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What Were The 3 Small Black Objects At 20,000ft?  
User currently offlineBRUspotter From Belgium, joined Jan 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Yesterday afternoon, I was on an SN Avro from BRU-LGW. About halfway into the flight, I noticed 3 small black objects whizz by just under the plane at about 10-15 seconds intervals. I was seated in 14A. Due to the speed we were travelling at, it was impossible to see what they were. My dad thinks they could have been migrating birds. Anybody know better?


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

I'm pretty sure that certain birds can fly that high. I'm not sure what breed they are.


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User currently offlineFunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

"I'm pretty sure that certain birds can fly that high. I'm not sure what breed they are."



But the real question is....can they fly that fast?



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User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

>But the real question is....can they fly that fast?

If the plane is fast enough, the birds could be hovering and still "whizz" by..


User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2969 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Geese are known to fly up to 9000 meters.
And if you fly at cruising speed everything that is not traveling in your direction whizzes by.



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Guys, guys, guys...

They weren't birds...They were aliens.

They travel in threes in case one is attacked the other two can plant their photon blaster ray on ya.  Big grin

Sorry...I had to.

MD



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

Yeah I was thinking that this was going to be a UFO type thread at first too, thats why I opened it.

User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

They were the black helicopters that spray mind control drugs and count all the money in your house. Also since it was in Europe the helicopters may have been carrying UN troops training to invade the US.

User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

So far Startvalve gets the point for best answer.

MD



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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1822 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

They could have been pieces of baggage falling out of the cargo compartment accidentally opening in flight.

Did the masks come down?



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User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

They weren't birds...They were aliens.

I was actually waiting for someone to mention that.  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

I blame George Bush  Big grin



Just joking people  Big grin
They could have been birds, yeah



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User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

The were the flying robots that the government uses to make sure the chemtrails the airliner leave are potent enough to keep all the conspiracy people happy. (was that a run on sentence or what?)

Seriously, I have seen geese at 10,000 ft. I was on a USAir flight that had to make a rapid evasive maneuver in order to miss a large flock of geese at that altitude. Why the Canadians don't install TCAS on their geese is beyond me.


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