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Railroader's UFO Collision: CSX?

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Posted by upchuck on Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:38 PM
Chewbacca never did complete flight school, you know...
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Posted by greyhounds on Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:49 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by METRO

Not that I'm at all trying to feed a consipracy ideology here, I'm forever a skeptic as I learned to be from my great-grandfather who was a military aircraft designer, but if the United States government wanted to get rid of a couple train engines, that wouldn't at all be a big deal. There are millions of acares of government land in America, especially in states like Nevada and Arizona. I doubt the CSX engine roster would list the units as "dissapeared" or MIA or anything though.

There's usually a perfectly reasonable and earthly explanation for most every "UFO" encounter. What this sounds like to me is a set of military UAVs (unmanned aircraft) probably USMC Cypher search drones, They were probably on a training or test mission and accidentally smacked the trains. Somebody probably got hell for that one back at base, those drones are expensive! The Cyphers could have been operating under an electromagnetic countermeasures condition which would explain the weird electronic effects inside the engines. There's nothing out of this world about what happened to that train, it's entirely possible based upon current military technology here in the United States.

Was the train running late? If so that could explain the incident totally as the military didn't think there would be a train at that location at that time.

Cheers!
~METRO


So if it was military, and if there's any truth in this story, I'll wager (and I do wager) that it was a UAV test by the US Military - why wouldn't they have established security by sending a couple soldiers down the tracks each way with intructions to phone in if a train was on the way.

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Posted by METRO on Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:52 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by erikthered

Those boys in the Air Force are just out for a bit of funnin'.
Seriously, it used to be a fun pastime for USAF pilots at night to drop down to treetop level over a railroad. When a train came along moving in the opposite direction, the pilots would flip on their landing lights and watch the engineers panic.....

Those dang kids in their big toys used to practice bombing and strafing tactics over I-10 outside of Tucson. I remember well being surprised by the high speed shadow of an A-10 zipping by overhead... miles from the runway at Davis-Monthan AFB.

There might be some fact between them thar lights in the sky... but no USAF pilot in his right mind is going to step forward and tell his CO he was the culprit.


A good buddy of mine is an F18 pilot for the Navy. In a state that will remain nameless but is the home of the Atlantic Fleet, one of his favorite games was to play chicken with a certain F14 pilot over the Chessie bay. Now the F14 has a top speed of about mach 2 and the F18 tops out at around mach 1.8. So that's a combined closing speed of mach 3.8 or about 1.3 kilometers per second. So to get this speed and pass eachother close enough to make them come as close to soiling themselves as they'd dare, they needed a lot of runup room. So the guy in the F14 headed back over land to get enough room to get up to speed, he broke the sound barrier over a VRE platform meanwile staying low enough for the eye in the sky not to catch on the toe game of chicken on radar. Luckily his commanding officer had a sense of humor and told the brass that the entire stunt was part of a new air-superiority engagement tactic that he was working on.

Cheers!
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Posted by cherokee woman on Friday, May 26, 2006 6:19 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by germanium

I expect they were hit by a still-frozen pizza from the Depot Diner.
Will CW own up ?????????


HEY!! I don't throw frozen pizzas!! I always make sure they're
thoroughly cooked, before I throw them.[alien][(-D]
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Posted by chad thomas on Friday, May 26, 2006 9:29 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by cherokee woman

QUOTE: Originally posted by germanium

I expect they were hit by a still-frozen pizza from the Depot Diner.
Will CW own up ?????????


HEY!! I don't throw frozen pizzas!! I always make sure they're
thoroughly cooked, before I throw them.[alien][(-D]


Thanks CW, I apriciate that. Getting hit with a frozen pizza can hurt. Of course hot cheese upside the head is no fun either.[;)]
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Posted by SALfan on Friday, May 26, 2006 10:34 AM
Hey, I knew our hobby had intergalactic appeal. First known instance of alien railfans! They just got a little too close.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 26, 2006 11:11 AM
Maybe the Illumanti is behind this one. I see nothing [X-)], know nothing. I'm waling away now. [:-^]
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Posted by BILL GRIFFIN on Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:35 PM
There is an addendum to the report which casts doubt on its authenticity. http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/049/S49934.html
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Posted by BILL GRIFFIN on Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:36 PM
lol

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