Various veteran pilots flying over the Pacific Ocean in August and September have claimed that they saw UFOs flying in circles above them in the night sky.
Former FBI agent Ben Hansen, the host of the Discovery+ show “UFO Witness,” obtained recordings of reports to the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in which pilots described what they saw.
“We’ve got a few aircraft to our north here and he’s going around in circles, much higher altitude than us. Any idea what they are?” Mark Hulsey, who was flying a a Gulfstream charter jet, radioed ito ARTCC.
“Uh, no, no I do not,” the air controller replied, according to The Daily Mail. “You’re not entering any [military] airspace or anything. I am not sure.”
Hulsey claimed he could see “maybe three aircraft there” before calling again 23 minutes later, clarifying, “There’s now like seven of them … at least 5 or 10,000 feet above us. … They just keep going in circles. I was an F-18 pilot in the Marine Corps, and I’m telling you, I’ve done many intercepts: I’ve never seen anything like this.”
“Expert aviators say they believe the circular movement and duration of the sightings – some for hours – ruled out satellites,” The Daily Mail noted.
Veteran pilot Chris Van Voorhis, who has been flying for nearly 50 years and has amassed 32,000 hours in the air, told The Daily Mail he witnessed between three and five objects brighter than stars flying in a race track circular motion on an August flight between Honolulu and Los Angeles.
“They were lights that would come on very bright, you would see them move, then they would go out,” he stated. “It had to be in a very, very high orbit, or actually even out in space quite a ways away from anything that a satellite would be, because every time we were seeing it, it was in the lower right hand corner of the Big Dipper, no matter where we were in the world. It lasted for such a long time that it actually became boring, almost. If it was Starlink, or anything like that, then it’s going to be moving in a linear fashion, and all of them will be moving in the same direction. These weren’t. They were moving different directions.”
Hansen referred to pilots for Southwest Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and others who flew between August 6 and September 23 and agreed they had seen UFOs.
“Many of these pilots are very confident that the lights were not just going in one direction, but in both directions, which is very unusual for satellites,” he asserted. “In Mark’s case they would go from the north and then actually go above his craft, where he had to crane his neck to see them from the canopy. ‘It was seen by upwards of 15 different commercial flights. And at least six pilots are willing to go on record with their names and everything if asked to do so by any investigative agencies. In this case, we have a global phenomena from as far west as Japan, to as far east as possibly Miami. Whatever it is, pilots are seeing it from halfway across the world.”
“’The reason the pilots don’t report primarily is because they don’t think the FAA will follow up, or worse, they will be ridiculed,” he concluded.
“Out of my pilot friends, at least 50% have seen some type of an anomaly,” Van Voorhis said.