The US government and military have been denying the existence of UFOs — or at least ones claimed to be alien spacecraft buzzing our rural areas — for years, and rightfully so. There has been no concrete evidence that would suggest that the aliens are among us. But in a recent US Air Force declassified file, it appears the US military had one of their own in the works.
In 1956, the US Air Force contracted Avro Aircraft Limited, a Canadian company in Ontario, to build a circular vessel that would be able to take off and land vertically. The Air Force also wanted the aircraft to be able to travel speeds of Mach 4 (four times the speed of sound, about 2880 mph), travel as high as 100,000 feet, with a range of 1,000 nautical miles. The Air Force called this top-secret military project “Project 1794,” and its specifications were made known by the National Declassification Center. According to the files:
It is concluded that the stabilization and control of the aircraft in the manner proposed — the propulsive jets are used to control the aircraft — is feasible and the aircraft can be designed to have satisfactory handling through the whole flight range from ground cushion takeoff to supersonic flight at very high altitude.
The construction of Project 1794 took place over 18 to 24 months from 1956 to 1957 and cost the US taxpayers $3,168,000, which is about $26.6 million by today’s standards. It is unclear what the Air Force wanted to do with a vehicle like this. It seems very advanced for combat scenarios in the 1950s. Check out Project 1794’s specifications:
The Air Force aircraft sounds a lot like the classic idead of a UFO from outer space, and it’s hard to know if this is a case of life imitating art or art imitating life. Could this aircraft be part of a bigger US government cover-up to hide their knowledge of space aliens and UFOs? Or maybe they just wanted to build one so they could prank the Russians.