Experts believe the pulsating sphere captured on camera by FedEx pilots flying over Mexico is a UFO with a plasma forcefield that might let it pass or deflect radar.
Two FedEx pilots were flying a cargo plane near Monterrey, Mexico, on March 19, 2020. Suddenly they saw a bright light drop from the sky, pause at their altitude, shoot them with a beam of light, then move in tandem with their plane for over 30 minutes before flying away.
The Captain recorded a magnificent video of the encounter, later evaluated in a study by the National Aviation Reporting Center on Anomalous Phenomena (NARCAP). This nonprofit organization examines pilots’ close encounters with UFOs to create safety protocols, reported Daily Mail.
The pilots’ description was “very consistent with what pilots have been reporting for over 100 years,” according to NARCAP executive director Ted Roe.
The Boeing 767 freight airliner took off from Queretaro International Airport north of Mexico City at 8.05 p.m. for Memphis, Tennessee. It was about 150 miles south of Monterrey when the unidentified object emerged.
“The incident began when the First Officer, looking across to the left side of the cockpit, saw a yellowish-white light descend into view from above,” the report said.
“He first believed that it was a meteor and began to say so when it suddenly stopped near the same altitude as their aircraft. Then, the UAP [unidentified aerial phenomenon] projected an illuminating beam of bright, white light on their plane and appeared to take a collision heading.
“At this moment the Captain also saw the beam of light projected onto their aircraft from the UAP/Light. Both crewmen, in the belief that an aircraft with its landing lights on had turned onto a collision heading with their aircraft, took a defensive attitude and prepared for evasive control inputs.”
Instead of colliding with them, the UFO began moving with the plane between 1,000 and 2,000 feet distant.
“As they prepared to avoid the apparently approaching UAP, the beam of light illuminating their aircraft ceased, and the UAP suddenly accelerated to the same speed and heading as the aircraft, maintained separation, and paced the aircraft,” the report said.
Mysteriously, the UFO did not show up on the plane’s radar.
“I thought it was a shooting star but then it stopped,” the former Air Force pilot said.
“It’s like an orb, man, look at that s**t. It’s pulsating. This is awesome. And he’s not on TCAS [the plane’s radar].”
Discussing whether it could be a weather balloon, the Captain said: “The only weather balloon we have is near [inaudible], it’s 15,000 ft AGL [above ground level]. This thing’s above our altitude.”
The 767 was flying at approximately 575 mph at 37,000 ft when the encounter happened.
“As the aircraft and its attendant UAP approached the Mexico/U.S. border the UAP began to flicker, it changed colors from yellow-white to pinkish/purple, and turned on a perpendicular heading away from the aircraft and parallel to the border without crossing into the United States,” the report said.
“We’re going to lose him in the clouds, son of a b***h,” the Captain said towards the end of the video.
“There’s the weather about 40 miles off our left wingtip where this thing seems to have disappeared. It didn’t have strobes or beacon or nothing.”
The Captain recorded his radar screen, which showed patches of clouds to the West of the 767 but no trace of the UFO.
The light was explained as the planet Venus by aviation specialists on the website Metabunk, including famous UFO debunker Mick West.
On the debunking forum, West submitted films showing how atmospheric distortions or heat shimmer can cause stars to flash or ripple on camera, which can be magnified by an autofocus lens coming in and out of focus.
The pilots told NARCAP that they saw the pulsing, plasma-like appearance with their own eyes and captured it on camera. They saw the pulsing light as well as the object’s inexplicable movement—dropping from the sky, coming to a complete stop in mid-air, and then matching their speed and direction.
NARCAP executive director Ted Roe says, ‘We have a database going back to 1916. It describes four basic types of UAP encounters and they are balls of light, spheres, cylinders, and discs,’ he said.
‘I went through the analysis. There was some argument that it could have been an astronomical effect. Venus was quite bright that night.
“But when you take the entire narrative of how they describe it dropped in vertically, stopped at their altitude, and then paced their aircraft, that is a very consistent story. So we’ve had many of those.
“They flew northbound out of Queretaro Airport. Venus was quite high in the western sky at that point and bright. They were well aware of it. They were at 37,000 ft.
“When he turns the camcorder towards his radar, which is probably the most important aspect of this case and really the only reason I took it on, it confirmed what I’ve been saying all along, which is that UAP is intermittently detected on radar. He turned his camera on his radar monitor, and there was no detection.
“It also showed there were clouds to the West, and if Venus was parallel to his aircraft, appearing to be at his altitude, the clouds would have obstructed it.”
The “teardrop” shape the UFO took as it flew through the air, as well as the lack of radar signal, could be because of plasma encircling it, according to Roe.