To folks advising people in the area to contact the FAA or air traffic control facilities: Don't waste your time...
From the looks of the object in the original video it appears to be around 1000 feet agl (Above ground level) or lower. Unless of course it was VERY
Radar facilities normally do not have radar coverage at these altitudes unless they are close to a high traffic airport where the actual RADAR is
Airspace within the continental US outside of local airport airspace such as class D surface areas are considered uncontrolled at those altitudes as
well ( if it was 500ft or below). Again...this has to do primarily with radar coverage limits in most Class E airspace (the majority of airspace
below 18,000 feet within the US that is controlled airspace).
Any RADAR control facility that you contacted would most certainly have no clue as to what you are reporting for a couple of reasons:
1. There is no aircraft in the worlds inventory of aircraft that is the size of a football field and triangle shaped. And if it was a B-2 (obviously
not) it would not be flying that low and hovering....so...you would get a polite "We have not been in any contact with an aircraft meeting your
description and are unaware of any aircraft of that type existing." And they would be telling the truth.
2. If we arent talking to the aircraft then we really dont care at any altitude below 18,000 feet. All we see is a radar return that is in most cases
digitized and all the same size regardless of the size of the airframe. If it is stealth and no transponder, then we dont see it regardless of the
altititude. If below 500 ft we probably couldnt see it in any instance unless very close to an airport that had our specific radar on the
As far as my opinion on the other comments with regard to "if it is a military aircraft why fly it at night, over populated areas and so on....
Well I dont think it makes sense to do so if it was a military aircraft, but notice that all these types of sightings happen at night over a decent
My thoughts are that maybe E.T, is slowly gauging the effect these types of sightings have on the public to determine when would be best to make
themselves known....if such a thing exists in my mind, it would explain them putting lights on the craft, flying slowly over populated areas and doing
so at night as to minimize the freakout factor.
Imagine the effect on the population if one were to say fly over Miami in Broad daylight. A big black flying triangle hovering past for everyone to
I doubt the public is ready for something like that....
Anyway, my statements above are based on 15 years experience as a RADAR and Tower certified controller who has also managed 2 ATC facilities, one of
those in Iraq.
Hope that helps some.
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