Soon it will be seventy years since the infamous Washington flying saucer flap of 1952, an extraordinary affair in which UFOs buzzed the nation’s capital and eluded the best fighter jets of the time.
But were these UFOs of alien origin? I propose that these events were deliberate demonstrations ordered by President Harry Truman, and that the flying saucers were in fact advanced U.S. weapons under development since the end of World War II.
For those who are unfamiliar with this critically important happening in the history of UFOs, this article from the History Channel is a good backgrounder: https://www.history.com/news/ufos-washington-white-house-air-force-coverup
Anyway, as I was saying, my proposal is that the UFO flyovers were, in fact, demonstrations ordered by a skeptical president to prove the value of these platforms at a time when the military was asking for greater funding for the above-top-secret weapons.
After all, Truman pulled a similar stunt earlier in his career, when he ordered that the Flying Wing be flown over the White House to show its prowess. Unfortunately, the aircraft flyover was marred by engine trouble, and this damaged its credibility.
By contrast, the flying saucers were a swimming success, easily out-performing state-of-the-art jet fighters. And the rest can be found somewhere in the unwritten history of a modern UFO saga that began 75 years ago, when pilot Kenneth Arnold had his seminal sighting over Mount Rainier.