Re: Un OVNI en El Paso, TX

Allen Thomson (
Sun, 15 Nov 1998 16:34:02 -0700

I drove past Biggs Field today around noon, and, sure enough, there was a
C-17 parked there.  Such are only infrequently seen at Biggs, and I assume
it was there in connection with the Gulf flap du jour.   I also assume it
was last night's "OVNI", now become an IFO.

But I still wonder about the really gaudy line of lights along the wings.
Is the C-17 the only one with them -- I've certainly never seen another --
and what are they for?  (I can readily imagine how they could have generated
some of the "triangular UFO" sightings that pop up now and then.)