Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 18, 2012

Military explains Beltway UFO sighting


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WASHINGTON —  The nation’s capitol is already known for its heavy traffic, but even seasoned D.C. motorists were surprised when what looked like a UFO joined them on the Beltway.

Images of what looked like a classic flying saucer being hauled on a trailer flowed across the Internet soon after it was sighted June 13, according to MSNBC. The tractor trailer hauled the aircraft from Garrett County, Md. to Naval Air Station Patuxent River.

Military officials soon revealed that the strange craft was not a crashed UFO, but the new X-47B — an unmanned drone designed to take off and land on aircraft carriers. In the coming months, the drone will be flying over the base and the surrounding area along the Chesapeake Bay.