|Occurred : 3/3/2018 14:14 (Entered as : 03/03/18 14:14)
Reported: 4/20/2018 4:10:35 AM 04:10
Location: Lagrange, IN
|Two A-10's appear to be chasing an unknown object, photos taken.
Sitting at desk looking over photos from previous night's ISS pass over, witness heard what he thought to be a snow plow coming around the corner from the SE, but there was no snow on ground. Had to be jets based on the sounds.
He grabbed his camera next to him and got to the door in seconds, the sound intensifying as two A-10s flew over the house headed NW followed by sounds fading fast. He ran out the door down the steps and half the driveway for a clear shot without trees blocking line of sight. He obtained one photo in with the wrong setting (nothing but white) changed settings to auto adjust then got a series of photos focusing on the A-10s using the viewfinder to watch them before they got too far for the camera to capture clearly. Then he watched for a few seconds by eye clearly seeing two planes but a third object ahead of them darker and smaller didn't seem to be a third plane. Trees and horizon blocked his sight as they flew over to the N.
He went back inside and started looking to magnify the photos and noticed the dark object they were following in the photos was too blurry for him to really see any marking or even basic shape. He showed these photos to the family and they weren't too sure what the third object was either. For years the A-10s have had training flights right over their house at least once or twice a year. There has always seemed to be just two A-10s that he'd seen flying in formation using the farms and silos as targets, they usually branch out over both roads after crossing over his house. The sounds just seemed different this time to him. this time you can see in the photos they are both heading the same way after a dark object. One plane appears to be changing course to follow the object. [Photos submitted to MUFON].