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Old 10-10-2019, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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just saw it was military appreciation night at the NCSU game, so I'm thinking this must be it...
Must have been that. It just looked so odd. Everyone at the tennis courts just stopped and watched both times it flew overhead.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:55 PM
 
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I saw it when I was at the Gorman Exit off I40 around 8:00 pm. It was large, low, and as the OP said, strangely shaped. Also, lots of green lights, when most planes have white, red and green lights. I tried to get a shot of it on my phone but it was the wrong angle. Freaky. And I have to say, a little unnerving.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:09 PM
 
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Yes, I was on Hwy 751 heading towards Hwy 1 when I saw it, pulled over to see what the heck it was and take a video. It was a group of small propeller planes, flying in formation. At that point the lights were mainly red and blue, as I got closer to Raleigh I saw them again near hwy 1 and their lights were green. I assumed they were practicing for the air show in Smithfield this Saturday, but maybe it was for the game.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Yes, I was on Hwy 751 heading towards Hwy 1 when I saw it, pulled over to see what the heck it was and take a video. It was a group of small propeller planes, flying in formation. At that point the lights were mainly red and blue, as I got closer to Raleigh I saw them again near hwy 1 and their lights were green. I assumed they were practicing for the air show in Smithfield this Saturday, but maybe it was for the game.
Ok, that could explain it. It was so dark we could only see the lights. It was pretty loud, but maybe with a bunch of props it could be that loud. Seems odd to fly in formation in the dark though. A lot could go wrong.
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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Aurora project. Did it leave circular, donut shaped contrails?
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:56 AM
 
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Here's one where you can see that it's five planes in formation:


https://www.instagram.com/p/B3d1O68B...ns_share_sheet
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Here's one where you can see that it's five planes in formation:


https://www.instagram.com/p/B3d1O68B...ns_share_sheet
That is not what I saw. I would have been able to recognize that.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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That is not what I saw. I would have been able to recognize that.

Then I'm out of ideas.


Good luck figuring it out!
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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Sounds like maybe a Beechcraft Starship but I think only a couple are still flying.
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Old 10-11-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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Had to be the State game flyover. Timing matches.
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