|Occurred : 5/25/2009 21:32 (Entered as : 05/25/09 21:32)
Reported: 5/29/2009 7:05:15 PM 19:05
Location: Halifax (Canada), NS
|Bright stationary light seen from onboard a commercial airliner near Halifax, which got brighter then shut off.
On Monday, May 25, 2009, while on board a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta to Brussels I looked out of my window toward the east and saw what I thought was a very large and bright star. Briefly it appeared to become brighter and then suddenly it shut off as if someone had turned off a light switch. It never re-appeared after this. According to the onboard navigation screen in the cabin, I estimate we were approx. 25 to 35 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia and approx. 50 to 75 miles North/Northeast of Halifax. We were at approx. 33,000 feet. I estimate the object was at about 38 to 40,000 feet and approximately 5 to 10 miles off to our right (toward the east). The time was exactly 20:32 EST on my watch and it would have been 21:32 AST. The event happened so quickly that I do not know if anyone else on the airplane saw it. Most of the passengers were either sleeping or watching the TV screens in the cabin. In Brussels, I saw the pilots in the airport and asked if they'd seen it. They said they hadn't, but briefly heard other aircraft in the area talking about it on the radio.