A book on disaster control partially funded by the U.S. government acknowledges the existence of UFOs.
The book, which is supposed to be in every fire station across the nation, is titled Fire Officers Guide to Disaster Control (second edition) by William M. Kramer and Charles W. Bahme.
The book was partially funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Half of chapter 13 in the book is devoted to the disaster potential of UFOs, and it holds no punches.
Chapter 13, titled Enemy Attack and UFO Potential, was written by Bahme. Bahme is a retired attorney, Naval Reserve Captain and Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Subtitles in the UFO portion of the chapter, titled Enemy Attack and UFO Potential are, The UFO ThreatA Fact, Adverse Potential of UFOs and UFO Emergency action.
Author Charles Bahmes experience with UFOs goes back to 1942 when he was a fireman with the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Bahme was on his way to work when the Great Los Angeles Air Raid began on Feb. 26, 1942. Sirens roared and search lights glared and spun as ack-ack guns shot thousands of rounds into the night sky for two hours.
At the time, many thought it was the Japanese making this the first aerial attack over United States soil ever.
Army radar reported unidentified craft approaching the coast, but no Japanese planes could ever maneuver like these radar blips. Bahme, other firefighters and many others watched as 20 things dodged, zig-zagged and otherwise eluded with great and varying bursts of speed around ack-ack rounds. These things were UFOs, and this unforgettable occurrence spawned Bahmes continuing interest in the UFO phenomenon, which rivals his past professions.
The UFO section of chapter 13 strongly states that in this modern age, UFOs cannot be shrugged off.
As early as 1959, the Inspector General of the Air Force issued an Operations Training order that basically made UFO identification serious business. The author wrote that he would not attempt to disprove UFO existance and everything he said made me believe he believed in UFOs. He pointed to some of the people who have seen thempeople such as fire fighters, police officers, members of Congress and the president.
Bahme firmly believed all the UFO documentation done by foreign and U.S. publications helps make a strong case for their threat. This deems a strong case for a fire service plan, a plan made for coping with some of the conceivable catastrophic effects that UFOs could produce on cities and other well-populated areas.
The author goes on to tell those who have already made up their minds that UFOs dont exist that there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary. He goes further to say that there is circumstantial evidence that disastrous effects have already been attributed to UFO activity in our nation and many other nations.
Rod Myers is a local resident with an interest in the environment and disability issues. He has an associates degree in science and a bachelors in fine arts. Rod is a member of the Audubon Society, the Wild Ones Natural Landscapers and Rockford Amateur Astronomers, Inc.