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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 3/31/2010 02:00 (Entered as : 03/31/2010 2:00 AM)
Reported: 5/8/2022 1:33:22 AM 01:33
Duration: Circa 20 seconds
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
|2010, on a flight from Dom Rep to Glasgow 2am. Orange globe moves length of plane.
I'm from Scotland but can't find a UK reporting site so I hope it's okay for me to report here.
This is a historic experience which has bothered me since it happened but I've never reported it anywhere nor spoken about it except to two people who shared their experiences with me.
The event happened around March / April 2010, not long after the large Haiti earthquake and about a year after the Air France crash over a similar area of Atlantic the year before.
Flying back to Glasgow from a week's holiday in the Dominican Republic on a 10 hour Thomas Cook flight.
About 4 hours or so into the flight, circa 2am. I'm one of very few people awake. The cabin is in darkness.
I'm looking out of the window where I'm seated on the left of the cabin (if you were boarding from the front of the plane). The weather is absolutely clear. No clouds, no rain.
A featureless smooth orange / peach coloured glowing ball (similar in tone to a himalyan salt lamp but a bit brighter) comes into my vision at eye level, slightly above the level of the wing and moves slowly from left to right (front to rear) along the length of the plane. Its path was completely steady, like it was on a rail or wire. It didn't bob or weave in its trajectory. Its speed was consistent for the full sighting.
I tried to keep it in view as long as I could craning my neck as far as possible to keep it in sight as it moved towards the back of the plane.
I was so stunned I couldn't speak while the object was in view.
I didn't tell anyone including my partner who was asleep next to me or the cabin crew at the time. Indeed they didn't seem aware when I looked around afterwards. Everything seemed completely normal.
I couldn't take my eyes off it for the full experience. It was as if my attention was locked onto the object as soon as I saw it.
The object was less than half a wing length from the tip of the planes wing. It looked slightly larger than a zorb ball.
I remember cycling through a host of options in my mind as I watched it move slowly up the length of the plane. Weather balloon, no. Chinese lantern, no. Advertising balloon, no.
Its one of my most memorable life experiences and I still can't to this day identify what I saw.
So, that's my experience.
Thank you for reading. I hope you can provide feedback.