Whatever was considered a myth about UFOs in the past has proved to be true now. Three very important incidents occurred in the history of ufology in 1947: Roswell Crash, Kenneth Arnold Sighting and Twining Memo. Everyone is familiar with the first two incidents, but the last one has fueled the debate that UFOs are real and not from Earth.
Three months after the Roswell crash, US Air Force General Nathan Farragut Twining produced a memo, where he stated that UFOs are real and the US did not have this technology. It might not seem surprising after the USS Nimitz incident, when a part of the UFO mystery was solved some 70 years ago.
Twining was not just an ordinary USAF officer. He held several important positions in the United States government. In 1945, he was appointed commander general of the Air Materiel Command (AMC) at Wright Field, Ohio. He was named Chief of Staff of the Air Force on June 30, 1953. In this role, he served as a senior military adviser to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense.
Thus, his name in the memorandum was enough to respect the credibility of the information written therein. Twining was clearly involved in the Roswell accident, which can be confirmed by his travel records which show he went to New Mexico on July 8, 1947. He stayed there until July 10.
The Pentagon asked Twining and his team at AMC to provide the information on the entire flying saucer case. Twining held a secret conference with AMC personnel, T-2 intelligence, the Office of the Chief of the Engineering Division, and the Aircraft, Power Plant and Propeller Engineering Laboratories (Division T-3).
Your memo to Brig. General George Schulgen is not just Twining’s opinion, but observations from several bright-minded people and high-ranking officials.
He wrote: “The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious. There are objects that probably approach the shape of a disk, of such appreciable size that they appear as large as man-made aircraft. There is a possibility that some of the incidents could be caused by natural phenomena such as meteors. Reported operational characteristics, such as extreme rates of climb, maneuverability (particularly in roll) and movement that should be considered evasive when sighted or contacted by friendly aircraft and radar, give the idea that some of the objects are controlled manually, automatically or remotely. ”
His descriptions of the flying saucer were as common as any UFO sightings. Follow how:
Metallic or light-reflecting surface.
No trail, except in some cases where the object was apparently operating under high performance conditions.
Circular or elliptical in shape, flat at the bottom and domed at the top.
Several reports of well-preserved formation flights ranging from three to nine objects.
Usually no associated sound, except in three cases where a substantial thunderous roar was noticed.
Level flight speeds typically above 300 knots are estimated.
Twining asked in his memo to consider that “the lack of physical evidence in the form of accidents has retrieved exposures that would undeniably prove the existence of these matters.” UFO skeptics note that no wreckage was recovered from the crash site, while some took his letter as proof that the Air Force knows that extraterrestrial UFOs exist.
According to Don Schmitt and Tom Carey, the approval of the memo and Twining’s signature on it simply show that the Air Force has definitely recognized the existence of UFOs.
In the book “Inside the Real Area 51” they highlighted that something extraordinary happened in New Mexico in 1947, and it was not a weather balloon. So if the UFO crashed, its wreckage could have been taken to Wright Field, where Twining was a commanding general.
The memo clearly states that Twining asked the government to continue studying the craft. This means that the US had no secret aircraft in 1947. UFO historian Richard Dolan wrote in his book titled “UFOs and the National Security State: An Unclassified History” that “The US had no craft in 1947, experimental or otherwise, that could duplicate reported flying saucer maneuvers. Even today, high-end aircraft cannot make a sharp angle at mach-plus speeds.”
The UAP events are indeed real and, to the world’s current knowledge, there is no such man-made vessel that can reach the altitude of 80,000 feet and perform such frequent maneuvers. During World War II, the Soviets and Nazis were developing impressive crafts, but still, none of this was achieved. The Twining memo reminds us that nothing has changed in 70 years about UFOs.