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I yelled to Bruce, "Holy s--t." He immediately looked over from what he was doing. Above the clouds, where the white disc had been, was a now giant red ball. It was big and bright and just sat there above the clouds. It wasn't intense enough to illuminate us with a red glow but it was still plenty bright. We sat there in stunned silence. We obviously didn't want to hit it but quickly saw that it was flying parallel to our course. We weren't on a collision course and we also weren't gaining on it. Time became a blur as we continued our descent, this giant, red ball holding its course.
We slowly lost altitude and at around 13,000 feet, the brightly glowing ball began a gradual descent, too. As it did, it slowly started disappearing behind those wispy clouds. In about 30 seconds, like a setting sun but not nearly as bright, it vanished behind the clouds. The instant it fully disappeared, hundreds of lights began flashing from within the clouds.
No idea how he managed to leap to spaceships and aliens based on what he described seeing.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: PlanetXisHERE
Pilots resists telling their tales because they will be grounded if they insist they "see things". Airline companies aren't covering for anything, just concerned with safety.
Thanks for bringing the story.
At 4:12, "It was sooo cool". I totally identify with that.
It was April 10, 1989 and early in my career. I was still a first officer at a regional airline. It was about 8 p.m. and we had just taken off from Kansas City International Airport bound for Waterloo, Iowa. It was a beautiful evening, with a full moon, clear skies and crisp early spring temperatures. The weather forecast for Waterloo was as nice, with clear skies and unlimited visibility.
Full article : nydailynews.com
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Kandinsky
An interesting ass-scratcher of a report
Absolutely. What else was in the clouds?
My only sighting had a "thingy" disappear into clouds as well. A weird cloud, the only cloud in the valley that night.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
The impression I'm left with from his report is that of a weather phenomenon.
It was a beautiful evening, with a full moon, clear skies and crisp early spring temperatures. The weather forecast for Waterloo was as nice, with clear skies and unlimited visibility......Within about 40 miles of Waterloo, ATC confirmed the weather, still clear skies and unrestricted visibility at our destination as we began to descend.
originally posted by: Aliensun
Nice spin attempt. You want to rethink your first sentence about the pilots being grounded by the airlines if they speak out, because, as you then say, the airlines are concerned about safety? The airlines allow all sorts of stories out that have a direct, solid import on safety issues, everything from crew problems, machine problems, etc. We hear about such constantly. But strangely enough, they take the government's position on UFOs, basically, the things don't exist and as a crew member you damned well better not talk about them. Can we get serious about the constant denial of these events?
Our airline had no official UFO policy (nor did any that I ever worked for), but at the time we were both young with long and promising careers in front of us. We knew through the grapevine that pilots weren't supposed to talk about UFOs so we swore the station agent on duty to secrecy and agreed not to talk about our incident to any of our co-workers.
originally posted by: crazyewok
what’s a Obama pilot? Is it like Obama care were everyone pays for there own Pilot ?
Do you mean Airforce one Pilot?