Not one but two different triangular mystery jets are being secretely flown across the US

The two mysterious aircraft spotted over Texas and Kansas in 2014. (Image credit: Sammamishman based on Muskett and Templin shots)

Texas and Kansas sightings have unveiled two different Black Projects.

As we have already reported here, on Mar. 10, 2014 Steve Douglass and Dean Muskett took the photographs of three mysterious planes flying at very high altitude over Amarillo, Texas.

The three unknown planes looked like almost boomerang shaped plane.

About one month later (on Apr. 15, even if some media outlets initially reported that the episode occurred in February), Jeff Templin, an amateur photographer, shot a silent triangular plane high over Wichita Kansas.

The analysis of the shots taken in Texas and Kansas seem to prove that:

  1. neither shot was doctored, hence they are genuine;
  2. neither shot actually depict a B-2 Spirit (and, for what concerns the first episode, the confirmation actually came from the U.S. Air Force)
  3. The Texas aircraft had a boomerang shaped trailing edge, whereas the Kansas one had a straight trailing edge and was more triangular;
  4. The Texas aircraft flew in a formation of three, Kansas one was alone.
  5. The Texas aircraft made noise, Kansas one did not.

Therefore, it’s quite evident that not one, but two Black Planes, unknown until they were photographed, are currently being flown across the U.S.

The three aircraft spotted over Texas could be the first examples of stealth transport planes whereas the one seen over Kansas could be the next generation LRSB (long range strike bomber)

The reason why the Pentagon has eventually decided to fly them in daylight (hence exposing them to observers) is still unknown: maybe to distract from something else, or simply to flex muscles with Russia amid growing tensions over Ukraine.

Even the bases from where these aircraft could be launched and recovered remain a mystery. Most probably an airport far from spotters and observers. As Groom Lake (Area 51). Or even Whiteman Air Force Base, home of the U.S. Air Force B-2 fleet: hiding a triangle-shaped plane among Spirit bombers whose shape is at least similar to that of the mystery aircraft sighted over Kansas, would be easier, don’t you think?

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13 Comments

    • The A-12 was cancelled (very publicly I might add) and only a single non-flying prototype was produced. Everyone PLEASE stop blurting out “A-12…” There is absolutely zero evidence to support the theory that the A-12 program was continued and successfully produced a flying aircraft. Now if you want to say “potential derivative of the A-12 program” okay, then fine, I’ll -maybe- give you that.

      • Ok. Offspring of A-12 :)

        I’m surprised that nobody came up with Boeing’s Phantom Ray… The TX pic looks really very similar to it!

      • just because it was cancelled publicly doesn’t when it wasnt a maneuver to take the program black.

      • My comment was speculation. As is yours regarding the cancellation. The government works in mysterious ways. The A-12 project MAY be black and neither you or I will know. Who knows it could be an “:X-47” variant.

  1. The Texas craft looks very reminiscent of an F-117. Perhaps they’re not all retired after all?

  2. …ever think that the Texas aircraft could just be banking or rolled slightly? Seems highly inconclusive to claim these are two entirely different aircraft from a couple fuzzy pictures…

    • I agree, I was going to point out that a triangle changes apparent sharpness according to how it’s tilted.

  3. I can hardly see the trailing edge of the Kansas one (which seems to be the only reason why it wouldn’t be a B-2). Can’t they do the same US Air Force check to see whether that was a Spirit?

    I admit that the wing tips look a bit more pointy than they would on a B-2, but it’s still so blurry… I don’t really buy the “noiseless” assertion, that can have a lot to do with distance, direction, wind and background noise. So I’m not convinced the Kansas one is something new.

    If there are indeed two secret types flying around, I’d wonder why. Does the US really need two new specialised, huge flying wings? What could set them apart so much, to warrant all that extra development cost?

    It probably isn’t the NGB (or any other) competition, it doesn’t make sense that one competitor has three such prototypes even before a choice has been made.

    • Analysis to date has emphasized the difference in leading edge angle between the Kansas aircraft and B-2. This would indicate it’s not a B-2, as the leading edge is more clear than the trailing edge. However — the eyewitness says the aircraft was banking a lot. If a B-2 was banking, this would visually narrow the apparent angle of the leading edge.

      While the trailing edge appears straight, it is really not that clear and has been photo enhanced. The aircraft obviously is multi-engined, which pretty much rules out all unmanned drones. Large recent drones — Global Hawk and X-47B — are single engined. There is no compelling justification to make a multi-engined drone.

      That means it’s either a new, large manned stealth aircraft, or it’s a B-2. The contrail spacing is similar to a B-2. While higher resolution photos of B-2 contrails show four exhausts, lower resolution photos blend them into two exhausts.

      The simplest answer is it’s just a B-2.

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