June 2006, we (The WHY? Files) asked:
“Was there evidence of a “Black Triangle” at RAF Warton,
an air base located in North – Western Lancashire (U.K.).” Click
here to Read...
This question was accompanied by the following aerial
We also pointed out that BBC 2 Newsnight (BBC Television, U.K.)
had recently stated that there had been numerous reports of
“sonic booms” up and down the western coastline of the U.K. for
decades and there were strong suspicions that the “booms” were
caused by the testing of “Black Project” craft or weapons.
Also, there have been numerous sighting reports of
triangular-shaped craft along the full length of the coastline
of the west of England.
Could the triangular-shaped object seen in the photograph
indicate that these “Black Project” craft were being tested at
Warton Aerodrome -
"Tucked away" in the countryside of North-West Lancashire
and protected by high security measures.
What goes on at Warton?
Today the airfield is a major manufacturing and testing facility
of BAE Systems (and its predecessor companies; British
Aerospace, British Aircraft Corporation and English Electric).
As such the airfield has been the testing ground for several
front line aircraft including the Canberra, the Lightning, the
Panavia Tornado and BAE Hawk.
BAE Warton has operated as the base for all British development
aircraft (DA) and Instrumented Production Aircraft (IPA) and
with this in mind, perhaps it is reasonable to give serious
consideration to the suggestion that, in recent years,
triangular-shaped craft have been tested there. It would
certainly explain the “Black Triangle” in the aerial photograph.
As previously mentioned Sonic Booms have been frequently
reported along the full length of the western coastline of the
U.K. along with numerous reports of the sighting of
triangular-shaped craft. Frequently the description of the
activities and capabilities of these craft includes the ability
to carry out incredible manoeuvres involving G-Forces that would
be intolerable to human aircrew.
There is no doubt that the R.A.F. is now deploying “Unmanned
(SOURCE:Flight International DATE: 20/03/07, RAF gets
offensive with UAV deployment By Craig Hoyle) for intelligence
purposes and bearing this in mind at least some of the
triangular-shaped objects with extraordinary capabilities which
have been sighted on numerous occasions may well fit into this
It should be noted that some “UAVs” are, in fact, triangular in
shape as is the “Dragon”, a
low-cost, delta-winged, reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle
designed to support regiment and brigade size commands.
Dragon UAV - a triangular-shaped unmanned aerial vehicle.
Black Triangle Sightings in the North-West U.K.
Certainly there has been ample evidence over the last decade to
suggest that triangular-shaped craft have actually been observed
in the skies over the North West of England for some years. Ten
years ago Ufologist/Researcher Tim Mathews reported:
November 17th 16:30 GMT, a Sunday evening, five
witnesses contacted LUFOS (The Lancashire UFO Society), very
concerned by their visual contact with a large "Triangle", in
excess of 50 feet across. The same evening there seems to be
unusual business jet activity at a nearby Aerospace site.
The most surprising incident, only came to light in the
last few days,
when a young boy revealed that during the first week in
and a friend had seen an object, which appeared between
the clouds for
just a few seconds. They had drawn this to the attention
friends father, who, not seeing it dismissed it as "just a
when pressed for further information did he describe to me
black triangle, The location was the northern end of the
Wirral peninsula, looking from high ground towards the River
Mersey at around 1850 hrs………..
The link with the Lancashire Aerospace factory cannot be
does go on at the Special Projects facility, situated within the
airfield boundary? It's certainly well protected by heavy
measures, and, geographically the airfield is well positioned
covert operations during the hours of darkness……..
were even observed in the western U.K. in 1978 as this
newspaper clipping illustrates. Not only that - it
identifies them as UAVs!
was also the Manchester 'Near-miss' incident in January 1995:
affair was one of the few listed by the CAA as unexplained.
After extensive investigation, the CAA investigation group
Group concluded "...in the absence of any firm evidence
which could identify or explain this object, it was not possible
to assess either the cause or the risk to any of the normal
criteria applicable to air-miss reports." The crew of
the 737 were praised for their courage, reporting the incident.
They described the object, which came very close to their
jet as"wedge shaped".
An amazing coincidence, as in profile, as seen edge on, witnesses
also indicate that the 'triangle' has a wedge like form!
November 1996, UFO Magazine (U.K.) reported:
North-west of England appears to have acquired its very own
During the last six months the north-west of England has experienced
number of Flying Triangle sightings. Speculation is rife as to
object may be, and would be spotters have been focussing their
attention on the area bounded by Barrow ..and Kendal to the
north.....Southport to the South.
Descriptions of the craft are usually detailed as it has a habit
loitering, or hovering for a while, before departing at speed.
Black Triangles be UAVs?
Taking into account the unusual capabilities of these triangular
craft as described, in many cases, by multiple eye-witnesses
it is highly likely that they are unmanned. The high speed turns
and climbs which are typically reported strongly suggest that
they are flown remotely.
list of Black Triangle sightings is far too long to go into
any great detail here but suffice to say that whilst a decade
or so ago these reports were treat with scepticism there is
little doubt now that even the most ardent debunker accepts
the existence of these craft. Perhaps the stock phrase used
by RAF spokes persons when approached about Triangle sightings
- “they are of no defence significance" is quite
valid, because they are government agency operated!
2001, the following video was captured by a source who wishes
to remain anonymous. He comments:
video clip is direct from the front end of an experimental
prototype flying over the north lancs coast… you can
clearly see that it makes a pass over Warton then banks to
the right , making a very tight turn at high G.
The source is
of the opinion that the video could have originated from the
nose camera of a UAV and strongly suspects that, taking into
account the capabilities demonstrated by the craft and the
location, it could well be of the triangular-shaped variety.
The Warton Video -
an exclusive to The WHY? Files.
Note the capabilities
of the craft as it manoeuvres over Warton Airfield. Certainly
unmanned and probably a triangular-shaped UAV.
Click here to watch The Warton Video
Taranis Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle
(UCAV) to be developed at Warton
|Taranis will be stealthy,
fast, able to carry out test deployment of a range of munitions
over a number of targets, and able to defend itself against
manned and other unmanned enemy aircraft.
In December 2006, the UK MoD announced
that the contract for the Taranis unmanned air vehicle demonstrator
programme had been awarded to a team led by BAE Systems. The
industrial participation in the £124m joint programme
will be managed at BAE Systems, of Warton in Lancashire, as
prime contractor and industrial team leader.