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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Photo: Vintage flying saucer camera

From the FBI archives
Check out this cool camera circa 1953, designed to photograph those pesky flying saucers that you see everywhere. One lens apparently takes regular picture; the other separates light into colors to help scientists decide which planet the saucer is from.

The U.S. government recently released thousands of declassified government documents posted to the FBI's new online "Vault." Among the documents are the so-called "X-files" reports detailing Air Force investigations into UFOs and their pilots, who appear to have moved on to become air traffic controllers. 

The clipping below is from Mechanix illustrated and brought to us by the cool site Modern Mechanix. Check out the site – there's lots of interesting vintage magazine stuff there to look at.


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