"The UFO was extremely bright despite the presence of sunlight"
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft pilot confirmed to have spotted an object hovering in the sky, in the airspace between Multan and Sahiwal on Saturday, January 23, 2021, around 4.30 pm.
The pilot, Captain Faisal Qureshi, saw the Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) near Rahim Yar Khan during a domestic flight to Lahore from Karachi.
He shot a short video showing the strange phenomenon in the skies.
The video went viral on social media immediately and garnered lots of attention.
This 41-second-long video is considered one of the most focused and accurate images of a UFO in UFO’s research history, said blogger Scott C. Wang.
Is it a UFO seen in Pakistan ? PIA pilots of PK 304 recorded video on 23 Jan flying between Multan and Sahiwal . PIA spoke person confirmed video and said at this time nothing cab be said about the object . pic.twitter.com/Y8tHHyU6G7
— MOHSIN NAWAZ (@ask_not_why) January 27, 2021
The object is bright, white, circular, and Captain Qureshi said it was surrounded by a metal ring releasing brilliant light from its centre.
Speaking of the discovery Qureshi said: “The UFO was extremely bright despite the presence of sunlight.”
Adding that spotting such a bright object in the daytime is extremely rare.
The video also shows how the object has very little or no movement, rendering it difficult to state if it was moving or just hovering.
Qureshi thinks that, what he spotted in the sky, could be a “space station” or an “artificial planet” near the Earth.
However, he was not the only one to spot the UFO. Many Rahim Yar Khan’s residents witnessed the phenomenon and documented it on video.
Abdullah Khan, a PIA spokesperson said:
“It was necessary to inform the public and the media about the phenomenon,
“It is too early to say what that object was. In fact, we might not be able to tell what the object was at all.”
Netizens came up with different explanations. Those believing in aliens were trilled, but sceptics said it might have been a weather balloon.
Jawad Memon, who operates the private weather station Doppler Karachi.pk, also claimed that the mysterious object could be a weather balloon. Memon revealed:
“The Meteorological department has stopped using Radiosondes.”
Also, he added that Radiosondes are made of rubber, however, the object in the video it is either aluminium, some other metal, or glass due to its brilliance.
For Pakistan, this is not the first time.
In January 2019, a similar incident was reported in Karachi by other PIA pilots who spotted a UFO 105 feet above the aircraft, while the plane was flying at an altitude of 2,500 feet.
At the time, the flight captain suspected it to be a drone and immediately reported it to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) in Karachi.