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A12 Avenger...Is this the Flying Triangle UFO ?
Pictures and articles submitted to UFO Folklore by Bill Lohmeier
A12 Hanger Prototype
Attachment 12 -Paint
Additional Triange Articles:
Triangles in New Mexico
The Triangle, which flies over New
Mexico nightly, has these characteristics
After seeing the triangle, I searched magazines, government records (John McCain's
office has a 100 page FOIA USAF response waiting for me to pick up today. What timing!), I
have a collection of dozens of sitings from around the world, Alberta, Canada; United
Kingdom; including the Belgium sightings. I'm sure you know most of those incidents. What
surprised me the most was the close similarity between the shape of what I saw and the
proposed Navy Stealth A-12.
The June 1996 issue of Flying Safety magazine, page 25, describes the
Air Force version of an air crash in New Mexico in May 1995. The date is confirmed by
eyewitnesses, who were told by the Air Force that it was an F-117 that crashed one night .
The article states that within hours Hammer Ace was activated, for maximum secrecy.
However, air force personnel secured the area immediately, with land vehicles, according
If the crash was an F-117, either the Air Force did not tell the other pilots, or the plane was from another undisclosed base. I informed the senior pilot that pilot disorientation was listed as a possible cause , in the F-117 crash. The senior pilot did confirm that the F-117 was the most disorienting aircraft to fly. One major reason is, he said, the pilot has to watch a small display screen much of the time, in addition to the other cockpit controls and readouts.
I asked about whether F-117s fly in the area of the reported crash.
I asked about how slow the F-117 could go, such as 45 mph?
This training exercise information of the F-117 aircraft , helps to further define and confirm that the nightly exercises of the stealth triangle, probably do not consist of a regular mix of F-117s and triangles. My feeling now, as I watched all of the identical strobes of the nightly squadron of 3 to 5 aircraft , is that all of these aircraft are the same type. Since the one that flew overhead was a triangle, they could all very likely be triangles.
Eyewitnesses of the crash saw a green glow from the fire at the crash site. These pilots said their F-117 fuel does not burn "green". One unclassified aircraft's fuel that burns green is the SR-71. Jane's Defence Weekly - 27 May 1995, reported that "Blackbirds Return to the Skies - The US Air Force plans to have two operationally ready SR-71A Blackbird high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft by early September."
Q's: Why didn't fellow pilots know about the F-117 crash?
Was it an SR-71? or its replacement? Why the sudden announcement of a return to the skies of the SR-71 in the same month as this air crash? If the auto-pilot system failed, and the crash was without warning, as reported by Jane's on 4 Nov. 1995, how did the ground forces know to arrive so soon?
The Belgium triangle matches the equilateral proportions of the A-12! Maybe a European version? The large number of German pilots permanently stationed at Holloman AFB (F-117 Base), and British pilots trained right here in Tucson, seems to indicate strong Europe connections!
The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw broadcast of August 6, 1997, aired the story about the U.S. government finally coming clean on UFO sightings, by the release of CIA documents. NBC showed actual film footage of a triangle attached to a U-2 spy plane. This triangle, filmed using night vision, had five circular ports on its undercarriage, and its wingspan was significantly greater than its length.
Articles appeared in newspapers across the country, about the CIA report, where the
government lied about UFOs that were actually spy planes, including the U-2 and the SR-71.
The New York Times, The Arizona Republic, and The Miami Herald articles all appeared on
August 3, 1997. The USA Today article ran August 4, 1997.
Also, you can get a feel for where the four round ports are located by going to the
only A-12 site I've seen with an undercarriage view:
The problem with this rendition is the rectangular openings for the landing gear and tail hook are exactly where the circular ports are. There were no rectangular seams at these locations. The aircraft was going slow enough to give me a fairly good amount of viewing time. The centers of the concentric, convex circles I saw, were small, round and dark. * * * * * *
My daughter was interested in aviation, so she and I took a tour of ERAU university in
Prescott on a Saturday. Our guide, a student, asked us if we saw their UFOs on Thursday
(March 13, 1997). An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student, he saw a formation of
five "diamond" shaped silent stealth flying wing UFOs cross the night sky over
Prescott, Arizona. (My close-up sighting in New Mexico was months later. When
"my" triangle was leaving the area, I could see part of the top of the aircraft
with the undercarriage profile; together, at that angle from under the aircraft as it
pulls away, it can look diamond shaped!) The ERAU student, Garth Lamont, told me they
glowed yellow-orange and made no noise. He felt they were some type of stealth aircraft
because they flew in formation.
Today, at the above WEB site, you can actually take an on-line tour of the same
university my daughter and I visited, and where Garth witnessed the formation.
Finally, Attachment 12 -Paint roughly details, by primitive computer sketches drawn in
"paint" a year after from memory. The green color is almost what it looked like
through the night vision...The triangle seems "longer" than equilateral as per
the middle sketch, but the real proportions (from the original sketches I made in May
1997), are somewhere in between the left hand drawing and the middle one. The aircraft was
so close, so low, with a glaring light at the front, I need a photo to measure the exact
triangular ratio. The undercarriage was also slightly curved, not flat, which affected the
visual dimension estimation.