The flash came again. A formation of shining objects were chasing one another over the mountaintops to his left and north, flying very close to the rocky surface in tight formation, traveling at tremendous speed. They approached rapidly, passing almost in front of Arnolds plane. He counted nine of the objects, crescent-shaped and tailless, as they rocketed along in a peculiar reverse echelon formation, the first craft flying higher than the last. Their erratic flight reminded him of speed boats chopping along on rough water, or the bouncing tail of a Chinese kite. He determined to clock their speed.The bright flashes continued as the unknown objects rolled and fluttered, tipping their wings toward the sun. They swerved as one in and out of the high peaks in a wild game of "follow the leader" before finally vanishing from view... Discover Kenneth Arnolds classic 1947 first UFO sighting with this free full chapter excerpt from Frank G. Wilkinsons "The Golden Age of Flying Saucers."