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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/16/1999 10:00 (Entered as : 2/16/99 10:00)
Reported: 12/30/1999 15:02
Posted: 1/7/2000
Location: In-flight/Europe,
Shape: Changing
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
I was flying home alone from a family ski-ing trip when the sighting occurred. It was a small plane and the seat next to me was empty.

To begin with I thought it was a cloud but I was puzzled as to the appearance of a strange brownish cloud amid white ones. We got closer and then I noticed it had a shimmerring quality.

It was very similar to the traditional shape of a UFO but it was as if the contours were shimmering along with the craft and the edges were shifting almost. There was no one sitting behind me either, the hostesses were at the back and I looked to see if any one else was looking. They were not so I closed the window shutter to test my own eyes.

When I re-opened the shutter it was still there. Ithought it must be a UFO and I remembered that I had heard that they should spin. Even at that moment I could discern a very subtle spinning. At one point it reached out an angular arm and folded it gracefully back in.

Eventually we flew past. I was amazed and somehow uplifted. It was beautiful and almost spiritual somehow. My mother does not believe me and attributes it to me being on anti-depressants and although I understand her concern, I cannot believe that I imagined it just because I am depressed.

Sorry, I have given most of the information above. Apart from the moving arm it did nothing but hover. Colour chance happened extremely subtly and moved from brown to silver to a purplish hue. It was sort of a saucer shape but the form too had a shifting quality that was not easily discernible. It was broad daylight in a blue sky scattered with clouds at a similar level, if a little higher, to the plane.