Shortly after midnight in early May, a strange aircraft approached Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. It had the wingspan of a jumbo jet but flew at only about 40 miles per hour; 16 bright, bluish-white lights shone along the leading edge of its spindly wings. Concerned Phoenicians called the police to report an alien landing.
Sky Harbor’s air traffic control explained to Phoenix police that the ostensible UFO was really a solar-powered airplane: the Solar Impulse.
Very cool craft! And only temporarily unidentified. When you see just lights (and these are strange-looking LED lights that we aren’t really used to seeing in the sky, you can’t really tell what is holding the lights. But, it is another lesson on UFOs – there are SO many strange things in the sky these days, we will certainly see more people reporting such sightings. But there are less reasons to think they are otherworldly. Thanks to man-made technology, they are futuristic flying objects.
Check out the Solar Impulse here (Note: Having trouble with this website). And see the story on how the plane set a new distance record.