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A Military Plane Known as the ‘Super Hercules’ Spotted Patrolling the Mendocino County Coast

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The four engines of the C-130J-30 Super Hercules roared over Fort Bragg this afternoon [Photograph by Judy Valadao]

This afternoon a sophisticated United States military aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin called the C-130J-30 Super Hercules was spotted in the skies along the Mendocino County coast.

Judy Valadao send us images she took of the four-engine airplane around 12:50 this afternoon and reported the plane had flown twice over Fort Bragg before departing south.

[Photograph by Judy Valadao]

FlightRadar24.com traces the plane’s route beginning just north of Jenner heading south, making a loop around the Bay Area, and as we write heading south along the coast.

The C-130J is the newest model of the C-130 Hercules, a plane used internationally for a variety of military purposes such as transport, refueling, signal intelligence, and ground attack. The United States Forest Services has attached what is called the Modular Airborne FireFighting System so the crafts can be used to fight wildfires.


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10 COMMENTS

    • Cite a credible source for that “cloud seeding” claim. Sounds like paranoid conspiracy theory stuff. Both Coast Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, aviation, have landed at Little River Airport from time to time in the past decade. I recall a time maybe 20 yrs. ago when a C-130 landed at Little River, lowered the stern loading ramp and disgorged two large SUV. I learned they were DEA agents who dropped in on a local resident. Army Reserve provided the airlift.

    • Yeah, I know… Nothing novel about that, Borrring!
      Admittedly it is a bit hard being so jaded by all C-130’s flying around here daily you’d think it’s a damn airport!

    • So, special agent #531, you’re obviously part of the coverup. Those “planes” were actually disguised extraterrestrial UFOs that were sent to investigate what happened to their surveillance probe units that the U.S. and Canada shot down over Alaska, Yukon and Lake Huron a week or two ago. They were all sniffing for swamp gas, a vital nutritional element for their people.

  1. Sounds like some military brass out for an important cruise over an extremely, strategically important area for everything related with the defense of the U.S west coast. Exploratory review of certain hidden military bases in and on these coastal cliffs and surrounding areas. Maybe. Just another day at the office .

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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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