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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
Posted: 12/14/2006
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Shape: Disk
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.