No sooner had World War II ended when unidentified aerial objects began showing up over Scandinavia again.
They weren’t ghostly airplanes this time, but strange rockets seen streaking across the sub-arctic skies. As with the ghost fliers of 1934, hundreds of people saw them, including military pilots. They appeared almost always in the daytime, and on some days, literally hundreds were reported.
These strange flying objects were quickly coined “Ghost Rockets.” Most people described them as a fast-moving missile-shaped object, 12–15 feet long with wings. Many people saw them doing maneuvers, including 180-degree turns; many others saw two or more flying in formation.
Theories the objects were left-over Nazi V-1 buzz bombs being shot off by Russia were quickly discounted simply because so many were spotted over a long period of time. In fact the ghost rockets were so puzzling, high-level military officials went on record as saying the mysterious flying objects might not be of this earth.
Eric Malmberg secretary of Sweden’s Defense Staff during the time of the ghost rockets was interviewed on the topic forty years later. He said: “Many details suggest that it was some kind of a cruise missile. But nobody had that kind of sophisticated technology in 1946.”