Anyone who's read some of my earlier posts knows that I'm adamant that the real power of any theory is it's use to make valid predictions. I'm
ready to make one.
The next 24-48 hours* will be an excellent period for UFO sightings, especially of a Giant Stealth Blimp aka Black Triangle, in an area of the
south-central US extending approximately from the Oklahoma/Arkansas border; through south-central Texas, between Dallas and Wichita Falls, Lubbock and
Larado, and El Paso and Roswell, NM; across Southern New Mexico; and sweeping northwest across Arizona and Nevada from Tuscon through Las Vegas and
Reno. Basically, a big U-shape from Reno to Ft. Smith.
However, keep in mind this is just
a prediction, not a guarantee, and is only the first test of a new theory which has yet to be refined.
So, if any ATSer happens to see/photograph a GSB/BT in the next few days, or hear of a report of same, could you post the details on ATS? Thanks.
Blimp dynamics are a bit different from hard-wing aircraft. A Giant Stealth Blimp aka Black Triangle probably cruises comfortably at 50 knots or so
with excellent efficiency, requiring only around 3000 HP, depending on its actual size (I'm assuming 400 feet long here).
Moving such a beast west-to-east in the Northern Hemisphere presents no real problem: just grab a jet stream or ride the prevailing weather.
However, if a GSB/BT commander needs to fly east-to-west, from, say, the US east coast to the west coast, the options are more limited. That's
because this wonderously efficient machine -- which only needs 3000 hp to cruise -- would need 24,000 thousand hoursepower just to stand still in a
50-knot headwind (a breeze which is not at all unusual at higher altitudes). To make it to a reasonable cruising speed would take an
horses. That's a lot of jet fuel to crawl along at mere highway speeds.
So, to get back from the Eastern Seaboard to your GSB/BT hanger in the Nevada desert, you could:
-- use an awful lot of fuel, assuming that you had the ponies to pull it off at all;
-- fly over the North (or South) Pole;
-- fly around the globe westward, across Europe, Russia, and China, perhaps;
-- drop down below Florida and ride the Trade winds;
-- wait until the conditions are right to fly westward.
It's that last option I've been exploring.
Although it is rather difficult to pry real data from the BT "databases" that exist on the 'net right now, I've satisfied myself that there seems
to be a correlation between wind-speed and BT sightings, and between weather systems and BT direction-of-travel. And in general, the best time for BT
sightings on the US mainland seems to be when winds below 6000 feet are "light and variable" and create a corridor from east to west.
That's what we've got right now: at all altitudes north and south of the zone shown, and above 6000 feet in the area indicated, the winds for the
next coulple of days will blow from the west, northwest, and southwest at speeds above 20 knots, sometimes well above. However, in the highlighted
area, the winds below 6000 feet will be essentially zero. We've got an airship highway across the USA.
Add to the theory the observations that UFOs seem attracted to highways and bodies of water, especialy lakes, and including slow-moving rivers and
streams, and even cattle stocktanks. Well, streams and lakes and highways all tend to be found along lowlands, so it makes sense to look for UFOs in
low-lying areas without much wind.
You may have already noticed that the dead-air zone follows flatlands, valleys and mountain passes; it also and runs across a number of well-placed
watering holes (airships need large amounts of water for ballast). In fact, the area shown matches almost exactly with the route taken by US Navy
blimps travelling from Ohio to California and back in the 50's and 60's, and by the last blimps to leave Moffett Field back in 1947.
There's one other correlation which seems valid here: UFOs gravitate toward rural areas; that is, they are seen in disproportionate numbers in
low-population areas. The crescent on the map above cuts across areas of relatively low population density.
2000 US Census Population Density Map
Look at this map carefully and you can see a low-density, flat-ground corridor running from Indiana and Illinois right through Texas which lines up
near perfectly with our low-wind corridor.
This, then, is a rare and perfect time for GSB/BTs to be travelling westward, close to the ground. Keep looking skyward.
(* NOAA's wind forecasts only run 24 hours out; however, the pattern is stable for that entire time, and I feel it will hold for another day, at
least. In any case, it takes a full 48 hours to travel coast to coast at blimp speeds.)