With majority of our planet still yet to be explored, there are many phenomena we have yet to understand. Look no further than a pilot's recent flight, which saw him encounter several unidentified flying objects. From his alleged video footage to the viral posts it called for, here's what to know about the recent sighting.
It all started when an American military pilot hopped aboard for another routine flight. Only this time was different: in his recently released footage, reportedly recorded on November 24th over the South China Sea, several mysterious lights suddenly emerge in a distance. "I don't know what that is," the alarmed witness can be heard stating. "That is something flying."
A pilot claims he saw a fleet of #UFOs over the Pacific Ocean. The video was shot at around 39,000 feet. 🛸👽— Chillz TV (@ChillzTV) December 7, 2021
The suspected #alien aircraft took the form of ‘weird’ rotating lights moving across the sky. 😳
What are your thoughts on the footage? 👀🤔 pic.twitter.com/N0I2WS2kYq
Flying at around an altitude of 39,000 feet, the pilot's bizarre encounter was unexpected, to say the least. Sure enough, after sharing the alleged exchange online, it didn't take long to capture global attention. "At first I thought about cockpit glass reflection… but no… it's not consistent with that," one intrigued user noted. " If it was a reflection, you'd see the lights from the beginning. So no. Not a reflection," noted another.
While the said encounter has since welcomed several theories, the pilot's flight above the Pacific still remains a mystery. Nonetheless, the news comes at a rather coincidental time: on November 24, the U.S. Department of Defense announced its plans to establish a new task force, dedicated to studying unidentified flying objects and other marvels.
"Incursions by any airborne object into our [Special Use Airspace] pose safety of flight and operations security concerns, and may pose national security challenges," the Department of Defense explained in a press release. "DOD takes reports of incursions — by any airborne object, identified or unidentified — very seriously, and investigates each one."
Stay tuned, it appears this story is far from over.