NUFORC UFO Sighting 135189

Occurred: 2017-07-16 13:00 Local
Reported: 2017-07-16 19:39 Pacific
Duration: 15 minutes
No of observers: 0

Location: Groton, CT, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Left a trail

I was traveling on I-95 north through CT. To my right, out above the water, I saw a row of 5 hook-shaped contrails appearing from nowhere. I watched for a couple of minutes as they traveled by me. I then thought to grab some pictures with my iPhone 7.

These contrails appeared to be about a 1/4 mile across. The row of 5 appeared exactly at the same time. The would stop, or skip, periodically in no apparent pattern. They would then suddenly begin again. They ended up moving away from to where I could no longer see them appear.

I have seen airline contrails in the past. Even the highest planes were still visible. The contrails were always one continuous line of vapor. These today seemed to pulse. All 5 across appearing from nowhere.

You can reach me at ((e-address deleted)) or 484-((telephone number deleted)). I have video and photos.


The high-quality photos provided by the witness indicate to us that the contrails probably were formed by five "sky writing" aircraft, flying abreast. Not a UFO. PD

Posted 2017-07-23

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