November 12, 2020
I am looking for any information anyone has on Nazi Flying Saucers with sources to the original information. Examples include;
I Kathimerini, 1952
"FLYING SAUCERS" EAST GERMANY
Berlin, July - Furnished with the sworn testimony of an eyewitness, Oscar Linke, a 48-year-old German and former mayor of Gleimershausen, West Berlin intelligence officers have begun investigating a most unusual "fiying saucer" story. According to this story, an object "resembling a huge flying pan and having a diameter of about 15 meters landed in a forest clearing in the Soviet Zone of Germany.
Linke recently escaped from the Soviet Zone along with his wife and six children.
Linke and his 11-year-old daughter, Gabriella, made the following sworn statement last week before a judge: "While I was returning to my home with Gabriella, a tire of my motorcycle blew out near the town of Hasselbach. While we were walking along toward Hasselbach, Gabriella pointed out something which lay at a distance of about 140 meters away from us. Since it was twilight, I though that she was pointing at a young deer.
"I left my motorcycle near a tree and walked toward the spot which Gabriella had pointed out. When, however, I reached a spot about 55 meters from the object, I realised that my first impression had been wrong. What I had seen were two men who were now about 40 meters away from me. They seemed to be dressed in some shiny metallic clothing. They were stooped over and were looking at something lying on the ground".
"I approached until I was only about 10 meters from them. I looked over a small fence and then I noticed a large object whose diameter I estimated to be between 13 and 15 meters. It looked like a huge frying pan".
"There were two rows of holes on its periphery, about 30 centimeters in circumference. The space between the two rows was about 0.45 meters. On the top of this metal object was a black conical tower about 3 meters high".
"At the moment, my daughter, who had remained a short distance behind me, called me. The two men must have heard my daughter's voice because they imediately jumped on the conical tower and disappeared inside".
"I had previously noted that one of the men had a lamp on the front part of his body which lit up at regular intervals".
Now, the side of the object on which the holes had been opened began to glitter. Its color seemed green but later turned to red. At the same time I began to hear a slight hum. While the brightness and hum increased, the conical tower began to slide down into the center of the object. The whole object then began to rise slowly from the ground and rotate like a top".
"It seemed to me as if it were supported by the cylindrical plant which had gone down from the top of the object, through the center, and had now appeared from its bottom on the ground".
"The object, surrounded by a ring of flames, was now a certain number of feet above the ground".
"I then noted that the whole object had risen slowly from the ground. The cylinder on which it was supported had now disappeared within its center and had reappeared on the top of the object".
"The rate of climb had now become greater. At the same time my daughter and I heard a whistling sound similar to that heard when a bomb falls".
"The object rose to a horizontal position, turned toward a neighbouring town, and then, gained altitude, it disappeared over the heights and forests in the direction of Stockheim".
Many other persons who live in the same area as Linke later related that they saw an object which they thought to be a comet. A shepherd stated that he thought that he was looking at a comet moving away at a low altitude from the height on which Linke stood.
After submitting his testimony to the judge, Linke made the following statement: "I would have thought that both my daughter and I were dreaming if it were not for the following element involved: When the object had disappeared, I went to the place where it had been. I found a circular opening in the ground and it was quite evident that it was freshly dug. It was exactly the same shape as the conical tower. I was then convinced that I was not dreaming".
Linke continued, "I had never heard of the term "flying saucer" before I escaped from the Soviet Zone into West Berlin. When I saw this object, I immediately thought that it was a new Soviet military machine".
"I confess that I was seized with fright because the Soviets do not want anyone to know about their work. Many persons have been restricted to their movements for many years in East Germany because they know too much".
GERMAN ENGINEER STATES-SOVIETS HAVE GERMAN FLYING SAUCER EXPERTS AND PLANS
Athens, I Vradyni, 13 May 53
Vienna (Special Service) - According to recent reports from Toronto, a number of Canadian Air Force engineers are engaged in the construction of a "flying saucer" to be used as a future weapon of war. The work of these engineer's is being carried out in great secrecy at the A. B. Roe Company factories. "Flying saucers" have been known to be an actuality since the possibility of their construction was proven in plans drawn up by German engineers toward the end of World War II. Georg Klein, a German engineer, stated recently that though many people believe the "flying saucers" to be a postwar development, they were actually in the planning stage in German aircraft factories as early as 1941. Klein said that he was an engineer in the Ministry of Speer [probably refers to Albert Speer, who in 1942, was Minister for Armament and Ammunition for the Third Reich and was present in Prague on 14 February 1945, at the first experimental flight of a "flying saucer". During the experiment, Klein reported the "flying saucer" reached an altitude of 12,400 meters within 3 minutes and a speed of 2,200 kilometers per hour. Klein emphasised that in accordance with German plans, the speed of these "saucers" would reach 4,000 kilometers per hour. One difficulty, according to Klein, was the problem of obtaining the materials to be used for the construction of the "saucers", but even this had been solved by German engineers toward the end of 1945, and construction on the objects was scheduled to begin, Klein added. Klein went on to state that three experimental models had been readied for tests by the end of 1944, built according to two completely different principles of aerodynamics. One type actually had the shape of a disc, with an interior cabin, and was built at the Mite factories, which had also built the V2 rockets. This model was 42 meters in diameter. The other model had the shape of a ring, with raised sides and a spherically shaped pilot's Cabin placed on the outside, in the center of the ring. This model was built at the Habermol and Shreiver factories. Both models had the ability to take off vertically and to land in an extremely restricted area, like helicopters. During the last few days of the war, when every hope for German victory had been abandoned, the engineers in the group stationed in Prague carried out orders to destroy completely all their plans on their model before the Soviet forces arrived. The engineers at the Mite factories in Breslau, however, were not warned in sufficient time of the Soviet approach, and the Soviets, therefore, succeeded in seizing their material. Plans, as well as speciefied personnel, were immediately sent directly to the Soviet Union under heavy guard coincidental with the departure from Berlin of the creator of the Stuka, JU87 dive bomber, who later developed the Mig 13 and 15 in the Soviet Union. According to the report, nothing is known of the whereabouts of Hambermol since his disappearance from Prague; Schreiver died recently in Bremen; and Mite, who escaped in a Messerschmitt 163, is in the US. Klein was of the opinion that the "saucers" are at present being constructed in accordance with German technical principles and expressed the belief that they will constitute serious competition to jet-propelled airplanes. Klein further stated that it was very possible to construct "flying saucers" for civilian air travel; that they could carry 30-40 passengers at a speed of 4,000 kilometers per hour. He added, however, that the tremendous amount of material necessary for their construction did not warrant their being built exclusively for civilian air travel. His opinion was shared, he stated, by Giuseppe Belluzzo, the Italian specialist with whom Klein has been corresponding for some time.