posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 08:25 AM
First I have no clue if this is the right place.
Years ago, I read of a military transatmospheric vehicle at least on the drawing boards, i.e., runway-space-return. Then there was the Southern
California double-sonic booms and associated earthquakes that were attributed to an "aurora" project out of Edwards and Groom Lake.
Just this past week, in Tampa, Florida's metropolitan area there was a report of 5 or 6 sonic booms and an associated 2.7 "earthquake" which the
USGS attributed to the sonic booms. The "official" press release stated that two Navy F-18's had been operating off the Gulf Coast and had come
into MacDill AFB extremely fast for landing. Ironically all under the cover of darkness. The following day a "meteorite" or "fireball" was seen
over much of the West Coast in a south-to-north trajectory showing up on the Mt Wilson web cam in Southern California and visible all the way up into
the Seattle area.
From past experience in Air Traffic Control, as well as the many posts here when the F-117 project was still classified, the F-117 operated under a
psuedo-designation as an A-7.
What's the likelihood that both the Florida event and West Coast event were associated with military TAV operations? The Florida event resulting in
deorbit and descent trajectory closer to the Gulf Coast than planned resulting the the sonic-booms and ground-resonating EQ? The West Coast event in a
failed deorbit and descent trajectory resulting in the fireball across the western sky. During all the years of Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle missions
the common concern was too steep of re-entry trajectory that would result in the vehicle burning up.