For nearly an hour, officers helped maneuver the craft through Cowley County.
"The biggest thing that we had to deal with was down at the roundabout we had to remove a bunch of signs and markers because the load was so long it couldn't make the corner," said Read.
Meanwhile, onlookers struggled to wipe the shock from their faces and the questions from their minds.
"What was that funny thing that was on that trailer that looked like something from somewhere else?" said Root.
So what in the world was it? Undersheriff Bill Mueller says it was an experimental aircraft from Northrop Grumman, possibly a new unmanned drone. It still has a ways to go. Its final destination is Maryland.
The odd piece of cargo is a flying machine, but experts say its origins are humanoid, not extraterrestrial, Defense Tech reports.
In fact, it's one of two X-47B drones being shipped from California to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, according to the military news website.
The unmanned aerial vehicle, designed by Northrop Grumman, is intended to be launched from aircraft carriers.
Originally posted by NeoVain
The x-47A, that is the exact one. Just imagine what it would look like wrapped in plastic and put on a flatbed.
Now take a look at that movie again... yes, it sure fits.
Mystery solved people.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
reply to post by jtap66
Your right jtap66 it makes absolutely no sense to try to transport something like a flying saucer in this fashion. All they had was a few police cars as an escort. If it was an alien craft the military would have handled it.
This story is starting to get very old..
edit on 21-12-2011 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)
post by 1AnunnakiBastard
Oh yeah, seems very likely that the US military carries a $1.8 billion secret aircraft in an open flatbed truck, in a public road, with no security and cover up apparatus around.