1.As a symbol, a stork is associated with the waters of creation. It announces the coming of Spring and/or new life, birth, new beginnings. It is a bird of good omen. It represents chastity, piety, vigilance.
2. Stork also was the name of a US Air Force project to monitor UFO sightings and crashes. It was started in 1952 and involved monthly reports with regard to the sightings and crashes. The project also involved the recovery of crashed UFOs. A panel of experts was assigned to analyse the cases and compile the monthly reports. The project also worked with standardised models for interviewing witnesses.
(With regard to the recovery of crashed UFOs, see also the projects Bluefly, Pounce and Redlight).