It’s a bird. It’s a
plane. It’s a UFO?
Mystery Craft Seen on U.S. Route 77 in Kansas
From KSN TV (Wichita)
COWLEY COUNTY, Kansas -- Residents in Cowley County
are still talking about a mystery craft, seen being towed down US 77 Monday.
Sitting inside Lindly's Appliance Store, Kammi Root is used
to seeing large machinery towed down US 77. But what she saw Monday afternoon
is something she won't soon forget.
“There was this funny sphere that went through on this big
trailer and my first thought was, 'That looks like a UFO,’” said Root.
A huge 32-foot craft, wrapped in tarp, was as mysterious as
the transport company who called Sheriff Don Read for help.
“They told us that it was an aircraft and that they had
explored other ways to transport it but this was the best way for them to do it
and they asked us not to say a whole lot about it,” said Read.
After all, the massive load's shape would certainly draw
enough attention on its own.
“People were calling in saying, 'Oh they think they found a
flying saucer. It looks like a flying saucer to us and we don't know for sure
what it is,’” said Donetta Godsey with the Winfield Daily Courier.
For nearly an hour, officers helped maneuver the craft through
”The biggest thing that we had to deal with was down at the
roundabout we had to remove a bunch of signs and markers because the load was
so long it couldn't make the corner,” said Read.
Meanwhile, onlookers struggled to wipe the shock from their
faces and the questions from their minds.
”What was that funny thing that was on that trailer that
looked like something from somewhere else?” said Root.
So what in the world was it? Undersheriff Bill Mueller says
it was an experimental aircraft from Northrop Grumman, possibly a new unmanned
drone. It still has a ways to go. Its final destination is Maryland.
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