|Occurred : 9/18/2008 19:00 (Entered as : 09/18/08 19:00)
Reported: 9/19/2008 8:58:44 PM 20:58
Location: Frankfort, IL
|Very unusally HIGH amount of air traffic at sunset
Driving home from dinner Thursday evening September 18th from Southwest Suburban Tinley Park, Illinois south on Harlem Ave. approx Vollmer Rd. at approx 19:00. The wife and I noticed in the sky directly above us and streaming accross the sky due west were an incredible amount of white trails from "jet-wash" (i believe is what it's called).. I don't mean ten or twenty; we actually stopped counting at fifty. They strangely did not criss-cross each other at all either. The sun was just about set so the trails were extremely visable in a clear, calm, cloudless, bright blue sky. Air traffic is common w/Midway airport to the north and Gary Airport to the southeast. We found it strange since these trails were all quite fresh, as if these aircraft had "all" flown over at the same time.. and very recently too. No aircraft were visible in the immediate sky at the time. We're used to seing jet trails all over the sky on clear days but this was even beyond unusal. I really doubt commercial jet traffic would be "that" heavy for the given time and day. Military traffic might make sense but why and to where? No word was mentioned on local A.M. radio or local Internet news. Really very curious if anyone else in the area found this odd? We both noticed it immediatly; surely someone else did too?