posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 06:58 PM
I believe you, I work with a guy who is an ex-airforce mechanic who used to be based at Edwards. He told me that once he was fixing a radio tower
that is on a nearby hill overlooking the dry lake bed near Edwards and he saw a very strange looking plane sitting on the runway, he said it looked
very similar to what people have shown in renderings online and dubbed "Aurora."
The way he described the runway was in the middle of the dry lake bed that is hidden behind a mountain range that travels somewhat parallel to the
road leading into the base. He said he also saw a hangar that was built either to look like an earth mound, or was an earth mound that had been
modified to hold the plane. Now I have never been to Edwards so I can't speak to what road or mountain range he was talking about, but when looking
on Google earth it seems completely possible that there is a hanger/runway east of the small mountain range that is seen just east of the road running
into Edwards from the North.
And even stranger is that he told me another story that he was ordered to take all the markings and reflectors off of an entire line of ground
equipment that is used to service planes, all the markings were removed and replaced with red lettering that said "Aurora." He said he never worked
on the project himself, only in that capacity of putting the lettering on the ground equipment.
So basically I believe exactly what you are saying, I'm not positive that we are talking about the same plane, but there is definitely a hidden
runway and hanger at Edwards.