Sunday, February 21, 2021

UPDATED: Intercept: American Airlines Flight 2292 reports close encounter with unknown flying object.


On Sunday, Feb 21, just after 1:00 PM CST the author of this blog recorded off a radio scanner an American Airlines passenger jet reporting an unidentified object that flew close and just over the aircraft.

At approximately 1:19 CST on the Albuquerque Center frequency of 127.850 MHz or 134.750 MHz (recording wasn't frequency stamped) the pilot reported: "Do you have any targets up here?  We just had something go right over the top of us   - I hate to say this but it looked like a long cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile type of thing - moving really fast right over the top of us."

According to Flight 24 and Flight Aware AAL 2292 was over the northeast corner of New Mexico west of Clayton, New Mexico. No reply was monitored by Albuquerque Center because local (Amarillo) air traffic walked on top of it. AAL 2292 was near flight level 370 (37k) at the time of the report. 

No significant military aircraft presence was noted on ADS-B logs. 

The aircraft  flew on to land in Phoenix, AZ.

Here's a link to the flight path of AAL2292:

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This is a developing story and we will post more when we know more. 

 Audio (copyright) Steve Douglass 

UPDATE: (C) Copyright KVII TV:

American Airlines emailed ABC 7 News the following statement on Tuesday morning:

At this time, we do not have any indication the radio transmission was from the flight crew on board American Airlines Flight 2292 on Feb. 21.

NOTE; The entire intercepted aviation monitoring recording (including Flight 2292 giving their call sign before the transmission) can be downloaded HERE for analysis. Flight 2292's call begins at 1:13:09

                  UPDATE: 2-23-21

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         UPDATE 2-24-21 
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SCREEN SHOT of military aircraft flying in the southwest at the time of the encounter (ADS-B)

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Author, investigative journalist, technologies expert, and self-avowed "Stealth Chaser," Steve Douglass is considered by many an icon in the esoteric-yet-fascinating field of military monitoring.

By day, Douglass is the chief photojournalist for ABC 7 in Amarillo, Texas. His communications monitoring expertise has helped break both national and international news stories for ABC News, CBS News, CNN, the Associated Press and others.

He was one of the first to photograph the tragic re-entry of the Space Shuttle Columbia as it streaked to its doom over Texas and alerted the world’s press when a Russian submarine sank in the Atlantic due to a fire in a missile compartment.

On 9-11, Douglass monitored the frantic aero communications of that tragic day and kept the press informed of the FAA’s and the military’s desperate attempts to distinguish hijacked aircraft from those packed with innocent commuters.

As an author, Douglass' first book, The Comprehensive Guide to Military Monitoring, is considered by many the bible on the art of intercepting military communications.

He has also written many feature articles on emerging stealth technologies, aviation, astronomy, and cutting-edge technologies for Aircraft Illustrated (UK) Popular Science Magazine, and has been a behind the scenes contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine, the "must read" publication of the defense and aviation industries.

Douglass was also contributing writer for Monitoring Times and Popular Communications, magazines devoted to radio monitoring hobbyists.

In his spare time, Douglass is an avid tornado chaser and storm spotter volunteering for the National Weather Service. Recently Steve was engaged as a location scout and researcher for Florentine Films (Ken Burns) on “The Dust Bowl" that aired on PBS in 2012. In 2013 he became a full-time photojournalist for KVII TV.

Currently Steve is working on a sequel to, “The Interceptors Club and the Secret of the Black Manta"  a novel based on his "stealth chasing" experiences. 

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  1. The same weekend that a United Boeing 777 has an engine “failure” over Denver?......

    1. Right?! They say the passengers were reboarded on a different plane. Their flight was going to Hawaii! I don't think I could board again, maybe never!!!

  2. Hey Steve!

    Same thing happened to me. I was on a commercial flight over Germany and I'm always looking out the window for anomalies. This was a few years ago, and I have a grainy photo on cell phone somewhere, sadly it isn't enough proof. It was in the summer, daytime and a lot of cloud coverage, we were I think at the highest altitude for where we were in the flight (undisclosed country in europe heading to NY). A silver cylinder flies right underneath us, super close. No sound, no change in movement from the plane but all of a sudden the fasten seatbelt signs are on. I say to the guys next to me did you see that? No. I said why do you think the sign is on for the seatbelt all of a sudden with no turbulence? Nobody believed me. It was hard to tell the scale of it, it is very thin, reflects a lot of light and divided the clouds when it pierced them, so it had mass. It does not feel like a satellite, or how a satellite glides. I made sure to verify which country we were flying over and it was Germany. I'm amazed that this has been reported because when I tell the story nobody believes it.

  3. I believe you! Why do you think there is a US Spaceforce, now? Going to Mars? They KNOW something that they're NOT sharing with us! I've been a believer from childhood! It's real and has been real, from the beginning of recorded history on our planet!

