NUFORC Sighting 53862

Occurred: 2006-12-05 11:45 Local
Reported: 2006-12-07 18:51 Pacific
Duration: 5 min.
No of observers: 1

Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA

Shape: Disk
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

UFO Sampling Jets Contrail at 39,000 feet

Southwest Airlines FLT 1593 enroute from Albuquerque, NM to Baltimore Wahington, MD at FL39 (39,000').

I was sitting at a window seat on the port side of the airplane about 2/3 towards the back observing a United flight climbing from our lower right to upper left and then leveling out at our altitude. I was amused at how nice of a contrail that plane had and started looking at how long it was when I first observed the craft.

It was approximately 1/2-3/4 mile behind the United flight and appreared to be almost stationary just above the contrail. Its attitude to the contrail was approximately 15-20 degrees.

At first it appreared to be a scratch on the window I was looking through, but when I observed it from another adjacent window it was exactly the same.

For most of the observation, it looked as thought it was kinfe edge toward our plane. Then for a brief period of time it rolled to reveal its real shape (circular).

I asked the passenger next to me if he had a camera I could borrow he said yes and proceeded to get it out of his bag. When I turned to observe the craft again, it was no longer visible.

Posted 2006-12-14

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