Occurred: 2020-08-09 01:35 Local
Reported: 2020-08-09 15:46 Pacific
Duration:
No of observers: 2

Location: Ballwin, MO, USA

Shape: Unknown


strange sounding craft after severe storm flew over our home twice, or there were two craft

Last night there was a terrible storm. Our electric went out at 1:30am CT. My husband and I were talking, the storm significantly quieted down with long periods of time in between distant thunder. The sky still had consistent lightning.  We heard a craft fly over us, and it was very loud and peculiar sounding. It was very fast and sounded like the stereotypical spaceship flying sound from tv shows and films. We looked at each other shocked. My husband commented that at first he was wondering if it were a tornado when it first started. A few minutes later it happened again, following the same flight path [I believe NE to W, but am not certain] though it was somewhat quieter.  We get a lot of fly over from military and commercial, and are familiar with normal flight sounds. This was unlike anything we've ever heard, and with as much lightning and with as loud/low as the craft sounded like it was flying, I am unsure whether a military or commercial craft would fly that low in these conditions over a residential area. The sounds also did not follow the path of streets near us. We did not see anything. Could it be a rare sound created by weather? Do traditional aircraft somehow sound different in certain storm conditions? 

Posted 2020-08-20

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