Newly released footage of a glowing orb over Mexico has been called “very consistent” with decades of previous reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAF) from pilots.
Video obtained by the Daily Mail shows a pulsating, “teardrop-shaped” object zip around a pair of FedEx pilots, who spotted the UFO March 19, 2020, out their windshield while they were flying near Monterrey — though the interloper never popped up on the plane’s radar.
At one point, the “brilliant, yellow-white plasma”-like object appears to rapidly descend from the sky to match the altitude of the two cargo planes, then flash a beam of light in their direction. The orb proceeds to zoom alongside the aircrafts for more than a half-hour before disappearing with a flash of pinkish-purple light.
Footage of the encounter was later analyzed by experts at the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP), a nonprofit that studies UFO sightings and works toward developing safety protocols during such rare and inexplicable occurrences.
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The pilots have not come forward with their identities, according to the Daily Mail, due to stigma surrounding such controversial events. However, NARCAP Executive Director Ted Roe assured the UK outlet that their account of the floating orb is credible — coming from two career pilots with nearly 30 years of experience combined between the US Air Force and private sectors.
“We have a database going back to 1916. It describes four basic types of UAP encounters and they are balls of light, spheres, cylinders and discs,” he told Daily Mail.
The NARCAP report described the pilots as “competent airmen, highly experienced with observing and identifying aircraft, and are capable of determining normal observations and incidents from unusual ones.”
Their claims were said to be “very consistent with what pilots have been reporting for over 100 years.”
Flying a Boeing 767, the first officer “believed that it was a meteor and began to say so when it suddenly stopped near the same altitude as their aircraft.” Then the UFO “projected an illuminating beam of bright, white light on their aircraft, and appeared to take a collision heading,” the report added.
That prompted the men to take “a defensive attitude and [prepare] for evasive control inputs.”
Rather than colliding with the plane, the orb took a turn and “paced” alongside them at a distance of about 1,000 to 2,000 feet away, going 575 mph at 37,000 feet.
“I thought it was a shooting star, but then it stopped,” a pilot can be heard telling his colleague during the almost five-minute video.
“That is s – – t hot … Oh, man, look at that thing, dude. That is an unidentified flying object, bro, I can finally say I saw one. That is cool,” the captain said.