NUFORC Sighting 180588

Occurred: 2024-02-25 21:12 Local
Reported: 2024-02-25 22:27 Pacific
Duration: 5 Minutes
No of observers: 2 - Pilot - Aviation Expert

Location: Washington, DC, USA
Location details: Aircraft at 24,000ft, 100nm from Washington DC

Shape: Light
Color: White
Estimated Size: Undetermined
Viewed From: Aircraft
Direction from Viewer: 300 Degrees
Angle of Elevation: 20
Closest Distance: Undetermined
Estimated Speed: Mach 4+
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

White light illuminated stationary before rapidly heading North and disappearing

I was the captain of an airline flight approaching Washington DC from the South.

Off our left wing, bearing 300, a white light illuminated, brighter than any star in the sky, appearing to be just above the haze layer. It then moved North at an extremely high rate of speed before disappearing.

Shortly afterwards, there were two dimmer lights in roughly the same position, that also headed North before disappearing.

Then the same formation of lights appeared again, but were appearing and disappearing with no change in relative position.

2 minutes after seeing the first light, two also dim objects in the same relative position appeared to briefly “chase” each other before disappearing.

5 minutes after the beginning of the sighting, a light appeared in the same position, pulsing with about a 2 second period. It became obscured from view by haze as we descended through 12,000ft.

I have been seeing this on a regular basis. They are almost always seen on a bearing between 290 and 300 degrees, beginning at around 9PM Eastern time, regardless of our location.

Posted 2024-03-13

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