There’s a triangle in America, bordered by New Mexico to the South, California to the west and Nevada to the north-east, where something definitely ‘smells’. Since the mid eighties, there have been numerous sightings there of unidentified flying objects in this area. Alien craft, some might say, but what if US scientists are further advanced in technology than we’ve been led to believe?
In Palmdale, on the edge of the desert, you’ll find the place where the physical smells were once sickening. So bad, in fact, that it was named the ‘Skunk’ works because of the foul chemicals it emitted during the forties. It’s on the very edge of the main Lockheed plant, but the work that goes on there is cloaked in secrecy.
Stealth fighters were dreamed up here, as was the legendary spy plane, the ‘A-12 Blackbird’, which flew at over 2000 mph, but is that really all that goes on behind those doors? Maybe not. Founded in 1943, to counter the threat of the Nazi development of a jet fighter, the eggheads at the Skunk works had developed one of their own within six months – the XP-80, which set the standard for jet aircraft for years afterwards.
Today, people have talked of seeing ‘pulsating’ lights over the south-western USA, and of ‘airquakes’ caused by the passage of unknown aircraft, as reported by the US geological survey team. It seems no coincidence that there has been speculation for the last decade about a new ‘spy’ plane, capable of speeds of over 5,000 mph, called the ‘Aurora’, but could conventional engines drive such a machine?
When you consider that the 1988 budget in the US allocated $30 Billion to secret weapons research, it’s easy to see how serious they were then, and still are, to refine the work of an Austrian inventor, Viktor Schauberger, who had actually developed an anti gravity machine, while working for the Nazis in WWII.
Don’t laugh. Anti-gravity is the holy grail of aviation science. A propulsion system that would allow craft to fly at enormous velocities without massive fuel requirements. Space travel would be infinitely cheaper and easier. Schauberger built a saucer-like device, 5ft across which, when turned on, ‘rose upwards, trailing a blue-green, then silver glow’. The term ‘Flying Saucer’ came from it.
It used a process he called ‘implosion’, a three dimensional energy pattern channeled inwards, instead of outwards, which generated huge force levels. Though the device exploded within seconds of starting up, the end of the war brought it to American attention. A radical new kind of engine, which sucked its way through the air instead of pushing, and didn’t need vast amounts of fuel!
All data was transferred to the Skunk works, and in 1946, the general in charge of US Air Force technology secrets, Nathan Twining, said that the US had the knowledge and ability to construct a piloted craft with UFO characteristics within six months, one that would defy the laws of physics. Fuelless propulsion was only a short step away, but it’s never actually surfaced, or so we’re led to believe.
The US military guards its secrets jealously, but there was a 1956 article, in a popular old science magazine, which had a drawing of a US airman stepping out of an aircraft with no wings or visible means of propulsion. The text said that ‘By far the most potent source of energy is gravity. Using it as power will help future aircraft attain the speed of light. Scientists, designers and engineers are perfecting a way to control gravity. The result of their labours will be weightless airliners and space ships capable of 170,000 miles per second’.
Let’s not get carried away, though. If gravity is a sub-atomic force, and Einstein was correct, then the danger of anti-gravity could be that the power involved is far greater than any man has tried to harness before. If something went wrong, the resulting explosions could be cataclysmic. Remember the atom bomb was only theory before the stark reality of Hiroshima.
Today, work on anti-gravity still goes on around the world, but we don’t hear too much about it. It was only recently, in Moscow, that scientist Evgeny Podletkov claimed to have perfected a device, using super conducting magnets. He calls it a ‘gravity shield’, and Scottish inventor Sandy Kidd built a working device using gyroscopes. The idea works, it seems, so are we being kept deliberately in the dark about how far US research has really got in the last fifty years?
Every oil magnate would be frantic to suppress this revelation, and no doubt the importance of black gold to the world economy plays a big part in deciding what should be told or not. I can’t help but feel that there really is a ‘warehouse’ somewhere – as in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark – where momentous discoveries are kept locked away from public view.
UFOs continue to be seen regularly around the world, and while some of them are possibly other-worldly, I’m more inclined to believe that test flights of revolutionary new technologies are taking place, and worried that the forces involved aren’t as well understood as they need to be. That article quoted earlier had more to say.
Gravity research, in the fifties, was by several other aircraft manufacturers who ‘would not spend millions of dollars on science fiction’. Lawrence D Bell, founder of the company that first broke the sound barrier said at the time: ’We’re already working on nuclear fuels and equipment to cancel out gravity’. George S Trimble, of Martin research added that ‘the conquest of gravity could be done in about the time it took to build the first atom bomb’.
In 1989, hundreds of people in Belgium reported seeing silent triangular craft all over the country, which pulled turns of 20 – 40G – enough to kill human pilots, unless protected in some other unknown way. Belgian government reports confirmed the sightings, and in 1992, a huge triangular craft was seen flying in formation with US bombers, over the North Sea.
Even now, the Pentagon has massive so called ‘black budgets’, funding highly classified ‘defence’ programmes, and a lot of that money is channeled into what goes on behind the securely locked gates of the Skunk works. If you thought Area 51 was a mystery, it isn’t any more so than this place. We get fed good news in tiny pieces, or not at all, to keep us guessing, but my nose tells me, however much the chemical stench has diminished at the Skunk works, that something still smells, and has nothing to do with the animal life.
If fossil fuels really are as finite as governments would have us believe – and they keep finding more all the time – is it right to suppress such a revolutionary new method of transportation? I don’t believe it is, but you need to decide that for yourselves. Not everyone who spots a strange object in the skies above can be simply ‘seeing things’, can they?