posted on Mar, 25 2006 @ 05:25 PM
New guy reporting aboard, sir!
I am somewhat skeptical about UFOs, but I try to keep an open mind. I have visited this forum quite often for a long time and picked up a lot of
great information and insight into the UFO phenomenon, but this is my first post. Here's a question that I have always had about many UFO
Over the years I have read about and seen programs on numerous accounts of UFO sightings where the craft pulled high-G maneuvers and then accelerated
out of sight at speeds well beyond the capabilities of modern high performance jet aircraft. However, I do not ever recall a report of a sonic boom
created by a UFO traveling beyond the speed of sound within the earth's atmosphere. Maybe they are all sub-sonic, but that is not my impression from
I cant' remember the name of the book, but it was about the Lockheed Skunk Works and the development and operations of the SR-71. On one occasion an
SR-71 was over-flying Cuba at over 100 thousand feet at a sub-sonic speed. Not by accident, this happened to be a day that Soviet Premier Khrushchev
was meeting with Fidel Castro in Havana in open environment attended by thousands of adoring(??) Cubans. Just as the bird passed over Havana they
accelerated to Mach 3+ and created such a huge sonic boom that they scared the crap out of everyone on the ground, including Castro and Khrushchev.
Wouldn't a UFO accelerating from a sub-conic speed to some fantastic Mach number also create a huge boom? Does anyone have an explanation for the
apparent lack of sonic booms?