Occurred: 2023-07-28 23:30:00 Local
Location: Douglasville, GA, International Waters
Location details: On L453 between LAMER and BOREX waypoints at 32,000 feet
Shape: Circle
Duration: 3 hours +
No of observers: 4
Reported: 2023-08-03 07:56:13 Pacific
Posted: 2023-09-10 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Airline Pilot sighting of UAP over international waters with photos and videos

July 28, 2023, I departed Santo Domingo DR at 2305 destine for New York JFK. My route of flight was L453 in NY Oceanic airspace, non radar hundreds of miles offshore. At approximately 1 hour into the flight as we were approaching the southern boundary of the NY oceanic airspace, and at 32,000 feet, I called out a visual on traffic that was excessively bright and looked like about 80 miles range... and then the light I saw as traffic disappeared visually. I never saw the traffic on TCAS. Then a few minutes later I saw two objects round in shape, one lighted and one not lighted flying in a formation just above the horizon, at a range I guessed of 120-200 NM. The lights would appear and then disappear. This went on for the remaining 3 hours of my flight to NY on L453 in Oceanic airspace. The objects seemed to fly in formation in an orbital pattern. The first time I saw the objects I would estimate their altitude to be below mine (32,000'), but as the flight continued northbound, and the objects continued to illuminate ever 2- 10 minutes their altitude and distence appeared to get higher and farther away. After about 2.5 hours and as you can see in the photos, the objects appeared to be in space.

At one point in the video I took you can see another airplane on L453 southbound 3000 feet above us (we were on an oceanic offset) an at the same time in the frame of the video you can see the object illuminate.

I have the brand new Samsung S23 phone which has the best camera on the market for a cell phone and I started recording this object in video. I have a great 7 min video of it appearing and disappearing while I was talking to other airliners on 123.45 vhf about it. You can hear that conversation in the video! Another airliner approximately 400 NM ahead of us at 36,000 feet stated they saw the same thing.

I also took about 30 photos of these objects in "night mode" on the phone and they came out really good... in one of them you can actually see the lighted object and the unlit object very clearly as round UFO's. All of the photos were taken with some sort of long exposure setting to be able to get as much light as possible to the sensor... You will be able to see in the long exposure photos the stars are pins of light but the UFO's are streaks of light because they are moving!

I am an airline captain with 30 years of aviation experience and would consider myself an expert on viewing and identifying flying objects. I have seen thousands of satellites, rockets, stars, meteors, weather balloons, mylar balloons, and other airplanes, civilian and military while flying. I can with all certainty confirm these objects, their shape, movement, location, illumination, and range are like nothing I have ever seen before.

I have 48 photos and 2 videos. The uploader on this online form will not allow me to upload all the photos, or any of the videos. Could you please contact me and let me know how I can get you all the photos and videos.

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