Speaking of that incident, Captain Eugene Tollefson and his co-pilot John Waller were present on the flight along with the passengers and cabin crew. His flight attendant noticed something strange in the sky. Mirror UK’s News According to reports, there was no interaction between the plane and the UFO, but the crew reported seeing a strange light in the sky. John Waller wanted more information about this and told Air Traffic Control in New Mexico.
Waller told ATC we saw some strobes, can you tell us what it is? When ATC asked for more information, Waller said that there is a strobe, which is flashing and it is very long. ATC did not find any evidence of an object on the radar system. For a time ATC thought it might be a military aircraft. ATC contacted the Airforce base. Got a reply from there that there is no Sanyu movement in the sky tonight. Since then this incident remained a mystery.
Now in the Smithsonian Channel documentary ‘UFO Declassified: Pilot Eyewitness’, astronomers try to find out what the pilots saw. In the documentary, Seth Shostak, head of the SETI Institute, said that these kinds of things fool us sometimes. It was explained in the documentary that the object could be a ‘celestial body’. It has been explained that a planet or star from a height of 30 thousand feet can create the illusion of UFO.
In this regard, Dr. Michael de Robertis, professor of astronomy at York University in Toronto, said that pilots have a record of seeing such things in the sky. He said that there are no courses in astronomy and astrophysics in the training of pilots, which are necessary to some extent. He said that our sky is full of mysteries, but not all of them are UFOs.
Mark Rodeghier, scientific director of the Center for UFO Studies in Chicago, said that we have entered a new phase in real-time detection and tracking of UFO phenomena. Technology has gotten better. Software tools have also been updated. This has attracted people interested in UFOs.