Remember that wild and still-unexplained UFO observed by two pilots and caught on this insane video below doing things no earthly object has any business doing?
WELP WE'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE.
Same region, almost exactly three years after the above video. This one just happened on Sunday:
American Airlines Flight 2292, an Airbus A320 flying between Cincinnati and Phoenix on February 21st, 2021, had a bizarre close encounter with what its crew described as a "long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile" moving extremely fast over the top of their aircraft as it cruised along at 36,000 feet and 400 knots. The incident occurred over the remote northeast corner of New Mexico, to the west of the tiny town of Des Moines.
Here's what the pilot reported:
"Do you have any targets up here? We just had something go right over the top of us - I hate to say this but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing - moving really fast right over the top of us."
"Moving really fast right over the top" of them — they were cruising at 36,000 feet and 460 mph!
No significant military aircraft presence was noted on ADS-B logs.
From The Drive:
The incident is very similar to one that occurred in the same region almost exactly three years ago, which The War Zone was the first to report on. During that event, a Learjet and an Airbus both had consecutive close encounters with an unidentified object that flew over the top of them while cruising at around 37,000 feet over eastern Arizona. Later, the highly experienced Learjet pilot, which was flying for military contractor Phoenix Air, described to local news outlets just how strange the encounter was.
As to what the pilots aboard American Airlines Flight 2292 could have actually seen, we really cannot say at this time. Many will point out that New Mexico is home to the sprawling White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) along with a bevy of other military facilities, installations, and restricted areas. Still, the chances that a missile could have 'gone off the reservation' during a test or some other standard military explanation seems unlikely. There are procedures in place for this sort of thing and pilots would have been alerted to the safety hazard.
In addition, the notion that it could be some sort of clandestine aircraft is also highly improbable, as it would have been operating during the day and without communicating with air traffic control over unrestricted airspace.
Dude. We need some answers here. The heck is going on. We can't just be OK having random inexplicable unidentified flying objects zooming around our skies and flexing on us like this.
We need answers or we have every right to assume...