unidentified flying object has been spotted over the skies
of Kota Kinabalu, puzzling air traffic controllers, who
say the craft was bigger than an airliner.
The UFO was first spotted on radar screens, but later
there were naked-eye sightings even in broad daylight.
This is a Malaysia Airport Berhad close circuit television
recording at terminal two of the Kota Kinabalu International
Airport on October fifth.
Although it might just show as a ciger-shaped object,
Air Traffic Controllers were surprised because the craft
was flying at great speed.
The controllers were tracking a fokker airliner taking
off when it noticed the long UFO.
Traffic Controllers knew for sure there were no other
commercial or private planes in the skies at that time--
at least not ones that were scheduled.
MAB showed the startling recording to TV3, but said the
incident was not unique.
There had been at least four other sightings over Kota
Kinabalu over the past seven years.
Some of the UFOs were said to vary in shape and size,
ranging from a sphere, to a cigar-shaped object.
On October 22nd, Sabah TV3'S Cameraman Kassem Mahmun took
this footage, of a Boeing 737 taking off.
He then noticed an object in the distance, which appeared
at a higher altitude, but was stationary.
Kassem said the object suddenly dissapeared just a few
second after he noticed it.
Air Traffic Controllers at K-K International Airport verified
But again, they said it was not the first time.
One Controller told TV3 of an incident in 1995, when he
saw a strange craft in the sky although he had just gave
clerance for a fiokker airliner to land.
All the radars had shown the route clear for the landing.
"The Pilot is somewhere about 4 miles from touch
down. He asks if there are any traffic beside us. He sighted
something, he said. So we check. It most probably would
be a helicopter or something like a light aircraft, so
we said there's no traffic. So we ask him, 'do you sight
any traffic'? He said he sighted something and it disappeared,
then he disregard and he came and land. After that, about
10 to 15 minutes from there, when traffic get less or
something, a round object more like a ball of fire. It
came toward from the sea right to the mirror of the control
tower, it stayed about 5 seconds, then just vanish towards
The Department of Civil Aviation have yet to give an explanation
on the incidents, except for saying that it could not
identify them for sure.