|Occurred : 3/15/2000 20:45 (Entered as : 3/15/00 8:45pm)
Reported: 3/28/2000 21:00
Location: Riverside/Palm Springs (over I-10), CA
|In commercial Jet from LA to Phoenix. Looking out north window below our jet, a light with no strobes was tracking our jet, after 10 minuted its light went out...no strobes..moon light reflected off object only. flew at same speed as jet, directly over I-10.
I was in a flight from LA to phoenix, at around 8:45pm after reaching 33,000 feet I noticed a light "following" our jet. I was seated at the rear of the plane wing. wondering if this was an optical illusion I moved forward, and the light was blocked out by the rear-edge of our jet's wing. Therfore I could safely know this object was beneath us flying. Not just a reflection off my window. We were flying almost directly over I-10, and near Palm-Springs. This object almosy matched our planes speed, but after watching for nearly 10 minutes, I noticed it was actually a little slower, it was further from the edge of the wing fro my perspective. Then our jet made a slight path change, and went turned a little south. When our plane turned, the light kept going straight, so this further confirmed it was not a reflection. Then after about 30 seconds it corrected its course floowing our plane exactly, then it started speeding up, and was actually going faster, at which point the light went out on it. It had NO strobes, no lights whatsoever. I thought it had just dissappeared, but as I looked I could actually see a very faint blue light where it had been, I could track this light over the surrounding lights from I-10/city, it was more like reflected moon-light possibly, it then sped up and I lost visual of the object when our planes wing was in the way. There were many other planes in the sky that night, I was in a Boeing 737, which means I was traveling around 500-600 MPH, this was NOT a small plane. All other planes in the sky that night both above, and below our altitude had strobes. Our plane had strobes. This object was bright, one light, travelling far beneath our altitude, and between 500-600 mph over I-10 eastbound. I would really like to know what in the world it was. Do military aircraft fly low, and "black"/no strobes? -((name deleted))