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This is  an  article that appeared in a magazine called `Flying

Saucers’ that was written in 1967 by Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe.


Editor’s Note: Major Keyhoe has  been  writing  about Unidentified

Flying Objects (UFO’s) for over 15 years.

[written in 1967 – Vanguard]

From the outset he has insisted that flying saucers

are real  and interplanetary, and many  authorities

have come to agree with him.

Now he  claims  that control over gravity itself is

the only explanation  for  the astounding maneuvers

which saucers are said to make.

Some physicists    dismiss    this     theory    as

fundamentally erroneous.  But,  as  you  will read,

there are others  who  find  Major  Keyhoe’s latest

chapter in   “The   Great  Flying   Saucer   Story”

important and plausible.

What goes up (and around ) does not necessarily have to come down.

Major Keyhoe maintains  `Not  known fields of force’ allow saucers

to behave peculiarly: To hover motionlessly,  turn  on a dime, and

accelerate at fantastic speeds. And only a crash  `G’  program  on

our part can counteract it.

By Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe

One night  last  February,  over  the North Pacific, a Flying

Tiger Airlines crew had a startling  aerial  encounter.  What they

saw is a clue to a fantastic technical mystery.  In  its  solution

lies a prize  so  great that six government agencies are searching

for it right now. The answer may  not  be  far  off. What they are

searching for is the secret of gravity control.

About midnight  on  February  15,  the  Flying  Tiger  plane,

carrying a military  group  from the U.S. to Japan, was four hours

out of Anchorage. Suddenly the cockpit radar picked up three fast-

moving objects. The plane captain  and  his crew looked out at the

side and saw  three  huge oval-shaped ships, glowing  red  in  the


An Air  Force  captain  who  was a passenger on the plane was

called forward to confirm the sighting.  His  signed  report is in

the files of  the  National  Investigations  Committee  on  Aerial


According to  the  captain’s  report,  the  unknown  machines

slowed down to the airliner’s speed  and  flew in close formation.

Five miles away,  by radar range, they leveled  off  to  pace  the


The Air Force captain computed their length as much more than

700 feet. It  was plain that the giant Unidentified Flying Objects

had an unknown  type of propulsion.  No  jets,  no  exhausts  were

visible.  For 30  minutes, still in formation, they  continued  to

pace the plane.  Then,  swiftly  accelerating to 1,200 knots, they

climbed out of sight in seconds.

This startlingly swift acceleration  is a maneuver that could

not be duplicated  by any ship now made on Earth.  What  makes  it

possible for UFO’s?    According to many scientists and engineers,

there is only one possible answer.  The  answer  is  ANTIGRAVITY :

artificial gravity fields and control of gravity power.

Control of gravity is something that men have  been  dreaming

about for centuries.  Now  it appears that we are on the threshold

of achieving it. Its value, to the  country that first attains it,

is incalculable. Our   government,   hoping   for    a   technical

breakthrough, has set up 46 different research projects on various

aspects of gravity  control.  The Air Force is running 33 of these

projects and the others are divided among five other agencies.

Included in the 46 government  projects  are  experiments and

research at two  Air  Force  Laboratories  (Flight   Dynamics  and

General Physics Research),    Radio    Corporation   of   America,

Massachusetts Institute of  Technology   and   several   technical

engineering centers. In  addition,  official  projects  are  being

carried out at   Barkley   and   Dexter  Laboratories,  Fitchburg,

Massachusetts; Israel Institute of Technology; the Universities of

California, Denver, Harvard,   Indiana,    Manchester   (England),

Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota,  Ohio, Purdue, Stockholm  (Sweden),

Syracuse, Texas, and  two  New  York  schools – Queens College and

Yeshiva Graduate School of Science.

And, of course, some government  agencies  have  projects  so

secret that they  are  not  publicly  registered   and  cannot  be

revealed without permission.

Private industry  is  also looking at the question of gravity

control with new   seriousness.    A   large   number   of   giant

corporations, including Bell  Aerospace, General Electric,  Hughes

Aircraft, Boeing, Douglas  and  many  others,  have set up gravity


If you add up all the known gravity programs being run by the

government and private industry,  you get somewhere between 65 and

70 projects. This   means  there  is  a  heavy  concentration   of

scientific and engineering brains working on the problem.

