Mysterious unidentified flying object photographed over Texas

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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:37 AM
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Found this on Gizmodo, originally from aviation week

Looks like real UFO, probably US replacement for B2 or F117

STEVE DOUGLASS

DEAN MUSKETT
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The person who took it apparently had a radio scanner and caught radio broadcast from the plane? That part is harder to believe to me:


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."

This is a unique image, he says, because it's the first time that a classified airplane has been captured like this, over the United States. It's only logical, he adds, to "expect that numerous classified aircraft programs exist: it's almost a necessity under the principle of Occam's Razor, because if they don't, you have to contrive some sort of explanation for what Area 51 has been up to all these years."

He speculates that this could be a replacement for the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, a stealth ground-attack aircraft that was retired six years ago.

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Anyways it's real exciting to me to see these
I always said the F117/B2 pictures published back in the 80-90's were US craft and they were. So the article is wrong saying this is first time to photograph top secret aircraft. There were some great shots of the f117 and B2 before they were officially revealed. I bet this is our craft too, and we probably have a much larger one also that people keep seeing.

Great job to the guys who found this!!!


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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:41 AM
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Could be a stealth drone as well.

The contrail pretty much ID's it as conventional jet propulsion, though.

Could have been remotely piloted, assuming the guy actually heard that radio chatter. Pilot didn't have to be in the drone just because he was talking on the radio.
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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draknoir2
Could be a stealth drone as well.

The contrail pretty much ID's it as conventional jet propulsion, though.


Someone on Gizmodo suggested the Boeing Phantom Ray but the UFO pic doesn't look like it has that rear traiangle at the back where the exhaust comes out of the Phantom Ray...


Boeng website, Phantom Ray
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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Maybe this was what that boeing chase plane was following down in Tx. There was a thread yesterday with flight info for 3 flights originating in Tx.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:49 AM
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:51 AM
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pianopraze

Someone on Gizmodo suggested the Boeing Phantom Ray but the UFO pic doesn't look like it has that rear traiangle at the back where the exhaust comes out of the Phantom Ray...


Difficult to tell at that distance. There seems to be at least a flat spot, but it's really too grainy to make it out clearly. No reason why it can't be an entirely new model.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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draknoir2

pianopraze

Someone on Gizmodo suggested the Boeing Phantom Ray but the UFO pic doesn't look like it has that rear traiangle at the back where the exhaust comes out of the Phantom Ray...


Difficult to tell at that distance. There seems to be at least a flat spot, but it's really too grainy to make it out clearly. No reason why it can't be an entirely new model.


True, could be a drone, can't tell from the photo obviously.

But The shape of the wings looks off beyond just missing the rear triangle of the Phantom Ray. Very interesting lines, not a strait triangle at all. Very interesting shape.

Edit to add: It also has dual exhaust so it is twin engine.
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 09:08 AM
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Everyone should be aware that this object resembles a typical aircraft, with swept-back wings and leaving a typical contrail of a two-engine jet. Yet, it is making some aircraft watchers excited because it is considered a mysterious model they don't recognize simply because the wings appear to be somewhat differently shaped than conventionally. All of this excitement over a grainy picture when the image is far less distinct than many images of UFOs that come to ATS.

This affair is a perfect example of what people will allow themselves to accept when the object/event fits within their current belief structure. But let that object be a odd-shaped but better imaged UFO and the aviation buffs will ignore or deny their existence because they are too removed from what they expect.

One wonders where they draw the line on the appearance of black triangle and the chevron craft that sometimes leave vivid impressions of how they appeared to the witnesses, but these craft never get a mention in the proper circles. That is weird in itself as the driving force among these enthusiasts is the desire to catch the first glimpse of some exotic prototype aircraft that being tested.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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pianopraze


True, could be a drone, can't tell from the photo obviously.

But The shape of the wings looks off beyond just missing the rear triangle of the Phantom Ray. Very interesting lines, not a strait triangle at all. Very interesting shape.


