The video shows a white, oval-shaped object flying at high speed and altitude, with no apparent wings, tail, engine or exhaust. The object resembles the so-called “Tic Tac” UFOs that were encountered by U.S. Navy pilots in 2004 and 2015, and that are still unexplained by the government.
Eyewitness states: “On Saturday March 11, 2023, I was flying south over central California on Southwest Airlines 2463 from Sacramento Airport (SMF) to San Diego (SAN). I was seated in the window seating, on the left side in the middle of the plane, right behind the left wing.
“About halfway through our flight, I was looking out the window and saw a tic tac ufo in the distance traveling perpendicular to us. It was a white cylinder craft, with no wings, windows, markings, or discernible features. It was a smooth white cylinder with no visible means of propulsion or exhaust, plumes.
“It was moving in a constant path. There was nothing remarkable about it – it didn’t move fast, or hover, it was just moving at a constant speed and disappeared soon into the clouds. It was a few degrees above our plane, so at a similar altitude.”
“I used Flight Aware and converted this time to Sun March 12, 1:58 AM UTC and that put the plane just near Selma in Fresno county. There were no planes in the immediate vicinity, nor that match the orientation the tic tac was viewed from my window (NW orientation relative to the plane’s nose, which was traveling southwards).”
The video has attracted thousands of views and comments, with some people suggesting that the object is an alien spacecraft, a secret military project, a drone, a balloon or a hoax.
The video has also drawn the attention of experts and researchers who have been studying the phenomenon of unidentified aerial vehicles (UAVs), or UFOs, for years.
They have compared the video with the declassified footage and eyewitness accounts of the Tic Tac incidents that occurred in 2004 off the coast of California and in 2015 off the coast of Florida.
In both cases, Navy pilots reported seeing and chasing similar white, oval-shaped objects that exhibited extraordinary speed, agility and altitude capabilities, and that defied the laws of physics and aerodynamics.
According to these experts, the video from Stratford is consistent with the characteristics and behavior of the Tic Tac UFOs, but it is not conclusive evidence of their origin or nature.
They say that more investigation and analysis are needed to determine if the video is genuine, if the object is man-made or extraterrestrial, and if it poses any threat or opportunity for humanity.
They also urge the government to release more information and data about its own investigations into these mysterious encounters, which are expected to be included in an upcoming report to Congress.