Source: Arjun Walia

In Brief

  • The Facts:Known as the founding father of rocketry and astronautics, as well as modern day spaceflight, Hermann Oberth believed UFOs were extraterrestrial visitors observing Earth.
  • Reflect On:Why were so many brilliant minds aware of the UFO phenomenon when the majority of society ridiculed them and placed them in the “conspiracy” bucket? Do we look into topics for ourselves or simply listen to what government/media tell us?

Many decades ago, the mentor of Wernher Von Braun, Hermann Oberth (both seen in the picture above), the founding father of rocketry and astronautics, also known as the ‘father of Spaceflight’ stated his belief that “flying saucers are real” and that “they are space ships from another solar system.” He went on to say that “I think that they possibly are manned by intelligent observers who are members of a race that may have been investigating our Earth for centuries.” He wrote these words in “Flying Saucers Come From A Distant World”, The American  Weekly, Oct 24, 1954. At the time, academics like Oberth were well aware of the reality of UFO phenomenon. Carl Jung, for example, accused the air force of covering up the UFO phenomenon at the time.

Braun seemed to be concerned about a “false flag” alien invasion. You can read more about that here. Nikola Tesla was also highly interested in the subject.

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