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Originally posted by dsm1664
I pointed out a 'satellite' to my friends. I watched it for 10-15 seconds travelling as you would expect. It then goes off at a 90 degree (ish, sorry, no protractor to hand!) angle at the same speed. Instant turn, no deceleration.
Project Bluebook unexplained UFO cases - right angle turn reports.
May 1, 1952, George AFB, California. 10:50 a.m:
Witnesses: three men on the arms range, plus one Lt. Colonel 4 miles away. Five flat-white discs about the diameter of a C-47's wingspan (95') flew fast, made a 90degrees turn in a formation of three in front and two behind, and darted around, for 15-30 seconds.
Sept. 15, 1968, near Ocala, Florida. 9:30 p.m:
Witness: missionary pilot Jay Cole, flying a Beech C-45 twin-engined utility plane. One light performed aerobatics for 15 minutes and then vanished. A second light appeared, heading toward them on a collision course, made a 90* turn and disappeared. Later, ground radar told them a target was following them. Sightings lasted 15 minutes.
July 21, 1952, Converse, Texas. 4:30 p.m:
Witness: wife of USAF Capt. J. B. Neal. One elongated, fuselage-shaped object flew straight and level, made a right-angle turn and went out of sight at more than 300 m.p.h., all in 3-5 seconds.
Nov. 13, 1952, Glasgow, Montana. 2:43 a.m:
Witness: U.S. Weather Bureau observer Earl Oksendahl. Five oval-shaped objects, with lights all around them, flew in a V-formation for about 20 seconds. Each object seemed to be changing position vertically by climbing or diving as if to hold formation. Formation came from the northwest, made a 90* overhead, and flew away to the southwest.
Nov. 24, 1952, Annandale, Virginia. 6:30 p.m:
Witness: Lt. L. Brettner. One round, glowing object flew very fast, made right angle turns and reversed course during a 1 hour sighting.
July 12, 1952, Annapolis, Maryland. 3:30 p.m:
Witness: insurance company president William Washburn. Four large, elliptical-shaped objects were seen to fly very fast, stop, turn 90* and fly away in 7-8 seconds.
July 13, 1950, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. 5 p.m:
Witnesses: two skilled Arsenal employees including Mr. Washburn. one object, shaped like a bowtie, and like polished aluminum. Flew straight and level, then one triangle rotated 1/4 turn in the opposite direction and returned to its original position. The object then made a right-angle turn and accelerated away after at least 30 seconds.
Jan. 10, 1953, Sonoma, California. 3:45 p.m or 4 p.m:
Witnesses: retired Col. Robert McNab, and Mr. Hunter of the Federal Security Agency. One flat object, like a pinhead, made three 360* right turns in 9 seconds, made abrupt 90* turns to the right and left, stopped, accelerated to original speed and finally flew out of sight vertically after 60-75 seconds.
May 11, 1954, Washington, D.C. 10:45 p.m:
Witnesses: three USAF.air policemen at Washington National Airport. Two bright lights were seen on three occasions to fly straight and level, make 90* turns and fade. Each sighting lasted about 45 seconds.
Feb. 27, 1967, Grand Haven, Michigan. 8:19 p.m:
Witnesses: Sheriff Grysen, wife and others. Large white light, with smaller red and green lights seen to the sides. Made almost instantaneous 90degrees turn to left, shot out over road and stopped, moving too fast to follow. Sighting lasted 1 hour, 11 minutes.
UFO Flight Characteristics ~ Right Angle Turns
Originally posted by dsm1664
The thing the troubles me is what tech do we have that can move at high speeds and not differ in acceleration to make a 90 degree turn?
Originally posted by Bioxx
About 8 months ago i was walking home late in the night, i live in sweden and it was really dark outside this night with a clear sky. It was the first night i've ever seen so many stars in the sky. Anyways, i was looking up at the sky for about 2 min and suddenly i see something that i first thought was a star, this thing was clearly moving fast and making very fast turns without slowing down, just like you are describing. I kept looking at it for some minutes untill i see that there are 2 of them now. I really want to know what i saw that night, these things where following eachother and making fast turns, sometimes at different directions and then they would come close to eachother again, they never stopped, always constantly moving fast. It was like they where playing together.
I am completely honest in what I write, i just want to know what you guys think i saw that night?edit on 21-2-2011 by Bioxx because: (no reason given)
I have seen many "Unidentified" Flying Objects in my short life but there is one in specific that baffles me. Here's the story: I was hanging out with my friends in a park and I was laying on a bench looking at the stars as I usually do. At one point I saw a moving "Star", no blinking strobes- just a solid white light moving in a straight manner at about the same speed you would expect an object in orbit to move (like a satellite). I thought it was just satellite (I've seen many satellites and this one looked the same), nothing special right? But just a split second after I concluded it was a satellite, it started zig-zagging! Roughly following the same trajectory as before but now as I mentioned- ZIG-ZAGGING! Back then I already knew enough about physics to conclude that the fast/sharp vector changes that the object underwent at such a high velocity would without a doubt generate huge g-forces which would absolutely crush any being(s) inside and even destroy the object if the forces were not somehow nullified. I pointed at it and asked my friends if they were seeing what I was seeing since it was so unrealistic to me and they all confirmed that the object was moving and zig-zagging. I still can't believe that it's possible for an object to make such extreme vector changes while moving at an insane velocity without being crushed by its own kinetic energy. Could someone who knows more about this subject please explain what the... is going on? IT--
Originally posted by St Udio
every observation has a unique explaination...
for instance the appearance of a bright dot or point of light in the daytime
could very well be a weather baloon reflecting the Sun... it may appear to be going in a straight line
...but in actuality may be rising------ until it hits a Gulf Stream channel of 200 MPH air current...
thus making the 'appearance' of a sudden 90 degree turn
a point of light traveling in one direction then doing an abrupt angle as seen from the ISS
could very well be just maneuvering fuel droplets from the station itself getting propelled
by a blast from another locations' port....
i see only reasonable answers for +99%... its the rare one that needs exotic explainations
Originally posted by ManInAsia
Most of the replies here aren't very useful as usual. As the OP noticed many people didn't even read what he wrote properly!
Because the object just made one turn and stayed at the same speed I'd still weigh in with a satellite idea. I have heard some spy satellites can change direction/position and use propellant, some of them are very large. Then there could be the space station and shuttle/soyuz docking and leaving. Check at space.com forums to ask some space scientists.
It could also be something else of course.
Originally posted by ManInAsia
reply to post by Mclaneinc
The problem then comes to whether the craft the OP saw turn really did turn at 90 degree or just a subset of that or it just looked like that from the OPs angle.