Saturday, 26 March 2016

U.S. Government UFO Document (FOIA):
“SUBJECT: Military; Scientific/
DATE DIST.: 23 Aug 1952”

(Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.)


The document deals with the Greek newspaper (I Kathimerini, Athens, Greece) article titled “ ‘FLYING SAUCERS’ IN EAST GERMANY.” The article reports on Oscar Linke’s 9 July 1952 UFO observation in Hasselbach, East Germany:

Linke, who observed the alleged UFO incident together with his 11-year-old daughter, Gabriella, claimed he saw two men who were looking at something lying on the ground. One of the men had a lamp on the front part of the body which lit up at regular intervals, he said. The men entered the craft when they became aware that they were being observed. Soon after the UFO rose slowly into the air and flew away in the direction of Stockheim.

Quote from the document:
“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 ‘flying 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.

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 he was looking at a comet moving away at a low altitude from the height on which Linke stood.”

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