- Camouflage of aircraft has been the ongoing focus of
the military since the discovery of human flight. Hiding from the enemy,
protects pilot lives, military secrets and provides the ability for sudden
and highly effective strikes on targets. As the number of sightings of
"disappearing" aircraft and objects increase, lines are becoming
blurred as we attempt to delineate between our true technological capabilities
what may be a common capability of the UFO (unidentified aerial device/vehicle).
Star-field and cloud/haze camouflage are now frequently reported in addition
to blending into the sky, using various techniques and devices.
- Increasing, UFO Researchers are witnessing what appears
to be aircraft at various altitudes suddenly and inexplicably vanish from
sight. George Filer in Filers Files relayed a report of two MUFON members
returning from the MUFON Symposium 2000 watching as an apparent aircraft
"winked out" before them. George Filer also told of such an experience
along the Eastern seaboard. Other researchers and the public continue to
relate to Living-Tracer Enterprises similar sightings.
- These sightings are so unusual that they have provoked
the consideration of two possible explanations: the common use of ultra
high tech military and civilian aircraft camouflage or UFOs camouflaging
- Human Made High Technology Explanation
- One must consider both prosaic explanations and exotic
Defense R&D before concluding what some report seeing is taken as conclusive
evidence of alien technology. Electrochromatic panels (tiny video sensors)
on the skin of aircraft is one such exotic technology which could explain
as least some of the sightings reported.
- It might be enlightening to visit the Project Chameleo/Richard
N. Schowengerdt's website which presents papers, videos and drawings explaining
some of the more recent research projects conducted by research scientist
and the Air Force... http://members.aol.com/rschowe173/chameleo.html
- While the following patent does not prove the current
use of this technology, it does show interest and research into the development
- Cloaking Using Electro-Optical Camouflage Patent No.
5,307,162 issued 26 April 1994 Patent Renewed in 1997 - Next Maintenance
Fee Due 26 April 2001
- An interesting report from Australia from Harry Mason
points to get another possible high tech explanation for disappearing or
"limited sight" aircraft (though it is not clear whether the
"object" seen by observers was indeed an aircraft):
- Harry Mason writes, "I have some input for you on
the disappearing aircraft technology?" I have a friend in a foreign
country who is their top English language translator. I will not name the
country for her safety. In the early 1980s, she went with a foreign military
delegation from her country to the USA to meet with top US Military. She
translated for both sides. One aspect of their visit was to observe film
and hard technology of the operation of a "cloaking device."
This made ships, aircraft, or airfields totally invisible in reflected
light and radar wavebands. It was being offered to her country as an inducement
to back US policy.The device was capable of retrofitting to any aircraft
etc. There is "eyewitness" evidence of such a device in operation
at an RAF-NATO airbase on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland.
- One day a bunch of golfers noticed a 'V' shape wave rushing
across the calm sea surface with a vague shimmering space in the air above
it -- similar to that seen in the movie "Predator."
- The 'V' wave of unsettled water and the shimmering air
shot towards them at a fair speed and the shimmering went over their heads
accompanied by a loud roaring noise -- exactly in line with the airstrip.
They concluded that a high powered invisible aircraft had approached low
over the water and landed at the airfield. Thanks to Harry Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
- Living-Tracers has received reports from reliable witnesses
sighting similar V-shaped "airwave" streams having no accompanying
sound or color-- with one astounding difference. These "objects"
were only a few hundred feet away and much smaller -- having a basketball
sized rounded "shape" in front of the stream.
- These reports indicate that the "airwaves"
were similar to seeing a small wake in a lake moving quickly by...only
in the air. Might these be the small spherical objects reported by so many
all over the world entering another state dimension?
- Who Are 'They' ... And Who Are They Hiding From?
- While it is possible that many experimental missions
and varying atmospheric conditions are occurring in our atmosphere and
that stealth tech/camouflage undoubtedly is being developed, one must ask
the following question:
- What would be the purpose of using such stealth tech
(if economically and technologically feasible) in non-combat situations
in the skies above populated areas? If it is feasible, why would it be
necessary? Who are they hiding from?
- Perhaps one explanation for my sighting of a blinking
out "craft" is the experimentation of 'emissions cloaking' along
with aircraft camouflage. Much R&D is taking place in radar jamming
and emissions control...but why would our military be testing or using
such cloaking devices over a populated area in mid day?
- Who are they hiding from?
- The sudden and inexplicable disappearance, I personally
witnessed in December of 1999 was in a clear blue sky was stunning. While
I was intensely watching an oblong pinkish object (which I at first assumed
to be an aircraft) with a long "dashing" persistent contrail
the object along with the miles long persistent contrail "winked out".
