posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 12:34 PM
AMERICAN BLACK TRIANGLE
First published in UFO Magazine
An explanation for the UFO known as the "Black Triangle" may have
been found. From 1982 to 1985 researchers from the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA revived the notion of
the Trans-Atmospheric Vehicle (TAV). This project became known as
Copper Canyon. The objective was to find a replacement for
the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird which was retired from service in 1989.
This was also around the time of the first "triangle" sightings.
From the numerous eye-witness reports of the triangle it became
obvious that the vehicle is hypersonic rather than supersonic, as
was the SR-71. The SR-71 was very capable of a Mach 3.5+ performance,
and given the many advances in American military technology since
the SR-71 was designed, it isn't unreasonable to assume that an
aircraft capable of a Mach 5+ performance has been developed. However,
the SR-71 was returned to service in 1996. It's replacement may
have been the Advanced Stealth Technology Reconnaissance Aircraft
(ASTRA), which has often been referred to, mistakenly, as Aurora.
On March 4th, 1997, the BBC in the United Kingdom ran a news item
showing film footage which had been secret for nearly 20 years.
The film showed a Hercules aircraft fitted with rocket boosters
to the front, rear and undercarriage. The plane was able to take
off almost vertically and be airborne in under five seconds.
The project's aim was to enable the aircraft to land on ground
the size of a soccer pitch, pick up hostages in Iran and take off
in less than a hundred yards. The project was started in the late
June of 1980, abandoned in October of that year and cost $30 million.
The reason for halting the project was, apparently, that on the
first test flight the plane crashed on landing.
The BBC didn't actually tell the whole truth in their report of
the incident. There was in fact three aircraft involved and it is
strongly rumored that the project was a success.
Incidentally, the hostages were released three months later. The
C-130 Hercules is the heaviest carrier in service in the Royal Air
Force (RAF). If the project was successful and the technology applied
to smaller fighter planes, the speed in which they could be airborne
could rival the Harrier jump-jet.
Assuming the ASTRA has been in active service since 1989, what
has DARPA and/or NASA been developing and test-flying since then?
This brings in the concept of Aurora. It has been suggested that
Aurora's configuration resembles that of a pure delta ranging from
100-200 feet. If the Aurora has an advanced version of the Hercules
rocket system giving it jump-jet capabilities and stealth technology
it would be a formidable aircraft, a giant "triangle" that would
be able to hover and depart at great speed. It is also suggested
that the aircraft has an advanced form of vectored thrust and that
the powerplant is a Pulse Detonation Wave Engine.
From the numerous worldwide reports it seems that the "Black Triangle"
is a very real and advanced craft. To develop such a craft an advanced
level of technology and a lot of money is required. The only country
which could meet these standards is America, with Britain possibly
A substantial amount of evidence has been collected on the "triangle"
mystery and a strong connection with America has been identified.
For example, examine the following report:
A group of six soldiers on maneuvers on Salisbury Plain encountered
the "triangle" at approximately 2a.m. one morning. This event occured
in the winter of 1989, again around the time of the first "triangle"
sightings. According to one of the witnesses they came across a copse
in a wood where they saw bright lights. Looking up the men saw a large
black craft which suddenly beamed a powerful light into the copse.
The size of the craft was estimated to be as big as a C-130 Hercules
or bigger. The enormous craft hung motionless without sound then suddenly
departed at an incredible speed, still silent.
Later during hypnotic regression, one of the soldiers recounted
an amazing story. He told how a beam of light had encircled the
man paralysing him. At this time a man wearing a black zip-up flying
suit appeared from the woods and spoke to them in an American accent.
In the moments that follow we are told how the beam moves the man,
making them shuffle along the edge of the woods. The witness then
looks up and sees a black triangular craft, sort of wedge-shaped,
with the beam of light coming from it's center. He then goes on
to describe how the light pulsates with a humming noise.
The soldier then recalls how they found themselves 600 meters
from where they should have been. Other details were disclosed in
this account that lend weight to the conclusion of American involvement,
such as the insignia worn by the American on the left chest area.
In light of this information - the Pulse Detonation Wave Engine,
the advanced form of the Hercules rocket system and the witnesses'
testimony - we can make the connection between the Triangle and