  4. I've seen them so yes it's real...

  5. I've seen them so yes it's real...

  6. Turbine issue is really a maintenance issue ya know its covid 19's fault. The airlines cut staffing even in aviation maintenance, their at 30% where they were pre covid19. Easily could be metal fatigue a stress tear in fin and the naked eye may miss that. It's possible a bird may have been sucked in as well adding to the reason it failed. A mid air collision with a unknown object of any solid mass of aluminum , mylendium, magnesium, and or cobalt would take off the wing at 413 mph. The Pratt and Whitney Engine has has some TSB's over the years and its not really a Boeing issue mainly, it's Pratt and Whitney and aircraft maintenance and reducing staff who inspect planes thats where the fault lies.
    Could it be resident visitors , of course. Perhaps non-terrestial visitors or our own black projects too , it could be. However I doubt even usaf sf or doe or dod would allow its black projects to risk proximity to commercial traffic and would fly below their potential of 68000 ft. Could it also be ice crystals or an optical illusion of course. Could also be the Russians too, on a secret mission can't not blame the Russians.
    Homo-sapiens its doubtful they could process the notion of other life or other dimensions - its contrary to the physics being taught. Im many cultures so called star people or watchers or gods have visited so why not.
    Imagine the idea of a terrarium think about that.
    Ask yourself why thousands of people go missing annually from each city and state around the world. Ask why national parks and forests see hundreds of people go missing every year - where do the people go ?
    Is it a harvest ? Is it a game , an experiment, a plan an agreement - if so who are the players? Who makes the rules ?
    Is it possible we are low on the food chain, we may think we're the top predator but what if humans are at tier 6 out of 10. Again think about the words terrarium and dimensions.

    1. I've often wondered if we were someone's experiment. I mean, afterall, there are stories about different angels, and demons, then we were supposedly "made in His image"
      Who is "He" exactly? Ok, so "He" is the creator. Doesn't mean that He is a God, as we are led to believe.

      What if He is an entity from another planet/plane/dimension? What if He created us to live our menial lives out on this planet for whatever reason he saw fit?

      What could those reasons be?

      Another theory that I have is what if those "visitors" that we have seen are really humans from the future, or the past?
      Perhaps they are coming to warn us. Trying to stop us from having to start over again. I mean, haven't we found unexplained relics buried deep beneath the dirt and waters? Things which are unexplainable according to our known timeline of creativity?

      We deserve to know the truth! Those whom we elect seem to constantly decide for us whether or not we can handle the truth!
      I'm sick of it. Tell us already! Tell us now!

  7. My husband and I live on the Eastern plains in New Mexico and 4 years ago we were in the hot tub and witnessed a stealth aircraft flying overhead of about a thousand feet at a very low rate of speed headed north. The outline of the craft was barely visible but you could definitely see it was a craft and moving in the sky. We all believe.

  8. Steve, on 1-8-21, on a flight from Sacramento to DFW, I photographed several "missile" looking "UFOs" including a couple black contrails left behind of 2 others. I was stunned... what are these objects and why so close to a commercial airplane??? How can I send you my photos? GPS location was Lake Powell Utah... southeast Utah... not that far from northeast New Mexico? When my daughter sent me this article I was so excited!!! Let's find out what's going on here!!!!

    1. Would you be interested in coming on our podcast to talk about it? The podcast is called All Things - Unexplained. Would love to hear what you saw. You can email us at

    2. Would you be interested in coming on our podcast to talk about it? The podcast is called All Things - Unexplained. Would love to hear what you saw. You can email us at

  9. You know there are two missile launch sites in New Mexico. White Sands Missile Range and Fort Wingate outside of Gallup. I have launched missiles from both of them. Normally there is warnings to Airlines to avoid those flight paths when there is a launch. The pilot probably saw a launch from one of the sites.

  10. A missile from White Sands maybe.

  11. I made a note at the specialaccess subreddit: Thinking out loud: the distance between Clayton New Mexico and White Sands Missile range is only 213 miles (370 miles by road). It is concievable they were testing something but you figure that kind of thing would be covered in a NOTAM (notices to airmen). The more I think about it the more I think that something "got away" from them

    That's more concievable than the thought of drone like craft travelling the passenger aircraft routes to "take out" any potential

    Steve - I love the pictures of your radio shack - you should do a feature on this and how it all works.

  12. On 9-11, Douglass monitored the frantic aero communications of that tragic day and kept the press informed of the FAA’s and the military’s desperate attempts to distinguish hijacked aircraft from those packed with innocent commuters.

    so the "hijacked planes" did not have innocent commuters on them

    interesting that you would make such a slip

    true statement nonetheless

  13. Hello Steve, Mentioned you on my youtube channel. I know I got some of the data wrong but hope you can pop over and take a look. Thanks and enjoy your efforts : )

  14. I do not understand why people simply cannot accept that God created all things and Jesus Christ is his son. All it takes is humility to give up all you only think you know and understand. Humility to ask God to help you understand these things because you don't and they seem to contradict the programming we are fed in the fallen world.

    I think I answered my own question about not understanding why people cannot accept it.

    It is all about humility. People just don't have any of it. God is big enough to create all things. He can also hide from those who cannot humble themselves.

    Not exactly an experiment. A test. A test of humility.
    More and more is being revealed to us about what has been controlling our world for a long time. Exactly what the Bible says controls it...for now.

  15. i served with the 53rd weather recon sqdn.

  16. i served with the 53rd weather recon. the mid

  17. I believe I have recorded the same object here in northern Indiana. I have a 2.5 minute video of that and 2 more craft cruising with it. I have pictures extracted and visually adjusted along with 45 seconds of video visually adjusted to show mass behind the objects light burst.

  18. In 1990, while running on the University of Florida track, I saw an elongated missile-like UFO zip silently west-northwest over Gainesville. I bought people's explanation that it must have been a cruise missile test. Years later I checked the record of missile tests and learned that none were conducted over land. The flying object seemed to make the moisture in the clouds luminescent green.


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