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Are pilots describing UFO over New Mexico in this recording?

Brittany Costello
March 26, 2018 11:28 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Who knows what – or who – landed in Roswell in 1947.


But in the decades since, New Mexico has become Ground Zero for unexplained activity that may or may not indicate life beyond our atmosphere. 71 years later, could the state have experienced something else of that nature?

If you thought you saw something in the sky on Feb. 24 that couldn't quite explain, you're not alone. The Albuquerque Air Traffic Center received reports from two pilots in two different aircrafts of a mysterious object flying well above them.

"Affirmative. We had an aircraft in front of you that reported something pass over him, and we didn't have any targets. So just let me know if you see anything pass over you," an air traffic controller can be heard saying in a recording.

"I don't know what it was," one of those pilots responds. "It wasn't an airplane, but it was flying in the opposite direction."

It's easy to jump to conclusions and say that mysterious object was a UFO or evidence of a close encounter.

When KOB reached out for comment, the FAA's Lynn Lunsford provided the following statement:

We don’t have any comment beyond what you hear. Other than the brief conversation between two aircraft, the controller was unable to verify that any other aircraft was in the area.

We have a close working relationship with a number of other agencies and safely handle military aircraft and civilian aircraft of all types in that area every day, including high-altitude weather balloons. 

In other words, it's up to you and your imagination to speculate about what the pilots may have seen.



Brittany Costello

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