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August 5, 2017
Most recently, a strangely-outfitted spy plane has been circling the city of Seattle for nine days now, and no one seems to know why it’s there or what its mission might be.
The aircraft is an Indonesian-built transport aircraft not typically used by the U.S. armed forces. According to FAA data, the plane goes by the callsign SPUD21, and eyewitnesses report the craft sports a flat gray paint job, completely nondescript other than a small USAF-style serial number insignia on its tail.
The most striking and mysterious feature of the aircraft is a visual reconnaissance installation on the plane’s left side. This could allow the plane to capture ultra high-definition images of the ground below, including electro-optical and infrared images that can detect activity the naked eye cannot.
As to what it might be looking for, anyone’s guess is as good as anyone else’s. Let’s just hope it’s not a rogue nuke.