This morning there were several low low low flyovers of campus but some striking aircraft in tight formation.

The mystery was revealed by UNC News spokesperson on

They are F-15E Strike Eagles practicing for the fly over of the football game on Saturday.
Comment at 11:49am 10/20/2005 by Linda Convissor

And astute Carrboro mayoral candidate Mark Chilton reminds us that we were all in a tizzy last year at about this time over the same thing.

As UNC alum Andy Griffith reminded us even earlier: “What it was was football” or at least a stunt for football fans.