Nazi Saucers Described In Atom Bomb Classic

From: (Stig Agermose)

On November 26 1997 UFO Updates posted my item 'Nazi Saucers
Described In Atom Bomb Classic'. At that time I wasn't able to
quote the relevant footnote from Robert Jungk's "Brighter than a
Thousand Suns, a Personal History of the Atomic Scientists"
(Swiss edition 1956, English translation 1958), but now I would
like to supply this want, as I have just received a copy of the

First I would like to quote the November item in its entirety,


Milton Keynes, England, it's not the kind of place where we
expect to get new information on real life flying saucers. But
after our recent report on a saucer-shaped aircraft in Canada,
top secret American saucer projects and Germany's development of
craft like this during World War II, a SIGHTINGS Researcher
received A letter from viewer D. Robin Stowell.

A typesetter by trade, Stowell alerted us to the book, 'Brighter
Than A Thousand Suns'. An authoritative history of the race to
build the first Atomic Bomb. Stowell typeset the original
manuscript nearly forty years ago. And never forgot this brief
reference to a Nazi Saucer that could out-maneuver any allied

Four decades after publication, Stowell found a copy of the out
of print reference book and confirmed what he had long
remembered. The footnote describes German Saucers that were forty
five yards across, capable of reaching speeds over Mach One and
climbing to an elevation of nearly eight miles. Some experts
believe that these Nazi Saucers could have been responsible for
the legendary Foo Fighter sightings over Europe late in World War
II. But if they were, it still does not explain Foo Fighters
spotted over the Pacific during the same period.


Jungk's book is now a classic. Bertrand Russell had this to say
about it: "One of the most interesting books I have ever read. It
is more exciting than any novel."

Robert Jungk was born in Berlin of Austrian-Jewish parents in
1913 and was nineteen when Hitler came to power. He has been an
American citizen since 1950. His articles and books have been
published in more than a dozen countries.

Here's a piece of the text and the accompanying footnotes from
the book (Harcourt Brace & Company paperback edition, which is
still available by the way, p. 87f):

"The indifference of Hitler and those about him to research in
natural science amounted to positive hostiliy.* It had at a very
early period cost Hitler the good will of the physicists. Only a
handful of them, out of ambition or because they had failed to
make their mark prior to the advent of the Third Reich, offered
Hitler their full co-operation.**

*The only exception to the lack of interest shown by authority
was constituted by the Air Ministry. The Air Force research
workers were in a peculiar position. They produced interesting
new types of aircraft such as the Delta (triangular) and "flying
discs." The first of these "flying saucers," as they were later
called - circular in shape, with a diameter of some 45 yards -
were built by the specialists Schriever, Habermohl and Miethe.
They were first airborne on February 14, 1945, over Prague and
reached in three minutes a height of nearly eight miles. They had
a flying speed of 1250 m.p.h. which was doubled in subsequent
tests. It is believed that after the war Habermohl fell into the
hands of the Russians. Miethe developed at a later date similar
"flying saucers" at A. V. Roe and Company for the United States.

**These were mainly engineers. Those engaged on theoretical
research only co-operated in exceptional cases. It is true that
the Allied Nations' technicians, after the occupation of Germany,
found thousands of new military inventions there. But these
always concerned the practical application and technical
improvement of scientific principles already well known."


Found in the news section of the Sci-Fi Channel's "Sightings"



January, 1998

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