Excerpted From Express: The aircraft – usually launched at the outbreak of a nuclear attack – was spotted circling by thousands of US citizens on the ground.
The unbranded plane travelled across several states and changed directions numerous times, prompting a Twitter frenzy of conspiracy theories.
These were only intensified after a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Forces confirmed the plane was in fact their own E-6B Mercury, also known as the Doomsday Plane.
One TV anchor in Denver, Colorado brought up the strange sight during a broadcast.
She said: “There was this plane just circling the metro, circling and circling, and many of you called us asking what was going on.”
The newscaster added that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) could not confirm the flight.
Officials at nearly a dozen air force bases also added to the plane’s mystery when they claimed the aircraft never checked in with their traffic control towers. Keep reading