UFOs, Santa Claus & The Stealth Connection
Originally posted on December 15, 2012 @ 7:57 PM
UFOs–Why Santa & Reindeer Are Treated As A UFO
UFOs. What in the world do they have to do with Santa Claus? For that matter, what does Santa Claus have to do with Stealth? Prepare for a wild ride! By the time we're done, you'll never think of Christmas Eve quite the same way again. This piece may be read on many levels. How you interpret what you read is up to you! Some of what's here comes from highly sensitive sources, some from my former military aerospace/life experience and some from open sources.
When I was child, NORAD (North American Air Defense Command; now North American Aerospace Command) kept watch for Soviet air and missile attack over the North Pole. NORAD did this with two main radar systems: the DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line for detecting and intercepting bombers and BMEWS (Ballistic Missile Early Warning System) for tracking and predicting warhead impact points for Soviet ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) attacks. By the time the DEW Line was completed, the chain of netted radar systems ran from Alaska to Greenland.
BMEWS consisted of three huge radar complexes, located in Thule, Greenland, Clear, Alaska and RAF Fylingdales, United Kingdom. “What,” you ask “has any of this to do with Santa?” Hmm. Santa comes over the North Pole, right? What else comes over the North Pole? What does the military call a high speed aerial object (must be, in order to cover every home in a single night) coming over the Pole? A UFO or maybe something worse. Here's how the air defense system operated back then.
What some of you studied in History class, I lived. I grew up with the very real awareness that World War III might break out. And I don't mind telling you the Cuban Missile Crisis (now known to be much worse than we thought) terrified me. Nor did having to do this drill exactly inspire confidence.
With the above now firmly in mind, imagine what it's like to suddenly get a radio report of an unknown high speed object coming over the North Pole! Imagine the relief when the UFO becomes an IFO (Identified Flying Object)–Santa, his reindeer and sleigh!
Santa Claus & Stealth
Go ahead. Roll your eyes if you like, but the savvy among you might learn something from what follows.
The DEW Line was set up primarily to detect and track the TU-95 BEAR bomber, which, according to this informative article, has (treating it as a B-52) a RCS (Radar Cross Section) of 100m2 (nose on) .
In turn, it had to be able to “see” a typical fighter, shown as 5m2 , in order to vector fighters to intercept. Broadly, RCS is measured based on the reflection from a super smooth spherical copper object of the size indicated. Since the radar is able to see Santa's sleigh, it seems reasonable to argue the Santa radar target must be about the size of a typical jet fighter, thus, 5m2 . How is this possible? Isn't Santa's sleigh chiefly made of wood? Isn't wood practically invisible to radar? Put it this way, a huge North Korean fleet of these AN-2/COLT gave me nightmares when I got into military aerospace. They were wooden biplanes, you see, including the props (one shown has a much later metal prop; North Korea's Chinese copy has a two blade wooden one), and were very hard to see on radar as a result, probably 1m2 or so. What a great way to insert hordes of commandos! If Santa, sleigh and reindeer are pretty much radar invisible, how does NORAD make the detection?
What IS The RCS Of The Merry Old Elf, Reindeer and Sleigh Combined?
The sleigh is wood, except for the steel runners and the nails and bolts holding the sleigh together. No data are available on runner RCS, but let's say 1m2. Santa, though, comes in at 1m2, nominally, but let's make him 2m2, considering both his portliness and all those highly radar reflective buckles, maybe throw in the various sleigh bells and reindeer fastenings for good measure, to0. “But you forgot the reindeer!” you cry.
Hardly. Since reindeer come in at close to 200 pounds (max weight, early winter), it seems reasonable to estimate them at 1m2 each. The same Wiki helpfully indicates there were eight (8) reindeer by one count (8m2–no Rudolph and reindeer pairs side by side) or nine (9) (9m2 with Rudolph and screwy harness arrangement). The running total now stands at 11 or 12m2. “You forgot something! Think of the children!”
No, I didn't forget the toys. I feel safe in asserting even the black programs have no RCS data for a sleigh full of toys, let alone enough to provide for all the children of the planet who celebrate Christmas. Something else to consider is that the toys of the period were heavily metallic, at least, for the boys. Dolls were effectively radar transparent, but not toy metal stoves or metal doll houses! Whether it was a wind up car, a friction powered rolling toy, a big top with a handle you pumped up and down, a toy dive bomber, or a stout stamped steel truck with solid rubber tires, radar targets and radar corner reflectors abounded. Nor can we forget such unisex items as trikes, bikes, pogo sticks, pedal cars and scooters. For the sake of argument, let's posit 10m2, making the toys the equivalent of two fighter planes!
Summing up, taking into account Santa and miscellaneous fittings (2m2), the runners (1m2), the reindeer (8 or 9m2) and the all-important toys (10m2), Santa and all come in, at maximum, as having a 22m2 RCS, very nearly the 25m2 of a typical bomber. The monstrous strategic bomber's is 100m2, ~four times the RCS of Santa's group. Referring to our handy guide from before, we find the B-2 is an astoundingly small .0001m2 (at some undefined frequency, and RCS varies with frequency)!
So, now you know how Santa and all constitute a Christmas Eve UFO, why NORAD tracks him when he comes over the Pole, how big, to a first order, his RCS is, and how that RCS compares with the mighty B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber. The B-2 flies exclusively at night and avoids rain, which chews up its black program Stealth coating called RAM (Radar Absorbent Material). Redoing that RAM, whatever the reason, takes a year and half a billion dollars ($500,000,000)–per B-2! Outrageous, isn't it? It's marginally more palatable when you consider the B-2 Stealth Bomber is 1.2 billion dollars ($1,200,000,000) a copy. Of course, the 18 B-2s (official number doesn't reflect either the one lost over the Balkans or the one the ETs/EDs (Extraterrestrials/ Extradimensionals) of the LF (Liberation Forces) snatched on takeoff).
Now, have I forgotten anything? Well, I could explore the possibilities that Santa's a positive ET/ED and a shape shifting one at that (not a Reptoid). How else can he carry vast payloads, at lightning speeds, worldwide? Are we seeing a reindeer and sleigh or a hologram? How does he stuff himself down chimneys of all sizes? Does he, in fact, beam in? How can Santa get a bike down a chimney? If he does come down the chimney, what strange means keep him spotless and unburned (some use their fireplaces, after all)? How does Santa walk even the pointiest roofs, often encrusted with snow and ice, without unceremoniously crashing to the ground? Is he using an antigravity belt? These are points to ponder!