A friend pointed out aerospaceweb.org’s fake flying saucers info via email and commented, “Why is someone faking US and Nazi built “flying saucer” photos? Are they in some way trying to obfuscate the truth of ET-built craft?”
I’m impressed. Great image manipulation. The white plane was completely removed and replaced by clouds which did not exist in the original photo. Lots of work.
Source of the [Fake UFO] Photos
We’ve finally identified the origin of the modified photos described above as coming from the website usafflyingsaucers.com. The site purports to provide evidence that the US Air Force built and tested four different disk-shaped aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s. Illustrating the site are several computer generated drawings, models, and images of the flying discs superimposed into pictures of actual planes. Both the site and the illustrations appear to be the creation of Michael H. Schratt.
Schratt says that the information presented on the site comes from a writer named Jack D. Pickett. According to Pickett, he was asked to visit MacDill Air Force Base in Florida in 1967 to write an article on historic aircraft. Among the planes he says he saw stored at the base were these four saucer-shaped aircraft, and he also claims the base gave him access to hundreds of photos and videos of the craft. Despite this information, Pickett says the Air Force later decided to prevent him from publishing his article about the planes and they have remained a secret to this day.
While we cannot dismiss his story out of hand and the existence of these flying disks may be confirmed someday, there is presently no evidence to corroborate the tale. Perhaps more importantly, the pictures created to support these claims ought to be clearly marked as computer generated conceptual images…. The only disclaimer pointing out the conjectural nature of the site appears on one page in very small text that is easy to overlook. …
Note that the site usafflyingsaucers.com expired in January 2006 and is no longer available. An archive of the old site can be found at WayBackMachine.com. A brief overview of many of its claims including additional diagrams can also be seen here.
– answer by Greg Alexander, 30 December 2005