|Occurred : 6/17/2011 10:50 (Entered as : 06/17/2011 10:50)
Reported: 6/17/2011 11:08:06 PM 23:08
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
|Unknown round object followed by two jets over Baton Rouge flying northwest at approx 11:00 AM
Near midday, blue sky with scattered clouds. Single round shiny object with contrail traveling northwest. Did not observe any lights or erratic behavior. Object maintained steady course and speed.
The object was followed by two jets. The object was slightly wider than the fuselage of the jets.
The jets did not leave contrails. The jets trailed the object flying in formation. The second jet flew to the right rear of the lead jet. The jets were not fighters and appeared to be larger. Possibly the size of large corporate jet.
The distance between the first jet and second jet was approx the length of three of the aircraft.
The first jet accelerated and caught up with the object. The second jet remained behind the object and never adjusted speed.
The first jet passed the object then decelerated to its original speed. Clouds briefly obscured the three but they quickly reappeared maintaining the same heading. All three eventually flew out of sight.
I tried to take a picture with my camera phone but have not downloaded the photo and a review the photo on the phone is difficult.
My co-worker and I are both former military. I have flown on a variety of military aircraft in the army and my co-worker was in the navy. He remarked that the round object displayed no wings or characteristics of known aircraft.