|Occurred : 2/10/1999 18:45 (Entered as : 02/10/99 18:45)
Reported: 2/15/1999 07:39
Location: Tucson, AZ
|A possible jet contrail ot other.
At approx. 18:45 hrs, Feb 10, 1999. A co-worker and I noticed what appeared as a jet contrail in the Western Sky of Tucson. The contrail was heading Sout-Southeast at a great rate of speed. The sun was setting at this time which added extra light to the high objects contrail. The craft itself could not be seen. At first we thought it was a normal jet. The contrail disappered after about the first 30seconds of viewing, then reappeared with the craft still in the same direction. Within 1 min of viewing the object made a sudden turn and headed West, leaving a shrp U shape in the sky. What was strnge about this was the abnormal speed. I have not seen Airliners fly this fast, so our initial thought was a fighter jet of sorts. When the craft was heading West a small but noitcable puff of smoke or some turbulance affected the contrail leaving a bulge or bubble in its path. The craft appeard to pick up speed and disappered into the horizon. Again this might have been a normal airplane of types at supersonic speed. The sunset though allowed for some spectaculer viewing. I am not a believer in so called "extra terrestrisalas" but I am sending this report as to see if any one else saw the object. I do wish to stay anonimous
((NUFORC: This report, in several respects, seems to us to not be inconsistent with a contrail pattern that might be left by a military fighter aircraft.))