Like where did the idea of a circular spaceship come from?
Well if you watch ancient aliens on Histroy it will tell you. It came around after the myans and such seen them as gods on charriots, and before our generation of sightings. Basically it was just a visual dipiction of the best thing they could see from there point of view all the way down here on earth, and they did know about aerodynamics because they have found proof of sculptures that resemble planes that are perfectly scaled to where if they were real sized they could fly. So hypathetically if you knew how aerodynamics worked (however it was learned) and you seen something that looked long and "bar like" you wouldnt think it lookes like an Underscore (_) because it has blunt edges, so common sence would say it would be rounded, with pointed edges to cut through the air at sufficent speeds.
the ship that i purchased from a BORG salesman is cube shaped, it flies great in space but not so much in an atmosphere. it is easier to park since i painted it to look like a locked dumpster. the circular ones are alot harder to hide in plain sight.
@hanji yushugi . Doctor Who favoured disguising his rectangular cuboid Space-Time Vehicle as a London Met. Police Telephone Box, though I am not sure whether this was ever recognised as official BORG livery. .
Your question is seriously flawed - "UFOs" are not "always" circular - one of the most common shapes for so-called "UFOs" is "cigar-shaped": . http://funadvice.com/r/14s4hoefu8h . Best wishes - Majikthise. .
It came from the mind of a writer. Don't know which came first "book" or "movie". But it is basically what we would consider alien seeing that we are used to seeing flying object as having a nose, tail and wings.
Maybe... just maybe it is easy for them to spin, the faster they spin they faster they can travel through the out space.. like WUZZZ!!!!
Rectangular cuboid Space-Time Vehicle masquerading as a London Met. Police Telephone Box: .
If it wasn't, you wouldn't be able to call it a "flying saucer".