On Feb. 15, 2017, UFO seekers Tim Doyle and Tracey Su were camping near Groom Lake to take pictures and film videos of activity in the skies inside Area 51.
During their stay, they spotted a couple of F-16s dogfighting and snapped some shots at the jets. It wasn’t until they got back home when they started reviewing the pictures, that they noticed a third unidentified aircraft that they described as a “triangular” object which appeared to be dogfighting the “Vipers”
The video below includes the pictures shot by Tracey (go to 19:45).
The resolution of images in the video does not allow a proper identification of the object which might well be a drone or a distant manned aircraft such as an F-117 that was spotted flying over Nevada with accompanying F-16, in the recent past), still the story of the alleged interaction has had some exposure.
Assessing the size is difficult: even though the perspective might be a factor here, the object seems to be smaller than the F-16s, but probably much larger than a micro-drone as the bird-sized Perdix drones, 103 of those, launched from three F/A-18F Super Hornets, took part in one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms over the skies of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California on Oct. 25, 2016. That said, the aircraft could be a prototype of some new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), maybe a UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle), a weaponized drone.
According to Tyler Rogoway at The War Zone, the object is clearly a bird. “I literally see this all the time in frames. Birds catching thermals,” he says. “Viewing a bird somewhat edge on while soaring, that is exactly what they look like,” he said in a tweet to The Aviationist. To be honest, I don’t see a bird here, but I may be wrong.
Mick West, the creator of Metabunk and famous debunker, has done an interesting analysis coming to the conclusion it was a bird. Here it is:
— Mick West (@MickWest) February 28, 2018
Oh and, taking the closest stock image I can find of a hawk soaring from the side… After blurring them, it really does look extremely similar…
1. The head
2. The tail
3. The wing
It's just the low quality & very far perspective of the camera that make it's look odd. pic.twitter.com/Fzz0pv2fKI
— Aircraft Spots (@AircraftSpots) February 28, 2018
Source: The Aviationist Article Published on Feb 28 2018