NUFORC Sighting 179797

Occurred: 2023-12-23 03:30 Local
Reported: 2024-01-04 20:54 Pacific
Duration: 1 hour
No of observers: 4 - Pilot - Military - Aviation Expert

Location: , , International Waters
Location details: Pacific Ocean, approximately 200 miles south of the Alaska Peninsula

Shape: Light
Color: White lights
Estimated Size: unknown
Viewed From: Aircraft
Direction from Viewer: East
Angle of Elevation: 25
Closest Distance: 15 miles
Estimated Speed: unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object

Objects at very high altitude (greater than 50,000' MSL) maneuvering and emitting white light that gradually varied from bright to dim

Viewed from the flight deck of a Boeing 767 at 35,000 ft. White lights at a much higher altitude while traveling east at night. The lights maneuvered at various altitudes from our 11-12 clock position. Estimate minimum altitude of 40,000 ft and maximum of 70,000 ft. Lights would start out dim, gradually increase in intensity to very bright, then gradually dim again, then disappear. These lights would change direction, climb, and descend. At times, 4 were visible at once. We observed these phenomenon for approximately 1 hour while traveling at 450 knots, so difficult to estimate the distance.

Viewed the same phenomenon in the same area of the Pacific ocean on December 5, 2024. The circumstances and details of observation were generally the same. This previous observation lasted for about 45 minutes.

Posted 2024-02-15

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