M̳y̳s̳t̳e̳r̳i̳o̳u̳s̳ objects complete a full 360 degree turn in less than 3 seconds. These objects are moving faster than anything you would expect to see, even for a fast fighter like the F-16 or F/A-18.
This encounter was captured by an Apache helicopter multi-sensor imaging system around midnight on November 6, 2018, about 40 miles northwest of Tucson, Arizona.
The video footage shows how several unknown objects maneuver in a way that no other aircraft does.
Although difficult to distinguish in the video, the three unknown aircraft initially appear to be flying in a loose triangular formation.
All three unknown objects near the peak of Picacho’s Peak seem to be rotating around each other, as if on an invisible axis, with a stable trajectory to the east. As the Apache begins to take off, the unidentified objects continue to rotate in a blunt triangle and then disappear from view.
This is one of the first video recordings made by a military sensor system, demonstrating the highly unusual flight characteristics of a U̳F̳O̳ despite the encounter lasting only a few seconds.
Former US Air Force fighter pilot Chris Lehto said the objects are clearly anomalous.
“It looks like three separate objects, but at a distance. The first thing that catches your eye is the rate of acceleration,” said Lehto, who spent 20 years in the Air Force flying F-16s.
Lehto’s analysis of the video taken by the crew of the Apache helicopter provides a wealth of information as to why the three objects shown in the video are unlikely to be conventional aircraft built on Earth.
The veteran explains that the speed at which objects accelerate is unlike anything he has ever seen in his life as a pilot. On the contrary, objects seem to be moving faster than we might expect to see, even for a high performance fighter like the F-16 or F/A-18.