London (UK) Two UK airline pilots flying in separate aircraft reported seeing a large UFO hovering over the Channel Island of Alderny, in between mainland Britain and France, local newspaper This Is Guernsey has reported.
The object was described as being up to a mile wide, with the pilots having spotted it at around the same time, location and altitude 10 miles west of the island and 2,000 feet up. Captain Ray Bowyer of local airline Aurigny, described the UFO.
"It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary. I thought it was about 10 miles away, although I later realised it was approximately 40 miles from us. At first, I thought it was the size of a [Boeing] 737. But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide."
As he continued his approach into Guernsey he spotted a second object further to the west, “identical” to the first. "It was exactly the same but looked smaller because it was further away. It was closer to Guernsey. I can't explain it. At first, I thought it might have been a reflection from a vinery in Guernsey, but that would have disappeared quickly. This was clearly visual for about nine minutes.
"As I got closer to it, it became clear to me that it was tangible. I was in two minds about going towards it to have a closer look but decided against it because of the size of it. I had to think of the safety of the passengers first. I'm certainly not saying that it was something of another world. All I'm saying is that I have never seen anything like it before in all my years of flying."
The captain described the sightings to Air Traffic Control, with the duty officer Paul Kelly later telling This Is Guernsey that he had had a similar report from a pilot with Blue Islands. "The description was very similar to Captain Bowyer's and they described it as being in exactly the same place. But they were looking at it from opposite sides." He continued to say that "both pilots placed it at the same altitude."
The objects did not appear on ATC radar, but had they been stationary then the radar would have filtered them out.