UFO researchers are investigating a report by a resident of Ty Ty, southern Georgia, that he sighted a group of United States Air Force (USAF) jets apparently escorting or chasing a red-orange sphere UFO across the sky at an altitude of about 600 feet.
According to the unnamed witness in a testimony filed on March 4, 2017, as Case 82496 in the reporting database of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), he was stargazing with a telescope outside his home at about 10 p.m. on February 21, 2017, in Ty Ty, a town in Tift County, Georgia, about 100 miles east of Columbus, Georgia, when he heard jet engine sounds coming from the north. He looked northwards, in the direction of the jet engine sounds and noticed in the dark sky a row of flashing white strobe lights and a reddish-orange ball or sphere in the middle.
The lights approached gradually at an altitude of about 600 feet until he could see that there were six military "fighter jets" that appeared to be chasing or escorting a mysterious sphere UFO that had a red-orange color, according to Open Minds TV.
"I first heard low speed jet engines north of me," the witness stated.
"I turned to see what it was. I saw a row of flashing white strobe lights with a reddish-orange ball or sphere in the middle coming toward me moving real slow."
He was also struck by the low altitude of the flight and the unusually slow speed of the jets and the UFO.
"What was so strange about it was how low and slow they were all flying and flew directly over the top of me."