Two commercial pilots flying across the Arizona desert claim they saw an unidentified flying object fly overhead, according to a Federal Aviation Administration radio broadcast.
A Learjet pilot and an American Airlines pilot saw the object on February 24 and radioed the regional air traffic controller in Albuquerque.
"Was anyone, uh, about us passing us like 30 seconds ago?" said the Learjet pilot in a brief exchange.
"Negative", the air traffic controller
"Okay," said the pilot. "Something has done."
"A UFO!" Someone reacted quickly.
"Yes," the pilot replied again with a giggle.
A second sighting
minutes later, the FAA controller alerted an American Airlines plane that was flying in the area, according to the FAA's release.
"You know when something goes wrong?" The pilot answered.
"American 1095, affirming," said the ruler. "We had a plane in front of you reporting that something was flying over it and we had no targets, so, um, let me know if you see something over you."
"All right," said the pilot.
Shortly thereafter, the pilot reported the traffic control and reported the mysterious object.
"It's American 1095. Yes, something just passed over us," the pilot said. "I do not know what it was, but at least two-three thousand feet above us, yes, it has passed over us."
The American Airlines Jet, an Airbus A321, flew from San Diego to Dallas, according to Flight Radar24.
American Airlines sent all questions to the FAA.  It is unclear whether the object discovered by the pilots was a UFO. An FAA spokesman suggested that the object was not necessarily something of this world.
"We are working closely with a number of other agencies, handling military aircraft and civil aircraft of all kinds safely from air balloons every day," said the FAA spokesman.
The air traffic controller could not verify that there was another aircraft in the area at that time, the FAA said.
Was it a weather balloon?
A The pilot said he did not believe that the object could be a weather balloon.
When the air traffic controller asked more about the object, the American Airlines pilot said he was not sure "whether it was a balloon or whatever."
He described it only as "a great reflection" and "travel several thousand feet above us, in the opposite direction."
The strange encounter happened not far from Roswell, New Mexico – a city that became synonymous with extraterrestrial activity Vity in 1947 reported that a flying object crashed in a field.
The authorities said it was a weather balloon, but that did not prevent many Americans from developing their own theories outside of this world.