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Occurred : 9/1/2007 18:30 (Entered as : 09/01/07 18:30)
Reported: 9/5/2007 9:20:07 AM 09:20
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: Mexico (in-flight; flying N toward G. of Mex.),
Shape: Other
Duration:3.5 minutes
Unfamiliar vessel spotted from airplane nearing Gulf of Mexico.

I have called the hot-line, and have a callback pending.

I was returning from Honduras on Sept. 1st, 2007. I was flying toward Houston. Between 6 and 7pm.

I saw a black "toothpick" streak in the foreground of a large white cloud, making it extremely vivid.

My camera ran out of batteries about an hour before this happened! As our vantage point changed, I became aware that the streak was a kind of jet stream.

The vessel looked very much like one I've seen in Star Wars, with vertical curved wings, and a horizontal deck/cockpit. It was black.

It was flying at close to our exact altitude.

It didn't sink in that I had likely seen a UFO and needed to report it until I told a friend about it.

I observed the vessel for about 1.5 minutes as we approached, 1 minute as we passed it's front, and less than another minute before we flew out of my visual range.

It looked as if it were less than a quarter mile from the plane, but it's hard to tell in the air.

The cloud as a back drop helped a lot.

I was hard to tell if it was moving until we passed it a little, and then I could see the jet stream very clearly.

Thanks for your attention.