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Posted on 09/06/2004 2:37:15 AM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45
I wish they could explain what goes here in this box. SOrry. Check out the link to the article. This article made me feel like i was smokin crack and reading out of a trashy science novel. Oh, its 0230pst time for zzzzzzzzzz
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Silent Running: 'Black Triangle' Sightings on the Rise
Thu Sep 2, 4:30 PM ET
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By Leonard David
Senior Space Writer
They have become legendary in UFO circles. Huge, silent-running Flying Triangles have been seen by ground observers creeping through the sky low and slow near cities and quietly cruising over highways.
The National Institute for Discovery Science (NIDS), has catalogued the Triangle sightings, sifting through and combining databases to take a hard look at the mystery craft. Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, NIDS is a privately funded science institute with a strong research focusing on aerial phenomena.The results of their study have just been released and lead to some unnerving, still puzzling conclusions.
The study points out: The United States is currently experiencing a wave of Flying Triangle sightings that may have intensified in the 1990s, especially towards the latter part of the 1990s. The wave continues. The Flying Triangles are being openly deployed over and near population centers, including in the vicinity of major Interstate Highways.
A key NIDS conclusion is that the actions of these triangular craft do not conform to previous patterns of covert deployment of unacknowledged aircraft. Furthermore, neither the agenda nor the origin of the Flying Triangles are currently known.
The years 1990-2004 have seen an intense wave of Flying Triangle aircraft, the study observes. Sifting through reports by hundreds of eyewitnesses, the NIDS assessment states that the behavior of the vehicles does not appear consistent with the covert deployment of an advanced DoD [U.S. Department of the Defense] aircraft.
Rather, it is consistent with (a) the routine and open deployment of an unacknowledged advanced DoD aircraft or (b) the routine and open deployment of an aircraft owned and operated by non-DoD personnel, suggests the NIDS study.
The implications of the latter possibility are disturbing, especially during the post 9/11 era when the United States airspace is extremely heavily guarded and monitored, the NIDS study explains. In support of option (a), there is much greater need for surveillance in the United States in the post 9/11 era and it is certainly conceivable that deployment of low altitude surveillance platforms is routine and open.
Open, even brazen
According to Colm Kelleher, NIDS Administrator, the newly completed quasi meta-analysis of Flying Triangles melds three major U.S. databases: NIDS, the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and data collected by independent researcher, Larry Hatch, the creator and owner of one of the largest and most comprehensive UFO databases in the world.
Kelleher said, the analysis indicates that deployment of Flying Triangles is open, not covert, and involves low-flying, brightly lit aircraft routinely deployed over populated areas including cities and Interstate highways.
However, I cannot say whether these are U.S. Air Force aircraft. We simply don't know, Kelleher told SPACE.com . But it does not appear to be consistent with the covert patterns of deployment we saw with the F-117 and B-2 prior to their acknowledgement. This is open, even brazen, he stated.
For example, a perfunctory look at the how past DoD stealth aircraft programs were kept from public eye -- although eventually came to light -- is different from the patterns for the Flying Triangles.
Prior to acknowledgement of the F-117 and B-2 aircraft, only rare night time sightings occurred in the sparsely populated sections of Nevada, California and a few other states. Flying at low altitude over populated areas was rarely reported for the F-117 or B-2.
In contrast, the Flying Triangle deployment, especially during the 1990s, appears more consistent with the open and public operation of these aircraft, the study explains. The trend of open deployment of the Flying Triangles is not consistent with secret operation of an advanced DoD aircraft.
No attempt to hide
The database-driven study of the Flying Triangle shows the following patterns:
-- Sightings take place near cities and on Interstate highways
-- They are seen at low altitude in plain sight of eyewitnesses
-- They fly at extremely low speed or hover in plain sight of eyewitnesses
-- The vehicles sometime fly with easily noticeable bright lights -- either blinding white lights, or have bright disco lights that usually flash combinations of red, green or blue.
The NIDS study emphasizes that the flying of these vehicles may be more in harmony with an attempt to display or to be noticed. There appears to be little or no attempt to hide. That finding has led to a modification of an earlier NIDS hypothesis that the Triangles are covertly deployed DoD aircraft.
While it is too early to dismiss the previously published NIDS correlation between Triangle sightings and a subset of U.S. Air Force Bases, the apparent association with centers of population may point away from a covert program. Rather, it is consistent with routine and open deployment of an advanced aircraft, the NIDS study concludes.
Clustered on both coasts
During the ensuing years (2000-2004), NIDS received hundreds of reports from people in the United States and Canada reporting large triangular aircraft, often silent and often flying at very low altitude and at low air speed. In many cases, the objects were brightly lit. NIDS files also include reports of Flying Triangles from remote areas.
