NUFORC Sighting 161981

Occurred: 2021-02-09 18:31 Local
Reported: 2021-02-10 07:39 Pacific
Duration: 10 minutes
No of observers: 4

Location: Norfolk, VA, USA

Shape: Cylinder
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail, Aircraft nearby

White cylindrical object with trailing haze, bigger than our plane, pilots don’t know what it is.

United Airlines flight 301. White cylindrical object with rounded nose (like a tic tac..?), appeared as we started our descent to land. It had no discernible lights but very luminescent in the darkness, size bigger than our plane about twice. At first I thought it was a plane on fire or some kind of test for releasing water for fighting forest fires- but the haze kept growing. It moved across the sky with a swirling haze behind it (have pictures too) parallel to the ground towards the ocean. The event lasted for only a few minutes before it vanished above the water leaving the smoke/haze to disperse. Pilots couldn’t figure it out what it was, they called in but it was not like anything they seen before and we had a good laugh since it was such a surprise. Working as an engineer I assumed it was new technology, or a test- but it was an odd place. If it’s a new phenomena I would love to know what it was.

Posted 2021-03-02

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