An Abilene pilot encountered what he believed to be a UFO and then three others reported encountering the unexpected object as well.
Usually, these reports come with cell phone recordings taken from the ground, but in this Feb. 24 incident, air traffic control communications documented the strange event.
“We had an aircraft in front of you at [37,000 feet] that reported something passed over him and we didn’t have any targets so, just let me know if you see anything pass over you,” the air traffic controller asks the pilot in a tape released to the Phoenix New Times.
Blenus Green said he was flying a commercial airplane from Arizona when he and his co-pilot say they saw a UFO over Roswell, New Mexico, as they were returning to Texas.
“Albuquerque Center asked us if we could look and just be on the lookout and see if we see anything, and I’m like ‘OK’. So, sure enough, I was looking out the windscreen because I wanted to see if it was there and yeah, I did. I saw it,” Green said.
Roswell, New Mexico is no stranger to the inexplicable. It is also the same city of the reported flying saucer sighting in 1947.
“1095, yeah something just passed over us,” Green said as he reported the object to air traffic controllers, “I don’t know what it was but it’s at least 2,000 to 3,000 feet above us.”
Green said his out-of-this-world sighting came at more than 30,000 feet.
“It was very bright but it wasn’t so bright that you couldn’t look at it. You know, you almost wanted to look at it to try to figure out what it was. It didn’t look anything like an airplane. You know, most airplanes, you’re going to see some kind of wing surface, some type of a tail, really no matter what type of airplane it is,” Green said.
Green is a retired B-1 Air Force pilot.
“What was weird about it, normally, if you have an object and the sun is shining this way, the reflection would be on this side, but this was bright all the way around. It was so bright that you really couldn’t make out what shape it was,” Green said.
He said never seen anything like it in his 20 years of flying.
“I wasn’t scared at all, I was just really fascinated by it. Just trying to figure out what it was because it was so out of the ordinary,” Green said.
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