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Wichita UFO report draws wide attention (pics)
The Wichita Eagle/KansasCity.com ^ | 2/10/2009 | TIM POTTER

Posted on 02/10/2009 7:30:14 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies

It flew fast like a jet, made a whirling sound and left an odd glow.

That's how an amateur photographer described a flying machine he spotted in the skies near Rose Hill on Friday. The UFO world is now paying attention to his photograph.

On Monday, the photo appeared under the headline "Weird Object in Wichita," on UFO Digest, a Canadian Web site.

The object looks like some kind of new-technology fighter jet, possibly a prototype, said UFO Digest editor and publisher Dirk Vander Ploeg.

Jarrod Bartlett, spokesman for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems-Wichita, said in an e-mail that he checked with flight operations staff "and they were not able to identify the aircraft. We do not often get calls regarding unidentified aircraft."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: kansas; ufo; wichita
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1 posted on 02/10/2009 7:30:15 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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Looks like a crow wearing a jet-pack.


2 posted on 02/10/2009 7:31:01 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Someone threw their cat up in the air.


3 posted on 02/10/2009 7:32:04 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Umm.. I’m not a rocket scientist, but that looks like a helicopter to me.

Couldn’t have been flying that fast to give him a chance to get his camera ready to snap a picture.


4 posted on 02/10/2009 7:32:06 AM PST by Onerom99
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

B2 with a piggy back plane -or- tail mounted scramjet???


5 posted on 02/10/2009 7:33:11 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Why are UFO photos ALWAYS out of focus?? HHmmmmmm..


6 posted on 02/10/2009 7:33:28 AM PST by Airwinger (Semper Fi, Time to use that motto for our Constitution.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Water fowl in flight. Water on his beak and wings reflecting the sun.


7 posted on 02/10/2009 7:33:53 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

It’s obviously a Cylon baseship.


8 posted on 02/10/2009 7:34:02 AM PST by JamesP81 (I shall give their president the same respect they gave mine)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Holy Crap, it’s the Thunderbirds !!!!!!


9 posted on 02/10/2009 7:34:59 AM PST by cmsgop ( " C'mon, Stand Up Chuck")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Looks like the plane that carries the space shuttle on it.


10 posted on 02/10/2009 7:35:00 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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11 posted on 02/10/2009 7:35:22 AM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

How do you make a “whirling” sound?


12 posted on 02/10/2009 7:35:45 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Airwinger
Why are UFO photos ALWAYS out of focus?? HHmmmmmm..

Because the aliens have advanced photo blurring shield technology.
13 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:00 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Out of focus. UFO pics are always out of focus.


14 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:03 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Obama? No hope. No Change. Just more of the same old same old. Only worse. Much worse.)
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To: taxcontrol
B2 with a piggy back plane -or- tail mounted scramjet???

Good point. Discounting the stuff sticking up, it is rather shaped like a B2. Furthermore, my dad relates being at work when an air show was going on and a B2 overflow where he was working on its way to the air show. He tells me that it made a very odd noise. You might have something here.
15 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:12 AM PST by JamesP81 (I shall give their president the same respect they gave mine)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Short bodied L1011


16 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:25 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Looks like one of those jumbo jets taking the space shuttle back to Florida?


17 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:26 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: taxcontrol
The tail silhouette does resemble that of a B-2
18 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:35 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
When the space shuttle is transported from a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, out to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, it is done so on the back of a 747.


19 posted on 02/10/2009 7:36:45 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
It's a weather balloon


20 posted on 02/10/2009 7:37:06 AM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Here kitty kitty!


21 posted on 02/10/2009 7:37:14 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II, overdue.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
That looks like the space shuttle 747 piggyback.

Maybe they are piggy backing a prototype to a high altitude for a test?

22 posted on 02/10/2009 7:37:16 AM PST by mnehring
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I was thinking a dolphin with a jetpack.


