I was lucky to spot two black unidentified triangular crafts on Valentines Day 1989 with an ex-girlfriend driving in a car thru tiny Biscay,
Since then this sighting has been reported on a MUFON website (but a few things they got wrong though) and it was even quoted in a book (which I never
authorized and contains author embellishments that I never made. Oh well..)
At any rate, whatever they are hasn't been released as yet so I suspect they were prototypes that were tested and never came to production or were
produced in low numbers.
Essentially: stealth VS/TOL prototypes seen around 10 o'clock at night. They were triangular but "truck like" in their carriage and not sleek and low
but were very quiet and could slow to near walking speed.
We initially spotted them hovering over a field where my ex thought it was aircraft warning lights attached to smokestacks but she couldn't see the
"factory" they were rising up from when we realized they were planes.
I admonished her to pull over and got out of the car before the vehicle even fully stopped. It was at this point that the pilots must have noticed
us stopping as they started pulling forward from a dead stop - just hovering there. But peculiar since there were two of them hovering somewhat close
to each other.
As I looked towards the objects they continud to moved forwards slowly, almost but not quite silently and passed overhead with a muted jet enging
sound and gracefully turned to the southeast and left the area.
These were flying pretty low - possibly as low as 250-350 feet and were visible because a sodium vapor streetlight lit up the underside of the
aircraft fairly well.
General description: Wingtip green/red navigational lights, two yellowish lights pointing downwards at the point where the trailing edge of the wing
would be in the center of the fuselage, empennage was weird: downwardly canted tailplanes like on a F-4 Phantom but curiously conical/pointy instead
of airfoil shaped.
They flew in from the north-northeast, then low over the road slowly but as they started their turn you could hear the engines ramping up and took off
towards the southeast.
I asked my then neighbor what significance Biscay Minnesota had with regards to aviation. He was a pilot for Northwest Airlines for many years. He
said it was sometimes used as a connective conduit, to pass control to transiting aircraft from one part of the country to another.
Years later I emailed my report to Steve Douglass who had been known as a "stealth watcher" and ran the sighting to one of his connections, Jim
Goodall a well connected aviation enthusiast with his own connections.
Allegedly the government was testing stealthy VSTOL prototypes in the "midwest and michigan" and that I may have spotted a test flight and that I was
"very lucky" since they take pains to keep those things away from prying eyes.
February 14th, 1989 was a Tuesday and Biscay was fairly remote at the time and it was freezing cold out so only an idiot would be out driving (we were
just on a "romantic road trip" at the time).
Sadly the sighting was lost on the girl - I'm an avid aviation enthusiast and seeing something like that has been a once in a lifetime event and given
that it isn't "out of the black" might mean it was a prototype that didn't work out, didn't meet design spec, was too expensive or had some other
problem. Or it's still under wraps until it needs to be used.
edit on 26-12-2012 by aliensporebomb because: lack of detail.