reply to post by Yknot
A definite possibility I think. I have been studying these large craft for a while, and they are commonly sighted in populous areas. The reason for
the seemingly non-covert actions of a covert craft puzzle many of us. There have been many sightings of these craft, usually at night when they're
just weird lights and appear to be in odd shapes. If this (nearly) daylight alleged sighting of a craft at Stephenville proves true, it makes this a
very unique event. That's why the government is grabbing for straws to attempt disprove what was seen. I believe the witness nearly 100%, and even
think I know why the craft has the spaced nodules reported. The fact that there have been no more sightings after this one tends to make me believe
that the government controls these craft, not E.T.
Here's some info on the "secret base" they may fly out of:
Source: Wikipedia: Local item of interest: Walnut Springs, Texas, Mystery "Airport"
December 31, 2007 notes:
A few miles south of Walnut Springs, behind significant hills on the west side of the site, and dense foliage on the east side, lies what appears to
be an abandoned airport. Terrain and foliage, plus relative distance from highway TX-144 on the west side, and highway TX-927 on the east side,
prevent unrestricted viewing of the location.
The facility is not marked as abandoned (magenta circle with an "x" centered on the circle) on any VFR sectional, or, any other aerial navigation
map, unlike other abandoned or closed airports across the world, and by ICAO convention (International Civil Aviation Organization).
However, online photography does show both "runways" on site (there is a large, main runway of about 6,000 feet in length, and a smaller, slightly
fan-shaped surface of about 1,500 feet in length), marked with what appears to be FAA-standard yellow "x" markings, indicating the surfaces are
abandoned runways, but are unusable, unsafe, or both.
The physical location is inside a rough triangle that is composed of the cities of Walnut Springs, Morgan, and Meridian. The latitude and longitude is
N 32.02536, W -97.67854, respectively.
The mystery airport is not the Diamond Seven Ranch private airstrip, located north-northwest of Morgan.
The site is easily found on all free mapping web sites. Microsoft TerraServer USA and Google Maps have the best photography of the location yet
All roads leading to the location are closed with green-painted US Government gates, and "No Trespassing" signs abound. The described signage is
true for the entrance from TX-927, and TX-144.
January 1, 2008 Update:
Overnight research and correspondence has provided a potential explanation for this location's "mystery" airport.
Apparently, the site is a either a former, or still active, testing location for cross-section reflectivity of different types of ground- and
aircraft-based radar. The relative proximity of the Ft. Worth, Texas, military/industrial manufacturing base may have a bearing on the facility. The
facility is not a runway for aircraft, in the conventional sense. ( That's B.S., there is at least a 3,000 foot runway there.)
Several similar locations can be found in California and Florida.
There's a runway for sure. May or may not be relevant.
[edit on 1/31/2008 by TheAvenger]