In February, two pilots flying separate planes encountered the same seemingly extraterrestrial phenomenon in the sky over Arizona. The pilot of the first aircraft, a Learjet, radioed in a mysterious sighting after noticing something eery and totally foreign passing over his plane, traveling in the opposite direction. Then, air traffic controllers asked a nearby American Airlines flight to look out for anything untoward.
The AA flight saw the same thing, a startling indication that intelligent life may have invaded Earth's fragile airspace and was befuddling commercial airline pilots. Now, the pilot of American Flight 1095, Blenus Green, is talking about his run-in with alleged aliens. Green was interviewed by a local Texas TV station about the event, which until recently, was an experience only known by history's greatest alien slayers, such as Jeff Goldblum.
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."
Both pilots' reactions to the supposed UFO were captured in an audio recording released by the Albuquerque Control Center: