|Occurred : 4/11/1996 20:00
Reported: 12/29/1997 06:58
Location: Atlantic Ocean,
|Summary : During a flight from Boston to Amsterdam a strange point of light could be seen for almost the whole flight.
When flying from Boston to Amsterdam on a Northwest DC-10, my girfriend and I noticed a strange light off to the lower port side of the airplane at a distance of about 2 to 3 miles. At first I thought that the light could be a reflection from one of the navigation lights of the DC-10. After watching the light for about an hour we decided that that wasn't the case. It would change position and color. We could simply tell that it was some sort of object. After a while, we would just take a look out the window every 20 minuets or so. Every time we looked out it was still out there. At one point we asked another passenger and a steward to take a look and they were amazed as well. The light dissapeared when we started to overfly some shipping, probably about 200 miles from Ireland. After the flight we joked about the "UFO" that we saw, but we were still left with an unsettling feeling. I am a private pilot and I have seen nav light reflections and air traffic at night, this light was not even similar.