9. Former Obama Pilot Recounts UFO Experiencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GGGCr33CQ
The following story might not count as a 'recent' UFO sighting because it was not made known until an April 7th, 2015 article in the New York Daily News. Considering the sighting comes from a 28-year airline veteran who was one of the pilots who flew Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign, it might carry the most validity with it.
During a 1989 flight from Kansas City to Waterloo, Iowa, Captain Andrew Danziger recounted of an experience where a white, disc-shaped light flew alongside his plane for almost a half of an hour. The light was visible to his co-pilot as well. As they descended near the end of their flight they were mesmerized when the light became a giant red ball. It eventually vanished behind clouds before setting off a show of hundreds of pulsating lights from within the clouds.
The two pilots would later report their experience to the National UFO Reporting Center and were assured that pilots have reported very similar stories countless times.
"I'm not going too far out on a ledge to say that virtually all pilots believe in UFOs. Little green men, 'close encounters', alien kidnappings,... not so much, but with billions of stars and trillions of planets out there, 'ya gotta believe,' and almost all of us do," Danziger said.