Just days ago, a former-military Continental Airlines pilot stated that what appeared to be a ‘missile or rocket’ narrowly missed the plane he was piloting, as he and passengers were leaving Bush Intercontinental Airport for Greenville, South Carolina, just after 8 PM. The object missed the plane by a mere 100 feet, and press agencies have not confirmed how many were passengers were on board the flight at the time of the incident.
There are a variety of unconfirmed elements to this story which add further depth to the mystery. For one, there are reports that this is actually the most recent of two similar incidents that have occurred at Bush Intercontinental this year. The English website Daily Mail featured a comment from a reader living in Montgomery, Texas, who says she flies regularly from the airport. “A similar occurance happened just west of the Airport,” she wrote. “The pilot reported close contact to his aircraft from a rocket. For some reason, the story died out after a couple of days. And now this has happened,” commenting that she finds the news of a second incident “a bit unnerving.”
Another unconfirmed claim is that the pilot may have actually Twittered about the incident. Strangely, Greg Taylor’s UK-based Daily Grail website alluded in its “News Briefs” from a few days ago that this may have been the case, linking to the following two articles:
…And strangely, neither story mentions the alleged Twittering. I was very confused by this, since my intention here was initially to attempt to find similar reports where individuals may have used Twitter services to alert people of UFO sightings; after all, Twitter’s upcoming remote-viewing experiment is making headlines already… why not look into Twittering UFOs as well?
Instead, I found these links, the first one courtesy of my pal Greg Bishop at UFO Mystic:
The second link in the pair above has become an item of some debate (as mentioned in Bishop’s article at UFO Mystic) since the alleged account, posted by a pilot using Twitter, is far too long to have been a Twitter post to begin with. Still, looking back to the report stemming from Texas last week, it remains a mystery as to why certain reports issued early on commented on the fact that the pilot may have used Twitter to report the incident, and now virtually no mention of this is being included by news carriers. Is Twitter silencing posts about UFOs?
The short answer is no, as evidenced by this website:
This site is an aggregator which collects a random feed of recent “tweets” having to do with UFOs and extraterrestrial activities. “These entries are abducted directly from Twitter users,” the site states. “Just sit back and watch.”
Those of you with a bit of extra time on your hands may want to keep your eyes peeled for tweets coming from aircraft pilots. 😉by