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The Black Triangle

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:57:49 -0500 (EST)
Archived: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:48:14 -0500
Subject: The Black Triangle


Source: Fortean Times 295

December 2012

Letters, p. 73


The Black Triangle

I currently live in the relatively sedate borough of Sutton-
Coldfield in the suburbs of Birmingham.  My home lies directly
under the flight path for Birmingham International, and having
lived in the area all my life, I hardly notice the continual
roar of low-flying passenger jets -- although I firmly believe
'our' airspace may also be being used for a far more clandestine
form of aviation traffic.  Over the last five years, there have
been over a dozen sightings of an aircraft apparently bearing
little resemblance to conventional aviation design.  These
sightings appear to be linked -- in so far as the witnesses
consistently report a black, triangular craft, with a light at
each of the three corners, and which moves at great velocity
without making any jet or piston-engine noise.  In almost every
case the sightings are accidental, as a result of the vehicle
travelling at incredibly low altitude -- usually at night,
leaving little opportunity to video or photograph the object in
flight.

One such incident was reported in our local newspaper (*Sutton
Observer*, 2010).  I contacted the paper, stating that their
initial conclusion concerning little green (or grey) men might
be a little too left-field.  A few lines of my letter were
printed in a follow-up article the following week, where I
expanded on my initial theory, stating that far from witnessing
extraterrestrial UFOs, what might actually be happening is the
test flying of advanced experimental military recon- naissance
aircraft.  I briefly mention project 'Manta' and the SR91 etc,
and how some of these supposed hypersonic aircraft might be
using experimental propulsion technology other than pulse-
detonation engines, allowing the aircraft to cancel out the
detrimental effects of gravity and inertia, thus enabling such
radical velocity and rate of turn.  I didn't expect to be
invited to expand further, as UFO folklore is hardly a staple of
my local newspaper.  However, that same week they received a
similar reply, mirroring my own hypothesis.  The writer stated
that he was involved in the construction of these 'machines' in
California, and that the ones he worked on were far larger
versions designed for military use, as opposed to the one in
question, which he believed to be an unmanned drone. Considering
the man had emailed from California, he seemed remarkably well
informed about the happenings in Sutton-Coldfield; although
perhaps he was a former resident reading the paper via the
Internet.  Who knows?  I hope I can gain a more in-depth insight
into this mysterious air- craft, witnessed not just in my own
backyard, but apparently across the globe.  I look forward to
further enlightenment.


Simon Deeming
By email

Terry W. Colvin
Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand
Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand
http://terrycolvin.freewebsites.com/
[Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site]



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