An American Airlines passenger flight pilot confirmed the audio of a strange fast-moving ‘object’ over New Mexico.
The incident occurred at around 1 pm on Sunday as American Airlines Flight2292 was en route between Hebron, Ky., And Phoenix, Arizona.
A 15-second audio clip captures the pilot’s excited voice as he tries to make sense of something he spotted above the clouds during flight.
Steve Douglass, an aerial radio enthusiast, first captured the audio chatter for his blog. American Airlines later confirmed the audio was genuine and referred all other matters to the FBI.
“After a debriefing with our flight crew and additional information received, we can confirm that this radio transmission was from American Airlines Flight 2292 on February 21st,” American Airlines said in a multi-outlet statement. “If you have any further questions on this matter, we encourage you to contact the FBI. ”
He added that it’s unlikely that the object was a missile, because Sundays are a “day off” for the military.No military test notifications were made ahead of time, ABC 7 reports.
Nevertheless, the close encounter sparked some speculation about aliens on social media, especially given that New Mexico is the site of the infamous alleged Roswell UFO incident.The so-called UFO involved in Sunday’s encounter remains, by definition, an unidentified flying object.
The Pentagon in recent years has confirmed several recordings and encounters with UFOs, which it calls Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). Officials say they want pilots to be more comfortable with reporting such encounters due to the potential danger they might represent.
The U.S. government recently released a vast trove of documents about UFO sightings over the past several decades, although enthusiasts are still combing over those documents for evidence of alien visitors.
U.S. defence officials have not said that UAPs or UFOs are proof of alien visitors, despite rampant speculation that the truth is out there