U.S. Navy pilots reported almost daily UFO sightings 2014-2015

What are we to make of this?

The New York Times reports, May 26, 2019, that U. S. Navy pilots reported that they had seen unidentified flying objects (UFOs) almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. In late 2014, a Super Hornet pilot had a near collision with one of the objects, and an official mishap report was filed.

The pilots began noticing the objects after their 1980s-era radar was upgraded to a more advanced system, which suggests that the UFOs had been present before, but were undetected.

The UFOs had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds. Some of the incidents were videotaped, including one taken by a plane’s camera in early 2015 showing an object zooming over the ocean waves and pilots asking what they were seeing. One pilot exclaimed: “Wow, what is that, man? Look at it fly!”

The pilots’ reports prompted the Navy, earlier this year, to issue an update of its classified guidance for how to report suspected intrusions into our airspace by “unexplained aerial phenomena”.

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. Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher said, “There were a number of different reports.” Some cases could have been commercial drones, 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.”

The pilots reported their sightings to a little-known shadowy Pentagon agency called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Founded in 2007, the secretive program investigates reports of UFOs, consuming $22 million of the Pentagon’s $600 billion annual budget. Until October 2017 when he resigned, the AATIP was run by military intelligence official Luis Elizondo from the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring. Elizondo is quoted by the NYT as calling the sightings “a striking series of incidents.”

In interviews with the New York Times, five Navy pilots said they saw the UFOs in 2014 and 2015 in training maneuvers from Virginia to Florida off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. The pilots are Lieutenants Ryan Graves and Danny Accoin, F/A-18 Super Hornet pilots in the VFA-11 “Red Rippers” squadron, and three other pilots of the squadron who declined to be named. In the summer of 2014, the squadron was training out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., for a deployment to the Persian Gulf.

Lt. Danny Accoin said he interacted twice with the objects:

  • The first time, after picking up the object on his radar, he set his plane to merge with it, flying 1,000 feet below it. He said he should have been able to see it with his helmet camera, but could not, even though his radar told him it was there.
  • A few days later, a training missile on Lt. Accoin’s jet locked on the object and his infrared camera picked it up as well. He said: “I knew I had it, I knew it was not a false hit, but I could not pick it up visually.”

Lt. Ryan Graves, who has been with the Navy for 10 years, still cannot explain what he saw. He said the UFOs showed up at 30,000 feet, 20,000 feet, even sea level. The objects could accelerate, slow down, and then hit hypersonic speed:

“These things would be out there all day. 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. People have seen strange stuff in military aircraft for decades. We’re doing this very complex mission, to go from 30,000 feet, diving down. It would be a pretty big deal to have something up there.”

Lt. Graves said that in late 2014, he was back at base in Virginia Beach when he encountered a squadron mate just back from a mission “with a look of shock on his face” who told Graves “I almost hit one of those things.” The pilot and his wingman were flying in tandem about 100 feet apart over the Atlantic east of Virginia Beach when something flew between them, right past the cockpit. The UFO looked like a sphere encasing a cube.

The near-miss so spooked Graves’ squadron that an aviation flight safety report was filed.

What was strange was that the video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns — something beyond the physical limits of a human crew. Lt. Graves explains: “Speed doesn’t kill you. Stopping does. Or acceleration.”

Until then, Lt. Graves and the other pilos had thought the UFOs were part of some classified and extremely advanced U.S. drone program. But the near miss angered the squadron, and convinced them that the objects were not part of a classified drone program because government officials would know fighter pilots were training in the area and would not have sent drones to get in the way.

Asked what they thought the objects were, Lts. Graves and Accoin refused to speculate:

  • Lt. Graves said: “We have helicopters that can hover. We have aircraft that can fly at 30,000 feet and right at the surface. But combine all that in one vehicle of some type with no jet engine, no exhaust plume.”
  • Lt. Accoin said only that “we’re here to do a job, with excellence, not make up myths.”

Lts. Graves and Accoin, along with former American intelligence officials, appear in a six-part History Channel series, “Unidentified: Inside America’s U.F.O. Investigation,” to air beginning tomorrow, May 31. Below is a snippet.

The pilots said the UFO sightings tapered off after they left the United States when, in March 2015, the aircraft carrier Roosevelt left the coast of Florida and headed to the Persian Gulf as part of the U.S.-led mission fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

See also “Invoking the name of Jesus Christ repels demons/alien abduction

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William
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Air Force pilots and many others have been witnessing UFO’s for decades. The modern era of UFO’s began in 1947. In 1952 there was a huge UFO “flap” and some reports indicate that more Air Force jets were lost that year chasing UFO’s than were lost in the Korean war. IMO these do not represent alien “ET” technology but rather technology developed from information that was “seeded” by extradimensional entities. Not nice ones. The HBO thing will likely be mostly disinfo “now it can be told” stuff. Much more to say about this subject

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Taking into consideration of all the things that God has made in our Universe . . . . why should we be astonished that he has created other intelligent beings?

