NUFORC UFO Sighting 2796

Occurred: 1997-10-24 18:00 Local
Reported: 1997-10-27 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5-6 seconds
No of observers: 4

Location: Houston, TX, USA

Shape: triangle

Summary : Witnessed black, metallic UFO pass by airplane window at 28,000 feet. Witnessed by several people in daylight.

Friday, 10/24/97 at approx. 6:00pm (Mountain Time). Continental Airlines flight #1807 from Houston to Phoenix. Shortly after takeoff witnessed a black, semi-matte, metallic craft fly right past the airplane through the window. It was traveling east - opposite direction of the plane - and was visible as it flew past for about 6 seconds. Size and distance from plane couldn't accurately be determined, but it was incredibly close to the plane. It had a triangular upper half, but the lower half was rounded and dome-shaped. This occured at 28,000 feet (the pilot had announced the plane's altitude only minutes before.) 3 to 4 other people also witnessed the object as it flew by. It was daylight and it was clear enough to see the object had definate edges and form (i.e. it wasn't just a dark shape seen out of the corner of the eye.) The observer has had past training in local law enforcement as well as some FBI training, and would not be described as a typical believer in such things as UFOs.

Posted 1999-01-28

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