High Strangeness: It's Just a Drone, People!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's Just a Drone, People!

I wasn't going to write about this, because it seemed to have been overexposed last week, but there's something so goofy about it that I can't resist...

On December 12th, residents of Cowley County, Kansas, were surprised to see a large semi-truck hauling a 32-foot wide saucer down Route 77. For obvious reasons, the locals were quick to suspect that a real live UFO was being hauled right down their main drag...

Captured UFO being hauled through Cowley County, Kansas, on December 12, 2011.

Not to worry. Before widespread panic could take hold, the citizens of Cowley County were assured by a "PR man" that the mystery saucer was an "experimental drone" built by Northrup Grumman, and that it was being transported "to Maryland." Apparently, that settled things, and the good people of Cowley County went back about their business.

So just now I was looking at a Google Map of the route from Cowley County, KS, to Maryland, and it made me wonder why we haven't seen any news reports or YouTubes or photos of the strange drone-hauling truck as it passed through St. Louis or Indianapolis or Pittsburgh...

Somehow the truck and its cargo managed to slip through those fine cities without being noticed, for it turns out that the "X-47B," a killer drone designed to launch from the deck on an aircraft carrier, was reportedly safely delivered to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland on December 21st, where it will undergo testing in the spring of 2012. At least that's what the "PR man" says.

The X-47B "Killer Drone" supposedly being delivered to Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland on December 20, 2011. Who delivers killer drones in the middle of the night?



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks like the tarp covering is blowing up. Note how the top picture looks rounder and more saucer shaped. The pic on the bottom is is more triangular.

Andrew Figallo said...

Saw 2 similar trucks hauling Northbound in MN a few years ago.

Sowpath das said...

nice post

James Terrier said...

We are really happy to see this success in drone technology and i hope it will be so more well inspiration to find more success in the future. Thanks also the long range drones team for their great service about this technology.