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Friday, March 30, 2018
Newly obtained audio of a bizarre UFO incident that occurred in the skies above Arizona last month has been released online, providing first-hand evidence of a strange aerial encounter that nobody at the FAA has been able to explain.
The incident, which took place on the afternoon of February 24 in the airspace over southern Arizona, began when the pilot of a Learjet 36 airliner operated by Phoenix Air Group contacted Air Traffic Control, after witnessing something he couldn't comprehend.
"Was anybody above us that passed us, like, 30 seconds ago?" the pilot asks, stammering a little, which you can hear in recordings originally obtained from the FAA by The Drive, excerpts of which are posted below.
"Negative," the air traffic controller, stationed at Albuquerque's Air Traffic Centre in New Mexico, replies to the pilot.
"Okay…" the pilot confirms, sounding unconvinced. "Something did."
Another pilot on the recording says "A UFO!", and the first pilot simply replies, "Yeah."
After a few minutes pass, the air traffic controller contacts another airliner in the vicinity, an Airbus A321 operated by American Airlines, to tell them to keep a lookout for anything that passes over them in the next 15 miles.
"If anything passes over?" the pilot asks, sounding confused.
The air traffic controller explains the situation regarding the previous unexplained sighting, and the Learjet pilot clarifies things to the extent that he can, describing what he did – and didn't – see.
"I don't know what it was, it wasn't an airplane but it was… the path was going in the opposite direction."
Moments later, the Airbus pilot confirms that he too has witnessed whatever the strange object is.
"Yeah something just passed over us, like a… I don't know what it was, but it was at least 2,000–3000 feet above us. Yeah it passed right over the top of us."
The controller presses him as to whether the UFO was "in motion or if it was just hovering", but the Airbus pilot isn't totally sure.
"I couldn't make it out if it was a balloon or whatnot, but it was just really beaming light or had a big reflection and several thousand feet above us going the opposite direction."
When asked if it was a Google balloon, the Airbus simply responds, "Doubtful."
These exchanges, which are thought to have taken place over the span of just 6 minutes, are all that remain of a bizarre incident that doesn't appear to have ever been formally written up by aviation authorities, despite the seemingly invisible presence of a UFO detected by two separate aircraft in a highly trafficked airspace.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 3:06 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Many years ago a desk model of a purposed Northrop FB-23 Bomber was sold way before the program was acknowledged.
Today this patch (see above photo) was found listed for $31 (previously $15) - a B-21 Raider Combined Test Force Patch. Although it's authenticity hasn't been established it looks like most combined test force patches such as during the B-2 program.
Since these patches are usually only worn by those working on the program could this indicate the B-21 is farther along in development than we think?
According to recent press (READ MORE HERE) the B-21 is only now officially moving to Edwards AFB in California - however (speculation to follow) it may be that key components or even sub scale manned aircraft may have already flown at Area 51.
This may account for the sightings by myself and others of an unidentified aircraft over Texas several years ago. LINK
Adorned with a spooky spectral hooded figure and springing out of it is an aircraft that looks a lot like the B-21 renderings that have been seen so far.
Under B-21 the Latin word "Praenuntius" loosely translated means harbinger of death.
The number is 17 is represented in Roman numerals under what looks like a Raven. The symbolic meaning of the Raven and number are not known at this time but are often featured on patches that come out of the Black World.
Just this last week Lockheed revealed at the Los Angeles County Airshow - a previously classified drone known as the X-44. On it's side was a decal that laid to to rest the origin and meaning of a "secret" patch and challenge coin that has been been popping up for auction many times on EBay.
By the way "INDIGO DELTA KILO" is code for "I Don't Know. The Latin phrase Pottus est melius quam sattsbene" translated means "Making something better than just good enough.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 2:47 PM
Posted by Steve Douglass at 12:45 PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
THE WAR ZONE:
The X-44A is being unveiled to the public there as part of the Skunk Works' 75th anniversary. Considering it is the biggest public aerospace event in the same community where the famed 'bleeding-edge' aerospace engineering unit is based, it is a perfect setting to show off a previously unknown and seemingly very important Skunk Works test article.
Early last February, The War Zone published an exclusive story detailing what amounts to a "missing link" in Lockheed's flying-wing unmanned aircraft lineage, one that bridges the gap between the Skunk Works' abortive RQ-3 Darkstar from the 1990s and the RQ-170 Sentinel that appeared a decade later in Afghanistan. You can read all about what we know and what we don't about this previously highly classified experimental aircraft and why its existence is so important in our feature on the X-44A linked here. And now we are excited to announce that we have detailed images of the aircraft we described in our report to share with our readers.
Our original analysis and report seem to be spot on, with the aircraft having roughly a 30 foot wingspan, about half that of its RQ-170 successor. The designation and even the use of the Indigo-Delta-Kilo (I Don't Know) cryptic badge are as we previously reported, as it the fact that it uses a small Williams jet engine (Williams badge on the fuselage). The wings also appear removable and/or foldable, and the belly fairing seems to be able to be changed out to accept various payloads and gear designs. And its resemblance to the P175 Polecat demonstrator and the RQ-170 is striking.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 11:56 AM