Ken Layne saw a UFO up in the Owens Valley. No biggie, I see ’em all the time, if you take “Unidentified Flying Object” literally. I almost never know what I’m looking at up there–they fly too durn high. But his guess that it’s some super-secret whatchamacallit from an Air Force base is probably correct.
My uneducated guess is that our weird hovering/speedy triangle aircraft was headed home to Edwards AFB.
My slightly more educated guess is that “home” is not Edwards, but Groom Lake or Nellis in Nevada. Better security.
Anyway, read it if you’d like a nice travelogue of a trip up the back of the Sierras. It’s one of my own favorite drives.