Ghost image on ADSB
Hopefully I can describe this correctly and one of the more strangest things that has occurred to me in the air. Maybe more high time pilots think this is normal but it was a little unnerving. Took off today for a short trip to JAX from TPA. About a third of the way there noticed I had "traffic" about 2 miles off my right wing same altitude same direction. Since I was heading for a corner of a MOA thought this airframe doing the same and did not want to meet at the same spot. By then was seeing 1 mile off my right wing. Decided to climb 2,000 ft. and the intruder did the same, albeit some delay. Now at 0.5 miles. Decided to do a 360 and about half way through started getting collision alerts. Still no joy seeing the pesky dot in the sky. This time after the 360 he was 0.5 miles off my left wing. Decided this must be some issue with my ADSB and flew to JAX and landed hoping after a 2 hour visit with my Dad could return home. Took off and after 20 mins same scenario except noticed other traffic having "guests" about 1 to 2 miles away from them. The primary target had N number recognition and the "guest" would not. Same as my guest. Finally called ATC for flight following and asked if they saw anything. Was informed they where having "radar issues" and multiple airframes had seen these today. I've never heard of this? Should ATC report when they are having radar "issues"?
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