The TR6 Telos is said to be an advanced ultra secret reconnaissance aircraft, supposedly developed by Northrop Grumman, although I stress nothing of what follows is presented as fact.
A few years ago, I made some videos about the TR-3A Black Manta, TR-3B Astra, the black triangle UFOs, and these generated a lot of interest. Viewers have commented on these video, adding their own accounts of sightings. It seems sightings were very common in the 1990s and reports still occur today.
However, the distinctive chevron shape of the TR6 Telos has also been reported by observers over the skies of North America and elsewhere, as we shall see.
The image above is reproduced here with the permission of the original source, [email protected]. It first appeared online in 2012 on a site called theobjectreporter.com but that site is no longer maintained by the original site owner and is now offline.
The image has been widely shared since and appears to be the main source of all the rumour about this aircraft. Some of the technical descriptions within it have been met with scathing dismissals from skeptics.
However, in cyberspace, everyone has an opinion and there’s no shortage of self-appointed experts.
So let’s look at the image in detail.
Transatmospheric Electrogravitic Low Observability Surveillance
From this image we can see that ‘Telos’ stands for Transatmospheric Electrogravitic Low Observability Surveillance platform. In plain English that suggests that this aircraft can operate both within and outside the Earth’s atmosphere i.e. a space plane.
This VTOL aircraft is said to have an electrogravitic propulsion system consisting of five units although eye witnesses have reported seven in some reports. Obviously, this would depend on how many are actually powered on during each sighting.
Low observability simply means that it’s hard to spot because it has an advanced and sophisticated camouflage system that helps it blend with the night sky. And it is apparently designed as a surveillance platform, or spy aircraft if you like.
The image suggests that the two wings can be folded reducing the dorsal view width to 256 feet, and shows the comparable size of a B-2 Spirit Bomber. The B-2 Spirit Bomber has a wingspan of about 170 feet (52m) and a 747 Jumbo Jet has a wingspan of 224 feet.
Some have commented on the fact that the folding wings may be aerodynamically unviable while others suggest that they wouldn’t present any problem.
Opinions about the TR6 Telos on UFO forums certainly appear to be polarised, with some dismissing it out of hand while others offer accounts of sightings in the skies of the USA and UK.
The ventral view in the image shows the width to be 519 feet, so even with the wings folded there are not many hangars in the USA that could accommodate an aircraft of this size.
Another section in the picture shows the aircraft with the ‘Starfield Camouflage’ active, illustrating how it partly blends into the night sky.
At the top of the illustration is a side view, again with the B-2 Spirit Bomber for comparison, with a length shown of 219 feet.
Sightings of the TR6 Telos
Sightings include MUFON case number 97282, submitted on 28th December 2018, by an ex-Royal Navy serviceman with 20 years of experience, including time spent on engineering sea weapons systems.
While walking his dog late one night near the town of Shrewsbury (UK) he heard a humming noise above him. He looked up and saw a very large chevron shaped flying object hovering over a field nearby.
He said, “It was black and very dull in colour, with dim white lights at the tips and a red glow at the centre. I estimate it to be well over 100ft from tip to tip.”
He continues, “But suddenly it started to move and as it did towards the West, a small white ball of light shot out of it towards the road. As this happened, the large chevron object shot out a clear white beam of light…”
“…then just shot off with a hum and buzz sound towards the West and it disappeared from sight”.
He concludes his report by saying, “I am fully aware of all military aircraft, including drones, but this was like nothing I have seen before. On looking through the internet at what I could resemble it too, I would most definitely say that it was similar to the object seen over Phoenix Arizona in 1997.”
Phoenix Lights 1997
It’s been suggested elsewhere that the TR-6 was the aircraft that lead to the Phoenix Lights wave of UFO sightings in 1997, although some witness descriptions of that event are of a much larger aircraft.
It’s worth emphasising the angular V shape of this aircraft as distinct from the curved boomerang shape of some UFO light clusters that have been reported in recent decades.
So does the TR-6 Telos actually exist?
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Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider
It’s public knowledge that Northrop Grumman are working on the B-21, a new long range heavy bomber, the B-21 Raider. It’s smaller than the B-2 and will replace both the B-2 Spirit and the B-1 Lancer. It is expected to enter service no sooner than 2026.
Videos of the TR6 Telos
Here is the original video version of this post made a few years ago. The script is shorter than this article as I’ve expanded this page slightly.
Here’s a clip of a triangular craft caught on a night vision camera. It claims to be the TR6 but could be one of the other TR marks e.g. Manta or Astra.