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Aircraft Encounters UFO & E-M Effects (Case 36293)
February 18, 2012
Chase City, Virginia

2:00 p.m. local
Duration  15 secs
aircraft Ovation II
United States
2 observers
No radar contact

Robert Powell:
February 18, 2012; near Chase City, Virginia
2:00 PM. A father and son, both pilots, were flying in an Ovation II propeller-driven aircraft from Charlotte, NC, to Richmond, VA. They had just crossed the Virginia border and were near Chase City, VA, when they witnessed a bright, orb-like UFO hovering next to their plane. The skies were clear and their elevation was about 7,500 feet. They described the UFO as a bright, circular sphere about 30 feet in diameter. As the object approached their right wing, the plane temporarily lost power. The engine sputtered and all of the electrical equipment including the computers turned off. The pilots estimate that the object came within 50 feet of their right wing. A few seconds later, the plane regained all systems as the UFO swiftly shot away at an incredible speed. "I've never in my life seen anything like this happen. It was very unexpected because we did not see the vehicle [UFO] approach. The vehicle was about 30 feet in diameter which glowed and may actually have had some solid shape beneath the energy. What I could observe on the surface seemed to have some circular, swirling energy force which surrounded something I believe operated it from within." Both witnesses have extensive flying experience. One witness is a manager and the other is an executive with a master's degree in economics. Neither had reason to falsify their report. (MUFON)

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