One leading   scientist  who  is  convinced  that  UFO’s  are

spaceships using gravity control  is  Dr.  Hermann Oberth.  Doctor

Oberth, a recognized authority, was co-designer of  the V-2 rocket

and later a U.S. special consultant at Huntsville, Alabama, one of

the installations where  important  antigravity  research  is  now


“With ordinary propulsion,”  Doctor  Oberth  told me in 1961,

“such violent accelerations and maneuvers would endanger the ship.

Also, the force would crush any creatures aboard  against the rear

or sides of the machine. But with an artificial gravity field the

force applies simultaneously  to the passengers and the spaceship.

Even in swift changes of speed  and  direction,  the  ship  is not

strained and the passengers feel nothing.”

Today, Doctor Oberth is willing to go further.  He  is now of

the opinion “that  energy,  inertia  and  gravitational fields are

only aspects of one and the same  thing”  and  that  it will prove

impossible to separate them from each other. What  he has in mind,

he says, is  “not  yet known fields of force” which can be used to

accelerate material objects in  a  way  similar  to  the  force of


Another noted  authority  who  agrees  that UFO’s  are  using

artificial G fields  is  William  P.  Lear,  Sr.  multimillionaire

inventor, pilot, designer of air  and  space equipment and builder

of jet aircraft. Lear, who once sighted a UFO from  his  executive

plane, predicts that future U.S. vehicles will also use artificial

gravity. “The people  on  board  would  probably not feel any more

effect,” Lear says, “than they do from the tremendous speed of the

Earth as it rotates and orbits the sun.”

Several years ago, Glenn Martin’s vice-president for advanced

design, G.S. Trimble,  predicted  that  by  1985  practically  all

airliners would be  using  artificial  gravity, flying  at  almost

unbelievable speeds. At  about  the  same  time,  future  airliner

speeds of 10,000  mph  or  more   were   pictured  by  Dr.  Walter

Dornberger, then Bell  Aircraft’s  chief guided-missile  scientist

and now president of Bell aerospace.

Grover Loening,  pioneer  aircraft  builder and consultant to

the Air Force, said it even more  strongly. “I firmly believe that

before long man   will   acquire   the   ability   to   build   an

electromagnetic contragravity mechanism that works,” he stated.

A top  official  of  Bethlehem Steel, Jesse V. Honeycutt, has

indicated some of the results we  can  expect if Loening is right.

“Serious research is being concentrated on in an  attempt to solve

the mystery of  gravity and bring about a control of its power….

It would bring about a greater revolution in power, transportation

and many other fields than the  discovery  of  atomic  power,”  he


Antigravity? It seems inconceivable. Yet, the  search goes on

and many responsible men believe the answer will be found. And, to

my mind, it  is  the only possible explanation for the performance

of the UFO’S.

The stakes are so high that  no  clue can be overlooked.  The

Air Force Technical Intelligence, hunting for overlooked leads, is

carefully checking hundreds  of verified UFO reports.   Hopefully,

some of them  will  help  us  find  out how these strange vehicles


Four days before Christmas,  1964,  a  round,  metallic craft

about 125 feet in diameter was observed to make a brief landing in

a field near Staunton, Virginia. Two Du Pont scientists later took

Geiger counters to the site.

“It was `hot’- highly radioactive,” Du Pont engineer Lawrence

Cook reported. “We  checked  for  45  minutes-it   was  definitely


In Puerto  Rico,  near  dusk  on December 26, 1964, Ramey Air

Force Base radar spotted two large  discs. As A4D jets streaked up

to pursue them,  the discs accelerated to terrific  speed.  Making

instant right-angle turns-impossible  for  any known aircraft-they

vanished over the Atlantic.

On March  21,  1965, Capt. Yoshiaki  Inada,  piloting  a  Toa

Airlines Convair on a domestic Japanese flight,  was  chased  by a

“mysterious, elliptical luminous  object.”  Flying  close  to  the

plane, the UFO blanked out his radio  and  “violently interferred”

with his automatic direction finding equipment.

