There has been some online chatter lately about Albert Einstein’s odd memo regarding flying saucers over Washington, D.C., in 1952.
As the above article informs us, Einstein says in his missive, “Those people have seen something. What it is I do not know and am not curious to know.”
Einstein’s lack of curiosity pretty much sums up the smug aloofness of the scientific establishment toward the entire subject of UFOs going back decades. However, we must welcome any fleeting mainstream interest in this crucial event in the ongoing history of UFOs. It was, to be sure, 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?
Instead, I propose that this was a deliberate demonstration 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 canon of UFO lore, 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 seeking greater funding for the above-top-secret weapons.
After all, Truman pulled a similar stunt earlier in his presidency, when he ordered that Northrop’s experimental Flying Wing aircraft be flown over the capital to show its prowess. Unfortunately, the demonstration was marred by engine trouble, and this damaged its credibility going forward.
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 UFOs and the Pentagon. But I’m not telling you anything you haven’t already considered. It’s all in Flying Saucers!