You tell me. Does that look like a B-2 to you? Is the resolution that poor? What kind of optical illusion do you think is at work?
The mystery jets that were spotted over Amarillo, Texas, and Wichita, Kan. earlier this year are in fact Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bombers on a training sortie, military sources told USNI News on Monday.
“The Amarillo jets were B-2 training sorties,” an U.S. Air Force official with direct knowledge of the incident told USNI News on Monday.
The jets were enroute to the Utah Test and Training Range to practice dropping bombs after a brief delay at the Melrose Air Force Range in New Mexico.
I’m not much of a conspiracy theorist. But when the “mystery bombers” story first popped up, one thing that caught my eye was that one of the planespotters that snapped pics simply called Whiteman AFB, home of the B-2, and asked them if they had any B-2s flying that day. The answer was no. Then a day or so later, suddenly there were multiple, very visible, sorties of planes clearly identifiable as B-2s over the same areas. But calls to Whiteman to ask about sorties went unanswered.