|Occurred : 1/26/2010 11:00 (Entered as : 01/26/10 11:00)
Reported: 1/26/2010 1:29:50 PM 13:29
Location: South Kingstown, RI
|This morning at 11am I again heard the now familiar jet-like sound of an approaching craft. I went outside to see a low flying jet of either the F-14 or F-16 shape. Oddly, however, as it banked by raising one wing I saw absolutely no markings of any kind on the totally gun-metal grey plane. Oddly, too, there was a smaller Cessna-like one engine plane flying very close to the 'jet.'
At this time another witness, an TV/internet installer at my house came outside and I pointed up at the craft. He looked at it and thought it was a F-14 as he was familiar with some jet craft. He, too, thought it odd that the 'jet' had no markings on it and that he thought the smaller plane was flying with the jet somehow. The 'jet' flew in the exact same pattern as the night observations I made, coming from the east, flying around my house in a low flight pattern, then heading back east again over the town of Narragansett and out to sea.
I called the South Kingstown police again. I reported what I had seen and the dispatcher said, 'one minute please' as he went away for 3 or 4 minuted before coming back to talk to me to report that all he knew was that he was told by someone that the 'jets' came from an air base on Cape Cod somewhere and he said that was the official explanation. I thanked him for taking my call. I then called the Air National Guard at Quonset Pt. in North Kingstown to see what they knew. I could not get to talk to anyone as I had on the morning of the 22nd, Friday, where a Sergeant with the Air National Guard told me there were no jets reported to him and none were at the Quonset location (only C-130s and helicopters). He said that Air Defense in Providence would have picked them up on radar anyway. He also said that he was at home in Narragansett the night before and had in fact heard but not seen the 'jets.'
I also this morning called Senator Reed of Rhode Island's office to see if they knew anything about these flights. A woman who answered the phone knew nothing but took my name and phone number and said she or someone would call me back but I have not heard from the Senator's office the rest of today.
By the way, I saw no lights on the F-14/16 like craft in this daytime observation as well as no markings on the craft.