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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 12/5/2006 11:45 (Entered as : 12/05/06 11:45)
Reported: 12/7/2006 6:51:47 PM 18:51
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Duration: 5 min.
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|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.