Please note that all these pictures of the saucers are illustrations from Michael Schratt, no originals, made according to the allegations of eyewitnesses, like Warren Botz. Botz and others saw the original saucer in a hangar of an air force base and goes wth this public.

In 1967, former U.S. Navy aviator and aviation writer Jack D. Pickett and his business partner Harold Baker visited MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Florida to gather information for an Air Force-sponsored article on historical experimental aircraft. At the edge of the base, they were shown four decommissioned X-planes -- all of them flying discs -- measuring 20, 40, 70 and 116 feet in diameter.

Through interviews with various base personnel, Pickett and Baker concluded that, during the 1950s, the USAF had developed several models of jet-powered flying discs for reconnaissance flights over the Soviet Union. The discs had supersonic capabilities and had, on occasion, reached heights that approached the edge of space (50 miles). Many disc flights -- particularly those of the highly successful 40-foot version -- were no doubt responsible for many "Flying Saucer" reports during the period. By the early 1960s, all had been retired in favor of more advanced aircraft.

The proposed article was ultimately cancelled, no doubt for reasons of national security. Years later, the amazing story was published by Michael Schratt.

Infos from the Illustrator Michael Schratt:

"All of these photos are computer generated forensic composite illustrations. None of them are official USAF photos. Since the USAF seems very reluctant to de-classify these birds, I created these illustrations to give people an idea of what they looked like. Yes, they really did exist, but due to some stability problems, this particular model was scrapped."


Read the whole story in the german book "Nationale Sicherheit - Die Verschwörung" by the author Dan Davis.

Here some originals the Illustrator Michael Schratt took for his Saucer Illustrations, eyewitnesses, like Warren Botz. Botz and others saw the original saucer in a hangar of an air force base and goes wth this public.