Location of Sighting: Anchorage, Alaska
Date of Sighting: April 18, 2022
Time of Sighting: 1 PM Local Time
Description: I was at work and stepped out the back door to have a cigarette break. Lots of planes fly overhead as we are near the airport and I enjoy seeing them fly over. I watched a smaller passenger plane, probably a twenty seater taking a turn towards the direction of Fairbanks. The sky was clear, pale blue, no clouds at all in the sky. I noticed a brighter blue orb some distance from the plane and I thought it was a large party balloon that got away. I watched as the orb was traveling about the same speed as the plane, coming directly from the North as the plane made its turn towards the North, I was sure it was going to crash into the plane and they barely missed. It flew past the nose of the plane. I knew darn well the Pilots had to have seen that and also the passengers. It looked metallic and completely round and traveling very fast. That was no balloon. I have searched on line for any reports of this near miss, but haven’t found any. I wanted my co worker to come film it with his camera but it was so fast that by the time I called him the object was gone.
Update – July 31, 2022: Radar data was obtained from Anchorage Traffic Control. The radar shows the light aircraft likely seen by the witness. The aircraft was flying at about 140 MPH. The aircraft turned to the northeast at about the time observed by the witness. The radar did not show any object flying from the north and nearly colliding with the aircraft. This does not mean that the witness did not see the object. It only means that radar did not pick it up.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.