In the cloudy and windy sky arcing above a level upland in Adams County, Illinois I witnessed a curious sight this afternoon. A black, slowly-moving jet airplane circled at a very low altitude above the ready-to-harvest cornfields. At one point I swear it cruised just a few feet above the power-lines.
The aircraft had an odd shape, as if a fighter plane had been equipped with reconnaissance equipment. I have no idea of what this jet was or what it was doing. A blow-up of the craft’s silhouette:
This sighting enlivened my afternoon!