23 posted on 02/10/2009 7:37:23 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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24 posted on 02/10/2009 7:37:32 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Obama? No hope. No Change. Just more of the same old same old. Only worse. Much worse.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

It looks like a jet from either the 1 o-clock angle incoming, or the 5 o-clock angle outgoing, out of focus.


25 posted on 02/10/2009 7:38:22 AM PST by FreedomFerret
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Tacit blue prototype..upsidedown


26 posted on 02/10/2009 7:38:41 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Tennessee_Bob
It does have that “three-holer’ look to it.
27 posted on 02/10/2009 7:38:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Looks kinda like an airplane carrying the space shuttle.


28 posted on 02/10/2009 7:38:50 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

looks like a helicopter....


29 posted on 02/10/2009 7:38:54 AM PST by devane617 (Republican's first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Airwinger

FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS.....now get me a beer

30 posted on 02/10/2009 7:39:07 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rintense

You beat me. Thats what I thought.


31 posted on 02/10/2009 7:39:20 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: OB1kNOb

LOL..thanks for the laugh!


32 posted on 02/10/2009 7:39:23 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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33 posted on 02/10/2009 7:40:14 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: JamesP81
I thought it looked more like an Imperial Cruiser from Star Wars:

34 posted on 02/10/2009 7:40:24 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: JRios1968

LOL


35 posted on 02/10/2009 7:42:10 AM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: xcamel

You may not be far off. I remember a drawing that looks similar to the picture from Popular Mechanics a few years back. I’ll see if I can find a link...


36 posted on 02/10/2009 7:42:21 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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37 posted on 02/10/2009 7:42:36 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I hear the words of Jefferson louder and louder as each day passes)
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To: JRios1968
LOL thats pretty funny right there
38 posted on 02/10/2009 7:42:36 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: BulletBobCo
Water fowl in flight. Water on his beak and wings reflecting the sun.

I agree - it's either a B-1RD or a GU-11.

39 posted on 02/10/2009 7:42:51 AM PST by Dumpster Baby ((Sigh) Some days, it's just not worth trying to chew through the restraints.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Perhaps Dr. Quix can enlighten us.
40 posted on 02/10/2009 7:43:02 AM PST by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: ZX12R
Someone threw their cat up in the air.

Obviously not high enough.

41 posted on 02/10/2009 7:43:27 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob (Save the Hispaniolan Solenodon!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

It’s the Orbitz hovercraft guy.


42 posted on 02/10/2009 7:44:07 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
My guess.. The UCAS X-45 with some type of radar dome on top.


43 posted on 02/10/2009 7:44:12 AM PST by Daus (War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. - Ambrose Bierce)
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To: Airwinger
Why are UFO photos ALWAYS out of focus??

Simple

The object is always far way.

Further away than the lens on the camera permits clear focus.

Very few people have an expensive telephoto lens. Even those who do, do not walk around with them mounted on their camera. Even if you have one you need a tripod in most cases to take a clear picture. By the time you mount your telephoto lens mount the camera on your tripod the object is gone.

44 posted on 02/10/2009 7:45:00 AM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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45 posted on 02/10/2009 7:46:07 AM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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46 posted on 02/10/2009 7:48:28 AM PST by ThomasThomas ( Accept it, there is no except after in math.)
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To: Daus
IIRC, both McConnell AFB and Boeing Wichita are refueling-oriented operations. I would guess this UFO is either radar or refueling related.
47 posted on 02/10/2009 7:49:22 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: JRios1968

Am I hurtin’ ya, baby?


48 posted on 02/10/2009 7:52:11 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
“It's the mothership... fer'sure!”


49 posted on 02/10/2009 7:52:38 AM PST by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Looks like a recon drone. The french have one that looks just like that with canard and delta wings and a jet engine stuck on the top. But what it is doing over the middle of the US is another issue. I wonder the UASF loast a drone or if AQ has built themselves a cruise missile.
50 posted on 02/10/2009 7:52:51 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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