The mystery of the military-style U.N. vehicles spotted being hauled along Virginia’s highways deepened on Tuesday when two major contractors denied to WND that they had any role in the vehicles’ production or presence.
WND reported Monday when a wave of blogs reported trucks painted with the United Nations logo were being moved by flatbed through Virginia.
One interested reader pointed out that the trucks likely were made in America and simply needed to be hauled to some port for shipment to customers, most likely overseas.
The online rumor-busting site Snopes said it had contacted Alpine Armoring, which reported the vehicles “seen in these photographs were purchased by the United Nations for use outside the United States.”
The explanation continued, “A number of defense industry manufacturers are based in and around Washington, D.C. (a region that includes Virginia) for obvious logistical reasons, and the representative confirmed that the trucks were ordered by the U.N. for use in locations abroad.”
But when WND contacted Alpineco, a spokeswoman denied the vehicles were produced by the company.
WND then was referred to another company, BAE Systems, where a spokesman also denied his company’s divisions were in any way connected to the vehicles.
Which doesn’t mean there isn’t a company somewhere that made the vehicles and sold them to the U.N. for use overseas.
But it also doesn’t answer the question of the owner of the trucks and their destination.
The issue got attention after the story, “UN military vehicles seen rolling down Virginia interstate,” appeared in the American Mirror. Writer Olaf Ekberg asked: “What were United Nations vehicles doing in Virginia! … That’s what motorists were left to wonder when they saw UN tactical vehicles – with bulletproof glass – on a flatbed truck and rolling down Interstate 81.”
Photographs, posted by Jeff Stern on Facebook, soon revealed the look of the vehicles: military style, painted white with U.N. logos.
“Can’t begin to tell you how many of these I passed today on 81 near Lexington, VA. Interesting times ahead!” Stern noted.
“Tactical Vehicles, with bullet proof glass? What ever could those be for, and why are UN vehicles here, in THIS country?!” wrote Fernando Johnson, the American Mirror reported.
Another Facebook reader, Vincent Simmons, also noted, “They are sealed against gas, too.”
And this isn’t the first time U.N. vehicles have been sighted on America’s roads.
A year ago Tim Brown of Freedom Outpost wrote: “There are a lot of stories that are reported about United Nations vehicles being transported on U.S. highways. The latest comes by way of video footage that shows U.N. trucks that seem to be attempting to hide their logo as they are transported on a U.S. highway in Northern Louisiana. The trucks appear to be brand new U.N. medical trucks, as identified with red crosses.”
The site then reported how the brown paper covering the trucks had blown off on one side, revealing the U.N. logo. Brown wrote: “The question I have is, why cover up the U.N. logo? It certainly isn’t to protect it. After all, there is no covering over the red crosses that adorn the sides and rear of the vehicles.”
In 2014, America’s Freedom Fighters asked, “We have U.N. vehicles being shipped on U.S. highways. One has to wonder why?”
Back to the current sightings, the London Daily Mail noted Bobby Wayne Guinn said in a Facebook post that he’s seen the trucks in Texas and was “wondering why 30 United Nations vehicles, fully loaded with combat-prepared troops, were driving down our highway in Dallas, Texas.”