posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 11:37 PM
I was taking a walk here in north Denver yesterday (gorgeous weather, for once) and I noticed the tell-tale contrails of a 4-engine jet aircraft
heading in my direction from the southeast. I assumed it would be a 747, but also considered an Airbus A-340 or a KC-135. As it seemed to fly almost
directly over me, but slightly south of my position, I looked up again and the plane did indeed appear to be a 747, though there was still a slight
bit of doubt. It did not at all look like a military transport (C-5 or C-17). It had a white belly and gracefully swept wings and looked like an
airliner (747 or 707 based aircraft, the military uses both platforms as well). Each engine produced a contrail. It seemed though, that there was a
free-flying object directly behind the right wing of the big jet, just in-board of the number 3 engine. From my vantage point a couple of miles below,
it appeared to be moving with the same speed of the larger plane and I could not detect significant variations in distance between the two. It looked
grey, certainly darker in color than the big jet. It did not appear to produce a contrail. I was only able to observe the strange craft (if indeed it
was an aircraft) for 15-20 seconds before the pair had passed to the northwest and grew smaller.
I've been around planes bit and small, military and civilian, all my life and I fly a vintage plane as a hobby. I've seen countless jet airliners
streaking across the sky, but never have I seen anything like this. Perhaps it was a wierd reflection and there was nothing there at all, but I
believe I saw some object tucked in very close to that jet. Any ideas or similar sightings?
[edit on 12-2-2007 by Airknocker]