John W. Kilburn
British lieutenant with the Royal Air Force who witnessed a white circular object following Meteor aircraft. The object moved in peculiar ways before accelerating away at unheard of speeds.
In September 1952, Royal Air Force lieutenant, John W. Kilburn, was present on an airfield in North Yorkshire watching a Meteor jet fighter approach when he and other aircrew members observed a UFO a few miles behind the plane. It was following a similar course at a slow and steady speed. Then, the silver-colored disc began descending in a motion similar to that of a falling leaf.
Kilburn and others at first believed it to be a parachute when after a few seconds it suddenly stopped and began to rotate. Kilburn witnessed it abruptly accelerate at a speed faster than he could imagine and disappear out of sight. Kilburn said, "I have never seen such a phenomenon before. The movements of the object were not identifiable with anything I have seen in the air and the rate of acceleration was unbelievable."