05 Jul Rockets or Meteors?
“Raketen oder Meteore” Article published in the Newspaper “Die Welt” 1952
Several celestial phenomena were observed from Tyrol to Scandinavia.
Hamburg 29 September
On Sunday night the skies in Northern Germany, Denmark and Sweden were the scene of numerous mysterious observations. Some called the phenomena “flying saucers”, other saw remote-controlled missiles, and again some others were convinced it were meteors.
Residents of Kiel, Neumuenster and Hamburg, reported they saw a luminous flying ball tailing from West to East. The Hamburg Osbservatorium registered the sky phenomena for about six seconds around 6.30 PM. A meteorological spokesman described it as “a fiery sphere with the typical characteristics of a meteor”.
The Bremer Weather Station said that such flashy celestial bodies haven’t been seen in a long time. It radiated a steadily strong light that was observed very well because of the cloudless sky.
In Tyrol celestial phenomena were observed already in the past week. These objects initially looked like silvery gleaming discs but soon they transformed into strips and then they flew to the east. During the sighting of the discs, for about half a minute, loud engine noise was been heard.
In Denmark, the sightings were interpreted by meteorologists and officers as remote-controlled missiles of unknown origin. After compiling all local reports, these flying objects were seen along the Baltic coast between the German border and the northern part of Zeeland.
The Stockholm newspapers bring today reports and pictures of this flying saucers invasion in southern Sweden. Three squadrons or flying formations of these objects were spotted on Sunday evening. A policeman, a reporter and several infantry officers observed in the town of Munkedal for more than 25 minutes a big glowing orb and three smaller ones. The small ones seemed to exchange light signals with the taller one. The big orb rose and descended with big smoke and it emitted a shower of sparks. It even fired some kind of rocket. There was also another cigar shaped object observed but the director of the weather observatory declared that all this could be interpreted as a meteor.