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As luck would have it, several weeks after our May 1, 1989, issue hit the streets, a flight of F-117s flew directly over my house a few hours after sunset. I ran outside, when I heard the Nighthawk's distinctive, muffled engine noise, and watched a number of the "black jets" fly over at fairly low altitude... In the middle of that string of F-117s, we spotted a markedly different aircraft. It sported a planform with a less-pronounced wing sweep than the Nighthawk, a quieter engine acoustic signature and a significantly different exterior lighting pattern. Despite yeoman efforts, my AW&ST colleagues and I were never able to identify this aircraft or its mission. The mysterious bird may still be flying out there ... or retired and hangared at the secretive Groom Lake, Nev., air base.
At Beale Air Force Base, the California facility that was long home to the SR-71, on two consecutive nights in late February 1992, observers reported sighting a triangular aircraft displaying a distinctive diamond-shaped lighting pattern, comprised of a red light near the nose -- similar to the F-117 configuration -- two 'whitish' lights near what would be conventional wingtips and an amber light near the tail. While the wing lights are reportedly much brighter than normal navigation lamps, they do not illuminate the aircraft's platform. Observers claim the vehicle's wing lights are approximately twice as far apart as those on the F-117, and nose-to-tail light spacing is about 50 percent longer than that on the stealth fighter.
While driving North on 95 between Goldfield and Tonopah, I watched 2 lights grew or off white triangular aircraft in formation with 2 F - 117A aircraft, one of which was painted and grew visibly darker than the 2 bogies but not black like the other F - 117A. None of the planes had strobes or collision lights on and this was around the time the Sun was setting. I would guess their altitude as about 2000' AGL and I could make out what I though were white tiles arou nd the weapons bay and gear doors of the black F - 117A and one of the bogies, and both bogies seemed to have slightly darker leading edges and control surfaces, with a scorched - looking panel on the belly between the tails. The flight turned east toward the Nellis Range. I had a very brief glimpse of to bogies exhausts before I had to bring my attention back to the road.
An experienced aviat ion watcher says that he and his companions saw an unacknowledged delta winged aircraft about 35 miles east of Groom on Nov. 23 (1995). This was a triangular craft with rounded corners, as has been described in the Press as the "TR - 3A". The witness works for a major aircraft developer in California and says that he knows aircraft well. He says the sighting took place around 7:00 or 8:00 in the evening (long after dark) as he and several companions were traveling north on US - 93 for a visit to the Tikaboo Valley. South of Alamo, they stopped to watch some orange flares being dropped by jets on maneuver. These flares -- intended to distract heat - seeking missiles -- are a common sight in the area. But the jets themselves were not. The witness was drawn by the unusual lighting of the jets. Four had only a single red strobe on the bottom about midway down the fuselage. About 4 others had only 3 steady lights -- red lights in the front and rear and a white light at mid - fuselage. The witness says that the M oon had just risen, so he was able to see the outline of the aircraft from below using low - power binoculars and looking almost directly upward from their location near the Pahranagat Lakes. The planes with the single red strobes he recognized as F - 117A St ealth fighters. The other 4 aircraft had a distinctive triangular shape with rounded corners. Both the witness and his companion (also an aviation worker) insist that these aircraft were not B - 2s (the only acknowledged craft in the U.S. arsenal that rese mbles that shape).
So you think Boomer is a fraud an made it all up? Including forging his refuleing photos and convincing multiple reputable users to pull along? I dont get the reasoning on this one.
originally posted by: gariac
Alternate thought. Maybe after two decades of rumors with nothing proven, perhaps we can agree there is no companion. Nor was fastmover a project. While I'm at it, let us all agree Bigfoot doesn't exist either.
originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: ShadeWolf
Flip it around and it might make more sense. What if the Northrop Low Altitude Penetrator concept was an offshoot and descendant of their companion design?