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American Airlines Passenger Spots 'UFO' Near Top Secret Area 51 Military Base

25/11/2015 09:57 GMT | Updated 25/11/2015 09:59 GMT

Mystery around what goes on at the top secret American military base, Area 51, continues after a UFO enthusiast snapped a blinding white light emanating from the region.

The man, who has kept his identity anonymous, was travelling on an American Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Houston, Texas, when he noticed the bright lights on the ground below.

While some have pointed out that his find is most probably a picture of a nearby solar farm in action, he has remained adamant about what he saw.

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Although none of the other passengers on the flight commented about the sighting, the alien hunter told Mutual UFO Network (MUFON):

"I was on an American Airlines flight from San Jose, Ca to Houston, TX on Oct 30, 2015 when I noticed a blinding bright light in the desert near Luning and Gabbs, NV."

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He added: "I saw a large silver disc that appeared to be in the middle of the desert. This disc was shooting orb like lights into the air. The disc itself had multiple lights that were blinding to the eyes. I pulled out my phone and took pictures until my phone died.

"No other passengers seem to notice the disc or comment on it. Upon my return home; I asked multiple Air Force employees if they have ever seen anything like this and all replied never. Initially I thought it was a satellite but now leave it up to your interpretation. What the hell did I witness?’"

If you can't make up your mind, here are a few more snaps of the "UFO":

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Still not sure? Here's a picture of the solar farm:

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