If only Weygers could have Seen this X-File!
Alexander Weygers was the father of the UFO flying saucer design and received his US patent in 1944 for what he called the DISCOPTER He competed with Swarovski , Howard Hughes, Honeywell, Heinrich Focke bell and thought he had a better helicopter. A VTOL Disk.
Welcome to Larry Page’s Secret Flying-Car Factories
Bloomberg Businessweek, June 9, 2016
by Ashlee Vance
Northern California in particular has had a long fascination with flying cars. In 1927 a now mostly forgotten engineer named Alexander Weygers first began thinking up the design for a flying saucer that could zip between rooftops. In 1945 he received a patent for what he described as a “discopter,” a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) machine with room inside for passengers to walk around, cook, and sleep. He depicted smaller versions landing in pods atop buildings in downtown San Francisco. No discopters were built, though it’s believed that the U.S. Army, which paid visits to Weygers’s compound in Carmel Valley, Calif., tinkered with a prototype.
Carmel Valley Artist Patented Flying Saucer Five Years Ago
Monterey Peninsula Herald, April 13, 1950
by Ritch Lovejoy
The man who conceived the flying saucer in 1927, completed specifications and drawings, and patented it in 1944, is a talented engineer, artist, engraver, sculptor and teacher named Alexander G. Weygers, 48, who lives with his wife, Marian, in Carmel Valley. The patented name of the flying saucer is Discopter, which may indicate to you how it works, but which does not indicate the subtle improvements over modern flying methods that Weygers theorized so far ahead of his time.
A Modern Leonardo Who Lives For The Things He Really Wants
San Francisco Chronicle, Mary 8, 1960
by J.T. Root
For the first time in years, Alexander Weygers has had to pay an income tax. This will come as a shock to his neighbors in Carmel Valley where the craggy-faced artist – scientist has been known as the man who escaped one of the two certainties in human existence. While this outwitting of the economic system has been his most intriguing hallmark, he has otheres. In the 14 years he has lived in Carmel, the tall and gangly Weygers has established himself as a latter-day Leonardo, a reluctant, versatile genius whose often-brandished philosophy of “liveing for the things one really wants” piqued so many people that he was persuaded to lecture on it at the Carmel Adult Evening School.