Monday, November 20, 2006
More on the Pilot sighting
Don Ledger pointed out that my report on the pilot sighting said that the airliner was moving at 3,000 mph, but it should have read that the object was estimated to be moving that fast.
Serves me right for typing in a hurry.
Monday, November 13, 2006
I received two UFO reports today, after a bit of a dearth. The first occurred on Friday, November 10, 2006, at 12:28 pm EST, near Varennes, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec. The witness was westbound on provincial highway 132 between Varennes and Boucherville when he saw a "silver cylindrical object with a cloudy base that reflected natural sunlight." The object was simply a fuselage, with no visible wings or tail. It was stationary in the sky, low to the horizon. It "disappeared instantaneously" as it was being observed. The second sighting, the more significant of the two, occurred on Sunday, November 12, 2006, at 2206 ET (reported as November 13, 2006, at 0306Z). The witness was the pilot of a commercial airliner flying out of JFK New York to Manchester, England. The pilot reported he was at FL350 (35,000 feet) over Gagetown, New Brunswick when he saw a "bright white light" traveling north to south in front of his aircraft. (International flights out of NY routinely fly through Canadian airspace.) The position of the UFO was directly over the CFB Gagetown Firing Range. However, according to ATC in New Brinswick, no firing exercises were in process. The most unusual aspect of the sighting is that the pilot reported his TCAS (Tactical Collision Avoidance System) was activated by the appearance of the UFO. This is a bit odd, since the airliner was at a high altitude and the TCAS only engages when another aircraft's transponder is detected. The airliner was moving at a velocity of 3,000 miles/hr at the time, and should there have been another aircraft in the vicinity, the airliner would have been automatically directed to change course. I'll keep checking into these cases.