"I don't think the United States has left itself without a newer and better version of the SR-71. I also don't think when we retired the last space shuttle there was not something else cooking in the back kitchen."
I have spun this yarn before. In January of 1970, when I first got to Okinawa, I was in the process of settling in and getting situated with my new surroundings. Next to the base I was stationed at, was a huge AFB called Kadena. Anyhow, true to Air Force fashion, Kadena was rumored to have the best PX on the island, and I needed some stuff. On my first day off, I caught a cab and was off to Kadena.
When I was walking towards the PX, I heard the loudest roar imaginable. Much louder than the very loud B-52's which took off on a regular basis. I looked up and saw a very weird looking aircraft going almost straight up in the sky. It looked like a pencil with two rocket engines on the back. Some airman happened to be walking by when I saw it. "What is that??" I asked. He looked at me like I was from Mars. "What? I don't see anything". That was my first intro into the world of "black programs."
What was it? The SR-71 Blackbird, now fully retired. A spy plane like no other. This follow on to the U-2 spy plane was quite an improvement. Fast, stealthy, loaded with cameras that could - never mind - probably still classified. Then all of a sudden, with no follow-on spy plane being announced, the SR-71 was gone. It left the United States without a kick-ass spy place like the Blackbird - or was it?
The long rumored Aurora Program might just be more than a rumor. Some say that Lockheed's famous Skunk Works facility has developed more than one candidate to replace the Blackbird. One of the more popular theories is a new sleek new jet called the SR-91.
This plane, using pulse technology, is (supposedly) capable of Mach 6 (or better). By the way, Mach 6 is three times faster than a speeding bullet.
Others think that Lockheed has made a quantum lead in technology and developed the TR 3-B - better known as the flying triangle. This aircraft uses a propulsion which is so complicated, I can't even begin to explain it. The speed and capabilities for this space capable aircraft are off the charts.
More and more UFO experts and now re-thinking some of the recent sightings. May not be "otherworldly" at all. Might just be the latest and greatest aircraft (or spacecraft) to be tested by our government. What do I believe? I don't think the United States has left itself without a newer and better version of the SR-71. Not for a minute. I also don't think when we retired the last space shuttle, there was not something else cooking in the back kitchen. Why do I think that? Once you have a security clearance, you realize just how little of the story gets out in the public. It is the proverbial iceberg. 90% of the story is under the water.
This one is worth keeping an eye on folks. I think more and more is going to be revealed once we get into 2019. This time when I see a SR-91 zipping overhead, I don't want someone to tell me I am seeing things. Been there, done that - back in 1970.