Alma
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Alma

For decades the government space agencies have denied the presence of alien entities traversing the planet’s skies. At first drones were only in the first stages of technology so it is impossible to say they were drones, needless to say Russians and others spying on us. There are many worlds far more advance than we are and we are only scratching the surface. We don’t know what they may be after but no one can deny that they are very real and they may be in awe of how far we have advanced. Their technology and our geology may not… Read more »

Mad Celt
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Mad Celt

Yet as camera laden as these craft are, no video evidence!

Steven Broiles
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I’ve watched the videos and I believe the airmen. We’ve come a long way in our knowledge of quantum physics, and the machinations and maneuvers these UFO’s have demonstrated they must be of extraterrestrial origin; And the fact that at least one of the airmen said “We’re not here to make up myths” indirectly admits to that. So now the question becomes, JUST WHAT ARE THESE UFO’S? What is their origin? Why do they seem to “put on a show”—this, over several MONTHS’ time—and then just “taper off” and disappear? This is the weirdness of it: They appear to be… Read more »

robert weston
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robert weston

I have this vision of a huge spaceship that cruises around the universe at very high speeds and is invisible to the inhabitants of the various planets containing life. It travels from place to place collecting life samples or raw materials or whatever, or just keeping track of the various species in the universe. In my vision, one of the fun things for the ET pilots is to go down to that third planet from that relatively small star, the blue planet, and mess with the primitives in their little jet aircraft that they are so proud of. You know,… Read more »

William
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William

If one reads enough alien abduction and demonic possession accounts, “ET’s” and demons are almost interchangeable. One thing they share a common interest in is souls. It is extremely unlikely that they are from elsewhere in the physical universe There are too many technical problems involved with interstellar travel, even for a highly advanced race of aliens, to surmount. Then there is Fermi’s paradox, aka the Great Silence – if the universe is teeming with intelligent life, why haven’t we heard from them? The most likely explanation, since this is a very real and well-documented phenomenon, is that “ET’s” are… Read more »

CalGirl
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CalGirl

What are the odds that we are the only life of any kind in a universe that is so huge that we still don’t even know much about our own solar-system-mates? Not even much about our own orbiting moon, even tho’ we’ve visited and studied it. I might be a “dummy” in the larger Milky Way and beyond, but I’m not a dummy Earthling on my own planet.

Jackie Puppet
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The History Channel only airs what is approved by the CIA – it’s nothing more than propaganda.

Too bad the LTs probably don’t realize this.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Extraterrestrial maybe. Interdimensionial? How about maybe they come from the depths of the oceans or maybe subterranean? Too many possibilities from billions of years, in billions of solar systems, in billions of galaxies. Or everything is 6000 years old. Hmmmm.

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Lophatt

I don’t doubt that UFO’s are seen routinely. What they actually are is another matter. I simply don’t know. I wouldn’t rule out “inter-dimensional” encounters or some other phenomenon we aren’t aware of yet. I know from once having lived in a haunted house and being the subject of precognitive dreams that “time” as we think about it is flawed. Without too much discussion my theory is that “time” runs on a “tape”. Sometimes two or more tapes are in synch and we get glimpses. It’s like old analog TV’s that used to capture more than one channel. While not… Read more »

Larry Folds
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Larry Folds

Saw a huge spherical craft hovering over land near St. George’s Gorge in Utah in 1978 then it rose and vanished, and my wife and I saw a v-shaped craft just defying gravity sitting in the summer sky for about 5 mins. in Plainview, TX in 2015. It was accompanied by two bright orbs about the size of a tire moving very deliberately above the motel roof where we were staying. They left the roof at a high rate of speed, entered the v-shaped craft and then the craft just blinked out.

Hsaive
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Hsaive

Swamp gas

Duke
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Duke

I have always been fascinated with whatever it is those UFOs use for propulsion and control of their vehicles. Clearly it’s far beyond our abilities to even comprehend. I had a sighting in 1981. Very up close … Very. What I saw had no visible means of flight … no moving parts, no sound, but a shimmer around it like the simmer you see on a roadway on a hot summer day. … This was a small saucer … maybe 20-30 feet in diameter. about 10-12 feet thick. Had a dome with a translucent glowing amber ‘window’ of sorts. It… Read more »

Mike Semoff
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Mike Semoff

Invade Earth and take all the Democrats. Please.

apstemp
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apstemp

It is said that Tesla’s inspiration for the electric motor was via the occult…

HSaive
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HSaive

DoD Launches Operation Blue Beam with fake disclosure Swamp Gas…..I watched the first episode of “Unidentified: Inside America’s U.F.O. Investigation,”…My advice is to avoid getting involved with this phony “disclosure”. Citing articles in the NYT is like trusting the CIA with the truth. I listened to Nieves validate 9/11 as an Osama Bin Laden attack and talked about the Apollo mission as if it really happened… Conclusion?…This is a major PsyOp.

shaun
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shaun

I always thought UFOs were just flying cars built by military intelligence years ago (1945). A useful tool to perpetrate the alien myth.