I searched the clear blue sky for a possible reappearance of the strange
object or aircraft and saw nothing but blue skies
- While I have seen various "camouflaging" effects
of aircraft -- white aircraft becoming darker in different lighting conditions,
aircraft moving through a thin haze becoming white then blue and back again,
even shadows bouncing in front of aircraft.this sighting seemed to defy
plausible common explanations.
- What purpose would it serve for a military aircraft flying
over a populated area to be visible then suddenly become invisible (in
supposedly non-combat, non-experimental situations)? From whom are they
- Disappearances And Contrails
- An interesting sighting report by George A. Filer (Eastern
Director of MUFON) in Filers Files #31, August 7, 2000 asks the same probing
- "The last few months the search for Unidentified
Flying Objects has taken on a new phase with dozens of reports of aircraft
disappearing in front of numerous eye witnesses. Sometimes the craft appear
to change color prior to disappearing, we have reports of white, gray,
red, and patchy blue or white aircraft. In World War II, camouflage techniques
lit up allied anti-sub aircraft using soft lights to conceal them from
- I personally have 5000 flying hours. On July 3, I saw
an aircraft making heavy dark looking contrails that appeared quite different
from standard. They may have powder or impurities in them that may come
from the new jet fuels. The most amazing thing that occurred is that when
the spraying stopped the aircraft disappeared. I searched the clear blue
sky with binoculars but no craft could be observed. An aircraft simply
does not vanish from a clear blue sky unless it has active camouflage or
- One possible way for an aircraft to vanish would be to
use a liquid screen similar to one used on a typical lap tap computer.
If hundreds of liquid screens were mounted on the underside of aircraft
it could be made to seem to vanish by videotaping the sky above the aircraft
and applying this same color to the liquid screens covering the aircraft.
To the naked eye the craft would disappear.[but] why would these aircraft
want to vanish?"
- Report Of Disappearing Aircraft By MUFON Members"Excerpted
From Filers Files #30 July 31, 2000:
- Driving home from the MUFON conference the Georgia State
MUFON director [Tom Sheets] who is a retired Chief of Police and other
witnesses observed a aircraft "wink out" suddenly. George Filer:
" These are high quality witnesses, they are not mistaken. I've learned
from other contrails experts this has happened before. To my knowledge
humans do not possess aircraft that can disappear. The spraying is real,
therefore I suspect that UFOs are involved. I want to know what they are
spraying and why" (see http://tracers.8m.com/filer31.htm for similar
- Consider also the following reports:
- Mark Cashmere MUFON CT. State Director reports that,
"On December 13, 1999, four witnesses observed two anomalous phenomena
at 3:30 PM." The observations lasted for a total of 40 minutes. The
witnesses were two adult business owners 49 (Y) and 51 (F), and his son
12, and a woman business associate (W), 80. The observations are broken
into two phases.
- Observation of an estimated five contrails in sequence
descending toward a ridge to the west. These contrails became visible in
each case after a bright star-like light appeared and were the width of
the light, and once reaching a specific length retained that length without
change. Each contrail displayed a "puff" about halfway to the
hill that acted as the horizon. The witnesses also thought there was an
orange flash as each light passed below the tree-line. One contrail split
into two. The witnesses believed it was possible that the lights crashed
on the hill, though they heard no sound. The contrails dissolved, including
- They observed two solid objects, gray in color, one "bullet-shaped"
with smoothly faired fins, and one spherical with no seams or protrusions.
One witness observed an apparent seam on the bullet-shaped object. The
objects, of large angular size (3 inches at two feet), passed the witnesses
at a relatively close distance, and as they moved to the north vanished
in full view. The location of the second phase was about thirty feet to
the east of the first at 41.81120 (Lat.), -72.92348 (Long).
- A third "phase" was the observation of a number
of aircraft identified as commercial Short Skyvans believed looking or
what they had just observed. The two adult men seemed credible and articulate
but perplexed by the event. The child offered a reasonable level of corroboration.
A more detailed analysis can be found at email@example.com:
Thanks to: Mark Cashman.
- Very visible -- then very invisible. What were possible
explanations of this activity if these were experimental aircraft? Were
these missiles gone astray? If so--what is a plausible explanation for
their location and the bright light in front of the trails?
- Consider a report with some similarities from Texas.
