Black Triangles? Where do we start looking or even 'when' did they start appearing?
The subject's been covered
many times on ATS
and I don't want to offer a simple re-hash of what we already know or can find in the threads. My opinion on Black
Triangles, boomerangs or 'big black deltas' is simply undecided. There are so many rational explanations that a part of all of them makes sense on
some level. Likewise, elements of the Hudson Valley sightings
explanations.It might seem that sitting on the fence is no way to write an OP, but that's the only place I can sit on this one...the view's better
Image from the Belgian Wave of 1989/90
Although there are rumours and anecdotal evidence that the BTs have been seen since the late 40s, their heyday has really been the 80s and 90s. In
this period, sightings have been reported in the North west of England, Belgium
and across the
USA. As most of you know, these huge objects are described as passing slowly over major highways (motorways in the UK) and having a large, bright
white light in each corner and a red light in centre. The red light is sometimes described as being almost physical in its appearance.
Not as many members will be aware of the National Institute for Discovery
. These guys were scientists (including Edgar
gathered together by the aerospace entrepreneur and multi-millionaire, Robert Bigelow.
In a sense, they were like the Scooby Doo
and came with a variety of skills and disciplines. They were tasked with investigating UFOs and any paranormal cases that warranted their
investigations. They were disbanded by 2007, but left behind some interesting papers on cattle mutilations, black triangles and, most famously, the
intriguing 'Skinwalker Ranch
.' There wasn't a lot of interest from the world of UFO
researchers, but Jacques Vallee remains a supporter and was at one time an associate.
Their original paper on BTs (Comparison of Unidentified Triangular or Deltoid Aircraft
Location Patterns in Three Independent UFO Databases: NIDS, MUFON and Larry Hatch
) concluded they were more than likely military black projects
and noted that the reported flight paths ran from one AFB to another. They released another study in 2004 that was less conclusive. The report has
apparently vanished from the Internet apart for Jerry Cohen's excellent
' website. I've recreated the report in pdf form and
uploaded it to here...NIDS: Black Triangles Report 2004
Source as above
The trend of open deployment as described in this report is not consistent with secret operation of an advanced DoD aircraft. For example, crude
examination of the (anecdotally derived) patterns of deployment of previously developed DoD stealth aircraft programs, including the F-117 and the B-2
aircraft, show that the pattern of deployment of unacknowledged F-117 and B-2 aircraft, prior to their acknowledgement by DoD, is different from the
patterns for the Flying Triangles. Prior to acknowledgement of the F-117 and B-2 aircraft, only rare night time sightings occurred in the sparsely
populated sections of Nevada, California and a few other states (see F-117 and B-2 in 12).
Flying at low altitude over populated areas was rarely reported for the F-117 or B-2. In contrast, the Flying Triangle deployment, especially during
the 1990s, appears more consistent with the open and public operation of these aircraft. In some cases (for example see the above description of the
Port Washington Triangle), the deployment may be more consistent with an attempt to display or to be noticed. There appears to be little or no attempt
The report was hard to find, but is worth reading and the reason for sharing it. I hope some of you make sure and download a copy because they've
disappeared from the internet. There are questions about Bob Bigelow and the NIDS team; some people have strong opinions about the whole subject.
Despite that, the report makes food for thought on several levels.