One of these concerns a reported sighting at 02:01 Zulu on June 9, 2021, of what is described as "a glowing white cylindrical object" by the crew of a Gulfstream IV business jet flying northeast from Van Nuys Airport in California to John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio. The jet was cruising at 45,000 feet and was around 29 nautical miles southwest of Grand Canyon Airport in Arizona at the time, according to the entry, which is reproduced in full below. This also means that the incident technically occurred late on June 8, local time.
FAA via FOIA
"The unknown phenomenon was paralleling the aircraft at the same speed approximately 3,000 feet above," according to the entry. "PIC [pilot in command] stated he was taking pictures and video of the object."
The full report is included:
And a map that shows the exact time and location.
2021-06-09 02:06:23 UTC
Now the report say the object was at One O'clock relative clock position. This seems inconsistent with the map, which shows two purple circles at the 4 o'clock position. But that might be something else.
It's easy to find the GLF4 plane on FR24, and there is a plane paralleling it at the 1 o'clock position!
The other plane is a Cessna Citation - which looks like a glowing white cylinder from a distance. However the big problem with this jet is that it's at 35,000, when the report says the object is ABOVE them at, 48,000 feet.
So we've got the odd situation of something that matches exactly - a glowing white cylinder at the EXACT 1 o'clock position, flying parallel to the plane, but with a different altitude.
02:06 UTC is 19:06 Arizona Standard time (no DST), same as PDT. Half an hour before sunset, ideal lighting from the "glowing cylinder" illusion.
If only it were at the right altitude.