A mystery object has been filmed flying 35,000ft over Pakistan by shocked airline pilots who claim it was not a balloon or aircraft.
In the video, a group of Pakistan International Airlines pilots can be heard trying to figure out what the object is pulsing above their plane.
‘It’s not a balloon, it’s not an aircraft’, one pilot says in English.
The object, which looks like a circular light, flares and launches what look like small explosions of gas in the sky.
Pilots on a Pakistan Airlines flight have captured an unidentified object flying in the sky during a routine flight between Lahore and Karachi
The object, which the men said was not a balloon or aircraft, can be seen pulsing in the sky over Pakistan
Local media reported the pilot saying: ‘The UFO was extremely bright despite the presence of sunlight.’
The pilot did not think the object was a planet, and thought it could be a ‘space station’ or an ‘artificial planet’.
One local media report quoted the pilot recalling a metal ring wrapped around the object and a brilliant light coming from its centre.
The unidentified flying object was seen over Rahim Yar Khan, a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
The pilots were operating a routine flight from Lahore to Karachi.
The object periodically pulses as it hovers, 1,000ft above the cruising aircraft, as pilots watch it on a flight between Lahore and Karachi
Pakistani journalist Zain Khan, who tweeted the footage, wrote on Twitter: ‘It is too early to say for sure what he had actually witnessed.
‘It cannot necessarily be a flying saucer.’
Khan said the pilot immediately reported the incident when he saw it last Saturday, adding that authorities were now investigating as to what the object is.
A spokesman for PIA confirmed the captain of the flight saw an ‘extraordinary object’ flying 1,000ft over his aircraft, which was cruising at 35,000ft, and made a video which is being circulated on social media.
‘At this time we don’t know what the object was’, the spokesman said.
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