posted on Sep, 29 2006 @ 05:25 PM
I have no idea what to make of this, but here's what happened. It was about 4:30 p.m. CST, I was driving home ( I live maybe 1/2 mile from a DOW
chemical plant near Freeport on the Texas gulf coast, about 50 miles from Houston) when I hear a loud plane engine overhead. I look up and see a
gigantic four engine plane flying only about 100 feet in the air towards DOW. It was painted a light gray color possibly with a dark gray stripe near
the top (not sure about the stripe) there was a bright white flashing light on the tail.
It looked something like this
This plane was definately not a jet. I don't know much about planes, but I know that I have lived in this area for at least ten years and never seen
a plane that large, and never a plane fly over DOW.
It circled an area of roughly 1/2 mile to 1 mile (It flew almost directly over my house) and made at least 3 passes that I saw. Again, it was only
about 100 or so feet in the air (maybe a little more, but it was definately low). I saw a very small trail of some dark gray substance (Smoke?) coming
from one side of the plane. I didn't think it was large enough to be smoke from engine problems. After the three passes (circles) that I saw it make,
it took of almost due north and hasn't been back since.
I saw what seemed to be a pole on the nose of the plane (Gun barrell?). I still can't get over how freakin' huge this thing was. If somebody can
help me find out what kind of plane it is or why it was flying over DOW, it would be greatly appreciated. We've had an occasional helicopter or
possibly a jet really high up, but this thing was gigantic and very low for any type of plane.