An airline passenger claims to have spotted a UFO near the top secret United States Air Force base known as Area 51 in southern Nevada, sparking speculation and excitement over the nature of the photos taken during the encounter, according to the Daily Mail.

The anonymous witness spoke to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a group renowned for its tenacity in uncovering the validty of various UFO sighting and in alleged alien encounters.

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

Stranger still, no one else on the plane seemed to notice the blinding phenomenon.

"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," the witness added. "What the hell did I witness?"

Sources from Metro are saying that perhaps it was just a solar farm, but others, like Scott C. Waring of UFO Sightings Daily believes the alleged UFO was the real deal.