10 Most Compelling Pieces Of Evidence That Prove Aliens Have Visited Earth
8. The Foo Fighters
Most of us are familiar with the band helmed by Dave Grohl, Nirvana's ex drummer. But many have no idea where they got their name. During the second world war, the greatest armed conflict the world had ever known, something we did must've got their attention. The sightings officially began in Nuremberg (Aliens love Germany?) in November of 1944, but there had been whispers about them for years prior, only with less frequency. Strange "mystery airships" were popping up everywhere and being seen by both pilots and the men on the ground. The Allied forces believed they were covert weaponry from the Axis powers. Ironically the German and Japanese forces reported the same up their military chain and they assumed they were products of our Allied forces. They were described as fiery glowing lights, moving fast in the sky or low to the ground. They ranged in colour from red, to yellow, orange and white (sound familiar?). It was said they would toy with our aircrafts, following our every manoeuvre before making impossible manoeuvres of their own and then disappearing into the night. All sides of the war were unanimous, these craft, these, discs, these lights, were under intelligent control. They were not some natural phenomenon. Efforts to out-manoeuvre them failed. Attempts to shoot them down failed. The pilots were scared, and there was nothing anybody could do about it. The Pacific sightings were different from those in Europe. There, they were described as flaming discs which just hung in the sky. They rarely followed any of the fighters. A TIMES magazine report from 1945 states that B-29 aircraft fire took one of these down. The ball simply broke up into several pieces crashing down, lighting several buildings on fire. No pieces were ever reported to be found. The Europeans on our side dubbed them Kraut fireballs. In the Pacific Theater of Operations they were just called balls of fire. The North Americans called them Foo Fighters. The name can be credited to Donald J. Meiers, a radar operator for the 415th Night Fighter Squadron from Chicago. Meiers and another pilot by the name of Ed Schleuter were chased by one of these strange red balls of fire on the afternoon of November 27th, 1944. In their mission debriefing with S-2 Intelligence Officer Fritz Ringwald, Meiers was agitated. When asked what had happened he exclaimed, "... it was another one of those foo fighters!" he stormed out of the debriefing room and history was made. In January of 1953, as a result of the Project Bluebook investigations, the Robertson Panel met and attempted to explain the sightings. They suggested electromagnetic phenomena of unknown nature, electrostatic phenomena of unknown nature and St. Elmo's fire. In the end, the report states events remain "unexplained to this day", but there were two things they did know for sure. These lights in the sky never posed a threat to military aircraft and it was suggested that "If the term "flying saucers" had been popular in 19431945, these objects would have certainly been so labeled." At the time, everybody took these sightings extremely seriously, scientists from all over the world and both sides of the war were brought together to figure out what they were and who they were fighting for. The answers have yet to come...
Unpublished author, unproduced screenwriter, un-enacted playwright & director for higher (currently waiting by the phone), Guillaume Parisien sometimes writes puff pieces for the pop-culture indulgent in order to support his vices; of which there are many.