Posted online by virtually every news organisation? Must be true then.Dominic Owen wrote:Sounds far-fetched and too good to be true but has been posted online today by virtually every news oranisation.
From what I've been reading, they were sealed, waxed and had their joints tarred, so there's the possibility of them being found in unprecedented condition (as long as the crates haven't collapsed, of course!). Can you just imagine if all TWENTY were returned to the air? That's virtually a whole squadron, all of the same Mk and (one would hope) all in the same livery!
Sad to say, once a story (or a rumour) has been posted online by one news site, all the others simply steal and re-publish it.
Don't get me wrong, I would love to eat my words and for this to be true, it's just that for as long as I can remember, every couple of years along comes a story like this and nothing ever comes of it. There were all the (crated) tanks, jeeps and planes that the Yanks buried in Devon, the sealed railway tunnel full of (crated) WW2 aircraft, the (crated) Lancasters in a quarry near Elsham Wolds (there were ground-penetrating radar images there, too).
I could go on, but you get my drift. As I said, I would love it to be true but I wouldn't hold out much hope.