posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 06:40 AM
Having only recently found your site I would be interested to hear what you think of my "sighting's" (or maybe it should be sounding's!)
I have Just left the Uk Forces after 26 years service and during that time have been based and detached to various locations in the UK, Germany.
Canada and the USA and have seen and heard a lot of srange things but as an aircraft engineer I know what an aircraft sounds and looks like as I have
lived with them for years!!!!!
In 1992 I was based at RAF Valley in the UK and was returning from work one day in may when I heard a very loud pulsing roar overhead. There was a
lot of cloud cover so I could not see any contrails but the aircraft was flying north to south at a very high speed.
Now for anybody with a map of the UK handy you will see that north of Valley there is nothing but the Isle of Mann and a bit of the Scottish coastline
with a little known airbase called Machrahanish! Any bells ringing out there!!!!!
In 1998 I was in Germany and after coming home from a night shift at about 4am I heard that pulsing roar coming from the direction of the airbase I
had just left. Did not see any visable signs of the aircraft but I know it was not one of our aircraft being ground run or flew as all flying had
finished for the night!
In 2002 I was based in the UK again at an airbase in the Midlands. At about 9pm there was a loud pulsing roar again which was so loud the windows
vibrated in the house. I went into the garden but by the time I got out there the noise had stopped. This time however I actaually saw an aircraft
overhead. The aircraft was flying west to east at quite a slow speed with no engine sounds audible. I could not say what the altitude was so it
would be hard to say how big it was but I could see the strange configuration of the wingtip/anti collision lights as there was a small red light at
the nose of the aircraft, two lights on either wingtip which looked like search lights as they were pointed straight down and were moving in random
directions, and two red/amber anti collision lights at the rear of the aircraft. I watched the aircraft for about a minute as it flew away to the
east still making no noise.
Now being a member of the Forces and being a bit of an aircraft spotter I know my aircraft and what an aircraft engine sounds like at all levels (
idle, max dry, reheat etc) and this pulsing roar was not like any of them!!!!
The only thing I have heard which was similar was what you call a "pop surge" or engine surge but this does not last to long as if it did you would
damage the engine so that theory is out the window.
I know what a Pulse Wave Detonation Engine (P.W.D.E) is and if what I have read is to be beleived that is what I think I have heard!
I hope you find this intresting and it might give you some insight into what is flying about up there!!!!