Anon’s recent message has inspired me to tell a related personal story.
I was on official military business at the time…
I saw a couple ‘Foo Fighters’ out at A-51.
First, a very short description about me to give the story some background…
I was in the USAF for 5 years working with Aircraft Avionics and Navigation systems.
During my time in the USAF I attended Air Traffic Control school in my 5th year. You could easily state that most of us were very interested in
aircraft of all type and could identify many of them just from the sound they make alone.
After my time in the Air Force I went to work for Boeing in their UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) R&D (Research and Development) division in California.
After years working with them I moved to the job I have now. Still in the UAV field, but I work even more directly with the Military and Gov’t
customer in the field as an Engineer. Still in R&D, but I am constantly visiting many different military bases doing my duty.
It’s well known that A-51 is in the VAST Nevada test range. This is military airspace only.
Many different types of aircraft fly in this airspace including many of our UAVs, new high tech test aircraft, stolen aircraft, standard military
aircraft, etc. This is also where the Nation’s largest war games are played out in real time (Red Flag).
Back to the story…
I was out in the middle of the Nevada test range at an adjacent base to A-51. This place is really out there an hour+ straight into the desert (West)
away from Las Vegas. I was doing some training missions with the military at the time. It was nearly midnight on a Wednesday and flight operations
had ceased many hours before when the sun went down.
In the desert it gets quite cold at night and there is almost total silence out there. One interesting thing about being in the desert at night is how
FAR any noise travels due to the cold temperature and no other obstructions. You can also see quite far away with no thermal variations as opposed to
daytime in the desert.
This particular night we were standing outside of our CP (command post) so the guys could have a smoke. I don’t smoke but went with them to enjoy
the fresh air and stretch. That’s when I noticed something out past our runway. A very bright light at the edge of our airspace and above the
mountain top. On the other side of this mountain+ a few miles is A-51. This light was just hovering there for a while when I started to question it.
Then another one appeared next to it just as bright.
I immediately assumed this was a spec ops rescue/training mission at the mountain top and these were two Jolly Greens up there with their search
lights. That’s when I started noticing how odd things really were. I wondered why BOTH ‘choppers’ had their search lights pointed at us the
I assumed they were pointing at us because they were so damn bright that is the only explanation. Just like when you drive past a car at night the
headlights are not too bright until they are driving straight at you.
The lights were very very bright white and were so bright that I couldn’t even make out an airframe shape. They just looked like super bright
spheres and that is all we could make out.
Then it got really weird….and this baffles me to this day. The hovering ‘bright objects’ began to circle each other in the vertical plane very
slowly. As if these were hands on a clock, but not completely symmetrical.
That’s when I realized these could NOT be choppers. You would never do that (spinning maneuver) in a chopper because of the extreme danger and even
if you did what would be the point.
I started asking myself questions at this point. Are those really even ‘choppers’? Then I realized it was TOTALLY silent outside. Not only had
flight operations ceased hours before, but the base was dead quiet from being empty.
Then I realized the lights WERE the objects and not spotlights. This went on for 10 minutes and the intensity of the lights never changed. The craft
still hovered over the mountain top, moving very slowly in a vertical and counterclockwise direction. They were not moving in a symmetrical way so it
appears they were two separate craft as opposed to a single larger craft with two lights.
Then we had to go in and continue our mission. I made sure all 5 people out there saw the same thing I did and no one could ID the birds. We all
agreed they were hovering somehow and there was no noise.
That’s it. That’s the story. It may seem mundane compared to a TV UFO story but not to me. I’ve been in aviation for 16 years. I’ve worked on
aircraft, built them, helped design them, and deployed with them. I live for Aviation.
To me, this was a fascinating experience because I know so much about aviation and this was a baffling experience.
No, I didn’t see any aliens or any of that. But what I did see was an aircraft (two) with flight characteristics I have never seen before or even
heard of before.
Two points I want to make here. If these were alien craft, which is unlikely due to the location, then that is pretty cool. A once in a lifetime
experience. If not, likely, they were our craft and I’m a little mad about it.
You see I work in Aerospace R&D. We are supposed to be using the cutting edge technology and techniques to give our guys the very best equipment to
defend us with. This UFO was so far advanced that it’s unbelievable and that is what angers me. We have brave men and women that die every day
defending the Nation and our freedom to even be on the internet discussing this.
If this tech exists they are keeping it from those that could use it. Let alone the other applications for such technology such as energy.
I don’t think even the ‘black’ operations world has this (because we work with them and some are my friends). It’s possible that one arm of
the ‘black’ world has it and is keeping it from everyone.
Regardless it makes me angry that whomever it is could be that selfish, unless it’s little green men.