US and RAF task force 196

Military Involvment

Due to the large number of reports the Swedish military formed the Ghost Rockets Investigation Committee. They had one primary objective: identify the objects and determine their origin.

At the lake Kölmjärv, a three week military search yielded little other then presents of craters on the lake bed and torn off aquatic plants. Despite evidence that something had crashed, they where unable to determine what.

Both the US and British military felt Sweden was ill equipped to handle the investigation. The RAF setup a team called Task force 196, equipped with the latest technology, and put them on standby. However Swedish Prime Minister at the time, Per Albin Hansson refused them entry due to the fears that Sweden’s “neutral” status was at risk.