posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 12:21 PM
Thanks Majik Ninja, I really should learn to use the search function
I also noticed that I screwed up the thread title by saying NM instead of
The inactive bombing target explanation seems plausible, it seems rather odd that all the vegetation has grown back evenly and the earth doesn't
really seem to be scarred at all (You can see several striations [stream beds?] running west to east along the triangle, wouldn't these patterns be
interrupted if they had been bombed?).
Of course, given 20 years or more I'm sure the bomb scars would be eroded and the natural contours of the earth would return, while vegetation would
grow back evenly.
So that brings us to the airstrip just to the west of the triangle. I was previously referring to this object as the "convoy", But after reading a
few comments and reexamining the object in GoogE, It seems to be a primitive runway. Is 1,300 ft/ 395 meters enough room to take off and land a small
plane? I think so.
So that means the pockmarks are most likely bomb scars, but heres what doesn't make sense to me; why use your own runway on practice bombing runs,
shouldn't the bomb scars be on the triangle? or at least out in the middle of nowhere? Instead, you have a small series running NNW to SSE right
across the runway. The runway itself doesn't appear to be hit though...
bleh... now I've boggled myself.
I'm just going to ask John Lear what he thinks, perhaps he knows something about this, or could at least give a more informed opinion than most of