'Something just passed over us': 2 pilots say they spotted UFOs while flying over the Arizona desert
- Two pilots from two different airlines reported seeing unidentified flying objects in same area over the Arizona desert in February.
- The Federal Aviation Administration recently released audio from the radio transmissions of the pilots reporting the UFOs.
- The two incidents are the latest examples of UFO encounters that have come to light after the Department of Defense declassified a number of incidents that involved Navy pilots.
Two civilian pilots from two different airlines reported being passed by an unidentified flying object while flying over the Arizona desert in February, according to two radio transmissions released by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The first transmission was from a pilot flying a Learjet for Phoenix Air, an international aircraft services company that transports passengers and cargo for corporate and military clients.
After an object passed overhead he radioed an air traffic control center in Albuquerque to see if they were aware of any other flights in the area. We saw the recordings and dialogue at CNN.
"Was anybody, uh, above us that passed us like 30 seconds ago?" the pilot asked.
"Negative," the air traffic controller replied.
"Okay" the pilot responded, and after a few seconds of silence added, "something did."
"It's a UFO!" someone added quickly.
"Yeah," the pilot replied with a chuckle.
Minutes after the encounter, the FAA controller in Albuquerque messaged an American Airlines flight that was flying behind the Phoenix Air Learjet and asked them to report if they witnessed anything similar.
"American 1095 ... We had an aircraft in front of you that reported something pass over him and, uh, we didn't have any targets. So just, uh, let me know if you see anything pass over you," the controller said.
Sure enough, the American Airlines pilot reported that he saw something.
"It's American 1095. Yeah, something just passed over us," the pilot reported. "I don't know what it was, but at least two-three thousand feet above us. Yeah, it passed right over the top of us."
The pilot said he was not sure "whether it was a balloon or whatnot," describing that the object had "a big reflection," and was "traveling several thousand feet above us, going the opposite direction."
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The Arizona reports are the latest in a series of UFO encounters that have come to light. The military recently declassified a number of videos showing Navy F/A-18 pilots tracking UFOs moving at high speed with, in some cases, seemingly no source of propulsion.
"I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," retired US Navy pilot Commander David Fravor said after spotting one of the UFOs. "I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was - after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close."
The Pentagon also admitted that they did have a program dedicated to investigating UFO incidents that was started in 2007, but the department terminated the funding for the project in 2012.
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