Pilot has Sighting
Pilot Account Identifies Orange Glow
following UFO account was made by an airline pilot with
14 years of experience, and is of high believability.
On the night of November 3, 2004, at 11:00 PM, a commercial
pilot was making his approach for landing into San Francisco.
had received instructions from the tower to descend from
his altitude of 35,000 to 24,000, when something unusual
pilot's attention was drawn to an orange glow, which seemed
to flash to his west. The light would sometimes glow white,
then back to orange. He thought at first he might be seeing
approaching San Francisco from the east, an orange dot
began to glow and seemed to flash higher up to the west
of us. I thought that it was a planet. It then changed
color from orange to white. Again, I thought a planet
could be illuminated through a (local) atmosphere that
would explain the color change."
the unknown light source began to move toward the northeast.
Being aware that the movements of his airliner could cause
the appearance of the light's movements, he found some
stars to use as a reference point. This verified that
the unknown glowing source was indeed moving northeasterly.
pilot further explained the object's movement.
moved about 30 degrees and then stopped. Then, it made
a slight tangent to the right and continued moving for
about 20 more degrees. It stopped and turned again to
the right and continued for 10 degrees, then stopped again
pilot also related that the entire event was no more than
two minutes in length. It was very difficult to determine
the exact distance away from the plane that the object
was, but the UFO appeared from his perspective to be the
size of a star.
had initially been at 35,000 feet (10,500 meters) but
had descended to 24,000 feet (7,200 meters) when we saw
the object. We were above the clouds with a clear view,
and there was a crescent moon behind us. The weather in
San Francisco was partly cloudy skies and light rain."
pilot's observations were corroborated by his co-pilot,
who attested to the exact same occurrence. Both of the
crewmen were in awe at what they had seen, and could offer
no "earthly" explanation for what the unusual
lights were that night.
pilot had ever seen anything like they witnessed as they
landed in San Francisco on November 3, 2004.