Initially, Green says he was skeptical. He was told by the FAA's Albuquerque Center to lookout for something weird, which would be a little off-putting to any pilot.
"Albuquerque Center asked us if we could look and just be on the lookout and see if we see anything, and I'm like 'okay'. So, sure enough, I was looking out the windscreen because I wanted to see if it was there and yeah, I did. I saw it," Green said.
He then described what can only be described as a great, big airborne mystery:
"It was very bright but it wasn't so bright that you couldn't look at it," he said. "You know, you almost wanted to look at it to try to figure out what it was. It didn't look anything like an airplane. You know, most airplanes, you're going to see some kind of wing surface, some type of a tail, really no matter what type of airplane it is."