Andrew Danziger, the veteran pìlot who flew President Obama’s campaign plane, said that almost every airmen believe in unidentified flying objects, including himself, who had his own close encounter somewhere between Kansas and Iowa in April 1989.
According to his statement the UFO initially appeared as a white disc but then changed into a “giant red ball.” In accordance with the New York Daily News, Danziger said the UFO glowed bright red for around 30 seconds before it desapeared below the clouds.
The pilot, who has 28 years of experience as an aviator, recalled that his plane had left Kansas City International Airport and reached the cruising altitude of 15,000 feet when he first saw a ‘white disc’ clearly visible through the clouds.
The Captain of the aircraft, mentioned as Bruce, said he also spotted the foreign object and compared it with the moon for it´s similarity, said Mr. Dazinger.
Despite their years of experience as pilots, the men could not identify the mysterious object that was visible for around 40 minutes. But when they began their decent into Waterloo, Iowa, the UFO suddenly changed colour.
“I yelled to Bruce, ‘Holy s***’ Above the clouds, where the white disc had been, was a now giant red ball.” He noticed that the object appeared to hover above the clouds.
Mr Danziger, recalled the object flying in the same direction as his aircraft for around 30 seconds before it vanished like the “setting sun.”
When it desappeared a series of flashing lights were visible through the clouds, the pilot was flying a Boeing aircraft.
When the men informed the National UFO Report Centre of the sighting, they were told that countless pilots had seen similar objects in the sky.
“While neither of us had any idea what we had saw one thing we were certain of, it wasn’t from here,” “I’m not going too far out on a ledge to say that virtually all pilots believe in UFOs.” Dazinger said to the New York Daily News.