Long-time Veteran Navy pilots have come forward to the New York Times to reveal their experiences with UFOs of the East coast of America between 2014 and 2015. They say they encountered aircraft that defied all explanation, flying faster and making sudden stops and starts beyond the capability of known human-piloted aircraft. The UFOs could pass by unseen but could be picked up by advanced radar systems.
The pilots, Lieutenant Graves, and Lieutenant Accoin were amazed by what they saw but had no explanation, thinking they could be part of an extremely advanced drone program. Then one of the UFOs almost hit pilots flying in formation. After that, they realized that they might not be dealing with drones, after all.
A squadron mate returned from a mission and told Graves about a shocking and dangerous encounter. The pilots were angry that they had experienced a near miss with the aircraft.
“I almost hit one of those things,” the pilot told Lieutenant Graves.
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According to the Times:
“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. It looked to the pilot, Lieutenant Graves said, like a sphere encasing a cube.”
“The incident so spooked the squadron that an aviation flight safety report was filed, Lieutenant Graves said.”
Graves was concerned about the safety of the squadron as the UFOs flew beyond the limits of what a human crew was capable of.
Lt. Graves noted that the UFO combined capabilities for high speed, sudden altitude and direction change, and hovering ability, all without any signs of exhaust fumes or propulsion. Further, the aircraft could remain flying for long lengths of time, sometimes remaining in the air “all day.”
“We have helicopters that can hover,” Lieutenant Graves said. “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.”
The sightings were called the “Roosevelt incidents” after the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt along the East Coast. Super Hornet “Red Rippers” pilots Graves and Accoin came forward to tell the story.
Another incident recorded a huge “Tic Tac” shaped aircraft the “size of a commercial plane” off the coast of San Diego in 2004. Two Navy fighter jet pilots reported the sighting.
The videos of the UFOs named the “GoFast, Gimble,” and “FLIR,” which was the “Tic Tac” craft, were recorded in an official Pentagon report that was later released in redacted form. Following the reports, the Navy issued instructions to the fleet on how to officially report such encounters in 2015.
The pilots and the three videos were part of several closed-door briefings of Congress given over the past year according to CBS Las Vegas. High-ranking Naval officials joined some of the briefings arranged by Christopher Mellon, who formerly worked for the Senate Intelligence Committee and Department and Defense and now works for To The Stars Academy.
“After senior Navy officials joined the briefings, they realized it was indefensible to not have a system that allows more reporting of these incidents,” Mellon told CBS Las Vegas.
See the video from CBS Las Vegas below:
Today, a Navy spokesman named Joseph Gradisher says the Navy’s new classified guidance released this year is an update of the 2015 instructions.
You can see Lieutenants Graves and Accoin in the new History Channel series, “Unidentified: Inside America’s U.F.O. Investigation.”
See a preview below:
Although the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was officially shut down in 2012, the man who ran the program, Luis Elizondo says the parts of the program remain ongoing and classified in other forms.
Following statements from the Pentagon that AATIP was not really about UFOs and that the three UFO videos released last year were not officially from the DOD, we are seeing a totally new and accurate statement from the Navy today.
A Department of Defense spokesman, Christopher Sherwood told the Post last week that the Department of Defense still investigates claimed sightings of alien spacecraft although the AATIP was officially shut down in 2012.
The big news was that the Pentagon uttered the words “unidentified aerial phenomena,” referring to UFOs in the same manner as the British Ministry of Defence. One UFO investigator for the UK, Nick Pope, called the use of the words a “bombshell revelation.”
“The Department of Defense is always concerned about maintaining positive identification of all aircraft in our operating environment, as well as identifying any foreign capability that may be a threat to the homeland,” Sherwood said.
“The department will continue to investigate, through normal procedures, reports of unidentified aircraft encountered by US military aviators in order to ensure defense of the homeland and protection against strategic surprise by our nation’s adversaries.”
See more from the New York Post below:
Elizondo resigned in 2017 in protest over what he called “excessive secrecy surrounding the program and internal opposition to it after funding for the effort ended in 2012.” Afterward, he went to work for To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, a company co-founded by former Blink-182 musician Tom DeLonge.
Elizondo recently spoke at the Scientific Conference on Anomalous Aerospace Phenomena, where he asserted that “UFOs ARE Real.” See the video below:
Featured image: The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt via Wikimedia Commons