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Occurred : 2/23/2013 11:00 (Entered as : 2/23/13 11:00)
Reported: 2/27/2013 7:55:00 AM 07:55
Posted: 2/28/2013
Location: Grand Canyon, AZ
Shape: Cigar
Duration:1 minute
Black craft over Grand Canyon/white craft over Beverly Hills

I was returning from a business trip with two colleagues on Alaska Airlines from DC to LA. Over the Grand Canyon, I saw a black craft shaped like a bullet going at an amazing speed in the opposite direction very close to our airplane leaving a trail of thick black smoke behind it.

A few minutes later, an identical craft with the same black trail went by. I would concede it may have been a military plane, but thing that bothers me is that the smoke trail dissipated at the exact same speed as the craft, as if it were a part of it. If a military plane were emitting black smoke from burning oil, it would have left a trail across the sky.

What my friends couldn't see because I was in the window seat is just before the second craft left my view, I saw it tilt upward and the black smoke trail disappeared in a split second.

The crazier part of the story is that when I returned home, I was telling my son the story while looking out the window of our home in Beverly Hills, CA. I saw two brilliant white planes flying towards us. I didn't think anything of it until the one on the right just disappeared, then the one on the left made a perfectly tight loop in the air, then disappeared. It was a manoeuvre that would be impossible with a plane, and it was close enough that I could tell it was not a helicopter.

This was at about 3pm on 2/24/13.

And that's my UFO story.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))