INCREDIBLE footage shows real life flying saucers taking flight in a top secret video from the Cold War.
The UFO-style craft is seen hovering just above the ground as it hurtles along in a series of classified flying tests.
But this is not an alien spacecraft, it is actually a top secret US military project called the Avrocar.
Scientists masterminded the craft during the Cold War – believing it would be the next great military flying machine.
Powered by a huge central fan, the flying disc was believed to be an alternative to a helicopter.
Newly revealed videos show the secret aircraft being put through its paces around a base during test flight.
Designers had hoped that the craft would reach speeds of around 300 mph, with a maximum altitude of 10,000 feet and a range of 995 miles.
Avrocar designs fuelled rumours of the links between the US military and the fifties and sixties boom in UFO sightings.
Washington spent £80 million developing the Avrocar, only for the projection to never really get off the ground.
Russia and the US spent the Cold War at each others throats – each looking for new tech to one-up the other.
Funding for the flying saucer eventually ran dry in June 1961, and the Avrocar project was canned.
Flying saucers have long been probed as alternative means of air travel.
Bizarre theories believe Nazi Germany was the first to experiment with saucer technology – often linked to their “flying wing” the Horten Ho 229.
Conspiracy nuts go as far as to claim the Nazis reached space with their technology.
Designs for the Avrocar were shelved after it was found to only be able to hover around one foot off the ground.
When it travelled at high speeds, it became extremely unstable and it was far too loud to be a combat vehicle.
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