Alright folks, hold on to your seats because this one has a certain ‘mysterious and alien-ish’ touch to it and we all love mysterious, don’t we? (Why are we thinking about U2 singing ‘Mysterious Ways’, we’ll never know).
An aircraft, whose identity and type has yet to be ascertained was photographed last month while it was flying over Texas and has been recently photographed again in Kansas. Given; the photograph is not very clear but hey you can’t really expect to take a crisp photo of a high speed jet just like that.
Jeff Templin who took the photograph on 16th April in Kansas says; ‘The photo is grainy because it was taken with a hand-held maxed-out 400mm Canon telephoto lens through a cloud layer and then it was severely cropped to bring it up even close.’ He further added that since there’s no reference (remember how Leo had added clouds in The Aviator to make the audience have a reference and understand just how fast the planes were?) there’s no way to tell what is the altitude or the size of the aircraft.
Last month in Texas, Steve Douglas and Dean Muskett had noticed an aircraft that was rather unusual and was spotted due to the contrails and as per them, the plane was completely silent (creepy). Muskett was able to take a photograph, which depicts the same triangular aircraft as we have seen in Jeff’s photograph.
As expected; speculations and guesses as to what the aircraft might have been have started swarming in. But we’re going to neglect the absurd ones and yes, they include the alien invasion theory as well. Anyhow, a number of people have stated that the unidentified aircraft might have been the B-2 stealth bomber that may have flown out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. The photographers, apparently, have been shown to the air base command that has given the statement that no B2- Stealth Bombers were flying anywhere in the U.S. that day. One particular aviation analyst took a look at the pictures but couldn’t come up with any evidence that might suggest that the planes are B-2 Stealth Bombers.
James Vineyard, a retired Marine, submitted an explanation which is rather interesting. As per him the unidentified aircrafts were the SR-72 Blackbirds. For those of you who don’t know these super spy planes are said to be capable of flying over U.S. in under an hour and that too unmanned. They are the successor to the SR-71 by Lockheed Martin that broke speed records back in 1976. However, the SR-72 is under development and as per company will be completed by 2030. However, Douglas said that these suggested airplanes are high speed (talking Mach speed here) whereas the plane they took photograph of was going at an airliner speed and was apparently in no hurry to get anywhere.
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