|Occurred : 4/23/2010 13:00 (Entered as : 04/23/10 13:00)
Reported: 6/13/2010 3:18:38 PM 15:18
Location: Atlanta (after takeoff; in flight), GA
|White spherical orb seen from airliner.
I was sitting on a commercial jet flight in a window seat located just ahead of the wing on the left side. I was gazing out the window when a white object caught my eye. It was traveling in the opposite direction and about three times as fast. I lost sight of it under the wing and then spotted the object again as it came back out from behind the view of the wing. Just then it made a large, graceful, consistent right hand arc and sped away. I watched it for e few seconds until it disappeared into the horizon.
I would describe it as a perfectly round, bright white, featureless "ball" about the size of a large washing machine. It zipped by under the left wing about 400 ft. down and was traveling very fast (several hundred or maybe a thousand mph?) As it arced a turn to the right it didn't deviate in altitude or in speed whatsoever, it just changed direction. I was struck by how fast and how smoothly it moved through the air. It looked like it was riding through the air on invisible rails or something.... Just REALLY fast and REALLY smooth... Not jerky or wobbly at all.
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