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Answers: What's been flying low over Randolph Co. at night

SHELLMAN, GA (WALB) -

Plenty of people have seen the low-flying aircraft in the Randolph County area, and it's no secret that they want to know what's going on.

The aircraft, usually spotted at night, have been the cause of concern and interest for residents, who have made it clear through email, Facebook, and phone calls that they want answers.

"Everybody was scared. We didn't know what it was," said one resident. "They were really low. It looked like they were trimming the top of the trees."

"Yeah, it was shaking the windows, recalled Kim Clay. "It was shaking the whole house."

She didn't know what was going on from above. With no Air Force bases in the area it didn't make a lot of sense to her. But it generated a lot of questions in the small town of Shellman, GA.

"I said to my sister that must be Japan or something coming over here trying to start a war with us," Clay said jokingly.

But the answer was found more than 50 miles away at Fort Benning. According to officials, the 160th Special Operation Regiment from Ft. Campbell, KY was conducting low flying exercise drills in C-7 and C-130 aircraft. The night flights took them from Ft. Benning to Tyndall Air Force Base and back.

The 160th completed the training Tuesday night, leaving the skies above Shellman quiet once again.

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