Puzzling earlier cases also are being rechecked.  On  July 1,

1954, an AF F-94 – a two-man jet-was scrambled to chase a UFO near

Walesville, New York.  When the pilot tried to close in, a sudden,

unbearable heat filled the cockpit. Half-dazed the pilot and radar

officer bailed out. The jet crashed  in  the  street,  killing two

children and their parents.

These odd  phenomena,  high  radiation, mysterious  heat  and

electrical interference may  be  side  effects  of gravity control


Like most  people,  you probably  took  gravity  for  granted

before space flights  began. Now you know, for example,  that  one

“G” is the  Earth’s  normal gravitational pull. This is what holds

you to the seat of your chair-and more importantly, keeps you from

being tossed into the air by the Earth’s rotation. You feel two or

three G’s in a roller coaster or  a  stunting plane-a mere hint of

what our astronauts   have   to   endure  during   blast-off   and


But gravity  causes  a  lot  of trouble and expense we seldom

think about. Aircraft and rocket  builders  have  to provide heavy

engines, huge weights  of  fuel,  just  to  offset   gravity.   In

construction of buildings, bridges, and in a hundred other ways, G

affects our lives and adds billions to the cost of work.

Gravity control could reduce or end many of these problems.

How soon can we expect antigravity ?

Some researchers  say it may take a long time. Others believe

there may be a sudden breakthrough. If that happens, there will be

some fantastic results.

First, obviously, our space  program  would  take  a big leap

forward. Instead of our present wasteful rockets,  we  could build

spaceships matching the UFOs’ high speeds and maneuvers. With such

advanced ships, we  could  make  swift flights to the moon and the


Recently, Alexander de Seversky  stated  that  “with abundant

energy available, we will move in space with constant acceleration

or deceleration. Accelerating halfway to our goal and decelerating

the rest of  the  way at one G or 32.2 feet per second,  the  moon

will be reached in three and a half hours, Venus in 36 hours, Mars

in two days, Jupiter in six.”

According to Oberth, German physicist Burkhard Heim and other

scientists, gravity control  will  enable spaceships to reach even

greater speeds than these. With such  advanced  machines, we could

explore the nearest star systems a century or more  ahead  of  our

present timetable.

Using carrier  or  “parent” ships with short-range probes, we

could fully explore a planet – either  by remote control or direct

observation – before attempting to land. Many cases  are on record

in which large  UFO’s  have  lunched  small  units, apparently for

close observation of the Earth,  then  retrieved  them  in  swift,

precise operations.

In one such case (an official AF Intelligence report), groups

of small UFO’s flying at 5240 mph. were seen and  tracked  by  the

crew of an  AF B-29. One group, after abruptly slowing to pace the

bomber, resumed its speed within  seconds.   The  small UFO’s were

then seen to  merge  with  or  go  aboard  a  huge  carrier  which

accelerated to more than 9,000 mph before it disappeared.

Because of   G-crafts’  tremendous  speeds,  the  picture  of

possible military operations becomes hair-raising. Let’s take as a

basis the figure  in a documented  case  at  White  Sands  Proving

Ground, where Navy  scientists saw and tracked  a  UFO  flying  at

18,000 mph.

Such terrific  speeds could put bombers back into the picture

in place of missiles. Attacks by  G-bombers  from  base near major

targets would take  less than five minutes. If a “brush-fire”  war

broke out halfway  around the world, a huge G-transport carrying a

fully armed division or even an army  could  be on the scene in 40

minutes, or less.

Another effect of gravity control will be a big change in air

travel. Here’s what  a  G-liner trip would be like,  according  to

several researchers. Let’s  say  you  are making a making a flight

from New York to London. Your seat  has no safety belts – none are

needed. The ship takes off vertically, accelerating  at incredible

speed. You feel weightless but you feel no motion.

The airliner  arcs  up  into a great circle course, silently,

with no “bumps”  – no rough air.  In  10  to  15  minutes,  London

suddenly takes shape  below.  There is no long approach,  skimming

over rooftops. You  descend  vertically  and  land.  If traffic is

heavy, your pilot would stop the  ship  in  midair and hover until


In spite of the speed, you’d be safer – especially  in regard

to many of the strange eddies which have thrown jet airliners into

uncontrollable dives.

