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Occurred : 5/17/2001 20:22 (Entered as : 05/17/01 8:22 PM)
Reported: 5/22/2001 07:34
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: unknown, FL
Shape: Light
Duration:2 to 3 minutes
For about 3 minutes I witnessed a very bright light following our TWA flight #139 on Apr 17th 2001 at 8:15 PM

I was on TWA flight #139 which departed from Orlando FL at 7:45 PM to St Louis MO. We were traveling in a northwestern direction near the south Georgia border around 8:15 PM, when I looked out the window at the clear blue sky and at about 2 o'clock, about 2000 feet above us, suddenly appeared a very bright light. It seemed to be stationary and several thousand feet away, I watched it for about about 3 minutes. It did not move in relationship with our aircraft. I had unbuckled my seat belt to get a better look when the stewardess told me to refasten my belt. In that brief moment that I looked at the stewardess and then looked back out the window, the UFO had disappeared. At 8:22 it reappeared about 50 to 100 miles away! It was much smaller now, very close to the horizion and I could see that it was moving very fast, it was not leaving a vapor trail but it was still glowing very bright. We were coming up on a thunderhead and our flight went to the left of it. The UFO went to the right of the thunderhead at 8:25 PM. When we got around it the UFO was gone and I never saw it again. At 8:30 PM another airliner passed about 2000 feet below us, this winged aircraft was plainly visible and not the same type of craft I had just witnessed.

((NUFORC Note: One of several sighting reports submitted by same source. PD))