posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 04:23 AM
Hey Guys and Gals, this is the first time I've felt like I've had something worthy of a thread in almost 6 years of visiting ATS.
These two pictures were taken by my old man from a Iphone 6S, on a flight from Rockhampton to Brisbane in Queensland, Australia on the 9th September
at approximately 6pm. He noticed something small and white out of his window seat, accelerating away from the plane on a slightly acute heading
(relative to his flight) as it was cruising at 32'000ft. From when he noticed it and after a bit of gawking, he had enough time to fumble out his
phone and snap a couple of images before it faded into the distance. (Also good to note he asked the bloke sitting next to him if he could see it as
well, which he could)
So, as an ex-pilot myself, my first thought is a internal reflection off the glass in the passenger windows on a Boeing 737-800, but after having a
closer look at the pictures on a 4K computer monitor, I'm almost convinced it’s a solid object. The object in the pictures maintains its shape
between the two images, whilst appearing to change direction, which a reflection wouldn't do. My old man said it appeared to be small-ish and a
solid unchanging white colour, but was quite a distance away - so he couldn't be 100% sure.
The only explanation I can muster up is a private jet on a different heading maybe 6000ft under his plane, obscured by the window glass of the Boeing.
Or something military, but not sure we have anything white in Australia. That’s all I can think of that is small and can better the airspeed of a
cruising passenger jet. But I'm certainly up for suggestions, my old man said its the first thing he's seen in his 55 years that he couldn't
What do you think?
Swing us a message if you want to have a look at a full res. and un-edited copy.