South American Jet

Columbia Jet"In 1954 the government of Colombia sent part of its collection of ancient gold artifacts on a U. S. tour. Emmanuel Staubs, one of America's leading jewelers, was commissioned to cast reproductions of six of the objects. Fifteen years later one was given to biologist-zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for analysis. After a thorough examination and consulting a number of experts, Sanderson's mind-boggling conclusion was that the object is a model of a high-speed aircraft at least a thousand years old. Approximately 2 inches long the object was worn as a pendant on a neck chain. It was classified as Sinu, a pre-Inca culture from A.D. 500 to 800. Both Sanderson and Dr. Arthur Poyslee of the Aeronautical Institute of New York concluded it did not represent any known winged animal. In fact, the little artifact appears more mechanical than biological. For example, the front wings are delta-shaped and rigidly straight edged, very un-animal-like. The rudder is perhaps the most un-animal but airplane-like item. It is right-triangle, flat-surfaced, and rigidly perpendicular to the wings. Top viewOnly fish have upright tail fins, but none have exclusively an upright flange without a counter-balancing lower one. Adding to the mystery, an insignia appears on the left face of the rudder, precisely where ID marks appear on many airplanes today. The insignia is perhaps as out-of place as the gold model itself, for it has been identified as the Aramaic or early Hebrew letter beth or B. This may indicate that the original plane did not come from Colombia, but was the product of a very early people inhabiting the Middle East who knew the secret of flying."[1]

Note from the webmaster: When I first came across this collection of artifacts (there was more than one), I was flabbergasted. Whether by coincidence or not, at the time I happened to be stationed with the Air Force's rocket scientists. (Being an insider, I got to see some of the neatest things! This was the best and coolest assignment of my entire military career!) I took a picture of them with me to work. I asked several rocket scientists what they thought it was. The answer was universally the same- a stylized space shuttle. When I told them that it had been passed off an artistic rendition of an insect or bird, they were quite indignant and began pointing out all the features on it that animals don't have (something to do with the fins) as well as some features that are extremely advanced past airplanes. I really wish I had written everything they said down. So, all those skeptics out there are being very disingenious when they suggest that as an answer! Not to mention the fact that the afore-mentioned biologist/zoologist Sanderson and Dr. Arthur Poyslee of the Aeronautical Institute of New York concluded it did not represent any known winged animal.

[1] Information from and photo from The UFO Phenomenon