In probing  the  riddle  of  gravity,  project scientists try

widely different approaches  –  some  even  contrary  to  accepted

natural laws.

[Does the following experiment sound familiar???….Vanguard]

Under an  Army  contract,  a University of Detroit  team  has

built a 4,000-pound,  specially wired rotor which spins at 100,000

rpm. With this unique device, scientists are testing gravitational

radiation theories searching for a possible key to G control.

Using gravity  meters  based on new principles of physics Air

Force teams make frequent flights  around the equator and over the

poles, to speed   up  world  wide  measurement  of   the   Earth’s

gravitational pull. Tied  in  with  this  is  a network of gravity

stations and special projects all over the world.

Though no breakthrough has occurred  (unless in highly secret

projects) two significant facts have been established.

1. The  Earth’s G field is relatively weak, compared  with  the

pull of gravity between planets and the sun.

2. There  is  a  connection between gravity and electromagnetic


Igor Sikorsky, discussing the  colossal  force  of spatial G,

says a steel cable about 8,000 miles thick would be needed to hold

the Earth in its orbit – if it were not for gravity.

But, fortunately for our anti-G search, the  Earth’s  gravity

pull, for objects on the ground or at average flight altitudes, is

fairly small. Likewise,  the  force  required  to  cancel its pull

would be relatively small – if a method can be found.

Using various barriers we can  shield  ourselves  from  heat,

light and sound  waves.  But,  so far, no way has  been  found  to

create a gravity  shield.  Some  scientists still call the gravity

shield idea a “lunatic fringe” notion.  But many now refuse to say

that such a thing is completely impossible.

Are UFO’s using a gravity shield ? In an effort  to find out,

the Air Force  is  renewing  its attempts to capture a UFO.  If we

could get one on the ground, undamaged,  it  might make possible a

big shortcut in our gravity research and save us  years  of  slow,

tedious scientific work.

[As many  of  our user have heard, this capture of one or more

UFO’s is said to have done,  refer  reports  by John Lear and

the physicist Lazar……Vanguard]

In the past, many Air Force pilots have tried  to down UFO’s,

without success. But  the  Air  Force has new reason for hope now,

based on the recent increase on  low-altitude  UFO  approaches and

“touch landings.”

On the night of January 12, 1965, an officer of a federal law

enforcement agency had a close encounter. As he  was  driving  his

official car toward  Blaine  Air  Force  Station, in Washington, a

flying disc 30 feet in diameter hurtled down at his automobile. At

the last moment the disc arched  up  steeply,  avoiding collision.

When the officer  jumped  out,  he saw the UFO hovering  overhead.

After a minute, it shot up into clouds at high speed. A short time

afterward, the UFO  or a similar one – was seen landing in a field

near Blaine, melting the snow and  scorching  the ground before it

took off.  When the AF questioned the federal officer,  they  said

they had tracked the UFO by radar as it raced down toward his car.

This officer, like  many  other  UFO  witnesses  was warned by his

superiors not to  let his name be  used  in  connection  with  the


On January  27,  1965, two NASA engineers sighted a UFO which

touch landed near Hampton, Virginia.  One  witness  was  Maj. John

Nayadley, a retired AF jet pilot. The other was A.G. Crimmins, who

saw the strange machine maneuvering toward the ground.

“It was zigzagging as if searching for a landing  spot,” said

Crimmins. “I watched it through 20 x 50 binoculars and I could see

flashing lights. They  appeared  to  be  on  the  rim of a rapidly

rotating disc.”

Before anyone could reach the  spot, the flying disc took off

and rapidly climbed out of sight.

The step-up  in  UFO chases was demonstrated  at  Washington,

D.C. on January  11,  1965,  when  AF  jets pursued several flying

objects over the  city.  The  chase   was  confirmed  by  an  Army

Lieutenant-Colonel and a group of Army communications specialists.

