him that Russian engineers had
unmistakenly proved the blue prints were fakes and bore no
relationship to the true design and motivational power of an
The Russian diplomat was correct. On the night in which the plans
lay locked in Roosevelt’s desk, an unknown O.S.S. man entered with
the help of Secret Service personnel and exchanged the authentic
blueprints with fake ones.
The same day on which Gromyko brought back the doctored plans,
Roosevelt called in Vice President Truman and explained that,
of the round wing plane he had requested had been substituted.”
Without explaining his own duplicity, the President asked Truman to
get the proper plans as soon as possible and find who had
substituted them or drawn false ones.
Vice President Truman agreed to the order, but as part of the task
he urged that President Roosevelt first take a quiet vacational rest
in his favorite spa, Warm Springs, Georgia.
Truman promised that
upon return the plans would be ready, and for the time being he
believed that Roosevelt’s absence would solve the immediate problem
of preventing the round wing secret from falling into enemy hands.
Roosevelt thought Truman’s suggestion a perfect way to recuperate
Yalta and he made ready to leave immediately.
On April 5, Roosevelt died in Warm Springs and among the first to
hear of his death and breathe a sigh of relief was Winston Churchill
of England. Top U.S. air Force officers were also pleased as were
untold others aware of Roosevelt’s perfidy. President Truman
immediately sealed the Yalta papers of his deceased predecessor
among which included the round wing gift to Russia.
As the body of the late President lay in the closed casket guarded
by four Secret Service men, Eleanor Roosevelt asked that it be
opened so she could view her husband for the last time. The lid was
lifted and for a few minutes she looked at the man whose vision had
made the building of the round wing plane on a friendly
international basis possible, and who took America into World War
II, but whose ambition in the final days of his illness lead him to
try and give away the greatest invention on the planet, the round
Had he not been stopped by the O.S.S. whose job it was
to guard the nation’s secrets, the military and science programs
that the Anglo/Canadian/American team had developed, would have been
purloined by the Soviets, whose real goal was domination of the
Harry Truman who learned to read the foibles of human character
during his days with the Kansas City Pendergast political machine,
looked contemptuously at the stocky Russian in knee high boots,
baggy knee pants and khaki shirt: “I’ll call you Marshall Stalin and
you address me as Mr. President!”
Because of the new American hard line under Truman, the Americans
and British kept most of Europe free from occupied Soviet control.
As a result of the military fear which the Stalin/Roosevelt
agreement engendered, a tight cover-up prevailed over the round wing
apparatus in the U.S.A., Canada and Britain.
congressmen in the U.S.A. and members of parliament in Canada and
Britain, or those appointed to the U.S. Senate or the Canadian and
British upper houses, were kept from the deepening secrets of the
round wing plane, whether of a military, science or technological
nature. As the security ranks closed, it became an indictable
offense in Canada and Britain to publicly discuss or write about the
phenomena, while in the
U.S.A. other punitive and secret measures of censorship were
Thus the round wing apparatus, which originally lodged itself in the
security of the military and science worlds as a hidden
technological process, gradually became a fortified position of mind
The round wing security division often degraded those who
inquired about the phenomena, and those human beings who ventured to
expose the truth became enemies within the state to be destroyed if
In short, by its covert composition, the guardians of the
round wing plane complex had to circumvent the laws of the state to
survive and continue, the Freedom of Information Act eventually
helped to right the wrongs of the cover-up by the round wing plane
(For preparation of this chapter, 78 year old CIA General Charles
Lawson (not his right name) came out of retirement to aid the
researcher and complete the book. When the OSS intelligence records
were read at the National Archives (including the Stalin/Roosevelt
agreement on the round wing plane), it was evident why the anglo
American security ranks were closed more tightly after 1945. General
Lawson is considered by President Reagan and present and pas CIA
directors as the greatest living legendary figure of World War II.)
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