Possible "Foo Fighter" Documents Found For Australia?
Just a few days ago I presented, in Part 1 of this new series, two hitherto unseen World War II intelligence messages which appeared to have been routed through Brisbane, Australia. Both messages related to aerial oddities that somewhat reminded me of the so-called “Foo Fighter” reports made during the latter half of WW2 in both the European and Asia-Pacific theatres. Whether the two intelligence messages I discussed actually relate to especially unusual events – as opposed to mere radar malfunction and enemy ordinance – will never been surely be known, but the very fact they exist is more than enough to look further into matter. Both messages were, as stated, routed through Brisbane; both messages contained summaries of events on Australia’s doorstep; and both messages were found in the United States – so one can only wonder how many similar records may exist in our own government archives! This is one of those situations where the information itself seems quite low level, but the potential for significant future discoveries is very high. Researcher Barry Greenwood is currently indexing nearly ten thousand pages of WW2 “Foo Fighter” records. The majority were donated to him by author Keith Chester who discovered them to aid the writing of his ground-breaking book “Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in World War II”. It was he who furnished me with the “Brisbane” messages discussed in my Part 1 of this series.
Barry has discovered another intelligence message which, again, was routed through Brisbane. Unfortunately, the contents elude to, I strongly suspect, sea mines or navigation buoys, but it sets the scene for hopefully bigger finds. The date and time of dissemination is entered as the 17th of September, at 7:43 Zulu. The core of the message states:
“No. A-1744, September 17, 1943. Signed Kenney. Yellow cylindrical objects queried in your 7846, dated 10 September, have not yet been recovered or examined. Nothing is yet known of them, but from all reports the following two patterns appear probable: six such cylinders reported on 5 September as 12 inch diameter and protruding 12 inches from possible anchored position located at regular intervals along six mile line running parallel to 150 degrees 20 seconds east and roughly straddling 7 degrees south. Second apparent pattern reported as nine yellow boxes size 18 inches by 18 inches protruding 12 inches, no references to anchorage, and were located approximately bisecting 7 degrees 30 south at angle of approximately 30 degrees from line 152 degrees 30 minutes east. No information actuation means, and efforts being made to locate, recover and examine for further knowledge. NOTE: Referance message 7846 is logged on page 51 of the current “OUT” log.
I have imaged this material below.
To reiterate, this content is merely an example of an Allied intelligence message that was disseminated from Australia, and involved events on our doorstep. Records like these point strongly to the possibility that far more material – some that will involve UFO activity – does exist. Also, the above mentioned message is one of two on the page. The other is a message disseminated from Algiers relating to air and sea transport. Nothing of interest to us in that, but, in a quirky co-incidence, one name is referenced that is very important regarding the early days of UFO investigation in the United States. The message states, in part:
“To AGWAR from Spaatz signed Eisenhower”.
“Spaatz” refers to General Carl Spaatz (ret), who was placed in overall command of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the Europe during WW2. He was appointed as the first Chief of Staff of the new United States Air Force (USAF) in September, 1947, right in the midst of the infamous UFO wave of that year. History is yet to be written on how much Spaatz were appraised of the situation, but certainly those around him feature heavily in official UFO history.