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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 1/6/2000 16:00 (Entered as : 01/06/00 1600)
Reported: 1/20/2000 19:30
Location: Riley County, KS
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|Saw 2 craft white in color. 5 small jets were circling crafts. saw third craft half hour later. one jet following aircraft.
It was late afternoon but the sun was still up. My wife and I were on our way to Denver through Kansas on I-70 just passing Fort Riley army base. I saw chem trails from several jets which I found very odd because they were flying very close to the same altitude. I looked at what they might be doing when I noticed that they were flying around a white object. I took out my binoculars and asked my wife to tell me what the white object was they were surrounding. I then spotted another white object about the same size. maybe a couple of thousand feet direct south from the other. I then came to the realization that I was witnessing a very, very possible military unit responding to an actuall UFO. The objects were bright white, my wife thought they were military crafts or clouds. But when she looked through the binoculars she said she had never seen anything like them and couldn't tell what they were. I immediatly stopped and had to look for myself. My father was in the air force and have seen many aircraft and weather balloons. occasions. The thing that impressed me was when one decided he had enough or was just having fun and took off in a S.W.direction. The one jet that had been assigned to that particular object had to put on the after burners and had a tough time catching it. The second object followed the first. I started driving again at 65 mph and if these things were weather balloons they were go in and out of the jet stream. We had been watching now for about an hour, the two finally were far enough to where we could only see two small white objects on the horizon, but far enough that we could no longer see the jets. Then we saw the third and it was real close. We could also see two jets returning back to where we first saw them. The third object had a lone aircraft escort. We got so close, but the wierd part is how it moved when it moved it was like if you were following a rainbow(The harder we tried to close to it, it some how moved so fluid you could not detect any motion). We got real close I would say it was less than a half mile in front of us and less than a mile in altitude. It then moved slowly away from us (East) then in less than a second it was no longer there. Another reason I don't think it was a balloon is because the horizon was a burnt orange but the objects stayed a bright white. The next morning my wife was sleeping and I saw another object, less than a mile off of my nine oclock. I have to keep my eyes on the road so I kept looking forward than looking back at the object. I saw three jets speeding in the same direction of the object so I watched the object as close as I could but it did the same thing as the third object the day before. In less than a second it was gone, or no longer visible. (you can call ((name of company deleted)) at 800-((number deleted)) and leave a message for driver #((deleted)) Truck#((deleted)) my name is ((deleted)). if no one can help you ask to speek with christa eberly in driver services. she can get me the message.Leave your number but please don't tell them what it is about or make something up) Sincerely ((deleted))