July of 20FOs in recent history. But when one man recalled an encounter with a strange ship, the entire sky became the stage for a massive and unexplainable show of technological wizardry and mysterious phenomena. The witness recalled his encounter to the Mutual UFO Network, and some experts are calling it one of the more interesting cases of the year.
As he watched, the witness caught sight of what he thought were just two jets flying through the skies with long contrails behind them stretching to the horizon. As he focused in on one, however, it suddenly vanished for a period of approximately three seconds before reappearing once again. The witness was shocked. Thinking perhaps he had just imagined the whole thing, he kept watching, this time paying far closer attention to the plane soaring overhead. It once again vanished for a period and then reappeared. Perhaps most intriguing is not the fact that this small distant ship disappeared in the sunny summer sky, but that its disappearance was soon joined by the disappearance of the contrail itself, which seemed to simply flip off as if by some old style special effect and then reappear as soon as the ship was back again. The witness watched the planes then fly out of sight and was left standing there astonished with a renewed sense of wonder and mystery in the world.
How could not only a jet, but also its contrail leading behind it disappear? The idea is nothing if not strange. To put this encounter in perspective, we have to have an understanding first of what we know of cloaking technology. Currently, scientists are looking at ways to make a second skin around craft to make the light pass around it and then out the other side in the same way that it goes in. The end result would be a craft that essentially reflects no light, instead letting it pass right through to the viewer on the other side. Invisibility as we know it is still in the conceptual and early development stage, but scientists expect they will be able to make it work one day. But even if this technology were somehow used, this would leave several questions unanswered in this case.
First, how would the craft flip on and off its visibility? How would it essentially go from a normal reflective state to an entirely transparent one at will? Interestingly enough, Boeing has suggested they could one day develop such a craft and is already studying ways it could make this mode of travel effective and cheap enough to use in commercial airliners. But that’s not all. It also has said that in some cases it may be able to make the visibility and invisibility of the craft’s walls turn on and off at will. Of course such a system would be necessary for several practical reasons. And it has proposed using electricity passing through the porous skin to open and close channels that reflect light.
But this still raises an important question. Even if the craft were invisible, how would it then turn this same invisibility on the contrail it was leaving behind? Such a feat would certainly have a tactical advantage on traditional aircraft, but wouldn’t it be easier to just develop a fuel that didn’t leave any emissions behind?