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Occurred : 9/12/2015 10:00 (Entered as : 09/12/15 10:00)
Reported: 9/12/2015 8:41:57 AM 08:41
Posted: 9/17/2015
Location: Bloomington, IL
Shape: Formation
Duration:60 seconds
7 low flying, in formation aircraft seen over Bloomington, IL.

I was driving southbound on Towanda Ave, over the railroad bridge off of Ft. Jesse Rd. my son and I witnessed 7 black objects flying in formation about 1000 ft off the ground. They were flying from northwest to south east in a rapid manner.

At first, I thought they were Chinook helicopters as they routinely fly over head. However, being a 16 year vet of the Army, I've never seen Chinooks fly that fast and never in that close of formation.

Also, the profile seemed skinnier than that of a Chinook.

I heard no noise as is typical with Chinooks even at the distance, about a mile out, from my position. It could be drilling aviation unit, but I'm not certain that it was.