If jets  had been near any of the “touch” sites,  they  might

have swarmed down and kept the UFO from getting away.  But records

of previous attempts  to capture UFO’s indicate it will be a tough


Whether we capture a UFO or  not,  the search for the elusive

secret will go   on.   The   connection   between    gravity   and

electromagnetic fields may provide the key to the mystery.

For several  sears,  Burkhard  Heim,  director  of the German

Research Institute of Field Physics  at  Goettingen,  Germany, has

been searching for  the  answer  to the gravity riddle.   Finally,

Heim revealed that  by  direct experimentation he had discovered a

positive lead to   antigravity.    The   discovery   involved   an

intermediate field, neither electromagnetic nor gravitational.

[Refer to NAZI1.ASC on KeelyNet at 214-324-3501]

The results, Heim stated, if applied to space fight, would be

direct levitation, conversion of electricity into  kinetic  energy

without any waste,   and   “immunizing   the   occupants  and  the

structures of such vehicles against  any effects from acceleration

of the vehicle, however great and violent.”

After the  first  shock,  several scientists examined  Heim’s


“His approach  is  not in conflict with known laws of nature,

and it agrees with the quantum  theory,”  A.R.  Weyl  said  in  an

analysis for the British magazine, Aeronautics.

“If Heim’s  theories  were  right,  the  amazing   properties

commonly ascribed to  the `mysterious flying saucers’ would be, in

fact, sound physics and proper engineering.”

Through Heim’s work toward the  goal of an actual antigravity

force researchers may discover new scientific laws  and their work

may invalidate old  theories.  Some  scientists are already saying

privately that Einstein’s famous  “general  theory  of relativity”

may turn out to be totally fallacious. Newton’s law has also come

in for attacks.  However,  Robert  Forward,  G  expert  of  Hughes

Aircraft Company, uses the Einstein  theory  to  show  that  it is

possible to partially  nullify  the  Earth’s gravitational  field.

The amount of nullification obtainable with present-day technology

is extremely small, however.  Forward predicts that some day, when

our technology is  greatly  advanced,  we  will be able to “create

artificial gravity fields at will.”

With a real all-out effort  this  could  happen  a lot sooner

than the 10 or 20 years many scientists have in mind.

But getting enough top men to work in the field is a problem.

One scientist says,   “Scientists   are  sensitive   about   their

reputations and many of them still think antigravity is a joke. If

they knew the facts, they’d be eager to get into it.”

Fear among  scientists  is  partially  due  to  the Air Force

censorship of UFO reports. Air Force  censors  not  only  hide the

facts but also belittle those who publicly report UFO sightings.

One recent  victim  was  Dempsey Bruton, chief  of  satellite

tracking at NASA’s  Wallops Island station in Virginia. On January

5, 1965, Bruton  saw a strange round  object  flying  at  terrific

speed toward the station. After it passed overhead,  the  UFO shot

straight up out  of  sight.  Using the elapsed time of six to nine

seconds – and angles and times reported by other witnesses, Bruton

said the speed was definitely “several  thousand  miles  per hour,

possibly 8,000 mph.  or  even  higher.”  The AF, implying  he  was

incompetent, rejected the  report  and said it was not evidence of

any technically superior machine.

But AF policy notwithstanding, the drive to get the secret of

antigravity is well underway. It  can’t be stopped now. But it can

be speeded up.  We  are  already spending billions  on  the  space

program on the race to the moon, to Mars. Harnessing gravity could

put us years ahead and save us enormous sums of money.

With control  of  the  universe  at stake, a crash program is

imperative. We produced  the  A-bomb,  under  the  huge  Manhattan

Project, in an amazingly short time. The needs, the  urgency today

are even greater.  The  Air Force should end UFO secrecy, give the

facts to scientists, the public,  to  Congress.  Once  the  people

realize the truth,  they  would back – even demand  –  a  crash  G


For this is one race we dare not lose.

Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe

Submitted by : Ronald Barker

Vanguard Sciences

*****  SPECIAL NOTE  *****

Vanguard Sciences would  like to give special thanks to Mrs. Hetty

Quarrella of Sterling Heights, Michigan for providing us with some

old books and magazines for our library.