In no particular order, here are some of the fastest radar reports of UFOs.
Notes: the links provided do not always directly link to the particular sighting I have mentioned as there are many sightings on the page. You can hit
control/command F and then type in the title of the case (shown above the ‘link’) to find it quickly.
I also want to make one other thing clear. These twenty cases are CEARTAINLY not the only cases involving high speed UFOs. In the nicap database
there are litterally hundreds of UFOs that flew off at ‘incredible’ or ‘tremendous’ speed. The only reasons such sighitings are not included
in this thread is that there is no way to determine exactly how fast an object actally traveled.
Also I know I am no where close to getting all the fast UFO reports. Additions and suggestions are welcome!
One more thing: Some of the cases in here are chosen because of what time period they are in. For example, I will be more likely to include a UFO
observed traveling 3,000 miles an hour in the 1950s then I will a 3,500 mile per hour UFO observed in the 1990s.
Case one: UFO speeds over the Indian Ocean—1984
“May 5, 1984; Over Indian Ocean & in Space At 1400 hours GMT a ultra-sensitive orbiting US DSP (Defense Support Program) spy satellite detected the
entry of an unknown object that passes 15 miles in front of it, and then flew below it over the Indian Ocean. An alert was triggered at the North
America Air Defense Command. Object moving at 22,000 miles per hour., changed course, and flew back out into outer space. (Source: Michael D. Hall,
UFOs: A Century of Sightings, p. 324).”
Case two: Oct. 24, 1969; Chilian Navy, Chile
12:43 a.m. Chilean Navy destroyer radar detected UFO. The radar officer reported a long-range flying contact. A minute later the "contact" was at 400
miles. Because of the "object's" speed, the operator suspected a malfunction in his equipment. In the next minute the contact was approximately 150
miles away closing from 331 degrees of true north. But the operator and officer in charge during the late night duty (an officer of second-class rank)
speculated that the contact was a "plane flying southeast" --but at 213 miles in a minute: 12,780 mph!
Case three: Aug. 13, 1956; RAF Bentwaters, England, UK (BBU)
(as this is such a popular sighting the short snippit from nicap will not do. I will include a link to a great thread on this incident)
Links: www.nicap.org... ufocasebook.com...
9:55 p.m. Extremely high speed radar-visual approximately 18,000 mph E-W radar track of brilliant white light, from about 30 miles E to 30 miles W
passing directly over the radar site, “streaked under” C-47 at 4,000 ft near base. Radar track provides height-finding data confirming extremely
low altitude, roughly 2,000 ft, also estimated by ground visual observers.
Case four: Sept. 4, 1956; Copenhagen, Denmark
Radar tracking of several UFOs at about 1800 mph. (UFOE, VIII)
(this case isn’t particularly interesting because of the lack of data. Still, I thought it was worth a mention.)
Case five: Nov. 8, 1956; Miami, Florida
Pan American Airways radar tracked a UFO at 4000 mph. (UFOE, VIII)
Case six: Nov.11, 1956; El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, Calif. (BBU)
9:30 p.m. (PST) and continuing for up to 8 hours many targets were tracked on radar at speeds of 50 knots to 15,000 mph. At times lights were seen
in the area where the radar targets were being detected. At times smaller objects appeared to join larger object and merge with it to form a larger
blip. A few seconds later the smaller objects would depart and dash all over the screen leaving the larger blip in its original size. ( (Weinstein;
FUFOR Index, .Dan Wilson, Brad Sparks)
Case seven: April 23, 2000; northern NV
6:40 PM . A mathematician flying on a commercial airliner from Denver, Colorado to San Jose, California saw a "circular silvery object with a
rounded top" speed by several thousand feet below him somewhere over northern Nevada. He was able to calculate that the domed disc-shaped craft would
have had a diameter of 55 feet, and a speed of about 3,000 mph. (Sources: Peter Davenport, National UFO Reporting Center, Seattle, April 2000 archived
webpage; Lynn Picknett, Mammoth Book of UFOs, p. 182; UFO Magazine (USA), September 2000, p. 28).
Case eight: Jan. 26, 1951; Sea of Japan off coast of South Korea (BBU)
2:05 p.m. During an ASP coverage flight a target echo was observed on the aircraft's radar (APS-15). During a 15 minute period between 2:05 p.m.
and 2:20 p.m. local time, the object was observed to make what appeared to be a run over the tanker being escorted (the USS Passumpsic) and seven runs
over the observing aircraft at speeds computed at 3,000 knots. (Dan Wilson)
Case nine: Feb. 15, 1951; Sea of Japan, off coast of South Korea
In the early afternoon five radar contacts with high-speed objects were made by a Navy patrol plane using a AN/APS-15B radar. Objects were tracked
at estimated speeds from 12,600 mph to 14,400 mph. The radar equipment appeared to be working normally.(Jan Aldrich, Dan Wilson)
July 30, 1951; Selfridge AFB, Mich. (BBU)
At 7:14 a.m. EDT, an unidentified object was observed on the scopes of an AN/CPS-6B radar at the 752nd AC&W Squadron at Empire, Michigan. The speed of
the blip varied from 3,000 mph to 28,000 mph. The length of the observation was 18 minutes. (McDonald list; FUFOR Index, Dan Wilson)
Case eleven: Sept. 18, 1951; Empire AFS, Mich.; Elkhorn AFS, Wisc.; Finland,AFS, Minn. (BBU)
4:35-5:31, 7:10 a.m. Air Defense Command sites P-34 & P-31, P-69, respectively. USAF CPS-6B and CPS 5 radar tracks of 6,000 mph targets. (McDonald
files; Jan Aldrich; Grudge Rpt 1; FUFOR Index)
Case twelve: Oct. 3, 1951; Kadena AFB, Okinawa (BBU 984)
10:27 (8:27?) p.m. Radar operators Sgt. M. W. Watson, Pvt. Gonzales and another Sgt. saw a large, sausage-shaped blip [arc shape due to radar
display?] tracked at about 4,800 mph. (Berliner; FUFOR Index)
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