Contrail-Streaking ‘Mystery Planes’ Spotted Over Amarillo, Texas

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PIC: Dean Muskett (C)

A group of aviation enthusiasts managed to capture photos of three mysterious aircraft streaking across the Texas sky. No one seems able to identify them.

Via Fox News:

Douglass and his group, armed with cameras and binoculars, met on March 10 at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. The airport is a perfect venue because it offers expansive views of Texas’ big sky and a steady stream of military air traffic. On a good day, the group can see various military jets, and even the elusive F-22 Raptor.

It was a clear day, and the group was alerted to three aircraft flying across the southwest skies. Douglass estimated that the planes got within 20 miles of the group and they started taking pictures with their 300mm zoom cameras. They looked at the photos, and saw that one appeared to be a silver-grey B-2 bomber.

The prospects of spotting a B-2 bomber was exciting, and Douglass said he got home to observe his photos when he noticed the aircraft in his picture had a smooth backside. The B-2 bomber has a distinct “W”-shaped back.

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13 Comments on "Contrail-Streaking ‘Mystery Planes’ Spotted Over Amarillo, Texas"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Mar 31, 2014 at 3:16 am |

    my joystick went rock hard at the news
    smooth backside sounds sexy

  2. Guerrilla_Grodd | Mar 31, 2014 at 4:04 am |

    Contrails. Because they Military never flies top secret planes.

    • The military has no top secret planes or any other top secret stuff, they’re completely open and above board, just ask them they’ll tell you so.

  3. Thurlow Weed | Mar 31, 2014 at 5:16 am |

    “…aviation enthusiasts managed to capture photos of three mysterious aircraft streaking across the Texas sky. No one seems able to identify them.”

    That was George W. Bush, drunk, in his copy of Air Force 1. He’s been flying ever since the World Trade Center came down. The George W. Bush we see on TV is an actor grown from stem cells and growth-accelerated by nuclear fission.

    • Hell he’s been a flier since his glory days in the air national guard, didn’t you know. Or did you miss his photo on the deck of that aircraft carrier in full flight gear(including the village idiot smile).

    • BrianApocalypse | Mar 31, 2014 at 9:18 am |

      “…The B-2 bomber has a distinct “W”-shaped back.”

      That’s Bush in his “Bush Wing”. He had it made by Area 51 engineers before he left the White House so he could continue protecting the world.

      Now he patrols the skies of the globe, seeking out conflicts and getting involved whether the opposing sides want him to or not.

  4. Anarchy Pony | Mar 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm |

    Aren’t there several flying wing style drones currently in development?

  5. AManCalledDa-da | Mar 31, 2014 at 3:18 pm |

    Ahem. UFOs don’t leave contrails. Why? UFOs don’t have jet engines. Thus, that’s a man-made UFO.

    • Thanks for the debunking, but, err, no-one involved in the story (not even the often hilariously inaccurate Fox News) said there was a UFO, or even used the term in reference to the three planes.

      • Matt Staggs | Mar 31, 2014 at 7:24 pm |

        If anyone wants to get super pedantic, UFO refers to any “unidentified flying object”, regardless of its origin. Generally speaking, though, it is usually understood that it refers to suspected alien spacecraft and other airborne anomalies.

        • Sometimes pedantry is necessary. I once saw an unidentified flying object, and it was not an alien spacecraft.

        • Yep, and that was my underlying point to Mr Da-da: What kind of planes they are might be a mystery, but the fact that they are indeed planes is not in question.

    • King Of Bob | Apr 18, 2014 at 9:49 am |

      Excuse me? How can any moving object not have an engine? I also like how you used “UFO” in two totally different ways in a single post. One alluding to alien craft and one alluding to simple earthbound unidentified objects without actually explaining your usage.

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