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Boston's Own Robot-Plane Skunk Works

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 12:27:36 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Archived: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 11:10:58 -0400
Subject: Boston's Own Robot-Plane Skunk Works

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 22:27:52 +0100
>Subject: Re: Boston's Own Robot-Plane Skunk Works


>>One fascinating product is the GoldenEye, which is essentially a
>>flying ducted fan that generates enough lift to carry a small
>>payload such as an optical/infrared camera and a laser
>>designator (used to "light up" targets that can then be
>>destroyed by missiles). On the ground, the GoldenEye perches on
>>four legs. When powered up, it leaps from the ground like a
>>helicopter, then tilts forward and flies with the help of two
>>stubby wings. (Click here to see a video of the GoldenEye in



>Isn't that Lonnie Zamorra standing in the background on the
>right as it lands?

A very interesting and thought provoking comment Gerald.

Not wanting to reopen an old UFO incident already discussed on
the List, yes, back in 1964, New Mexico policeman Lonnie Zamorra
(often pictured wearing glasses) could have seen an early
prototype of such a powered flying platform that has the same
flight charateristic as this Boston built 'GoldenEye'.

One of these powered flying platforms was actually flown and
crashed by a real spaceman - Neil Armstrong - while training
for the first manned landing on another world in 1969.

A much earlier Montreal built version of the GoldenEye, the
'Peanut' was on public display at the Canada Aviation Museum in
Ottawa (not there anymore for some reason) next to a manned
German WWII rocket plane, a British WWII era jet fighter, actual
remains of the Toronto built Avro Arrow and a U.S. built nuclear
bomb capable Bomarac missile which replaced the Avro Arrow that
Canada was forced to scrap.


Prototypes of the three decades old Peanut and other flying
platforms were flying around back in 1964, and before, so what
Zamorro saw may not have been from out of this world. Boston's
GoldenEye, though impressive, uses existing human technologies.

There are many other such flying platforms, both manned and
unmanned, that I am aware of which have been built and
test-flown over Toronto now and as far back as the end of WWII.
A few of these can and have been mistaken for UFOs. Some of
these unconventional man-made UFOs may very well have been
inspired by non-human technologies.

Nick Balaskas

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