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...then took off at great speed disappearing into the distance.


Huge globe, surrounded by fire, made whistling noise, flying at high velocity.


John Martin spotted a fast-moving dark object high in the southern sky. He could see it was the size of a "large saucer." Martin apparently saw a classic flying saucer (he may have been the first to use the word "saucer" in a UFO report.


It kept pace with the RAAF pilot's aircraft before departing rapidly.


Shot away, disapeered in a matter of seconds.
..sudden and unbelievable acceleration.


Variously described as traveling slower than airplanes or crossing the sky in seconds at fantastic speeds.


Reports came from Wisconsin, the first of which involved a 'saucer' that travelled at a speed of 6,000 miles per hour, according to a flying instructor and student pilot who had just taken off from Eikhorn.


Fast moving ellipsoid object over White Sands Proving Ground, Holloman Air Force Base, and Los Alamos.


An 'egg-shaped' craft of fantastic size traveling at incredible speed of three to four miles a second.


Fast moving disk-shaped objects.


The UFO appeared to be about 2,000 feet high and moved ".. faster than any known coventional aircraft." It was seen for about 20 minutes and put on quite a show.


Two silver cigar-shaped objects appeared. A third cigar-shaped object flew by at high speed.


The objects varied from a yellow to gold in color, moved south to north at a "high rate" of speed.


After hovering over the atomic plant, it gained speed, reversed its course and then disappeared quickly.


Moving too fast to be airplanes. Accelerated at fantastic speeds. One of the objects was tracked at about 7,000 miles an hour according to calculations made by an operator at the center.


One orange blimp-shaped object, 80' long and 20' high, flew at treetop level, then climbed out at 45' and tremendous speed.


Turned toward UFO and it disappeared in a burst of speed.


Speed varied from hover to 1,000 m.p.h.


A long, coloful flame shot out of the back as it cossed the highway directly over the pick-up truck and vanished at tremendous speed.


The UFO paced the plane for several minutes before speeding off past the maximum velocity of the French airplane.


Caught sight of a light zigzagging across sky at incredible speed. Stopped in mid-air, hoverd for a while, took off at high speed.


Object rose vertically and shot up into the sky at incredible speed.


Several dozen white UFOs appeared above the city, moving at speeds of up to approximately 840 miles per hour. The objects were described as "white dots" and in some cases left a trail behind.


One humanoid, large head; oval object landed on estate, being emerged, gestured, reentered craft, took off straight up at high speed.



The Case was investigated by the northern representative of the Tasmanian UFO Ivestigation Centre, and subsequently reported to Flying Saucer Review by. W. K. Roberts.

It then rose vertically upwards, fairly fast, and was lost from Mrs W's field of vision.


Airport Terminal Radar Controller, Julio Intrian Diaz, registered the blip of Carlos's plane on radar, the UFO executing a 270-degree turn in a radius of three or four miles at a speed of 450-500 nautical m.p.h.


Object disappears at extremely high speed.


Private pilot reports three arrow-shaped objects flying in formation and disappearing at high speed.


Metallic disc with stationary lights, descends rapidly to tree top level and maneuvers around, before departing at a high rate of speed.


Officers with in 60' of object before it took off at a high rate of speed.

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Plane was in excess of Mach 2.2 and the object stayed within 50 feet off the left wing of the aircraft.


Pilot Frederick Valentich: "He's flying over me two or three times at speeds I could not identify..."


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).


He later told investigators that he had been impressed by the slowness with which the object moved originally, then its speed as it flashed away. Belgian army lieutenant colonel, Andre Amond.


It moved slowly, only about twenty-five miles an hour, but then would accelerate at fantastic speeds. It was reported to have dropped from an altitude of 7500 feet to 750 feet in about one second.


Illustration by witness Tim Todd.

Tim Todd. I remember walking down the driveway with my son, then the next thing I remember is standing out in the field north of my house still looking at the UFO, when suddenly it went from approximately 90 or 100 feet straight up in the sky to where it was a pinpoint of light. It just looked like another star. This happened in under a second. We continued to watch it for quite a while when it took off in a northwesterly direction like a meteor and was gone in a second. .

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Just after midnight they spotted something that crossed the sky from north to south in a matter of seconds.


Flight recorders: "...we just had something go down the [right-hand side] just above us very fast."


"...at about the same speed as a slow moving plane."


The clearly observed object shot straight up leaving a hole through the clouds.


Massive UFO described as having no seams or riveting taking off at tremendous speed pursued by fighter jets . Multiple witnesses.


Ricky Sorrells on Larry King Live.


Written transcript of Sorrells UFO description on Larry King:

"I started looking at it. There were no bolts, no rivets, no welded seams, it was smooth, it was like a barn gray. It had cones potruding, going up into it, bigger at the bottom, going up to smaller at the top. It took off like this [shows motion with his hand]. It remained flat and took off at a 45 degree angle."

"It took off so fast that if I blinked I would have thought it vanished but I had my eyes on it, and I know it took off flat at a 45 degree angle."


The term "Fast Walker."

Their speed is sometimes very high, 19 km/sec has been measured with wireless measuring instruments (radar). Accelerations are so high that no man could stand it; he would be pressed to the wall and bruised. The accuracy of such measurements has not been doubted. If there would be only 3 or 4 measurements, I would not rely upon them and would wait for further measurements, but there is existing more than 50 such measurements; the wireless sets (radar) of the American Air Force and Navy, which are used in all fighters, cannot be so inaccurate that the information obtained with them can be doubted completely. -- Hermann Oberth.