Fossett flew "Experimental aircraft" from Area 51, say authorities; Geeks/Nerds now expand search to Rigel VII using Google Sky

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Tuesday, 18 September 2007


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Fossett's last ride? May the Force be with you, always.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Into the second week of searching for Fossett, it has been just been leaked to the media that he did not takeoff on a solo flight using any conventional aircraft that we know, but he may have very well lifted off instead aboard a flying saucer the U.S. government was keeping under wraps since the late 1940s. Apparently, Fossett had made secret arrangements with government officials to take the ultimate ride on the flying saucer that crashed in Roswell, New Mexico shortly after WWII.

The U.S., government had been keeping the interstellar alien spacecraft hidden in highly secured top-secret military facility deep in the Southern Nevada desert known simply as Area 51. Originally the spacecraft was inoperable, due to the it being so badly damaged in the crash back in the late 1940s and was placed in mothballs, until recently when it was restored with private funds donated largely by Fossett.

The reconstruction of the alien spacecraft was reversed engineered with no knowledge of the original design, however, so it is speculated that a mishap must have occurred during the flight, a result of pilot error.

"Fossett must have accidentally activated the interstellar accelerator and inadvertently left our galaxy," say unidentified federal officials.

"If that is true," said a spokesperson for Google. "We will just have to expand our search to the Heavens above using our latest Web browser tool, Google Sky."

Google recommends that each Geek take a section of the sky they wish they could visit (or recently returned from) so to make the search more personal and meaningful.

"I really shouldn't be saying this," said a systems design engineer at JPL in Pasadena, who also asked not to be identified. "Keep in mind, however, that we're dealing with a spacecraft that is of alien origin. More than plausibly capable not only obtaining speed of light but traveling far beyond it, breaking all our known laws of physics in the process, so let your imagination run wild, boys. Fossett could be anywhere out there."

It is believed by many close friends of Fossett that he knew exactly what he was doing when he took the interstellar starship for a little intergalactic joyride; and that, he, in fact, is not missing but finally achieved his lifelong ambition, a one-way ticket to the Universe.

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