Occurred: 2000-03-12 21:10 Local
Reported: 2000-03-15 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 20 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Arkansas (northeast tip of), AR, USA

Shape: Circle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object, Changed Colo

Seen from 32,000 feet at night (aircraft), object was approaching at approx. 700 mph 2,000 feet below us..ball of light changing to blackout and sparks.

I am a Flight Attendant for a major airline..on March 12, 2000 I was flying from Memphis, TN to St. Louis, MO. at approx. 9:10 at night. While serving a first class passenger on the left side of the aircraft I noticed out the window that a ball of light was approaching from the rear of the aircraft at a speed faster than what we were going (I would guess about 700 mph). The object appeared as a fuzzy ball of light pinkish in color which went out when it came parallel to our aircraft. It then began producing reflective sparks over the top of the ball shaped object of what appeared to be of a metallic nature. It then veered toward the aircraft and went under us and disappeared. When I notified the flight crew, they said that they had no reports of anything in the area and refused to talk about it any further. I asked the passenger what she thought it was and she replied that she could not make out anything that would make sense or anything she had ever seen before. I have never seen anything while flying in my 12 years with the airlines. This was worth investigating.

Posted 2000-03-16

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