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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/19/2005 22:00 (Entered as : 05/19/2005 22:00)
Reported: 5/23/2005 7:40:30 PM 19:40
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Montgomery (50 miles west of; inflight), AL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:7 seconds
pilots see unknown

Enroute from Houston to Columbia, SC at 35,000 feet in a jet airliner.

As captain I noticed an unknown aircraft at my 10 o'clock position high. At first I thought it was another aircraft and looked at my TCAS. There was no aircraft around in that vicinity.

I then looked back at the craft noticing it was passing us like we were sitting still while we were at Mach .78. I also noticed it was at least 40,000 feet higher than us.

Pointed the target out to the first officer and she saw it as well. It may have been a satellite but it seemed to change directions as got directly off our nose and then dissappeared.

Object seemed to have a strobes. We both know it was not a shooting star so it was either satellite or unexplained.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain semi-anonymous. PD))