Several weeks ago I reported on a little known and secretive government program called the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program “ — which researches and investigates sightings of unexplained flying objects or the government’s official classification “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
“Lo-and-behold” a news report from ABC World News posted online today confirms that something strange keeps appearing in the skies over the East Coast of America.
“UFOs OVER THE ATLANTIC?: Navy pilots reported seeing unidentified flying objects nearly every day for almost a full year. Our @willganss has the eerie video, and what experts say the objects might be.”
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) May 28, 2019
Lt. Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who has been with the Navy for 10 years, and who reported his sightings to the Pentagon and Congress said: “These things would be out there all day.”
Adding, “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.”
What Lt. Graves witnessed along with other pilots, were strange objects some of them spinning like a top, and moving against the wind. Remarkably the objects appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 right up until March of 2015. Navy pilots reported the sightings to their commanding officers, describing the objects were flying high in the skies over the East Coast, without any visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes; however they could reach 30,000 feet at hypersonic speeds.
Moreover, a near collision in late 2014 with one of the strange objects was officially filed with the Pentagon and is currently under investigation.
In another incident, a videotape clip taken in early 2015 by a pilot using the plane’s camera onboard the aircraft 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!”
In an exclusive interview with The New York Times, Lieutenant Graves and four other Navy pilots explained what they saw in 2014 and in 2015, while in training maneuvers off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt; the pilots have made no assertions or conclusions as to the origin of the strange objects.
Moreover, no one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects were extraterrestrial, and experts emphasize that earthly explanations can generally be found for such incidents.
However, the objects have gotten the attention of the Navy, which earlier this year sent out new classified guidance for how to report what the military calls unexplained aerial phenomena or unidentified flying objects.
An extraordinary one-minute eight-second videotape taken aboard two Navy fighter jets captures the imagery of two separate encounters with the flying objects. The first encounter took place off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 20th, 2015.
The footage had been previously released, shows the unidentified object spinning like a top and moving against the wind. The second video was taken a few weeks later by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Defense spokesman Joseph Gradisher acknowledged to the press that the Department of Defense has issued new guidelines regarding the strange sightings, especially after the 2015 incident.
“There were a number of different reports,” he said. Some cases could have been commercial drones, he said, but 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.”
However the sightings of 2014 and 2015 pales in comparison to the strange incident in 2004, when Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight on a routine training mission 100 miles out into the Pacific when a radio message from the U.S.S. Princeton, (a Navy cruiser), suddenly wanted to know if the pilots were armed with functional missiles because the ship’s radar had picked up blips of approaching flying objects moving rapidly towards their fighter jet.
“Well, we’ve got a real-world vector for you,” the radio operator said, according to Commander Fravor. For two weeks, the operator said, the Princeton had been tracking mysterious aircraft. The objects appeared suddenly at 80,000 feet, and then hurtled toward the sea, eventually stopping at 20,000 feet and hovering. Then they either dropped out of radar range or shot straight back up.