Vision shows an unusual aircraft being towed into a top-secret remote US air force development facility, sparking a flurry of excitement and speculation.
Mystery surrounds a strange UFO-like aircraft that was seen being towed into a top-secret military base in a remote part of the United States.
The craft was filmed at arms developer Lockheed Martin’s secretive Helendale radar-cross section measurement facility in the Mojave Desert in eastern California.
A short video of the unidentified object first emerged on the social media platform TikTok and then the location was confirmed by internet sleuth Ruben Hofs.
The footage shows what looks like an inverted stealth aircraft shape being transported on a flatbed trailer, while a voice can be heard saying: “What the f**k is that?” Mr. Hofs said the scaffolding in the background indicated the location was the Helendale Radar Cross Section Facility.
He also noted the shape of the aircraft was different from typical test aircraft.
This site is located near Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works headquarters at Plant 42 in Palmdale. It has played a vital role in the development of US stealth aircraft since the early 1980s.
AviationWeek defense editor Steve Trimble said he showed the footage to US air force air combat command chief General Mark Kelly.
“His immediate reply was that he had no idea what it was,” Mr. Trimble said.
“And then he took my laptop and stared at it for about 20 seconds. His expression was somewhere between confused and impressed.” Last week, a “Tic Tac-shaped” UFO was spotted near a US Space Force base near Aurora in the state of Colorado and appeared to shapeshift, according to witness Jason Suraci.
He filmed several strange orbs and pill-like objects over the base and posted them on his YouTube channel and Instagram. Mr. Suraci shared numerous snippets of footage showing things during broad daylight and at night using a night vision camera.
The objects appear to change shape while others are similar to the infamous “Tic Tac” UFO filmed by US navy pilots in a notorious encounter in 2004.
It comes as the US continues to probe UFOs — now more commonly known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) — following the release of a much-anticipated report by the Pentagon. The report confirmed there have been numerous unexplained encounters between the US military and UAPs.