It looks like the area near Istanbul airport has become the newest alien-sighting site – two Turkish pilots claim they saw a suspicious unidentified object, apparently a UFO with green lights, pass over their plane.
The “flying-saucer incident” took place around the Silivri district of Istanbul Thursday, May 19. The plane heading from the western Turkish resort town of Bodrum to Istanbul was flying at approximately 16,000 feet at the time of the sighting. “An unidentified object with green lights passed 2 to 3,000 feet above us. Then it disappeared all of a sudden. We are guessing that it was a UFO,” the two pilots told the Air Traffic Control Center at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport (above), as cited by Hürriyet Daily News. They landed at Atatürk Airport, the largest airport in Turkey, around 30 minutes later.
In the meantime, the General Directorate of State Airports Authority indicated it did not spot any object on the radars which resembled the one described by the pilots.
The incident caught the attention of UFO Sightings Daily, an alien-aficionado website devoted to possible UFO sightings. The site failed to obtain a photo of the alien object. However, it praised the brave pilots who “came out and talked about what they saw in the sky.”