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Pilot landing in Phoenix reports seeing UFO

PHOENIX (KPNX) - The cockpit audio from the plane coming from New Mexico and landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor sounded like something out of a Sci-Fi movie.

"Do you have any targets up here?  We just had something go right over the top of us - I hate to say this but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing - moving really fast right over the top of us."

The radio transmission from American Airlines flight 2292, apparing on an aviation blog called "Deep Black Horizon."

American Airlines confirms the audio is real.

"The pilot obviously saw something, he saw a UFO," said Dr. Larry Wasserman, astronomer at Lowell Observatory.

Larry Wasserman, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, finds the new audio fasincating.

"Pilots have been reporting strange anomalies that can't be explained from their vantage point", said Dr. Lynne Kitei, Phoenix lights author.

Since the infamous Phoenix lights case in 1997, the Southwest has been home to many strange sightings in the sky.

In a statement, the FBI says it is aware of the incident, meanwhile the FAA confirms the pilot made a claim about seeing an object over New Mexico.

"If they can figure out what it was that would be good, I would be curious to know what it was," said Dr. Wasserman.

Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque confirms it has "no knowledge of any object."

FAA air traffic controllers did not see any object in the area on their radarscopes.

"This new sighting, wakes people up to the possibility of something else possibly visiting us here," said Doctor Kitei.

"I think we wait and see, but I would not jump on the alien hypothesis as the first choice," said Larry Wasserman.

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