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Occurred : 3/2/2006 09:00 (Entered as : 03/02/06 9:00)
Reported: 3/2/2006 9:23:49 AM 09:23
Posted: 3/11/2006
Location: Medford, OR
Shape: Disk
Duration:2 minutes +\-
Object seen over Medford, Oregon

Witnessed a darl colored, round object at roughly 50,000 feet altitude, traveling south at a speed of approximately 500-600 Knots. Object was headed south when first observedbut, performed a high speed, high G turn and altered heading to south-southwest and continued flying in that direction until obscured by a buildings roofline. Around 2 minutes later a commercial airliner passed through same area as the UFO (route is well traveled from Portland to San Francisco. I have over five years experience in the navy as a radar operator and 20 years experience as a merchant marine captain and can state that this object did not perform like a jet aircraft would. UFO's turn would have been impossible for any aircraft currently in US inventory. It was a rounded, 90 degree turn at a speed of 500 knots plus that took perhaps 4 seconds total. It left no vapor trail, even though the aircraft that went through same area moments later did leave one.Object appeared much smaller than any aircraft normally flying at that height, roughly 1/10th the size of the airliner that was nearby.