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In the 80's, a [local] radio station had a couple of DJs
who claimed the stealth fighter had landed at the Mt. Joy
airport in Mt. Joy, Iowa. This is used mainly by the weekend
warriors, and once a year it's used for an air show. The
authorities were notified after an estimated 10,000 people
came to the airport. They asked the people why they were out
there, and they were given the story about the stealth fighter.
The authorities then called the FBI, who talked to the FAA, who
called the FBI back. The two DJs got yanked off the air and
suspended for two weeks -- but not before some people at the
airport, armed with cell phones, called into the station, got
put on the air, and said that they couldn't see the thing. The
DJs replied that it was proof the technology worked.
To top it all off: the DJs said the only way that you could see
the plane was to move your head back and fourth -- like a chicken
when it walks -- and try to catch a glimpse out of the corner of
your eye. They stated that if you looked right at it, you would
never see it. This was believed and a majority of the people were
doing just this when the police arrived!
Some Boeing employees recently "liberated" a life raft
from one of the 747s on the company's production line.
Later, they took it for a float on the Stilliguamish
river. Imagine their surprise when a Coast Guard helicopter
"rescued" them after homing in on the emergency locator
beacon that activated when the raft was inflated. Not
surprisingly, they no longer work at Boeing.
"Demi Moore's new movie about the first woman in the
elite Navy Seals still has no name," says Alex Kaseberg.
"They decided not to go with the title chosen by a test
marketing group -- 'Straight to Video.'"
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