Over the years fact and fiction regarding the exact nature of
these advanced German technologies have become fused, however it is now clear
that the Germans were developing craft that could be mistaken for what would
nowadays be considered UFOs. In fact, such developments make perfect sense:
Each side during the war relied heavily on their aerial
capabilities, and one sure way to disable such abilities was to take out enemy
runways. Either side could have had the best air fleet on the planet, but
without somewhere to take off from, such a fleet was impotent.
the development of craft that did not require any runway, like Focke’s designs,
could potentially alter the eventual course of the war. As it turned out, the
designs were only coming on line as the war ended, but had the conflict
continued, it is conceivable that these new technologies could have altered the
shape of history. However, exactly what was being developed is now less a
matter of historical record, and more of an historical jigsaw, with not only
pieces missing, but other pieces conceived in the minds of writers who then
peddled fictitious Nazi flying saucer myths to those who chose to believe them.
Establishing fact from fiction from over fifty years ago is no
easy matter, and we are forced to consider information that is largely
unverifiable. Yet when pieced together a plausible story of Nazi flying disk
technology does begin to emerge. One person who made claims regarding the development of ‘flying
saucers’ in Nazi Germany is former Luftwaffe Flight Captain and aircraft
designer Rudolph Schriever. He claimed in 1950 that he and a small team had
worked at facilities near Prague developing a saucer-type vehicle.
This story first appeared in ‘Der Spiegel’ magazine on
30th March 1950 in an article entitled ‘Untertassen-Flieger Kombination’ which
stated "… Rudolph Schriever, who says engineers throughout the world
experimented in the early 1940s with flying saucers, is willing to build one for
the United States in six to nine months. The
40-year-old Prague University graduate said he made blueprints for such a
machine, which he calls a flying top, before Germany’s collapse and that the
blueprints were stolen from his laboratory. He says the machine would be capable of 2,600mph with a radius of
4,000 miles, Schriever is a US Army driver at Bremerhaven." (3)
His claims are backed up by a 1975 Luftfahrt International
Report that noted that after Shriever’s death in the late 1950s, papers found
amongst his belongings revealed incomplete notes for a large flying saucer, a
series of sketches of the machine and several newspaper clippings of himself and
his alleged flying saucer. Up to his death, Schriever had repeatedly claimed
that the UFO sightings since the end of the war were proof that his original
ideas had been taken further with successful results.
Researcher Bill Rose was able to discover that Schriever
was involved with other scientists Klaus Habermohl and Giuseppe Belluzzo (an
Italian engineer) as well as one Dr. Walter Miethe. Rose’s research established
that Miethe had been the Director of the saucer programme at two facilities
located outside Prague. We know little more about Miethe’s activities at this
time him but it does seem that he knew Wernher von Braun (of whom much more
later) as there is a photograph of them together in 1933.
We certainly do know that one scientist, Viktor Schauberger,
was involved in the production of flying disks, and that he flew one in 1945
near Prague, just as Schriever had claimed. His experimental prototypes were
based on levitation. Born in 1885, Schauberger considered the natural world his
greatest teacher although many in the world considered Schauberger to be
somewhat deranged. In forests, alongside rivers, he studied what he considered
life-enhancing energy, water and air vortices.
He argued that "Prevailing technology uses the wrong forms of
motion. It is based on entropy – on motions which nature uses to break down and
scatter materials. However, nature uses a different type of motion for creating
order and new growth. The prevailing explosion-based technology – fuel burning
and atom splitting – fills the world with expanding, heat-generating centrifugal
Schauberger believed that energy production could instead use
inward-moving cold-generating centripetal motion, the same as nature employs to
build and enliven substances. Even hydroelectric power plants, Schauberger said,
use a destructive motion – they pressure water and chop it through turbines. The
result is ‘dead water’. He built suction turbines that he considered enlivened
and invigorated, resulting in clean, life-giving water downstream.
also produced electrical power from a unique suction turbine using implosion
principles and was later pressured into developing a propulsion system using the
same principles applied to air.
His work came to Hitler’s attention and his son (right) recounts
the meeting between his father and Hitler: "In June of 1934 my father was
invited by the Reich’s Chancellor Adolph Hitler to discuss his work.