While humankind had been kept busy perfecting his killing skills, both on the ground and in the air, certain aerial activity was beginning to be noticed which was not connected to any known technological developments at that time.
During the aerial battles of WWII, pilots from all nations had reported seeing strange balls of light flying near their aircraft, the official explanations of which was confusing to say the least.
*Similar events also occurred throughout the Korean war of the 1950’s and again during the Vietnam war of the 1960’s and 70’s, but went entirely unreported by war correspondents*
Each side had put forward that these unexplained ‘lights’ were either some secret weaponry of their adversaries (although they never actually caused any physical damage), or were simply ‘natural phenomena,’ such as ball lightning or St. Elmo’s fire.
St. Elmo’s Fire
These entities even earned themselves a name, ‘Foo-Fighters’ after an American cartoon character called Smokey Stover who’s catchphrase was “Where there’s Foo, there’s fire!”
It was only after the end of hostilities that air force personnel of all sides, revealed that they had indeed seen and reported these ‘lights,’ which given the close ties of the allies makes this hard to believe.
The only certainty in this, is that it is abundantly clear that this phenomenon was NOT generated by any of the participants involved in aerial combat situations.
Man-made objects were eliminated from any subsequent investigations very early on, so that leaves only only of two possible explanations.
Entirely ‘Natural’ occurrences, or something completely different.
After the war, the American military publicaly announced that the Foo-Fighters were nothing more than mass hallucinations of the pilots.
This ‘explanation’ was so obviously ludicrous that public opinion instantly centred towards an ‘alternative’ cause.
However, public opinion being easily steered by the mainstream media and government propaganda, soon accepted the ‘official’ explanation that the lights were somehow linked to a natural phenomenon of some kind.
The post-war population had very real and pressing priorities, ordinary people had to focus on rebuilding their lives for example, and for most, if they heard about them at all, they were treated in a similar manner that Crop Circles are generally viewed today.
A simple curiosity.
Attributing the Foo-Fighters of WWII (and beyond) to natural phenomena or mental disturbances, was the obvious and expected response of authorities who wished to maintain control of their immediate environment.
It should be remembered however, that only two years after the end of WWII, a little before 3pm on June 24th, the floodgates of UFO activity were opened.
Were the Foo-Fighters a precursor to similar future events?
Was it entirely coincidental, that these ‘anomalies’ only made themselves known during the same time in human history that nuclear weaponry began to pose a very real threat to other inhabited planets?
Had humankind now been viewed as being very similar to a child ‘discovering a box of matches,’ and warranted a closer inspection perhaps?