The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Monday, February 12, 2007

UFOs? Nope, just airplanes

Misinterpretation of aerial craft (balloons and airplanes) for UFOs is a given.

Here are some that have been so misidentified….

This is one kind of balloon that was prevalent in the skies of the 1890s (et cetera) and viewed by some citizens as something more than just a balloon…

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Here are other aircraft that have been misidentified as UFOs….

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There are others, and analyses, at our web-site, of some sightings resulting from mistaken aircraft.

8 Comments:

  • Some of these craft never ever flew: - How then, and where and when - were these EVER misidentified as UFO's???? Did, perhaps, some ingnoramus wander into the Avro wind-tunnel for instance?
    Please explain your point.
    Thanks,
    David

    By Blogger FUT in the HAT THEATRE GUILD, at Tuesday, February 13, 2007  

  • Each of the planes pictured flew, some many times.

    We only included pictures of aircraft that actually saw or is seeing flight today.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, February 13, 2007  

  • The sixth image down is of the Project Y mock-up at the Avro plant in Malton, Ontario. Project Y absolutely never flew - no flight-capable models were built.
    There was a derivative project - Y2 - that Avro worked on with the USAF which resulted in the Avro Aerocar. The aerocar did "fly" I suppose it can be argued,- one of the two models built did hover never more than 6 feet above the ground around the the Grounds of the Avro plant. Perhaps this is what is confusing you, but the aeocar looke nothing at all like the Project Y mock-up you have pictured.
    Thanks,
    David S.

    By Blogger FUT in the HAT THEATRE GUILD, at Tuesday, February 13, 2007  

  • David, The VTOL craft -- the avroplane -- was configured by the Navy and flew (maybe still does) as the SeaRay.

    We'll gather documenation from our web-site and input it here upcoming.

    Thanks for the note.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, February 13, 2007  

  • Sorry, number 6, the A12 Avenger never flew. And as to no. 7 (bombowie), please provide some documentation such a craft ever existed. Thank you.

    By Blogger ACDer, at Wednesday, February 14, 2007  

  • The A12(Avenger), a prototype for the Stealth bomber, was scrapped by the Navy (for design flaws) but only after many test flights.

    The Bombowie (The Access 5/Unite) plane was also test flown, and is still around as best as we can tell.

    (The project is classified now.)

    So, ACDer, send us your e-mail address (rrrgroup@gmail.com) and we'll send you our documenation for both aircraft.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, February 14, 2007  

  • It would seem someone has access to the skunk works. If they thought the Aruora was a uof they probably also did not know where they were.

    By Blogger Harlan, at Thursday, February 15, 2007  

  • Planes have a way of growing on us. They become part of our lives much like an old car that has seen and been a part of our adventures in life. But, like everything in this world, each has a story that ends, and most planes end up in the dismantling and demolition yard after being replaced by new ones that look more like they're vehicles from another world. This is how a retired F-14 fighter is demolished: http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/460833/US?c_id=wom-bc-ar

    - Alvin from The U.S. Desk at TheNewsRoom.com

    By Blogger alvinwriter, at Friday, July 06, 2007  

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