Could a light-producing propulsion system account for the appearing and
disappearing of this apparent UFO ?:
- "On January 10, 1999 near Lewisville Texas -- I
witnessed the unexplainable... I was back out at my sighting post on the
lake just at sunset scanning the western skies when I suddenly caught sight
of a very strange orange trail on the horizon..zig-zagging very low to
the ground. Whatever was creating this trail was moving toward the southeast
-- moving toward me at an angle. I kept my eyes on it as it proceeded closer
and I still could not make out a definitive shape in front of it -- though
I thought I saw something small and dark there a couple of times.
- As it reached past I-35 (which is a major thoroughfare
running north and south through the Dallas area) -- I could see that something
was creating short bursts of contrail in a zig-zag fashion. It was low-flying
-- seeming to be between 500-700 feet above ground.
- Suddenly a bright light appeared several hundred feet
in front of a burst of orange trail. Then both the light and the trail
would disappear. The light would appear again and then the short trail
-- and both would disappear again. This pattern continued for a few minutes
until the light appeared without a contrail and disappeared. The light
repeated this behavior a few more times before disappearing for the final
time." (Living-Tracer Enterprises)
- If one takes into consideration that some rather odd-shaped
"aircraft" (eg. oval, teardrop, spherical, oblong) and unusual
fireballs and projectile-appearing objects (see NUFORC report of two pilots
sightings of an missile shaped object flying between them) are reportedly
flying through our atmosphere in proximity to aircraft some creating persistent
contrails themselves this may provide a very good explanation for the sudden
necessity for both aircraft and UFOs to make a sudden "disappearance"
for stealth or protection. (also see http://tracers.8m.com/aircraft.htm)
- We just may be witnessing aircraft and UFOs and their
projectiles, using some high and higher tech camouflage in the open skies.
- From A. Hebert
- Dear Jeff -
- In reference to the post titled "Winked Out' - UFOs
Or high Tech Camouflage", our government and numerous governments
around the world already have camouflaging technologies in use that most
people cannot even begin to imagine. I have just finished a book on this
very topic titled "The Pretenders" which covers 5 years of research
into camouflage technology - some of which I shared with Ms. Livingston
over this last year in presumed confidence.
- The so-called "winking out" effect people refer
to has nothing what so ever to do with any kinds of camouflage or "cloaking".
These effects are due to increasing levels of pollution and haze that cause
conventional aircraft to become temporarily "unvisible" when
flying at certain angles between the observer and the aircraft. Since I
live in the same area as Ms. Livingston (about 4 miles down the road),
I have witnessed this same effect myself dozens of times. Days in which
there are "clear blue skies" have become quite rare in this area
due to all the pollution and haze. One day while driving to a meeting in
Lewisville, Texas, I watched more than 10 planes flash (reflect sunlight),
disappear, reappear, disappear and actually vanish as they came in to land
at DFW Airport. To my knowledge commercial airplanes do not employ any
forms of camouflage to "wink out", however, this may be what
causes passenger luggage to "disappear". <wink
- In reference to the "dash-dash" contrails people
are observing, according to Physicist, M. Kim Johnson, "If the atmospheric
water content is not consistent with altitude (picture atmospheric "waves"
of high water vapor content below a layer of low water vapor content much
like waves on the ocean), then a jet will alternately pass through air
that allows contrail formation and air that does not. This gives the appearance
of a dashed line if the plane is flying at, or near the perpendicular to
- I have observed this "dash-dash" effect dozens
of times and video taped this in the skies over Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville,
The Colony and Plano, Texas. Sometimes if you observe these "dashes"
at sunset, you can actually see these "waves" between the contrail
dashes as they shift the ends of the whispy contrails up and down. Just
keep your eyes and mind open and avoid jumping to conclusions that they
are camouflage effects or a "spray" plane turning it's "chemtrail"
off and on and you will see it. (see attached jpgs)
- Ms. Livingston stated, "On January 10, 1999 near
Lewisville Texas -- I witnessed the unexplainable... I was back out at
my sighting post on the lake just at sunset scanning the western skies
when I suddenly caught sight of a very strange orange trail on the horizon..zig-zagging
very low to the ground. Whatever was creating this trail was moving toward
the southeast -- moving toward me at an angle. ...As it reached past I-35
(which is a major thoroughfare running north and south through the Dallas
area) -- I could see that something was creating short bursts of contrail
in a zig-zag fashion. It was low-flying -- seeming to be between 500-700
feet above ground."
