|Occurred : 12/25/2015 20:30 (Entered as : 12/25/2015 20:30)
Reported: 12/28/2015 8:02:06 AM 08:02
Location: Ellington, CT
|2 aircraft with center orange lights, followed by 5 similar aircraft.
Just got home from Christmas day with the grandkids, went outside to smoke a butt, when I saw two aircraft with orange lights just below the cloud deck. No other Nav lights were visible, just a center orange light.
As they got close to flying over the house, the center lights were no longer visible. My wife had just come outside and I was calling her over to look at these RQ-180 shaped craft flying eastward. I could see their silhouette just below the clouds.
What was even more bizarre, they made no sound at all. As I was calling my wife to come see the first two aircraft, she called my attention to 5 more orange lights flying from west to east in a relatively close formation. The orange lights too extinguished as they approached the house. Again, no sound what so ever. I was in the Air Force and have seen many aircraft takeoff (F-4's, B-52's) but these aircraft can't sneak out of town. F-4's are proof that if you put a big enough engine on an aircraft it can fly. Westover AFB is to or north, and have seen F-15's and even Stealth fighters (at night) fly over, but again, these aircraft can't sneak out of town.
From the direction they were coming from it would have put them in the flight path of civilian aircraft from Bradley Airport.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))