On February 24, a Learjet pilot first reported the mysterious object to air traffic control while flying over the desert.
“I don’t know what it was,” the pilot says. “It wasn’t an airplane… it passed us going in the opposite direction.”
The sighting prompted air traffic controllers to ask a nearby pilot if they noticed anything passing over the aircraft. The commercial pilot flying a passenger jet for American Airlines, confirmed the UFO was flying above the aircraft at 40,000 feet and “had a big reflection.”
“Something just passed over us, like a, don’t know what it was, but it was at least two, three thousand feet above us,” he said. “Yeah it passed right over the top of us.”