Air MidWest pilots encountered one red and one orange light during a night navigation exercise over Gloucester around 8:15pm on Valentine’s Day – but news of the incident has only just emerged.
The flight company have not yet been able to find a convincing explanation for the “unidentified airborne nocturnal lights”.
The Flight Academy reported that one of their pilots were tracking south towards Gloucester at 7000ft after leaving the Birmingham air traffic zone.
At the same time, another of their aircraft was also tracking south towards Gloucester at 4000ft when they both observed the bright lights in the sky – initially thought to be lasers being shone at the planes.
In the newly released audio transmissions, the two pilots under the call signs Golf-Sierra India and Golf-Alpha Mike can be heard first acknowledging the questionable sight.
“Is that a hot-air balloon down south?” Golf-Sierra India asks in the clip.
Golf-Alpha Mike promptly replies: “Where are you looking?”
“Behind you, at your six o’clock,” is the response.
“It’s stationary but has peculiar lights on it. You passed it obviously with your eyes closed.”
“I was sleeping until you woke me up,” Golf-Alpha Mike jokes.
One of the aircraft attempted to intercept the mysterious low flying lights in order to determine what they were and where they originated from.
However, the pursuit proved to be futile as the strange lights were able to evade the curious pilots.
AirMidwest stressed that the lights “defied our normal expectation of standard aircraft or meteorological activity”.
Further to releasing the audio transmission, the Flight Academy have also released what is believed to be an image of the piercingly bright lights after receiving “a lot of interest after pilots observed the UFO”.
Conspiracist YouTube channel, Secureteam 10, uploaded a video detailing the encounter – claiming the “the phenomenon is real”.
Since uploading the video over the weekend, some 275,500 people have flocked in to view the mysterious phenomenon.
One bizarre viewer stated: “Sightings are becoming more frequent now.”
Another claimed: “The government already knows the truth.”
The YouTube owner, Tyler, commented: “Most pilots are told to keep quiet about this stuff, period.
“We’ll see how long before they suddenly claim it was “just a drone” in order to save their jobs… The phenomenon is real.”
In response, someone stated: “I have a friend that is a pilot and I swear he seems afraid to tell me what he’s seen, like genuinely scared to talk about it.”
While another wildly believing: “I think 2019 is going to see a massive increase in ufo sightings.”
Just last week, a mystery square object “the size of a passenger plane” was spotted in the sky.