|Occurred : 3/6/2004 15:30 (Entered as : 03/06/2004 15:30)
Reported: 3/12/2004 10:04:44 AM 10:04
Location: Foley, AL
|Sphere flying in formation with 4 jet aircrafts
My friends and I were eating crawfish outside in the backyard during a cloudless afternoon. The wind was out of the NW at about 10 MPH. I noticed 4 jets flying in formation what looked to me in the northern sky over Interstate 10, from the west to the east. Three were in line with each other but the lead was clearly ahead of the others. My guess is that they were 30,000 feet or more in altitude, all 4 leaving contrails, and were spaced about 3000 feet apart. Everything was normal and I signaled to my friend, "Hey, look at those planes" He said, "Yeh, gotta be the military flying in that kind of formation." They were absolutely identifiable as jets. Then he noticed the lead aircraft had a shiney sphere under it and said "can you see that under the lead plane?" I said "Wow! That's amazing. I never could say I saw one until today!" It was about half the size of the lead jet aircraft. He ended by saying they are probably heading to Eglin AFB, FL. What really proved it to me is that the sphere was definately shiney, made no contrail (like the jets did) and was separate and aside the lead plane.
((NUFORC Note: We do not know what the witnesses observed. However, we believe that the possibility of military aircraft would have to be ruled out, before we could conclude that the sighting may have been of a genuine UFO. PD))