posted on May, 25 2010 @ 02:27 AM
I'm always interested in things in the sky (including ufos), but I really don't know much about particular types of aircraft. So I'd like to know
what this plane is, and I'll explain why I'm curious, if you'll bear with me.
Last weekend 5/16 at about 2 p.m., I was watering my front lawn and to my shock an extremely low-flying, large plane flew right in front of me. I live
two blocks away from the 210 freeway bordering the San Gabriel mountains in Los Angeles, and it looked like the plane was tracing the freeway
westbound. It was so close that I could easily see the letters and numbers along the body of the plane. But here's where my curiosity really got the
best of me--underneath the nose of the plane, under the cockpit approximately, there was a large, circular, greenish "thing". I circled the area in
question on the photo below. I'd never seen anything like it.
About 10 minutes had passed, I was still standing there watering, and low and behold, it flew past again, exactly at the same low altitude and
heading!! Needless to say, at that point I decided it was time to get my camera. It never made a low pass again, but I spotted it in the far distance,
circling around and around. It kept circling closer to my house until finally it flew directly overhead, which is the picture you see below. I took a
bunch of pictures but this one came out best. I took it on maximum zoom.
The only other detail I can think of is that it was really very quiet for a large plane. Both low passes took me completely by surprise because I
couldn't hear its approach. So I'm curious what kind of plane this is and what that thing was attached to it. Thanks for reading.