|Occurred : 9/6/2004 11:40 (Entered as : 09/06/2004 11:40)
Reported: 9/6/2004 10:10:39 AM 10:10
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
|My daughter (age 2) and I were sitting outside, when she pointed out what she thought were airplanes. We have made this a game and play daily, during the daytime and nighttime. We are close to an Cabinis Field Airport and relatively close to NAS Corpus Christi, so we see aircraft all the time. When she said "airplane" I instinctively looked up. What I thought we were looking at initially was two birds - seagulls. Then as I watched them I realized they were aircraft as the reflection of light made it obvious that these were metallic. There were two of them flying in formation. We have an airshow coming up later this month, so I assumed that they were military jets practicing for the show.
I stuck my head in the back door and told my husband what we were watching and he came outside. As we watched them, we began to think they were birds again, not because of the way they looked but because of the way they were flying. Constantly in formation the two aircraft were manuevering several different patterns including tight circular patterns that we have never seen aircraft perform. I'm not good with estimating altitude, but these two objects were flying below the few clouds we have in the sky today. As they turned away from us and toward us, the reflection of the sun hitting the objects made them seem 5 times larger. They were silvery white objects of triangular shape. There were no sounds as the aircraft went nearly over our heads. There were no vapor trails or contrails coming off the aircraft either.
We sat there watching, not sure of what we were looking at and they just disappeared. Weird. I didn't have the presence of mind to grab my camera.