UFO Flight - ManeuverIndex Page
- -322 BCE. Tyre, Phoenicia (1)
During Alexander's siege of Tyre, a large flying shield, leadng a triangular formation of four smaller shields, circled over Tyre while thousands of soldiers on both sides watched in amazement.
- August 18, 1783. Sudbrooke, Essex, England
The object then seperated into 7/8 pieces and travelled swiftly horizontally before disappearing in an arc like a rocket.
- May 13, October 13, 1917. Fatima, Portugal (1)
The disk stopped spinning, plunged toward the ground with falling leaf motion. Finally, the disk retreated and disappeared into the sun.
|Falling leaf motion also known as "pendulum motion," this pattern of descent is observed in many UFO sightings. The UFO is seen to descend in a gradual, side-to-side motion, in the manner of a falling leaf or a pendulum. (7)|
- Summer and Autumn, 1946. Sweden (1)
Known to travel all directions, execute turns, circular maneuvers.
- 1947. Brazil (1)
Daytime sighting of a bright, metallic disk, about one foot in diameter, oscillating at treetop level above and along some nearby railroad tracks. Granchi, Irene.
- June 21, 1947. Spokane, Washington (7)
One witness said the objects dropped from the sky in the soon familiar "falling leaf" motion and fell to Earth along the Saint Joe River in Idaho.
- May 10, 1952. Ellenton, South Carolina
Source: UFOs Continue To Visit Nuclear Energy Sites By George D. Fawcett
Source: Look Magazine, June 24, 1952 issue, "Hunt For The Flying Saucer"
The noiseless UFOs weaved from left to right and moved from side to side as they departed at a 90 degree angle.
- Late June, 1952. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland (2)
F-94s had locked on aerial targets only to have the lock-on broken by the apparent violent maneuvers of the target.
- July 14, 1952. Newport News, Virginia (1)
Flipped on edge in unison. Glowing top surfaces. UFOs shapped rather like coins.
- September 19, 1952. Topcliffe, United Kingdom (7)
NATO exercise. Royal Air Force's Topcliffe facility. Meteor jet preparing to land at nearby base. Silvery UFO, estimated at 10,000 feet, As the object descended, it described a pendulum-like motion in the air, from left to right. then the object stopped, appeared to rotate, and finally departed at great velocity.
- October 17, 1952. Oloron, France (1)
The objects traveled in pairs following zigzag paths.
- October 27, 1952. Gaillac, France (1)
About ten pairs of disks accompanied the cylinder, flying in zigzag motions.
- June 10, 1954. Estacado, Texas
USAF Pilot Capt. Bill McDonalld. One white light descended at 45 from great altitude, passed under his aircraft, made two 360' turns and went out after 30 seconds.
- March 5, 1957. Rouen, France
The UFO paced the plane for several minutes before speeding off past the maximum velocity of the French airplane.
- Early 1960s. Yuma, Arizona (1)
A light zigzagging across sky..Stopped in mid-air..took off at high speed.. one hundred yards of car, then paced it.
- 1962. Between Los Angeles and Los Vegas (1)
Object rose vertically and shot up into the sky at incredible speed.
August 10, 1964. Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
One reddish, blinking light approached the runway, stopped and made several reverses during 2 minutes.
- 1966. Sanderson, Ivan Terence (1)
Sanderson and four friends watched an oval UFO as it traversed the night sky during a twenty-two-minute period.
- October 24-26, 1967. Moigne Downs, England (1)
An object hurtling toward the ground. Stopped altitude 200-300 feet..accouding to UFO's deceleration, hovering, taking off again.
- 1974. Trancas, California (1)
The UFO cavored about the sky. Sometimes it hovered, wobbling as it did so. The object shot up into the sky, then sped off at an abrupt ninety-degree angle..
- November, 1975. Herber, Arizona
Travis Walton. Then, abruptly, it shot vertically into the sky, creating a strong breeze.
- November 8/11, 1975. Montana, North Dakota (1)
A confidential communique issued by the Combat Operations Center of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) on November 11, 1975, reported that "...as the interceptors approached the lights went out. After the interceptors had passed the came on again..
- January 6, 1976. Liberty, Kentuky (1)
The massive object stopped short and paced the car, which soon became filled with blue light and suffocating heat.
- December 28, 1976. McMinnville, OR
Witness observes large bright object maneuvering in a circular path and pursued by several military aircraft.
- February 9, 1977. Bothell, WA
Police HU3H Helicopter on routine flight encounters a luminous, egg-shaped object, that maneuvers around the helicopter, causing instrumentation to go haywire.
- March 9, 1977. Alamosa, CO
Object paces aircraft and then comes within 50' of his right wing. Pilot banked hard to avoid collision.
- October 20, 1977. Between Panama and San Francisco
At 43,000 Feet - Pilot and co-pilot of a Lear 35 jet encounter a huge object that paced their aircraft for 10-15 minutes.
- December 6, 1977. Between Tokyo and Hawaii
Target pasted solidly on planes radar. Plane was in excess of Mach 2.2 and the object stayed within 50 feet off the left wing of the aircraft.
- October 21, 1978. Moorabin, Victoria, Australia
Pilot Frederick Valentich: He's flying over me two or three times at speeds I could not identify...It's hovering (on top of me), and it's not an aircraft."
- December 26-27, 1980. Bentwaters AFB, England (2/P.187)
Thre objects moved rapidly in sharp angular movements and displayed red, green and blue lights.
- Sept. 23, 1984. Cordoba to Resistensia, Argentina
A large disc-shaped UFO followed a Piper airplane from Cordoba to Resistensia, Argentina. It reportedly maneuvered at great speed, and changed color from silver to orange. The plane's compass oscillated between 0.5 and 270 degrees, and there were several other variations noted in other onboard instruments. (Source: Dominique Weinstein, Aircraft UFO Encounters, p. 51).
- November 17, 1986. Iceland to Anchorage, Alaska
The objects performed extraordinary maneuvers and stayed with the plane for 400 miles (640km). The incident was also confirmed on ground radar.
- November, 2005. Fillmor, California
It seemed not to fly forward or backward, but instead length-wise and always to the left.
Pilots, mechanics and managers from United Airlines witnessed a metallic disc-shaped object hovering over the United Airlines Terminal at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. The clearly observed object shot straight up leaving a hole through the clouds.
- June 17, 2007. California
It made absolutely no sound and it initially moved very slowly. Too slow for an airplane to fly. As it approached us the object banked to the north and after about 30 seconds reversed it's direction revealing it's side to us.
We watched if for some time as it banked back and forth, then all of a sudden it tipped it's nose to about a 45 degree angle and quickly ascended out of sight. It was completely out of sight after about three seconds. I wasn't afraid when I saw the object, just fascinated by its erratic movements and it's beauty. It truly was a beautiful thing to behold. source-MUFON Submitter 7257