I have three close friends who happen to be pilots.
Over the years I never found the right time to ask them if they had ever seen anything unknown during their years of flying. This summer I decided to change that and went out of my way to find time to talk alone with each of them.
It was long overdue for me to ask my friends if any of them ever encountered something they considered strange or unknown while flying. I did not anticipate much of a response as I have known the three men I am writing about for many years and not one of them ever mentioned anything at all along the lines of unknown crafts or objects.
I thought it would have come up in conversation over the years if any of them had seen something they could not explain so did not think I would get much of a response to my questions . However I did want to ask each one of them to satisfy my own curiosity once and for all.
Obviously I was wrong and my pilot pals had seen strange things during their years of flying.
The first man I spoke with was a pilot for a very large corporation in Canada. After ending his career with the military he became a pilot for this corporation flying a private jet across North America to transport the executives in the company.
He told me that occasionally he and his crew would have to fly empty back across Canada in order to pick up a new group of passengers to transport across the continent. He told me when they did this he would fly high and fast to make up time.
During one of these trips, in the early 1990s , over the wilderness portion of Canada he and his co-pilot and two other crew members noticed a group of strange lights keeping pace with them . When they first noticed the lights they were far away from them but at the same altitude and speed.
The lights kept their distance for about 20 minutes before closing the distance between them. Within seconds they were close enough so they could make out the defined shape of an enormous rectangle shaped ship speeding along next to them at a distance of about a half a mile. The pilot radioed to find out if the strange object was being picked up by radar. At first he was told yes and then told it was not.
The crew of the private jet could not determine what this strange enormous craft could be and decided it best to drop in altitude to try to avoid any further contact with the unknown object.
The pilot changed course and became frightened as the craft also followed his changes.
Again the jet requested to change course and again they were followed. The pilot then requested to land at a nearby airport and not continue on with his flight.
The pilot and crew prepared to change course for a third time to ready for a landing. Finally the huge craft changed its course and headed upwards away from the jet at an enormous speed .
The crew landed the private jet shaken and confused on what it was that was following them over the wilderness of Canada.
Of course nothing came of the incident other than the fact my pilot friend did all he could to not fly that path again during his career. He told me did not want to chance another encounter with something he did not understand that could out maneuver with extreme speed anything he had ever seen before.
I thought his encounter was very interesting but I must admit I am not at all surprised this sighting took place over the Canadian wilderness. I think there are many strange things that find a haven in the wilderness of Canada. It could be a place where a base or gathering area is located for unknown crafts. So much area in the Canadian wilderness is without population yet located close to the large population of the United States and the Canadian borders where most of Canada's population is located. Using this wilderness would be a perfect destination for those who wish to visit us without being seen. Especially large crafts that have the ability to fly high and fast. They could come in and out of our planet via the protection of the wilderness as well as fly high and fast to avoid most air traffic.
The second friend I talked to was a Capt in the Air Force who flew bombing missions over Vietnam in the mid 1960s. He flew many missions during his military service giving him many hours in the sky.
I did not think he would have much to say on this subject as he is a very black and white kind of man without any room for fantasy or abstracts. I was a bit nervous to even bring up the subject knowing how he thinks and reacts to life.
During the summer I found myself sitting alone with my friend on the beach. We were talking about our families and life when I decided to just go for it and ask him if he had ever seen anything unusual while flying in the military.
My friend shocked me by quickly responding :
"You mean like UFO,s and stuff like that ?" Oh hell yeah, they followed us all the damn time".
He then told me that it was not common but not unusual at all for the pilots who flew the missions at that time to be followed or escorted by objects that were part of the military or any craft they had ever seen before. He told me he had a few very plain gun metal oval shaped objects about the size of a school bus fly along side of or above him as he flew in and out of battle. He told me they never stayed long or approached too closely and were only seen for a few minutes at a time. He said he tried , as did the other pilots who saw them , to get away from them as they did not know what they were. He also told me they were very fast and could climb , turn and dive unlike anything we had that he knew of at the time.
I found it stunning that this particular friend was so matter of fact about something I found to be so extra ordinary. I asked him if he reported it and he simply laughed and said , " Hell no we all wanted to stay flying, so we just never mentioned it and neither did the military - it was just part of the job".
It shows that even in the mid 1960,s the code of silence already was strong as far as the subject of UFO's were concerned .
The last pilot I talked to is a very close friend of mine. He told me about this event while staying with me this summer. It is a very interesting report to me as I know this man to be of high character and extremely logical and intelligent.
This friend also was an Air Force pilot during the 1960's . He was a FAC or Forward Air Controller pilot in the Vietnam War.
After he finished his service to his country my friend became a private pilot flying out of Northern California.
He told me of a very odd experience he had during a flight in a small airplane while transporting one female passenger over Sacramento California in 1974.
He was flying over Sacramento California one afternoon with his female passenger approaching the Capital Building . As my friend and his passenger flew closer they both noticed a large red orb about 1500 ft over the Capital Building just hanging there silently . My friend had never seen anything like it before.
He radioed in asking if anyone else had reported the strange orb. He was told no one else had. He was fascinated by this strange object and radioed back that he was changing course to circle this object to see if he could figure out what it was and how it was just hovering in mid air .
He and his passenger flew a semi circle around this object to get a better look at it. He said it was about the size of a Volkswagen. It was a perfect sphere hovering about 1500 feet directly over the Capital building 's dome. It was an incredible sight he told me as it had a liquid plasma moving interior.
My friend described the orb as nothing he had ever seen before. He told me it was completely silent and did not move at all beside the motion of the plasma material in the center of the orb. There was no obvious method of how this object was able to hover in mid air. He and his passenger flew around the object as to make sure it was not a reflection or something that was a projection of some kind.
It appeared to be equal all around and a solid object hovering in place over the Capital building.
When my friend and the passenger returned to their planned course they radioed in the sighting to be met with a dull response that no one else is reporting the object.
They landed shortly after with the anticipation all the news all over would be covered with the fact this large red orb was hovering over the Sacramento Capital Building in Sacramento California. To their utter astonishment there was not one word of it anywhere. It seemed incredulous to him and his passengers that thousands of other people out and about the Sacramento area did not notice that huge orb hovering directly over that building.
He watched the news for about a week without any other report of the object. This my pilot friend found as strange as the sight of the object. He told me he never got over that day and wonders often what it was he saw hovering over that building. The only reasons I can come up for this is either the craft was cloaked from the ground so those below it could not see it or that the world just does not look up. Even on beautiful days in Sacramento.
I find this encounter very interesting. I too witnessed a strange red orb with the same plasma type material moving within its borders. Although the one I saw was much smaller it too hovered silently in mid air. Interestingly the red orb I saw was also in the mid 1970s.
I have been carefully reading other reports of similar objects and think one theory worth considering is that these orbs are secondary objects being released from much larger mother type ships. They may be used for the purpose of surveillance or some kind of connection with our planet that we do not yet understand. I came to this conclusion as I did come upon a few reports that mentioned second larger ships at a greater altitude seen around the area of orb sightings. I see no reason to discount this theory or any logical explanation concerning the reports all over the world of orbs over houses , buildings, towns, and cities. These objects are doing something, We just do not know what it is!
I was glad I took the time to privately ask each of my pilot pals about this subject as they were the ones up there with the objects when they sighted them. The idea of it being lanterns, balloons, birds, swamp gas, or other planes was wiped out by the close view and expert eyes of the pilots flying along with these objects.
I know after talking to those I know who fly the skies that I will pay far more attention next time I am traveling by air. Who knows what may be found if we just pay attention and look!