Was a UFO Just Hauled Through Kansas?

Was a UFO Just Hauled Through Kansas?

Was a UFO just hauled through a small Kansas town?

The residents of a small town in Crowley County, Kansas are buzzing over a recent UFO sighting. The thing is, it wasn’t in the sky. Instead, it was strapped to the back of a flat bed truck hurrying down US highway 77.

Donnetta Godsey of the Winfield Daily Courier told ABC7 that they began receiving phone calls about the strange cargo early last Monday.

“People were calling in saying, ‘Oh they think they found a flying saucer. It looks like a flying saucer to us and we don’t know for sure what it is.”

The object, wrapped in a silver tarp, measured about 32 feet from the front to the rear, and even appeared to be equipped with flashing lights. Luckily, a curious bystander snapped a few photos of the craft, much to the dismay Sheriff Don Read, who had been contacted by the trucking company with explicit instructions to keep news of the craft to a minimum.

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“They told us that it was an aircraft and that they had explored other ways to transport it but this was the best way for them to do it and they asked us not to say a whole lot about it,” said Read.

Unfortunately for them, the object proved to be a little too big to get through the streets without a hassle, requiring signs to be temporarily removed while the load was gingerly eased through town. The entire ordeal took what amounted to an hour, more than enough time for a crowd of onlookers to gather around and gawk at the otherworldly cargo.

But the burning questions remain: what the heck is it and where did it come from? Is it a crashed alien spacecraft destined for a secret military installation? Undersheriff Bill Mueller seemed to know more than he let on, but told reporters that it could be an experimental aircraft, sans wings, designed for Naval carriers. Whatever it is, it’s headed to Maryland, says Mueller.

For more information on odd haul, check out the video below:

UPDATE: It appears that Northrup Grumman have confirmed that the craft was an X-47B Unmanned Aerial Vehicle destined for the Naval Air Station in Maryland. Or maybe that’s just what they want you to think..


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11 Comments

  1. David

    12/19/2011 at 2:25 PM

    Could this be a radar disk that is mounted on a large Boeing jet like this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_E-3_Sentry

    • Jon

      12/20/2011 at 11:12 AM

      Its an x-47b. Headed for navy trials in Maryland. Its an unmanned plane supposed to be able to take off and land from an aircraft carrier. Northrup Grumman got the contract in 2007.

      • Greg Newkirk

        12/20/2011 at 11:59 AM

        I think we may have a winner. In fact, Northrop Grumman has apparently confirmed via Gizmodo the craft is actually a X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System designed to operate from aircraft carriers. Personally, I was hoping for a “Flight of the Navigator”-esque flying saucer:

        Flight of the Navigator

    • Jeremy

      12/22/2011 at 1:19 PM

      Not even close, they might as well call it a weather balloon, that piece does not sit on any plane as I seen it first hand.

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  4. Jeremy

    12/22/2011 at 1:21 PM

    Drag a UFO threw a town like oh its a part to a plain, BS, why they calling it an aircraft instead of saying its an aircraft part???

  5. Willow

    12/26/2011 at 2:20 PM

    A friend of mind saw this craft, or something VERY similar in Chickasha, Oklahoma….I believe it was the 10th of December. They blocked the whole main street around 10am on a Saturday. Pretty trippy.

  6. Ron Lam

    01/14/2012 at 11:47 AM

    For a certainty it’s nothing classified or military. There’s no major escort, it’s daytime. That probably rules out any advanced military craft. It could be anything, from the cap on a wind turbine (it’s roughly shaped like that, the cap that fits over the central turbine at the axis of the three blades) to a part for something. Of course it’s not a UFO… why would that be hauling around on a truck in daylight through town? It’s cool to see, though.

  7. R Herby

    06/16/2012 at 8:40 PM

    I think they have enough money to build a transport shell that just happen to look like a UFO. The drone was inside the shell.
    If not, wouldn’t that be the ultimate spy weapon. No one would suspect the US gov spying on them, instead, they would be suspecting only aliens in a UFO. In any country on any continent.

  8. patrick hughes

    06/26/2012 at 8:35 AM

    if i were to haul around a flying saucer it would be in plain sight and in the daylight. seeing it at night getting loaded onto a boat would be more suspect.

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