Published: 12:54 PM 8/1/2012
Update! Corroborating Report from Motorist, see at end of pilot's article.
Kansas City, Missouri - 07-30-12 - Latitude 39.297546 - Longitude -94.716064
As called in to ASD by phone: (witness wishes to remain anonymous) I am the pilot of a regularly scheduled commercial aircraft flight from St. Louis to Kansas City and was on approach to KCI when my co-pilot said he saw an unidentified object to the right of the aircraft that appeared to be following us.
It was not yet in my range of view, so I asked him to confirm that and the object remained.
I radioed the tower and asked for radar confirmation but there was none.
Then the object came into my view to the right front of the aircraft. At that point we were approximately 35 minutes out from the airport. The object was a silver/gray color and had three blue/white lights on the bottom and one on the top.
It was a disc-shaped craft with a low dome on top.
It was approximately 300 feet from our aircraft and NNE of our position. Then the object suddenly moved underneath us and to the left, and continued at the our same rate of speed.
I discussed this with my co-pilot and we decided not to tell the tower what we saw because of what happens when reports like this are made. The tower then asked us to confirm an unidentified object and I said it was no longer in view. I was concerned, however, that it might be a problem.
The object stayed with us for approximately 22 minutes. When I decreased aircraft speed for approach, the object slowed as well, then went directly south of our position at a very high rate of speed - faster than any aircraft I've ever seen.
I was a military pilot for 14 years and know what type of aircraft we have. It was definitely NOT a man-made aircraft. Some pilots have lost their jobs when they report a UFO, and I would like to keep mine so am not providing my name or contact information.
Some of the passengers were discussing this as they left the plane, but we did not discuss it with them. Other crew members saw it as well, but did not report it.
I just wanted to tell someone about it.
I had not given this sighting another thought until I learned a pilot flying into KCI airport reported something he had seen.
I drive into work early every morning between 4:50 - 5:09 AM, which is the time I reach close to downtown Kansas City. I will never forget what I saw.
At first I thought I was just tired and imagined it. While driving on I-35 south (close to downtown KMCO) I saw a disc- shaped object.
It was kind of a blue/white and it was indeed some sort of craft. It was just sitting in the sky/hovering.
It then moved a bit to the right/flying, and then stopped and suddenly went vertical. I have never seen an airplane or helicopter make a move like that.
It seemed impossible.
It disappeared into the sky after moving very fast vertically. Very, very scary object; it was clearly not man-made that I could tell. What is going on?