People in the D.C. area are buzzing after images started popping up online showing what several believed to be a ‘UFO’ in transport along the Capitol Beltway.
The spotting took place around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday when drivers first saw the craft becoming hauled on a flatbed truck on I-270, and then again down I-495.
An official at Northrop Grumman confirmed to a TV station on Thursday that the craft was actually an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System.
It wasn’t the first time this style of aircraft had been mistaken for a ‘UFO’ although becoming transported. Last year, residents of Cowley County, Kansas made a similar mistake.
DefenseTech.org reported that last year, engineers practiced aircraft carrier take-offs and landings with the drone on a strip of runway at Patuxent Station that is painted to resemble a carrier’s flight deck.
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(THE BLAZE) Under the cloak of darkness a strangely shaped vessel was transported on Washington, D.C.’s Beltway, causing some to question if it was a UFO. Around 11 p.m. Wednesday evening, reports of a disc-shaped object carried on a flatbed truck making its way along I-270 and I-495 escorted by police began causing a ruckus on Twitter, MyFoxDC…
People in the D.C. area are buzzing after pictures began popping up online showing what many believed to be a ‘UFO’ in transport along the Capitol Beltway. Here is a couple on the ground, the ones causing the stir were being hauled on a flatbed truck, on it’s way to Pax River air station for testing. X-47B The spotting took place around 11:00 p.m.