posted on Jun, 21 2016 @ 02:43 PM
Can anyone identify what kind of aircraft this is? All of the lights appeared to be on one aircraft. It appeared to be relatively low and relatively
slow moving, so slow moving that at times it appeared to hover or nearly hover, but that may have been an illusion.
The same photos zoomed in more:
My wife and I were traveling on I-55 northbound approximately two miles south of Lexington, Illinois. At that point, I-55 is angled northeast. The
aircraft passed almost directly overhead heading approximately west-southwest at 10:15-10:16PM CST last night, June 20, 2016.
I checked on www.flightradar24.com and it does not quite match any flight paths for that date and time, at least not any that were shown on their map.
Flights shown would have been on the wrong side of I-55 and/or going in the wrong direction as near as I can tell. I do not know how accurate or
complete their historical maps are.
The photos hardly do it justice. I am not an expert on aircraft, but I see a lot driving this same route several times a week at the same time of
night. We thought at first it might be an aircraft coming in to the airport in Bloomington, Illinois. But this looked pretty weird, quite different
from what I normally see.