Ghost plane- UFOs of the 1960s explained?
- The 1960s type of UFOs of the type called ghost planes; Fortean Times no.209 May 2006 p 14 provides a possible answer-
In the 1990s, the Russians revealed research into the field of plasma aerodynamics. They injected an electric charge into the airflow around an aircraft. The plasma absorbs radio waves, making the plane harder to spot on radar. A plasma stealth system developed by the Keldysh Scientific Research Centre in 1999 may be incorporated in some of Russia's latest combat craft.
Rumours emerged that such technology was already known in the West, and that the leading edge of the Grumman B2 stealth bomber had a device that generated millions of volts along the leading edge of its wings.
Discussion in this area gets diverted to talk about antigravity, alien technology, warp drive etc.
There are patents filed on these ideas as early as the 1960s, these used radioactive paint on the crafts to ionise the air around the craft creating plasma. This turns them into blurry discs of light travelling across the sky.
Fortean Times says this might expain 1960s UFO sightings, but most of the information to say if these patents were actually used is secret.
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