I Saw Something Strange In The Sky Today...Submitted by Chris Madcowski on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 18:18
I'm not one for wild theories but after seeing what I'm about to describe I have to wonder what is really going on...
It's sunny and warm in Wisconsin, another beautiful day. With coffee in hand I step outside to gauge whether a storm may be coming or if I am safe in my short sleeves and short pants. As I look to the sky I see an airplane miles above, heading due east, leaving a trail of white 'smoke' in its path.
This trail - can I call it at the very least 'unusual?' Here is what I saw - please judge for yourself:
-The trail followed the plane for what I might estimate to be around 100 feet. It lasted for around 3 or 4 seconds then dissipated.
-It did not remain for minutes or hours as they usually do.
-It did not spread out across the entire sky.
-It did not change colors.
-It did not form into whispy droplets.
-It did not cast shadows on the other trails.
It didn't do any of the things that normal airplane smoke trails do. I'm sorry you have to just take my word for this, I was so shocked at this unusual event that it never occured to me to grab my camera and document it. Now I fear I'll be looking up all the time trying to see 'it' happen again, each day doubting more and more the sanity of my senses...
Have any of you, my dear Daily Paul friends, ever seen one of these weird planes? Did you take a picture? Any confirmation of this strange phenomenon would be a huge load off my mind.
As it happens the sky is now filled with the normal trails of each variety - some 'spreaders', some 'whispy' types, and some of the criss-crossing 'shadow-casting' variety. Through all the haze it is impossible to see if there are any more of these unusual planes leaving their ominous non-trails (my term). But I'll keep looking.
Thanks in advance for any help,