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From: "Roger McSharry"
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 1997 10:51:41 -0500 Subject: Re: New contact for Area 51 > > I recently came into contact with with a man who claimed to have visited > Area 51. I didn't have a chance to talk to him for very long I'll talk to > him more at a later date. Here is what he told me: > > He told me there are three projects currently underway. A > pulse jet which has rides on short bursts of a strong engine possibly with > a second system also. (rest of message deleted) I have no claims to insider knowledge of this area, but I did visit Freedom Ridge one day in 1994 (?) ...... was in Las Vegas for a conference and felt I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Didn't see anything from the hilltop except buildings. Driving back, though, I saw a contrail appear suddenly in front of me in the valley I was driving through, about 20-30 min down the highway from the Freedom Ridge turn-off. I looked and saw a discontinuous contrail rapidly heading down the valley and gaining height. Stopping the car, I saw a swept-wing jet making the trail and leaving my field of vision very quickly. The contrail began so low it was between the surrounding hills and my vantage point (although I didn't see the plane itself there, or hear it). The smoke trail seemed typical of a jet contrail (to my eye) except that it was discontinuous.....the length of the segments was maybe 20-30 times the width, with intervening areas of 3-4 times this length where there was no contrail. This pattern continued all the way to the plane generating the trail. I doubt any secret plane would be tested over a public highway in broad daylight, but I was wondering if anyone knows whether this contrail pattern can be seen in any standard military jets? The contrail gradually dissipated while I watched for ten minutes or so on the side of the road. I couldn't see any contrail leading from the head of the valley, and remain surprised a plane would be so low to the ground as the contrail indicates it was... Roger McSharry email@example.com
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