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Pilot reports 'dancing lights' during airport approach in new audio

By T.K. Randall
February 21, 2023 · Comment icon 6 comments

Yellowknife airport. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Gordon Leggett
An audio recording of a pilot discussing the unexplained sighting with air traffic control has been released online.
The incident, which occurred on January 29th, involved a flight from Fort McMurray, Altanta to Yellowknife, Canada as it was approaching the city at around 11:15pm.

The exchange between the pilot and air traffic control can be heard in the video below.

"Good evening, just wondering, do you got two planes that are just to the east of your field doing circuits or maneuvers ?" the pilot asked.

"Negative, I have no reported traffic in the area," air traffic control replied.
"Do you have a visual on something?"

"Yeah, we're looking at two lights dancing around here, to the east of your field," said the pilot. "They're above us, about, I don't know what. We're not seeing them on TCAS (traffic collision avoidance system). But we can see the lights moving around."

"I don't have anything on the radar either. Let me talk to centre," air traffic control stated.

"Hey, centre doesn't have anything about any movement in the area, so I'm really wondering what you're seeing there... I don't see them from the ground here. Well, I'll keep an eye out."

Ultimately, no positive identification of the objects was ever made.

Source: CTV News | Comments (6)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Plunkenstein 1 year ago
Whether or not this particular sighting amounts to anything, it would be great (to understate it) if there could be more to go on in terms of that jaw-dropping speed and/or maneuverability where honest enough folks can just cut the crapola and acknowledge that there's no known/human tech that can do it.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Gumball 1 year ago
Pilot reports are, for me some of the best UFO reports. They don't generally report random encounters unless they are stumped as to what they are witnessing. Also, from the UFO point of view, there is nothing better than hearing two professionals having a conversation about something neither of them can explain nor usually track on radar. Doesn't mean these reports amount to aliens but they are great to listen to none the less.
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
I gace the OP a laugh emoji since i dont have a shrug emoji. This is a nothing report we dont have anything to prove its not made up and even if a pilot saw "dancing lights" and didnt know what it was doesnt mean much, while i hope at some pilots are savvy at their jobs i dont expect them to know everything. There are simply too many down to earth prosaic explanations that would fit, outdoor light shows come to mind as does a coolness i saw 2 nights in a row heading to work, its out somewhat rural it was tome of year where its dusk not nite dark yet and dancing around in the sky was a blue and... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by SD455GTO 1 year ago
FYI, Fort McMurray (a huge oil sands project town) is in northeast, Alberta not Atlanta. It's not really too far from Yellowknife. Well anyway...
Comment icon #5 Posted by the13bats 1 year ago
In the 80s my buddy had a gto 455 convertible tri power, i wish i had given the car more attention back then.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Timothy 1 year ago
We’ve got no evidence of jaw-dropping speed and/or maneuverability. 

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