Is That a UFO or a Plane?

Six secret aircraft mistaken for UFOs

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    An RQ-3 Darkstar prototype on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

    Willy Logan/Wikimedia Commons
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    An RQ-3 Darkstar flies over Edwards Air Force Base in southern California in June 1998.

    Dept. of Defense
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    A U-2 takes off from an undisclosed location during Operation Iraqi Freedom in April 2003.

    AP
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    Air Force pilot Gary Powers in 1959, one year before his U-2 was shot down over the Soviet Union and he was captured.

    AP
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    A U.S. Air Force Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird jet on a runway in 1995.

    AP
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    A U.S. Air Force Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird jet in flight in 1994.

    AP
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    A screen grab of a civilian video of a 2006 test flight that revealed the existence of Lockheed Martin's P-791 lighter-than-air craft.

    Snotr.com
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    A U.S. Air Force F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter jet in flight in 1998.

    AP
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    A U.S. Air Force F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter jet lands in Kuwait after a mission over Iraq on March 22, 2003, two days into Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    AP
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    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth jet bomber, viewed edge-on in flight in October 2000.

    AP
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    The serrated wings of a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth jet bomber in flight in November 2001.

    AP

 

 

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