At about 11 pm on the evening of September 18, 1976, citizens were frightened by the circling of an unknown object over Tehran at a low altitude. It looked similar to a star, but bigger and brighter… And then I saw it. It was flashing with intense red, green, orange, and blue lights so bright I was not able to see its body… I approached, and I got close to it, maybe 70 miles or so in a climb situation. All of a sudden, it jumped about 10 degrees to the right, in an instant! [6.7 miles]. Ten degrees… And then it jumped 10 degrees, and then again… We now had a good [radar] return on the screen, and it was at 27 miles… At this moment, I thought this was my chance to fire at it. But it — whatever it was — was close to me, my weapons jammed and my radio communications were garbled. We got closer, to 25 miles at our twelve o’clock position. All of a sudden it jumped back to 27 miles in an instant… I was really scared… I attempted to fire, and looked at the panel to confirm my selection of the missile. Suddenly, nothing was working. The weapons control panel was out, and I lost all the instruments, and the radio. The indicator dials were spinning around randomly, and the instruments were fluctuating… [the UAP] started circling around us.

— Parviz Jafari
General, Iranian Air Force

On April 11, 1980 at 7:15 am…The squad commander… ordered me to take off … to intercept the balloon before it got any closer to our base… Zeroing in on the balloon… I shot a burst of sixty-four 30mm shells, which created a cone-shaped ‘wall of fire’ that would normally obliterate anything in its path… but nothing happened. Then suddenly the object began to ascend very rapidly and head away from the base… I initiated a chase… at a speed of 600 mph and the ‘balloon’ remained about 1,600 feet in front of me… [up to] 36,000 feet. It came to a sudden stop and forced me to veer to the side… It eluded my attack three times, each time at the very last moment. We reached an altitude of 63,000 feet and suddenly the thing stopped completely and remained stationary… I got as close as about 300 feet from it. I was startled to see that the ‘balloon’ was not a balloon at all. It was an object that measured about 35 feet in diameter… It lacked all the typical components of aircraft. It had no wings, propulsion jets, exhausts, windows, antennae, and so forth. It had no visible propulsion system. At that moment, I realized this was not a spying device but a UFO, something totally unknown… Suddenly, I was afraid.

— Oscar Santa Maria Huertas
Comandante, Peruvian Air Force

On the morning of Number 2, 1982… I noticed… another ‘aircraft’. It didn’t have wings and it didn’t have a tail, only a cockpit! It was an oval shape. What kind of airplane could that be?… I flew directly to a point along the trajectory of its elliptical course. It came toward me and flew right over me, on top of my aircraft, and stopped there, like a helicopter landing but much, much faster, breaking all the rules of aerodynamics. It was very close to my plane, only about 15 feet. I was astonished. I closed my eyes and I froze at this moment without reacting. There was no impact… It then flew off in a flash… One of the other pilots saw the whole thing… Right after landing, all three of us filed detailed, independent written reports about the incident.

— Julio Miguel Guerra
Captain, Portuguese Air Force

The crafts performed in ways not possible by known technology. They were able to remain stationary and hover, even in unusual positions such as vertical and/or banking at 45 degrees or more. They could fly at slow speeds and accelerate extremely fast, faster than any known aircraft, and they remained silent, or made only a very slight noise, even when hovering or accelerating.

— Wilfred De Brouwer
Deputy Chief of Staff, Major General Belgian Air Force

Hundreds of people [in 1989] saw a majestic triangular craft with a span of approximately 120 feet, powerful beaming spotlights, moving very slowly without making any significant noise, but, in several cases, accelerating to very high speeds. [In] the following days and months, many more sightings would follow… On one occasion two F-16s registered changes in speed and altitude which were well outside the performance envelope of existing aircraft.

— Wilfred De Brouwer
Deputy Chief of Staff, Major General Belgian Air Force
Jan 1, 2010

For twenty-one years, from 1983 to 2004, I was the director of the French program to investigate and analyze unidentified aerospace phenomena… The existence of UFOs is without question. UFO’s seem to be ‘artificially controlled objects’ and their physical characteristics can be measured by our detection systems — particularly radar. They display a physics seemingly far different from that which we employ in our most technologically advanced countries. Ground and on-board radar show that their performance greatly exceed our best aeronautical and space capabilities. These capabilities include stationary and silent flights, accelerations and speeds defying the laws of inertia…

— Jean-Jacques Velasco
Director GEPAN
Head of French UAP program

I spoke to former RAF radar operator Nigel Kerr [about Rendlesham]… for three or four sweeps, something did show up, directly over the base. But it faded away… Arguably the most critical piece of evidence… The Defence Intelligence Staff had assessed the radiation readings taken at the landing site and judged them to be ‘significantly higher than the average background,’… about seven times what would have been expected for the area concerned.

— Nick Pope
UK Ministry of Defense (Ret.)

I was the senior security officer in charge of Woodbridge base security [Rendlesham]… I held a top-secret US and NATO security clearance… It maneuvered through the trees and shot off at an unbelievable rate of speed. It was gone in the blink of an eye. In my logbook, which I still have, I wrote ‘Speed Impossible.’ I subsequently learned that other personnel based at Bentwaters and Woodbridge, all trained observers, had witnessed this takeoff.

— James Penniston
Sergeant, US Air Force