In mid 2004, NIDS reviewed its database that contains the locations of the Triangle sightings in the United States. The sightings of Triangles appear primarily adjacent to population centers and along Interstate Highways, with sightings clustered on both coasts.
NIDS has amassed almost 400 separate sightings of triangular/boomerang/wedge-shaped objects. Many of these craft are brightly lit, low flying, and traveling at unexpectedly low air speeds.
In earlier reports, NIDS outlined a tentative correlation between reported sightings of Triangles and the locations of Air Mobility Command and Air Force Materiel Command bases in the United States.
Like a Star Trek "uncloaking"
According to ground observers, the features of a Black Triangle are indeed impressive.
For example, the NIDS study includes the observation of a Port Washington Wisconsin person who encountered a large object that flew over her home at 500 feet altitude in October 1998. Her eyeing of the clear starry night was interrupted as the craft came into her field of view.
Suddenly this monstrosity came out of the blue, just like a Star Trek 'uncloaking', no kiddingso quiet I couldnt believe it and so hugeno more than 500 feet or so up, and big enough to take up my field of sky vision, she reported.
Crude mathematics, the witness recounted, would make the vessel about 200 feet wide and 250 feet long.
In wrapping up its look at the burgeoning number of Flying Triangle sightings in the United States, NIDS also took into account the work of writers and researchers delving into the topic both in the United States and abroad.
Those analyses fall into two camps: The Triangles are human-made, while the other says they are not.
In 2004 it is extremely difficult to distinguish between these two possibilities since the former option overlaps heavily with legitimate national security concerns, while in the absence of much more physical evidence, the latter option is not testable, the NIDS assessment concludes.
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A combination of B-2 Bombers and overindulgence in alcohol.
Personally, I think the gov't could be experimenting with something like holgraphic projection. If it could be made to work, it would be an effective, and scary, weapon. (Think about it, they could project troops of forebreathing dragons sweeping out of the sky.)
Thank you for your help in showing the article =)
I wasn't sure how to do that.
probally some new USAF plane
Whatever it is, you can be sure that John Kerry either voted against the program or failed to show for the vote.
Next generation stealth a/c tests.
"Next generation stealth a/c tests."
I saw a huge triangular shaped UFO one evening in Florence, SC, in 1983. Moving slow, it had red running lights, and I would estimate it was cruising at an altitude of 100 feet in the air. This craft was the size of a football field, if not bigger. Now today, 22 years later, it wouldn't be the next generation Stealth. Just for the record, there is the Sumpter Air Force Base not too far from Florence. Hmmmm....
Funny you should mention that type of craft. George Noori on the "Coast to Coast AM" also known as the "Art Bell Show" have been discussing sightings of this type of UFO for the last 2 weeks. Many people have called in with the accounts.
I listen on the internet @ 1300 everyday. George has the show m-f, Art on Sat & Sun.
******"Funny you should mention that type of craft. George Noori on the "Coast to Coast AM" also known as the "Art Bell Show" have been discussing sightings of this type of UFO for the last 2 weeks. Many people have called in with the accounts.
I listen on the internet @ 1300 everyday. George has the show m-f, Art on Sat & Sun."*****
I live in Australia, and occassionally listen to the "Coast to Coast" show over the internet. My mother in Florida listens all the time. I'm an American, but have been here for the past 5 years. Now, this may seem odd, but I've had another close encounter 14 years earlier in Abbeville, South Carolina at Lake Secession during December of 1968. This craft was about 20 feet over my head, saucer shaped, with domed top. The underbelly of the craft had four rotating cluster lights of three, which were amber in color. The whole encounter that I can recall (there were gaps in my memory) lasted about a minute or so. The craft generated an electrical whirring sound. And for your info, at the time, our lake house was a dodecagon shaped house (12 sided) and from above, would have the shape of a flying saucer on the ground. Also, we were a lake front property some 200-300 yards from a hydro-electric dam. I never reported this to the local media, but a year or two later, one of my neighbors reported my identical type of craft to the local newspaper. This sighting was about 2 miles down the lake from me, and like I say a year or two later.
Nothing to see here, move along. These are not the droids you're looking for.
Work is progressing on the Ascender, our high altitude platform. Once a future project for us, a subcontract from the Air Force for a proof-of-concept flight has accelerated our efforts in advancing our platform and airship technology.
Pictured here is a small version of the ship, named the Ascender, which we flew in last year. It is under remote control and flying untethered.
We have built a series of three prototypes. One 20 feet long, the second 93 feet long and the third 175 feet long.
You might want to space ping this.