posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 08:28 PM
So after lurking for 6 months I’ve finally experience something with photo evidence worth joining to post.
This strange event happened yesterday (September 10 around 5:45 pm central time). I was inside at work when my brother called and told me to go
outside and see if I could see what he was seeing. He was located about ¼ mile to the West of me in a valley working in his garden when he witnessed
what appeared to be a commercial jet flying in what looked like a long shadow. Behind the jet was a white contrail or chemtrail (pretty typical) but
in front of the jet appeared to be a shadow or reverse contrail. I went outside and did not see what he was describing right away; there were
multiply contrails in the sky but I did not see any jets or “shadows”. As we spoke on the phone he said the jet was going through a small cloud
and then he said he could not see the jet anymore. I ran around the building (I came out through the West doors) and looked to the east when I saw
this “shadow” clearly in the sky. It appeared to start where a contrail ended and continued in a perfectly straight line to the horizon. My
brother has a hobby of taking close up pictures in of nature and I asked if he had his camera with him. He did and started taking pictures of the
contrail and “shadow” (the jet was gone). We looked at the shadow for several minutes, I went inside and had our other two employees come out and
look at it as additional witnesses, my brother’s girlfriend saw it as well. It appeared perfectly straight and did not seem to disperse like the
other contrails in the sky and it appeared more clearly through polarized sunglasses. After staring at it for a few minutes it appeared to flicker in
and out, but it’s hard to say if it was just an illusion from staring at it. We looked at the shadow for about 10 minutes; it did not appear to
move in the sky relative to clouds or trees. I then went back to work, a half hour later I looked again and it was no longer in the sky.
My brother and I have been racking our brains on what this could be. My only thought is it was the jet stream but I don’t know if you can see the
jet stream and we couldn’t find any pictures similar to this on the net.
The following picture my brother took of the “shadow” one of the images is an unedited picture compressed about 50% for webviewing the other is
the same image in black & white which shows the contrast and “shadow” more clearly.
I’ve enjoyed this site because there are some very intelligent members who can usually come up with sound explanations. I’d like to hear any
ideas out there on what this could be.
Black & White
[edit on 11-9-2008 by Iweegon]