- This event occurred at sunset. At sunset contrails often
turn bright orange when reflecting the setting sun. Sometimes they become
so bright orange that they seem to be an object themselves (I have witnessed
this many times personally in the same area). I-35 runs parallel to the
runways at DFW Airport. The area near Lake Lewisville has very heavy air
traffic landing and taking off from DFW and Dallas Love Field. I have been
to this area near the lake many times and observed aircraft leaving bright
orange contrails, disappearing, reappearing, disappearing, etc. However,
I know the difference between a normal, natural occurance and aircraft
- In reference to electrochromatic panels, these have been
mentioned in connection with the "proposed" Stealth Blimp. These
panels were applied to an early prototype of the F-117 stealth fighter
but it crashed and were not applied to the later F-117's. One reason why
electrochromatic panels and LCD type camouflage are probably not used on
aircraft that leave contrails is because the panels cannot withstand the
friction and heat caused by flying at mach speeds. Even the Raptor does
not employ this form of camouflage but does use a form of multicolored
paints designed to help conceal the aircraft while flying at certain altitudes.
- When it comes to camouflage, if one is seeing the aircraft
and any form of contrail, it is obviously not using camouflage technology.
That's why they developed camouflage - to become "invisible".
Camouflage and high tech is more complex and being used in the last place
most people would think to look.
- A. Hebert
- From Brenda Livingston
- In response to Amy Hebert's remarks regarding my article
"Winked Out: UFOs or High Tech Camouflage":
- As I mentioned to you several months ago, Amy, The Colony
is indeed big enough for two or more UFO researchers. I have invited you
to join in the search for UFOs in and out of persistent contrails in this
area and suggested to you that putting forth an intellectual presentation
is a much more persuasive approach that attacking the work of other researchers.
- Although you have not shared any of your research with
me regarding "camouflage" -- I found your article "Pretenders"
on Rense.com fascinating and informative. I think we are in agreement on
many aspects of UFO and human camouflage techniques. And we have both had
some very dramatic and revealing sightings of UFOs in this area.
- I think in your above comment, you did hit upon an intriguing
idea which I believe does support the theory that UFOs are camouflaging
as aircraft and perhaps even distributing the small spherical objects now
so commonly seen within persistent contrails.
- If UFOs are laying at least some of the persistent contrails
in our skies (and there are indications that they are from the myriad of
strange fireballs and UFOs reported with lasting trails -- see http://tracers.8m.com/sightlinks.htm)
-- they certainly could be utilizing persistent contrails to release objects/gases
(for whatever purpose) into our atmosphere.
- Why is this camouflage? As we now see so many persistent
contrails moving across our skies, it would be a very clever way to carry
out tasks "right above our heads" without our awareness of it.
- In your article "Pretenders: UFOs and Camouflage"
-- you mentioned "a witness in Northern California who described a
UFO that imitated an airplane AND a star."
- Interestingly enough, my sighting of a "star-like"
object long before sunset on February 25, 1999 above a broad low persistent
contrail and then hovering within it as a white oval object -- was what
motivated me to work to uncover the apparent interest these mysterious
objects had in persistent contrails.
- This particular white oval object displayed a "flare"
of light covering and moving out of one side. This could indicate a transitional
state from "star" to a more physical form, shutting down its
corona/propulsion system or shedding its previous camouflage.
- In addition to the V-shaped "air-wave" techniques
reported by Harry Mason in "Winked Out" and many reporting smaller
more spherical versions of this phenomena or technology -- Living-Tracers
has brought forward yet another camouflage technique that appears to be
utilized by small spherical objects.
- As Ellen Crystal stated in Silent Invasion (as you quoted
in your "Pretenders" article): "...The aliens could change
the lights in any manner, and we could see why people could mistake their
shapes if the lights defined only portions of the vehicle..."
- As lights at night can change formation, it certainly
appears that these enigmatic energy "balls" so many have reported
can organize themselves into shapes resembling aircraft in broad daylight.
(see http://tracers.8m.com/skyflight.htm for an interesting photo enhancement
which may exemplify this "organization")
- Perhaps the "lights" some report changing location
are actually separate spherical objects moving from their "normal"
free flight positions to a right-angled formation resembling and aircraft
in a camouflage effect?
- I personally feel that research into the mission, techniques
and environmental interactions of the UFO and their makers/occupants would
be better served by researchers focusing upon gathering new information
and presenting theories and findings rather than continually pursuing attempts
to suppress the work of others.
- Perhaps we should meet over a cup of coffee to continue
- I wish you much luck on your upcoming books and continued
- Brenda Livingston Living-Tracers Enterprises
- Living-Tracer Enterprises - An Exploration of Anomalous
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