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Two passengers on Delta Airlines flight see UFO pass close to plane on approach to Atlanta

By Ted Bonnitt on September 28th, 2012
Two passengers on Delta Airlines flight see UFO pass close to plane on approach to Atlanta
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

An unidentified, disc shaped object reportedly flew underneath a passenger aircraft wing on approach to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, at 7:30 PM on September 23, 2012.

The unidentified witnesses were sitting on the left side of the aircraft when they observed an object described as having a "circular, aqua colored top that appeared hard and a light, silver colored, narrow cylinder coming out of the bottom of it," according to a report submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center, (NUFORC.) 

The reporting witness said the object was not larger than the aircraft, and was not a balloon. The witness said that a passenger sitting directly behind her also saw the object. The other witness was reportedly ex-military, and agreed that the object was not a balloon.

Both witnesses described their sighting to the flight crew after landing, who the witness felt were somewhat dismissive of their report. 

Original witness report:

I was on Delta flight 1307 from Richmond to Atlanta. I was sitting on the left side of the plane in a window seat. About seven minutes prior to landing I saw an object outside the plane. It was moving at a good speed and passed under the wing. It seemed close to the airplane but not close enough to hit the plane. 

It had a circular, aqua colored top that appeared hard and a light, silver colored, narrow cylinder coming out of the bottom of it. In terms of size it was not larger than the wing of the plane. I’ve Googled weather balloons and it was definitely not a balloon. 

I told the people beside me I saw something weird and they started joking around and making reference to the X-Files show. I laughed out of nervousness. 

I reluctantly asked the guy behind me when we landed if he happened to see anything odd from the plane and he said he said he saw it as well and that it freaked him out and that he was just going to pretend he didn’t see it. He said he was ex military and it was definitely not a stealth probe. 

He agreed to go to the pilot afterwards with me. We told the pilot and the flight attendant at the front of the plane what we saw. The pilot said it was probably a balloon (which it was not) or a tower on the ground (which it was not) and that they would "check it out." The other witness and I were surprised that they didn’t ask for our names or info. 

Let me state that I have never believed in UFOs, etc. prior to this. I don’t know if this is something being tested by our government or another country or if it was really other-worldly. I can only describe what I saw.

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