Scientists say: We know what the ‘foo fighters’ were that baffled World War II pilots

In the 1940s, Allied pilots during World War II World War II They reported being chased by fast-moving blobs, which they called “Foo Fighters.”

Shaped like clouds, cakes, balls and spheres, and often glowing or transparent, the alien entities fueled conspiracy theories that Earth was being visited by advanced civilizations.

Research now suggests that these phenomena are actually plasma, or ionized gases, being drawn into the electrical charge of aircraft, spacecraft and satellites.

Plasma behaves like living organisms

Experts from the Universities of California, Arizona and Harvard-Smithsonian University say the strange properties of the plasma make it look like living organisms, even though they are not alive.

They say plasma can grow in size and reproduce, communicate with each other, and may “feed” from electromagnetic radiation from satellites and spacecraft.

Huge glowing masses up to a mile across, which behave similarly to swarms of organisms, have been photographed by 10 NASA space shuttle missionsWhile astronauts have reported strange phenomena since the 1960s.

Astronauts Ed White and James McDevitt detected a massive “metallic object” approaching the Gemini 4 spacecraft, in June 1965, while James Lovell reported a “ghost at 10 o’clock” on a mission six months later.

L-shaped foreign body

Buzz Aldrin also said that he and his colleagues saw an L-shaped UFO that was “very large and approaching” during the Apollo 11 moon landing, although it was later said that it was a backing plate.

The team believes that the plasma in the thermosphere – which ranges from 66 to 372 miles high – may descend to the lower atmosphere, which explains the pilots’ reports.

Co-author Dr. Rudolf Schild, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said: “These plasmas are electromagnetic entities that have a variety of shapes and sizes. They have repeatedly approached spacecraft and space shuttles and are attracted to electromagnetic activity including thunderstorms.

They have been photographed from space, descending into the lower atmosphere and seem to be attracted to aircraft, fighters, nuclear power plants and radiation “hot spots”, such as Hiroshima, which was destroyed by an atomic bomb.

“Based on video, photographic and computer analyses, including reports by military officers and astronauts, we believe that this plasma represents at least some of the numerous reports of UFOs and unidentified aerial phenomena over the past several thousand years including ‘Foot fighters. “that have been monitored.” By German, Japanese and Allied pilots during World War II.

“Foo Fighters” was first reported by Royal Air Force Personnel In March 1942, many American pilots saw glowing lights over Germany throughout the war.

A new type of weather phenomenon

The sightings were largely dismissed as German weapons or flight fatigue, although some speculated at the time that they might be a new type of atmospheric phenomenon, such as St. Elmo’s Fire, a plasma effect that makes airplane wings glow.

Plasma represents the fourth state of matter, and it differs from solid, liquid, and gaseous states, but its properties are still being discovered. It is responsible for lightning and phenomena such as Pole lightsWhen plasma coming from the Sun interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field.

Plasma-like entities have been photographed accumulating by the hundreds, especially around satellite tethers that generate electromagnetic activity.

They have many shapes and move in different directions. Some move quickly while others hover in place. They even appear to target or follow each other, sometimes colliding, leaving behind what looks like a trail of plasma dust.

“This does not mean that this plasma is alive, or engaged in purposeful intelligent behavior,” said co-author Dr. Christopher Impey, from the University of Arizona’s Department of Astronomy.

“Instead, as experimentally documented, this electromagnetic plasma in the upper atmosphere may be engaging in ‘energy cannibalism’ and behaviors referred to as ‘collision’ in which it rotates, tracks, collides, intersects, and perhaps exchanges energy.”

Plasma may represent an ‘alternative form of life’

Some authors believe that plasma may represent an alternative form of life that does not depend on carbon, although others are skeptical.

The team has called for more research to study the plasma, including sending satellites that generate electromagnetic pulses equipped with infrared and X-ray cameras to capture the phenomenon.

Commenting on the research, Daniel Mitchard, a lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering, said: “It is not surprising that previously unknown charge-based phenomena should exist at this altitude, and exhibit behavior that we do not yet fully understand.

“They are also likely to be attracted to or repelled by satellites and the Space Shuttle, which can build up static charges of their own.

“Even at ground level, glowing balls of thunderstorms behaving strangely are sometimes reported, often called Ball Lightning, and no one knows what else they are – they might be like ‘Foo Fighters’. It’s definitely interesting research.”

‘Relatively unknown to the public’

He added: “There is a whole world of lightning science that is relatively unknown to the public, even though we are trying to publicize it.

“There are giant structures called Sprites, which look like jellyfish that are 25 miles (40 km) long, Elves, which are giant discs that can stretch 250 miles (400 km) wide, and lightning bolts of clouds called Jets that are three or four times Longer than anything we can see from Earth.”

The new research will be published in the journal Modern Physics.

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