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Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/28/2009 11:20 (Entered as : 02/28/2009 11:20)
Reported: 5/4/2011 10:07:26 AM 10:07
Posted: 5/12/2011
Location: Phoenix (above; in-flight sighting), AZ
Shape: Circle
Duration:5 seconds
small, silver ball with red light/glow low altitude

While descending into Phoenix, AZ on a clear, bright morning, I saw something that I'll never forget. We had descended to at a relatively low altitude, maybe 6,000ft or less. I was enjoying the view from my window when I saw something fly by my window in the opposite direction. At the same time, I heard a woman gasp a few rows ahead of me which led me to believe I wasn’t the only one to witness this strange object. The object was small (beach ball size), silver/chrome, round and had a red light or glow to it. It was within 40 feet of the plane, above the wing on the left side (or right side from my perspective).

Once we landed in Phoenix, I had intended to ask the pilots if they had seen anything strange but when I got to the exit, the pilots were already gone which I found very peculiar.

As an avid world traveler, I have literally been on hundreds of flights all over the world.

Everything from a 13 seat Otter to a Boeing 747 and I have never seen anything like to what I saw that February day.