over here reading the WIKIPEDIA PAGE for UFOs and uh . . . well this right here, under ‘EARLY HISTORY’, is just a good little constellation of words:
In the Pacific and European theatres during World War II, “foo fighters” (metallic spheres, balls of light and other shapes that followed aircraft) were reported and on occasion photographed by Allied and Axis pilots. Some proposed Allied explanations at the time included St. Elmo’s fire, the planet Venus, hallucinations from oxygen deprivation, or German secret weapons.