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Strange goings on over the skie's of Cumbria, England or just harmless millitary excercises?

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posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 12:22 PM

I'm new to this particular forum, although I have posted in many other forum's before. I find this forum the most interesting for my particular subject matter of conspiracies and "alternative stories" where you can talk to like-minded people.

Anyway, back to my point. Don't flame me on this, as I'm not particularly clued up on military plane's in the U.K, who truly knows what's flying over our skies anyway? In the early hours of the morning last weekend in Cumbria at 00:55am, I saw a military plane that was flying between 1-3000 feet heading towards Scotland over the Solway Firth, it had its military light's flashing and the usual drone of the engines, but I also saw the plane was illuminating its flight path with a searchlight. This is what I found odd, why would a military plane be using a searchlight at night in the early hours of the morning?

Again, like I said, this is probably innocent and I'm not suggesting anything, I just found it odd. Can anyone tell me which plane this most likely would have been, and the reason that it had its searchlight on, I personally didn't know post-war military planes used searchlights in friendly airspace, blond moment?

P.S: I also wish to note that I heard a low humming noise that was emanating from the sky this past week too in the early hours of the morning. It was while lying wide awake in bed as I couldn't sleep due to tooth ache so I know I didn't imagine it


posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 01:06 PM
reply to post by Tino1985

I believe that they use them a little like headlights. I vaguely remember a poster on here asking the same question and being told that unless the visibility is bad, it's at pilots discretion as to whether they use those lights.

I may be completely wrong though...!

posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 09:06 PM
Hey issysdad,

Thanks for the reply.

I can't understand why they would need them, the weather on this particular night was clear with gleaming stars in the night sky. I'm not wanting to make this into something it isn't but if I can just get closure and an answer I would be grateful.

I remember it being more like a searchlight, but like you say it could have been headlights. I don't know much about aviation I'm afraid, let alone flight protocols on why they were using a light source.

I'll be interested to see someone answer could this one for me.


posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 01:36 AM

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