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Video shows truck transporting UFO near Area 51

A video that was allegedly shot near the remote Area 51 military installation in the Nevada desert shows what appears to be an unidentified disc-shaped craft being transported on a semi’s trailer.

This one-minute-thirty-five-second video was uploaded to YouTube on March 24 by user TheMrKikiriki with the title, “UFO Being Towed in Nevada near Area 51.” No description accompanies this video. But it clearly shows a convoy of vehicles, including what could be police vehicles, escorting a semi truck hauling a platform trailer. On this trailer is a seemingly exposed aircraft that bears a striking resemblance to a classic flying saucer.

(Credit: TheMrKikiriki/YouTube)
(Credit: TheMrKikiriki/YouTube)

Based on the video’s audio, the individual who recorded the video used his cell phone to capture the moment the convoy passed the gas station where he and another male individual were stopped. And, based on their dialog, they felt it necessary to be discrete with their filming of the unidentified object.

It seems unlikely that the military, or some secret government agency, would transport a secret aircraft, especially an extraterrestrial spacecraft, in the open for anyone to see. Perhaps that unlikeliness would make it the perfect way to transport something so incredible. It’s also possible that the object is simply a fabricated flying saucer created for display purposes at some Nevada business along the Extraterrestrial Highway.

But another likely possibility is that the craft seen in the video is the X-47B unmanned drone aircraft made by Northrop Grumman.

The X-47b. (Credit: Northrop Grumman)
The X-47b. (Credit: Northrop Grumman)

The X-47b made headlines in 2012 when a craft was being transported by truck from West Virginia to Maryland. The craft in that instance was also transported on a platform trailer, packaged with a form-fitting cover. If you look closely at the craft in the recent video, it also appears to have a form-fitting cover.

Although the identification isn’t conclusive, based on the nearly identical appearance of the craft to photos of X-47bs in transit, the object allegedly recorded near Area 51 is likely an X-47b unmanned aircraft and not an alien spacecraft.

An X-47b in transit in Washington, DC. (Credit: MyFoxDC)
An X-47b in transit in Washington, DC. (Credit: MyFoxDC)

Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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  1. How do you give the same credibility to both a potential UFO sighting and a much simpler explanation of a truck transporting the X-47B

  2. This doesn’t even look close to being in Nevada. The cop cars aren’t the ones that would be escorting such a load. It would, more than likely, be Nevada Highway Patrol escorting if it was in Nevada. Their cars are all dark blue, not white. Not that a plane like the x-47 wouldn’t be transported to a place like Area 51 for testing though. My vote is on the x-47 or some other drone to be tested.

  3. I saw a flying saucer verétable go over well roof of my house between 50m and 130m, its dome is much larger and the actual design is more futuristic, there is no window, no trains landing, I pinched myself hard to verify that it was not a hallucination, as it was flying low she quickly disappeared from my field of vision. Its size, more than 10m in diameter in any case (it’s the size of my house. The UFO lit up like a neon soft white light. Given the distance, there is no doubt on my part the shape of the object. Yes, they are there, or so our scientists are very strong.
    J’ai vu une verétable soucoupe volante passer au -dessus du toit de ma maison entre environ 50m et 130m, son dôme est beaucoup plus grand et l’aspect réel est plus futuriste, il n’y a pas d’hublot, ni train d’atterrissage, je me suis pincé très fort pour vérifier que ce n’était pas une hallucination, comme elle volait bas elle a très vite disparu de mon champ de vision. Sa taille, plus de 10m de diamètre en tout cas, (c’est la dimension de ma maison. L’ovni éclairait comme un néon, une lumière blanche douce. Vu la distance, il n’y a aucun doute de ma part sur la forme de cet objet. Oui, ils sont bien là, ou alors nos scientifiques sont très forts.

  4. If it was a UFO, they would have at least thrown a big tarp over it so that no one could see it.

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