In the blowup of the hi-res image you can see a bump which could be the exhaust nozzle.




posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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draknoir2

pianopraze


True, could be a drone, can't tell from the photo obviously.

But The shape of the wings looks off beyond just missing the rear triangle of the Phantom Ray. Very interesting lines, not a strait triangle at all. Very interesting shape.


In the blowup of the hi-res image you can see a bump which could be the exhaust nozzle.



I see what your saying, but it's still not the Phantom Rey because this is a twin engine plane... bigger than that drone.

Could be a bigger drone... yes. But still unidentified


I still want to know how they got the radio chatter. That is why they say they think it was manned. Wish they provided the transcripts of the chatter.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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oops...post deleted because of idiocy.

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posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 10:13 AM
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mrwiffler
oops...post deleted because of idiocy.

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Around here that's a perfectly good reason to post.

:-)



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 10:16 AM
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pianopraze

draknoir2

pianopraze


True, could be a drone, can't tell from the photo obviously.

But The shape of the wings looks off beyond just missing the rear triangle of the Phantom Ray. Very interesting lines, not a strait triangle at all. Very interesting shape.


In the blowup of the hi-res image you can see a bump which could be the exhaust nozzle.



I see what your saying, but it's still not the Phantom Rey because this is a twin engine plane... bigger than that drone.

Could be a bigger drone... yes. But still unidentified


I still want to know how they got the radio chatter. That is why they say they think it was manned. Wish they provided the transcripts of the chatter.


Didn't notice the dual contrails at first... look like a single one towards the craft. I did see the other dual contrails. Were those supposedly from a second similar craft or an escort plane?



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 10:34 AM
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Looks like a drone. Haven't seen one over Texas but it's not alien engines or anything.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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Are those contrails, or chemtrails?



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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draknoir2
Didn't notice the dual contrails at first... look like a single one towards the craft. I did see the other dual contrails. Were those supposedly from a second similar craft or an escort plane?


Look at both pictures, you will see how it has two contrails. The color picture shows them flying in formation. The plane photographed is in the rear, so the further spread out contrail is identical to the one the pictured plane is leaving. But if you look at the color photo it is even clearer that the plane has twin contrails... ie twin engine.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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pianopraze

draknoir2
Didn't notice the dual contrails at first... look like a single one towards the craft. I did see the other dual contrails. Were those supposedly from a second similar craft or an escort plane?


Look at both pictures, you will see how it has two contrails. The color picture shows them flying in formation. The plane photographed is in the rear, so the further spread out contrail is identical to the one the pictured plane is leaving. But if you look at the color photo it is even clearer that the plane has twin contrails... ie twin engine.


In any event it's a great catch. Rarely do you get photos of black projects being test flown.



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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Ask Bill Yenne if he's still here doing his AMA
He'd be the person that might know



posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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Aliensun
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Everyone should be aware that this object resembles a typical aircraft, with swept-back wings and leaving a typical contrail of a two-engine jet. Yet, it is making some aircraft watchers excited because it is considered a mysterious model they don't recognize simply because the wings appear to be somewhat differently shaped than conventionally. All of this excitement over a grainy picture when the image is far less distinct than many images of UFOs that come to ATS.
This affair is a perfect example of what people will allow themselves to accept when the object/event fits within their current belief structure. But let that object be a odd-shaped but better imaged UFO and the aviation buffs will ignore or deny their existence because they are too removed from what they expect.

One wonders where they draw the line on the appearance of black triangle and the chevron craft that sometimes leave vivid impressions of how they appeared to the witnesses, but these craft never get a mention in the proper circles. That is weird in itself as the driving force among these enthusiasts is the desire to catch the first glimpse of some exotic prototype aircraft that being tested.


Underlined above,that's a FAR better image than ufo pictures shown on here and guess what the exif data is still there unlike 99.9999% of the ufo BS posted on here!!!

Nikon D70 1/1500th of a second f5.6 300mm telephoto lens.





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