posted on May, 31 2005 @ 05:07 PM
I'm a Navy defense contractor at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility. Today we had a massive power outage and got to leave work early. We were
told the power could be out for a day and a half.
As my friend and I were driving home he decided to go to the NASA credit union located on the main NASA base. We were coming up on a small town we
drive through to get from the Navy facility at Wallops to the NASA base when we saw a large white trailer being pulled by a semi pull out from a side
street. The trailer was escorted by a red SUV that had yellow lights on top of it in the front, and a red SUV, a small silver foreign car, and a
silver pickup behind it. At first the three vehicles behind it appeared like normal vehicles, they weren't marked in any way.
The side street it came off of is a country road that has a lot of twits, turns, and bumps. It's not a forgiving road, certainly not for a semi.
There is a road coming off the main highway that is traveled by NASA trucks all the time, but this one didn't take it.
The trailer was all white and had US Air Force on the side of it. It was shaped weird, it was taller in the back than in the front, kind of like a
big hump on the back of it. It was made out of a ridged, corregated kind of metal and had some ladders and some kind of arm on top of it. It had
some other stuff on the sides, cables or hoses and some access panels.
As we approached the intersection, the lead SUV pulled out with a Wide Load sign on top and the flashing yellow lights. Then the trailer pulled out.
The three vehicles behind it pulled out after the trailer, and my friend had to hit the brakes and swerve because the silver pick up truck at the end
came right out in front of him forcing himself in between us and the rest of the convoy. At first we thought the pickup was just a bad driver until I
noticed the truck had it's flashers on.
As we went into the town the road widened. It has a double yellow line painted down the center, but is wide enough for two cars to fit on either
side. As we got to the wide road, the red SUV behind the trailer kept pulling next to the rear of the trailer on the right and the silver import
would cross the double line and ride next to the rear of the trailer on the left. The pickup slowed up a lot and kept us away from the trailer.
Whenever a car came towards us on the other side of the street the trailer would stop until the car passed, then start moving again.
I wanted to follow the convoy but my friend was in a hurry so he turned down a side street and went to the NASA credit Union off-base instead of to
the one on it.
I wouldn't have thought anything of the convoy if it wasn't for the extremely aggressive driving of the people in the three unmarked cars behind the
semi. They were clearly intent on keeping all vehicles away from the trailer and were doing a good job at it. The three vehicles in the rear looked
like privately owned vehicles. The silver pickup directly in front of us had Maryland tags and a big golf sticker in the back window. The silver
import had Virginia tags and it looked like the red SUV directly behind the trailer had MD tags.
I want to know what was in that trailer. As my friend and I were driving behind we started developing a conspiracy theory that the power outage was
planned to get everyone off the base while they unrolled a secret UAV from the trailer or did some other kind of secret testing. I'm not 100% sure
the trailer was going to the main NASA base, but when it got to an intersection ahead of it, it could either turn left and go back to the main
highway, go straight to the main NASA gate, or turn right and go to Chincoteague Island, which is loaded with tourists the week after Memorial Day.
Any ideas what was in that trailer?
[edit on 31-5-2005 by PeanutButterJellyTime]