An unidentified flying object has been captured in a photograph flying over Texas. Defense blogs have been dissecting the picture to determine what it is, and many have come to the conclusion that it may be a secret military aircraft not yet know. Regardless, the blogs have provided a great deal of information so you can be your own judge!
Defense technology blog Ares reports on a mysterious flying object—most certainly a military classified aircraft—flying over the skies of Amarillo, Texas, on March 10. Aviation Week’s defense expert Bill Sweetman says this is unprecedented but he’s convinced it’s real.
Three of us here—myself, Graham Warwick and Guy Norris—concur that the photos show something real. Guy and I have known Steve Douglass for a long time, and know that the reason that he sees (and monitors by radio) unusual things is that he spends time looking for them. Here is Steve’s account of one of his better radio intercepts. This is more than a random image.
The photos tell us more about what the mysterious stranger isn’t than what it is. The size is very hard to determine, for example, although the image size at contrailing height suggests that it is bigger than an X-47B. However, the basic shape—while it resembles Boeing’s Blended Wing Body studies or the Swift Killer Bee/Northrop Grumman Bat unmanned air system—is different from anything known to have flown at full size, lacking the notched trailing edge of Northrop Grumman’s full-size designs.
According to Sweetman there were two more planes and, after listening to the radio chatter, they believe the aircraft was not a drone. It seems there was a pilot in there. He also doubts “that you’d dispatch three large, classified unmanned aircraft anywhere in formation.”