Personally I don't think you're nuts, but maybe seeing what you want to see, or which looked like something it was not.
Saratoga Springs, NY has an airfield which opened in 1943, and not to mention a US Navy Support Unit as well. Considering those factors, especially the airfield, don't you think that is a possibility?
My personal saying is, "Always assume the normal when investigating the paranormal", that goes for UFO's too.
Have you ever noticed all UFO sightings are by either an airport or a military installation?