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Aurora. Astra. The black triangle. TR-3B. It goes by numerous names.

And like its varied monikers, this enigmatic craft has as many opinions as to its source. In 1997, a huge triangular-shaped UFO was seen by thousands flying slowly over Phoenix, Arizona. It was captured by numerous cameras, and was even reported by actor Kurt Russell, who was on final approach, flying his son in his Cessna to visit his girlfriend. He reported the object to the control tower, then forgot about it until a few years later, when his wife Goldie Hawn was watching a program about UFOs and they mentioned the incident. Russell dug out his old flight logs and sure enough, he logged the incident.

Then there’s the Hudson Valley Flap. Between 1983 and 1986, over 5,000 sightings of large triangular UFOs were reported to the authorities. Pine Bush seemed to be the epicenter. Many took photos, some drew sketches, and all seemed to agree that what they were seeing was consistent with the black, triangular shaped UFO.

And then there’s the Belgian Wave. From November 1989 to April 1990, 1,000s of sightings of black triangles were seen by everyone from astonished civilians to law enforcement to military pilots. In March of 1990, Colonel Wilfried De Brouwer, at the time an F-16 pilot in the Belgian Air Force, was scrambled along with his wingman and ordered to intercept the enigmatic craft. What ensued was in his words, a “cat and mouse game” with the black triangles executing impossible acceleration and course changes, never allowing the F-16s to get close enough to engage them. While there are many skeptics who deny the veracity of the sightings, Col De Brouwer maintains that what he witnessed was real.

There are many, many more sightings of this unusual, mysterious craft – too many to mention here.

So what are these strange sightings? There are many who believe they are alien spacecraft, and just as many who assume they are our own secret, advanced aircraft. Michael Schratt, an aircraft historian claims, “Eighty-five percent of what we’re seeing in the skies above us are in point of fact our own deep black projects. The rest are true unknowns – possibly extraterrestrial craft.”

Quite a statement. If he’s right, then odds are the black triangles may be ours.

However, there are many who claim the sightings of black, triangular UFOs date far before we could have developed the technology to create such craft. Indeed, the “Ancient Aliens” camp claim they’ve been flying since time immemorial. David Marler wrote a book, “Triangular UFOS – An Estimate of the Situation,” where he states he’s skeptical they are earthly contraptions. And UFO researcher Nick Redfern sites a report from North Yorkshire, England in 1965 where a witness reported seeing a group of black triangles flying in formation. Redfern makes the assertion that there is little possibility the technology existed in the 1960s to produce such craft. But what if there was?

In the 1985 Pentagon budget, someone inadvertently mentioned “Project Aurora.” It soon came to light through other sources that this project was the code name for an ultra-black budget program that produced the “TR-3B,” an anti-gravity, black aircraft identical to the various triangular UFOs being spotted all over the world in the previous decades. UFO researcher Dr. Steven Greer claims anti-gravity propulsion was developed as early as 1953. If he’s right, then it may be possible that the TR-3B or an early iteration of it was indeed flying in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Edgar Fouche claimed to have worked at Area 51 as a contractor, and also claims to have seen the TR-3B being tested there. There is also a patent issued by the US Navy for a TR-3B (among other inventions), designed by one Salvatore Pais. Pais is a real person, and he and his Navy attorney attest to the veracity and operability of his inventions.

So it seems the deck is stacked in favor of “domestic” over “foreign.” Is it possible that the US military has been testing anti-gravity triangular craft for decades? If you read my Solar Warden novels, then the answer is yes. But don’t take my word for it - I’ll close with the now famous quote from the late Ben Rich, former head of Lockheed Skunkworks, the aerospace company that probably designed and built the TR-3B –

“We have things in the desert (Area 51) that are 50 years beyond what you could possibly comprehend. If you’ve seen it on Star Trek or Star Wars, we’ve been there, done that, or decided it wasn’t worth the effort.”

Bottom line, I want one.

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In 2011 me and my wife seen one close up pulled over on the 101 south bound California. It flew silently over us about 100 feet above us and as soon as the glowing orange center of it passed over it made a strange humming sound that pulsed it was awesome!! As we got back in the car and started driving you can see more of them in the hills flying well they float or levitate this was in Lompoc California right by Vandenberg Air Force base

Peter Fuller
Peter Fuller

Cool! Did you manage to take any photos?

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