In the field of Ufology, Flying Triangles are one of the more interesting mysteries. They are huge, triangular, and nearly always black in colour. The Stealth Fighters and Bombers of the late 1980s were almost similar to them. It is believed by many ufologists and aircraft experts that these Flying Triangles are built by humans and not aliens because of their striking resemblance to our stealth planes. Moreover, several experts believe that they could be locked away in places like Area 51.
Still, there is an additional factor that many individuals have missed out on, or they may not be aware of it. What makes it more interesting is that flying triangles have been around since at least the 1950s. There’s no chance we could have flown such high-tech planes in the Fifties, so does it indicate that the air crafts are extraterrestrial objects.
Rumors began to circulate in the aviation world in the early 1990s that an extremely confidential, futuristic aircraft was being flown out of Nevada under mysterious and highly classified conditions. Any other aircraft was not able to cope with the speed of the reportedly large, black-colored, triangular-shaped aircraft. The Aurora was a rumoured name for it. The U.S. government claimed that Aurora did not exist and has never existed. However, earlier, the same thing was also said by the U.S. government when asked about Area 51. So, with that in mind, we need to be careful when it comes to official statements on controversial topics.
As far as we can tell, the story was first publicly spread in March 1990 when a well-known magazine, Aviation Week & Space Technology, wrote about it. They discovered that the term “Aurora” occurred in the United States’ 1985 budget-maybe by accident, which makes sense if the program was so sensitive that its existence had to be suppressed at all costs. It was also reported that $455 million had been handed to those working on that futuristic plane at Area 51. According to AW&ST, the codename “Aurora” was used to cover a wide range of aircraft. The Aurora planes were completely different from the rest of the planes, both in design and technology. On the other hand, other researchers believe that Aurora refers to a single type of aircraft. By the year 1987, it came to the knowledge of AW&ST that the budget had grown to more than $2 billion.
One of the most important people in the field of aviation, Bill Sweetman, was also very interested in the Aurora saga. The F-22 Raptor, Inside the Stealth Bomber, and Soviet Air Power were the books written by him. Then, in 1993, he wrote a book titled “Aurora: The Pentagon’s Secret Hypersonic Spyplane.”
“Does Aurora exist? Years of pursuit have led me to believe that, yes, Aurora is most likely in active development, spurred on by recent advances that have allowed technology to catch up with the ambition that launched the program a generation ago.”
Bill Sweetman and employees at Aviation Wek and Space Technology, who follow the unusual aircraft industry, found all of this fascinating, and they continue to do so. But the main question that arises is: where was the proof that Aurora existed? The answer to this question is yes, it existed and the evidence came from a highly credible man, Chris Gibson.
When Gibson had what can only be described as the experience of a lifetime in 1989, it was during the summer of that year. Gibson was an oil-exploration engineer with an Honors degree in geology. He was also attached to the U.K.’s Royal Observer Corps. The ROC closed in December 1995, after 70 years of work to protect the United Kingdom from attack. People who worked for ROC had to observe the skies above and what was flying in those same skies, too. By chance, Gibson was serving on an oil rig named Galveston Key in the North Sea when the Aurora program may have been compromised.
A friend of Gibson’s, Graeme Winton, who also attended university with him, excitedly invited Gibson to join him on the deck in August 1989, as Winton had something to show him. There Two General Dynamics F1-11 planes were guiding a strange-looking, black aircraft, and it was fueled by a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. It was triangle shaped. When Gibson and Winton first saw what they did, they speculated that it was the F-117 stealth fighter. But the design clearly had a flaw. There was also a noticeable difference in size between this aircraft and the stealth fighter. Gibson was aware of this because the four planes weren’t flying very high. Gibson had never seen anything like it, and he was unable to figure out what was going on with the plane’s appearance.
“We discussed what to do about it but decided that if it were reported through official channels, it would be at best rubbished, at worst lead to trouble. Having signed the [British Government’s] Official Secrets Act I didn’t want to jeopardize my position in the recognition team [of the Royal Observer Corps], so I kept my mouth shut.” Gibson did, however, contact Bill Sweetman, who found the encounter to be of extreme interest. Gibson added: “It is the only aircraft I have ever seen that I could not identify.” That the Aurora – which it almost certainly was – was seen over the North Sea, off the east coast of England, is intriguing, because a series of encounters of a near-identical kind were reported over mainland U.K. in March 1993. In between the time that Gibson had his encounter midway through 1989, the Aurora had a new nickname in the UFO research community: the Flying Triangle. Although, it’s important to note that more than a few researchers believed that the FTs were extraterrestrial in origin. Of one thing that pretty much everyone was in accord with, was that the Flying Triangles and the Aurora existed. But were/are they really ours or “theirs?” That question is the most important one, of all.
As many students of Ufology will be aware, the last couple of decades or so have seen a rise in reports of one particular type of UFO. It has become known as the Flying Triangle. The FTs are triangular in shape and very often black in color, hence the name, of course. They often emit a low humming noise, and have a trio of lights on their underside. They usually have rounded corners too, rather than sharply angled edges. While digging through a whole host of formerly classified files on UFOs at the National Archives at Kew, England in 1996, I came across a one-page report dated March 28, 1965 that, I confess, I almost overlooked. On closer inspection, however, I realized that it was potentially one of the most important UFO-related documents that I had ever come across. According to the Ministry of Defense paperwork, on the night in question a man saw at approximately 9:30 p.m. over moor-land near Richmond, North Yorkshire, England something incredible: “Nine or ten objects – in close triangular formation each about 100ft long – orange illumination below – each triangular in shape with rounded corners, making low humming noise.”
Around the world, “rounded corners” and “low humming noise” are both things that are reported in today’s time by many people who have seen Flying Triangle-style UFOs. After realising the importance of all this, Chris Gibson made a copy of the document and went to find the witness. The name of the witness was Jeffrey Brown. Gibson introduced himself and said that he had tracked down a copy of the original report from his encounter all those years ago at the National Archives. It came as a surprise to Brown that the Ministry of Defense had kept records of his long-ago encounter for more than 30 years. It was March 28, 1965, and Brown was driving through the North Yorkshire moors at about 9:30 pm. Something strange was spotted by Brown on the way to the village of Skeeby.
“I saw this light. It was about one hundred feet from end-to-end, about one hundred feet above the moors and shaped like a huge triangle and white, milky-white in color. It kept coming towards me and then stopped about two hundred yards from me over the moors. It hovered for a while – nothing came out of it, but there was a light below it that just pulsated like a light bulb. There could have been quite a few lights on it but from a distance the light just looked like a glow. Then without a warning, it just took off at a speed that isn’t recognized. Good gracious, I thought, it must be a UFO!”
At the end, Brown told us the most interesting part of the encounter. He said that he soon spotted another ten aircraft in the sky before they all shot away at very high speed.
Gibson believes that the flying triangles were built by aliens, not by humans. So the planes that were spotted in the North England were extraterrestrial objects. Therefore, it could be concluded that the “secret planes” angle is not true and the Flying Triangles are not from Earth.