A terrified plane passenger claimed to have spotted a UFO that looked like a “flying cylinder” soaring above New York City out of her window.

Michelle Reyes was sitting with her daughter and filming the Big Apple’s jaw-dropping skyline while flying above LaGuardia Airport in Queens. But in the middle of recording, she caught a glimpse of an alleged extra-terrestrial object that she said zipped across her line of sight.

Initially sceptical that it might have been a bug, Michelle replayed the footage and paused it not to find a critter, but a “flying cylinder,” she said on NewsNation's Banfield on Wednesday evening. The mum, who didn’t reveal her precise flight details, said she emailed the Federal Aviation Administration (FFA), the National UFO Reporting Centre and UFO sighting repository Enigma Labs as soon as she had an internet connection.

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