The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a mystery in the sky. A mysterious object flying over Denver nearly caused a mid-air collision Monday evening, 9Wants to Know has learned.
As far as investigators know, the mystery object did not show up on radar Monday.
Investigators believe this object, whatever it is, could pose a serious safety hazard to planes.
Radio transmissions from LiveATC.com confirm a nervous-sounding pilot reported a strange object at 5:17 p.m. Monday.
The pilot is heard telling air traffic control: “A remote controlled aircraft, or what? Something just went by the other way … About 20 to 30 seconds ago. It was like a large remote-controlled aircraft.
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Authorities think it is one of the following: a military or law enforcement drone, a remote controlled aircraft, or a large bird. Of course this will be recorded as a UFO sighting.
The thing is,there are A LOT of things in the sky these days. Just from the past year, we have seen stories where people have mistaken data collection balloons, chinese lanterns, remote controlled objects (some specifically made to fool people), and hoaxes in the air. We have also seen the prevalence of drones grow.
Could this be a alien spacecraft or something not of this world. The odds are not likely since there are so many odd but terrestrial explanations that would fit.
UPDATE (17-May-2012) Authorities have reported finding a solar bag. But it’s not clear if that’s what was seen.
UPDATE (18-May-2012) Nothing has been found. More fuel for the UFO folks.