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Occurred : 7/19/2021 19:35 (Entered as : 07/19/2021 19:35)
Reported: 7/19/2021 9:59:22 PM 21:59
Posted: 8/16/2021
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shape: Circle
Duration: 3- 5 seconds
Characteristics: There were electrical or magnetic effects
Several round white object sight near my flight traveling in opposite direction at a high rate of speed.

While on flight # AA6201 from Philadelphia to Greensboro. I was in seat 10A window on the left side of the plane as we flew south. In our ascent, I estimate maybe 4 to 6 minutes post take off, I observed the objects I estimate our altitude was likely 4 to 5 thousand. I know we had not been alerted to reaching 10,000 feet until many minutes later. Looking out of the window I observe red a number of bright white round objects traveling very close to our craft moving in the opposite direction. I was initially alarmed fearing they were dangerously close at nearly the same altitude or just below. The plane of course was traveling at a high speed but the speed at which these objects moved by suggested to me they we moving much faster. As a result ocould only see them for a matter of seconds. They were bright white and as best I could tell round. My first thought was they resembled ping pong balls or soft balls but way bigger. Much smaller than the plane! but substantial.

Due to the speed I estimate 5 to six or more. Each seemed to have what I can best describe as something resembling an antenna protruding from the center bottom of the object. I was hoping to learn if there were other reports from other witnesses or perhaps even the flight crew or air control.