posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 09:05 PM
n 1985, a budgetary weapons procurement document made reference to a top secret multi-billion dollar USAF program called Aurora. Looking into this
document, the Washington Post learned unofficially that it was linked to stealth technology, possibly development of the B-2 bomber project. Three
years later, the New York Times reported that a hypersonic reconnaissance aircraft with stealth capability was being developed to replace the SR-71
Unconfirmed reports of Aurora's existence first surfaced in 1986. Popular Science magazine conjectured about the airplane's likely design in its
November 1988 issue (right, middle).
Sounds: Most of the evidence for Aurora's existence is anecdotal. Among these tales are the reports of unusual sonic booms above Southern California,
dating back to mid and late 1991. On at least five occasions, the booms were recorded by at least 25 of the 220 US Geological Survey sensors across
Southern California used to pinpoint earthquake epicenters.