Dean Murray via SWNS
A U.S. Air Force crew say unusual lights in the sky left them "dumbfounded."
Staff Sgt. Christian Magliocca reports they were "confused" after spotting an unidentified bloom of light from the deck of their huge transport aircraft on Saturday, September 24.
"These pictures were taken at 37,000ft from the flight deck of a C-17 Globemaster III somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean," The 15th Airlift Squadron loadmaster said.
"We saw it coming over the horizon and were really confused as to what it could be.
"At first we thought it was the Artemis Launch that keeps getting pushed back."
The otherworldly encounter was identified as the SpaceX launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
"For us, the event lasted around ten minutes from start to finish. Truly a spectacle," Magliocca said.
"I’m a loadmaster on the C17 so my role is all things related to the cargo compartment of the aircraft.
"The pilots and my other load flying partner were absolutely dumbfounded.
"I think I speak for all of us when I say that we will never forget it for as long as we live."
On Saturday, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit.
Stories and infographics by ‘Talker Research’ are available to download & ready to use. Stories and videos by ‘Talker News’ are managed by SWNS. To license content for editorial or commercial use and to see the full scope of SWNS content, please email email@example.com or submit an inquiry via our contact form.
Encuesta revela las mejores cosas de comprar en una pequeña empresa
La persona promedio comprar en una pequeña empresa 213 veces durante el año. Una encuesta reciente de 2,000 adultos reveló...
Study: Kids’ mental health and self-esteem can plummet starting at this age
The phenomenon applies to youngsters regardless of economic and family circumstances.
Tea with breakfast and wine with dinner could reduce risk of dementia
The number of dementia cases worldwide is expected to tripled to more than 150 million by 2050.
Study: COVID-19 vaccine provides substantial protection against reinfection
While many people have developed long-lasting natural immunity after contracting the virus, the new research shows that the COVID-19 vaccine...
Man born with half a body refuses to let it hold him back
"My independence is the thing I’m most grateful for."
- Shopping5 days ago
Why a lot of Americans plan to shop in person for Black Friday this year
- Holidays5 days ago
Healthy eating canceled for the rest of the year
- Small Biz5 days ago
Survey says these are the best things about shopping small
- Home6 days ago
Couple fixing house that’s been abandoned since the ’80s
- Sleep7 days ago
Average American loses this much sleep during the holidays
- Outer Space5 days ago
Check out NASA’s Artemis spacecraft’s stunning selfies
- Food & Drink7 days ago
Spicy food lovers more likely to think they’re hot
- Tech5 days ago
This $5.1 million submarine moves faster than a dolphin