…I was just wondering if someone could help confirm or disprove an old story I remember hearing about the SR-71 spy plane. Or at least tell me that I’m not the only one who ever heard it.
Anyway, supposedly, when the SR-71 first went into service making overflights over the Soviet Union, the Russians had no idea such a plane existed, or even that it could exist, much less that it belonged to “us.”
According to the story, the Russians were so confounded by an aircraft traveling at Mach 3+ at 100,000+ feet…that they were starting to consider the possibility that they were tracking alien spacecraft. (!)
The story sounds a little “too good” (and too humorous) to be true, so I pretty much doubt it myself. I just wanted to make sure that I didn’t just imagine it myself, in a fever dream or something.