Navy Pilots Describe Stunning UFO Sightings; Hypersonic Speeds, No Exhaust Plume
Navy Pilots Describe Stunning UFO Sightings; Hypersonic Speeds, No Exhaust Plume from ZeroHedge
After upgrading the radar systems on F/A-18 fighter jets, several Navy pilots operating from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt began to see unidentified flying objects that appeared to defy the laws of physics.
Between 2014 and 2015, the strange objects – one of them spinning like a top as it traveled against the wind, appeared almost daily in the skies above the East Coast. The crafts had “no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes,“ and “could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds” according to the New York Times.
To be clear, these craft were reported in March of 2018 so this is not a new report, however the accounts of five pilots who witnessed them have never been published until now.
“These things would be out there all day” said Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who has been in the Navy for a decade. Graves reported his sightings to the Pentagon and Congress.
“Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”
In late 2014, a Super Hornet pilot had a near collision with one of the objects, and an official mishap report was filed. Some of the incidents were videotaped, including one taken by a plane’s camera in early 2015 that shows an object zooming over the ocean waves as pilots question what they are watching.
“Wow, what is that, man?” one exclaims. “Look at it fly!” –New York Times
“There were a number of different reports,” said Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher, who said that while some cases could have been commercial drones, in other cases “we don’t know who’s doing this, we don’t have enough data to track this. So the intent of the message to the fleet is to provide updated guidance on reporting procedures for suspected intrusions into our airspace.”
The sightings were reported to the recently acknowledged “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP)” which analyzed the radar data, video footage and accounts from senior officers aboard the Roosevelt at the time.
According to military intelligence official Luis Elizondo, who ran the program until resigning in 2017, the sightings are “a striking series of incidents.”
The program, which began in 2007 and was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who was the Senate majority leader at the time, was officially shut down in 2012 when the money dried up, according to the Pentagon. But the Navy recently said it currently investigates military reports of U.F.O.s, and Mr. Elizondo and other participants say the program — parts of it remain classified — has continued in other forms. The program has also studied video that shows a whitish oval object described as a giant Tic Tac, about the size of a commercial plane, encountered by two Navy fighter jets off the coast of San Diego in 2004. –New York Times
Lieutenant Graves is still at a loss to describe what he saw in the summer of 2014, when he and Lt. Danny Accoin – another Super Hornet pilot, were part of the “Red Rippers” VFA-11 squadron. Operating out of Oceana, VA, they were training for redeployment to the Persian Gulf.