The best part about living in Southern California is that rare moment when you step outside to take the trash and you hear the rumbling of an incredibly large jet flying low overhead–but can’t see a thing.

This is the second time I’ve seen this spy plane–presumably the TR-3 Black Manta. A giant flying with intermittent flashing red lights and no visible body!!

It was on a heading from Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita to Edwards Air Force Base in the Antelope Valley.

Absolutely bone-chilling and awe-inspiring all at the same time!

James R. Hull @jhull