Look! Up In The Sky! It’s A Mystery Plane! And There It Is Again. And Again. And Again.

G’head call me crazy or paranoid, I can take it. But I took the above photo at 4:27 this afternoon, of that small white single-engine aircraft (whose ID numbers on the fuselage are just beyond readability, dangit) because it has been traveling at low speeds in the same circle at what I’d guesstimate to be a half-mile radius up there somewhere between 1,500-2,000 feet: All. Day. Long. Literally going nowhere slowly.

And by all day long, I mean that I first heard/saw it this morning — and since then strangely enough the number of other usual craft (helicopters and planes) throughout the day has been next to nothing.

By the drone of its engine that’s just come into my ears’ range for the untold time, here it comes again. And there it goes.

What the hell’s going on up there? Could it be connected to security related to Michelle Obama’s visit?


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."