Multiple residents of Derbyshire, England are once again reporting encounters with a mysteriously silent “ghost plane” flying overhead.
Last month, the Derby Telegraph published an article about the plane, sharing witness reports describing it as a dark, low-flying World War II-style aircraft. Not long after, they were inundated with dozens of new reports from other residents who had also recently witnessed the plane.
Their descriptions matched the others: An old plane, perhaps with a dark green color, that made no sound despite flying very low. In one instance, it was heading away from the nearby Egginton airfield and, according to the witness, “looked like it was going to crash.” Other witnesses reported that it looked like a Douglas Dakota, perhaps one that was about to hit the ground.
In a few cases, witnesses reported seeing not one but two old silent planes.
If any of this sounds familiar, that’s because we’ve actually been here before. Last year (around this time, in fact), I wrote about very much the same thing: Reports of a ghost plane, perhaps a Douglas Dakota, appearing over Derbyshire. Back then, witnesses also claimed that it seemed to be in distress and preparing to crash land, making no noise whatsoever.
Adding to the intrigue, the area of these sightings is known as Derbyshire’s Bermuda Triangle, where many planes have crashed over the years, including a Douglas Dakota in 1949.
In response to the most recent sightings, however, the Royal Air Force (RAF) has stated the plane is not a ghostly apparition, but rather three ordinary Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft that have been performing routine test flights over the area.