|Occurred : 9/2/1999 00:45 (Entered as : 09/02/99 00:45)
Reported: 9/8/1999 02:36
Location: St. Louis, MO
|Wed. night while listening to your reports of "re-entering" objects being chased by military aircraft, 2 F15s scrambled out of St. Louis Lambert airport.
Lambert is home of Missouri Air Guard and Boeing Aircraft F15 facility. We did not see any of the lights you were talking about but decided this info. might be useful for tracking or coroboration. This occurred shortly before 1am CDT. Art Bell began mentioning these events in the first hour of his program (12 mid night to 1 am). I work about 1/4 mile from the end of the runway so am very familiar with the noise of departing commercial and military jets. We were inside the warehouse where we work late when we were actually stunned by the sudden jet noise. The first instinct was to duck for cover. We ran outside and watched one F15 making a near vertical departure in an easterly direction followed closely by a second. Their lights disapeared from sight in only a few seconds such was their acceleration. This was a HOT takeoff. This is NOT normal even for military jet jockies in this commercial air space. We think this was a "scramble". If this was unrelated to what you were reporting on the Art Bell show it was coincidental enough to make the hair on my neck stand up.