“An airline passenger on approach to Philadelphia reports watching a “silver sphere-shaped object approximately a thousand or so feet below” the plane at 8 p.m. EST on July 18, 2010, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The object was traveling in the opposite direction of the plane. “It looked about the size of a volkswagen beetle,” the witness stated. “There were no wings. It traveled in a straight course, without deviation. I watched the object cross my viewing region for only about 5 seconds.” The witness provided an illustration of the object in relation to the jet. No images or video were included in the public portion of the MUFON report.
Pennsylvania, July 18, 2010 – Sphere shaped object about the size of a volkswagen. MUFON Case # 24800. “While traveling in an airliner over the city of Philadelphia, PA, I was in a window seat, situated about 4 or 5 rows back from where the right wing protruded. I was basically just looking down toward the ground. I can only assume our altitude was around 15000 ft, due to the fact that we had already been descending toward the airport. It was around 8:00 PM Eastern Time. The sun was beginning to set in the west, which was almost directly to my right, perpendicular to our path south toward the airport.
While looking down toward the ground, I noticed what looked to be a silver sphere-shaped object approximately a thousand or so feet below, traveling the opposite direction that our jet was traveling. It looked about the size of a volkswagen beetle. There were no wings. It traveled in a straight course, without deviation. I watched the object cross my viewing region for only about 5 seconds.”
My personal experience, posted here on August 15, 2008: August 23rd, 2004 in Chandler, Arizona. We were watching TV at 2:30 in the afternoon when a weather alert bulletin came on, advising that a very large and violent thunderstorm was approaching our area from the north. Thinking to watch it we went outside onto the small patio, where indeed an ominous looking mass of dark gray and black clouds was coming in our direction. Where we lived in Chandler was due south of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. We’d seen planes follow landing and takeoff patterns many times, and as usual on this day a number of them could be seen. Hoping for a better view of the storm, we went around to the front of the building and faced north. Silhouetted against the dark cloud mass appeared a large passenger plane, moving from right to left at about a 30 degree angle upwards from the ground.
We both simultaneously noticed a flash of movement from the right. A metallic object was rapidly catching up to the plane, at twice its relative speed. We watched in amazement as the object caught up to the plane, then hovered effortlessly within 100 feet of it’s tail, matching it’s speed and direction perfectly. Relative to the size of the plane the object must have been approximately 30 feet in diameter. There were no signs of engines or any form of propulsion. After tailing the plane for about 10 seconds it suddenly veered sideways and disappeared from our sight behind the fuselage of the plane, and we never saw it again. What was it? Not a clue. Obviously under intelligent control. A metallic surface like silver or platinum. No visible means of propulsion, but easily twice as fast as a commercial jetliner. Lots of strange things in the sky. This was simply what we saw, nothing more, nothing less. Any ideas?
Original post, August 15, 2008: