Posted on the old board by Scottish Investigator
Machrihanish AFB is on the Mull Of Kintyre peninsula in South West Scotland. It has over the years been used in testing many planes including the
F-117A in its 'black' days.
But it has also been linked with the testing of the possible 'aurora' hypersonic airplane and there is evidence to support a plane capable of such
speeds operating here with the locals often reporting terrific sonic booms rippling through the sky near the base.
>>The news about the base first came out after an RAF Radar Man picked up a unidentified object travelling at MACH3+. An airplane having to accelerate
on take off to reach such speed could easily operate from Machrihanish with its 3mile + runway. It is so large as Machrihanish is a Emergency Airfield
Overflow (EAOF) site.
>>The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute investigated earth tremors and strange shock waves across the Fresian Coast. They reckon the cause
was that of a sonic boom from an airplane travelling at 4,000Mph
>>To support the claim of mysterious aircraft being flown here and over the whole of Scotland the
United States Air Force was operating there w/ a possible large secret underground facility that is rumoured to be guarded by elite US Navy SEALs
troops. The baseís runway is also east/west facing making it easy for secret airplanes to land unnoticed (even though the population near-by is small
to say the least).
>>More support for the operating of secret aircraft here is the Chris Gibson sighting. He was working on the Galveston Key oilrig when he and
colleagues looked up only to see two F-111s and a large triangular aircraft refuelling from a KC-135 tanker.
However, the Americans left the now reported to be deactivated Machrihanish after a crash of a Boeing Chinook helicopter which had all of Britainís
top intelligence officers in Northern Ireland on it. The original reasons for the crash were human error and computer software failing. But there is a
third cause and that is a sonic boom from an aircraft going into a high Mach speed.
Machrihanish has a skeleton staff but is still guarded like Fort Knox.
The chairman of the Scottish Earth Mysteries Research Ron Halliday claims that parts of Scotland are being used in the same way as AREA 51 to test
mysterious aircraft. Apparently the MoD owns large areas of land in Scotland much that is hard to access and no body as any idea why they own it.
Halliday believes that flying disks could be hid in mountain sides in Scotland and be flown at night and the highlands has very sparse small to large
areas of housing making it easy to test these planes with no one seeing.
Also any investigations made to the MoD about UFO sightings in Scotland are always dismissed as quick as a flash as though they know something but do
not want anything to come out of it.
Though as with AREA 51 we will likely never know what activities were being carried out at the base or over the skies of Scotland.
oh yeah, more machrihanish info can be found by going to www.area51researchcenter.com...
Reply on the old board by mindshift
Terra Server allows you to look at other places... if they didn't I highly doubt these would be the 'Hot Spots' on the website:
Invasion Of Normandy Imagery
Khyber Pass, Pakistan
I guess a lot of people are looking to see if they can spot Osama bin Laden. Man... if those are 1 meter resolution pictures, I'd love to see what
the CIA, FBI, and NSA has access to. What.. like 1 inch resolution? Sheesh.. That'd be like able to see facial expressions on people clearly!
And Simon is right about the X and Y co-ordinates. You can only search by name for the US.
This is the best I could find in 10 minutes: archive.spaceimaging.com...
Geographical information for Machrihanish, Scotland:
(gathered from www.whereonearth.com...
Reply on the old board by phait
If you go here:
and then click on the big green 'get map' button then simply click on the mull of kintyre area you can zoom in to machrahanish. Interesting thing is
that Campbeltown Airport is shown but not Machrahanish itself, although the strip etc is indicated, it is not indicated as an RAF base.
Reply on the old board by zion
I have just received this in an email;
(don't know if it's true though...)
Hey fellow BT ers. Hows everyone doing ? Well, just found out last
nite from a reliable source within the Royal Air Force that
Machrihanish will become a fully "official" operating base as of
sometime next year. Its going to be one the main bases for the New
joint helicopter strike force. A lot of new hangars etc are going to
be built aswell as multilple helicopter landing areas. The base wil
be operating Chinooks, puma's, lynx and most likely some Apaches will
be there aswell. Also suppose to be a few C-130 Hercs and possibly C-
17 Globemasters going to be there.
That should make for some damn fine photos and some fantastic radio
intercepts. Ill keep you guys up to date with any new news i get.
Take it easy
Can anyone confirm this?
Reply on the old board by phait
well I'm sure that some of the members on this board will be able to verify it in the full test of time...
Did your source say where he actually got it from? I would've that sooner or later either the RAF or the House of Commons will have it recorded
somewhere, maybe even the GAO asits gonna eat up our pounds keeping that baby going.