HILO, Hawaii, Aug. 17 (UPI) — No one Thursday was claiming ownership of a tubular flying object that buzzed a Hawaii airport this week and looked a lot like a missile. Officials at the Pohakuloa Training Area told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that there were no military exercises involving missiles taking place when the object was spotted Tuesday over the Hilo Airport on the Big Island.
Witnesses told the newspaper the silver object was silver and emitted a vapor trail; however it had no apparent fins or markings on it. One man told the newspaper, “The noise was super loud.” The object didn’t seem to threaten any air traffic around the airport, the report said. Hawaii officials said the FBI and Transportation Security Administration were looking into the matter. – upi