Conceptual artist and researcher Mark McCandlish discussed unusual and secretive technologies related to aircraft and UFOs. He first became exposed to experimental and clandestine projects while creating technical illustrations for aerospace companies such as Lockheed. One such vehicle, which later became known as the Aurora, could travel at speeds up to 17,000 mph, he estimated, and made use of three different propulsion systems.
Many of the triangular sightings, such as seen across United States, have a terrestrial source-- the U.S. military, said McCandlish, who compared these types of craft to airships or blimps. Such ships could be covered in a special radar absorbing paint and be outfitted with noise canceling technology, he said. Their ability to travel up to 350-400 mph would correspond with the locations of the Phoenix Lights witnesses who first began to see a triangular craft in Henderson, Nevada, on the night of March 13, 1997, he explained.
Possible evidence for extraterrestrial craft was found at Lockheed's Skunkworks, where flying saucer models known as "alien reproduction vehicles" were displayed, he reported. Testimony from a B-52 pilot evokes both a physical and multidimensional aspect to a UFO, McCandlish shared. The pilot reported seeing a huge craft that had a diameter as large as half-a-mile, and a clear, glowing dome that held 27 floors. It suddenly disappeared in just a few seconds. In its wake, it left a shimmering tube that looked like a tunnel, through which a daylight sky with clouds could be seen. This suggests that it might have traveled to other side of the world where the sun was shining, said McCandlish.
'Starchild' on TV
First hour guest, researcher Lloyd Pye reacted to the National Geographic Channel's show Is it Real, which examined the Starchild Skull and theory of 'Ancient Astronauts.' He felt the program trivialized the subject with its use of condescending and sensationalized material.