|Occurred : 6/4/2013 17:35 (Entered as : 06/04/13 17:35)
Reported: 6/4/2013 8:13:42 PM 20:13
Location: Helena, AL
|Appear to see two white drones while a radar "blob" phenomenon occurs near Redstone
Early this evening, I was watering plants in my backyard. As a big fan of aircraft, I tend to check for traffic in the sky. At 17:35, I looked up and noticed two white craft, one behind the other and slightly to the starboard side of the leading craft. At first glance the two craft looked military. Then I noticed how they looked more rounded at the nose which then made me think that they were drones. This made a lot of sense because the two craft were moving fast relative their altitude. If they were at a higher elevation then their airspeed would have been pushing supersonic and there were no subsequent sonic booms. I estimate that these two craft were around 1000 - 1200 feet. They were traveling from north to south near the I-65 corridor. The sky was mostly clear, warm, humid, around 85 degrees with a light SE wind. The two crafts were out of view in under fifteen seconds. I made a point to try to listen to the noise produced by these craft. Am! idst some background traffic and neighborhood noise, I could hear a slight whine that would seem to be associated with a turboprop engine, but much quieter. The event ended and I thought that I had witnessed my first domestic drone flights- nothing more.
Only until a few minutes ago did I think that I "only saw two drones". Media outlets in Huntsville, AL are now reporting a mysterious radar "blob" echo that appeared on multiple radar products over the Huntsville area this afternoon, exactly over the northwest corner of Redstone Arsenal. Here is a link to the current radar blob event: http://valleywx.com/2013/06/04/mystery-blob-over-west-huntsville/ Huntsville is about 117 miles north of my location. Maybe these were simply drones returning to Eglin AFB after an exercise in cloaking. Needless to say, the event that I witnessed in conjunction with media reports about a radar blob with Internet chatter of ongoing C-5 activity was enough to make me share this with you.