Why The US Military is Studying UFOs
Strange Sightings off San Diego, CA
- In November 2004, the US Navy’s USS Nimitz was 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, California.
- Radar technicians aboard the carrier noticed multiple objects descending from 60,000 feet to 50 feet within seconds, and hovering at times with advanced acceleration capabilities.
- Two F/A-18s were sent out to investigate and they spotted an object that looked like a cross-shaped object, the size of a massive airplane, submerged in the water with boiling water above it and a white Tic Tac-shaped object hovering just above that.
- The Tic Tac was 46 feet in length, uniformly white and had no visible propulsion or wings.
- When the two jets got close to the object, it appeared to be aware of their presence and quickly shot away in less than a half-second.
- Shortly after the two jets left, the object re-appeared 60 miles away.
- The Pentagon created a secret program to study these and other sightings after the Nimitz incident.
- In 2004, military observers saw an object they called a “Tic Tac” near the USS Nimitz off the coast of San Diego
- In 2014, a Navy jet chased a fleet of strange objects on the east coast of the United States
- In 2015, a Navy pilot captured video of a round object traveling at very high speeds over the water on the east coast of the United States
- In 2019, Navy sailors aboard a destroyer captured video of a strange object through night vision goggles
- In 2021, a Navy pilot captured video of a strange metallic blimp, sphere, and acorn
Concerns & Causes for Investigation
- The US Department of Defense established an official Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force to investigate hundreds of sightings for national security
- Among the Pentagon’s concerns are that UAPs may be part of a foreign collection program or a major technological advance by a potential adversary
- Other concerns include the safety of military personnel and expensive hardware
Reports of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
- Navy personnel and pilots have been reporting seeing “UAPs” or “UFOs” for a long time.
- Pilots observed these phenomena were observed so often that they were almost expected and talked about, even without a name for them.
- The characteristics of the UAPs are usually described as black or dark gray cubes inside a clear or translucent sphere.
- It wasn’t until a near-crash incident that the Pentagon and lawmakers took these UFOs more seriously and directed a focused effort to determine their origin.
Navy Pilots and UAPs
- Navy pilots have experienced UAP sightings, both on radar and through infrared cameras.
- There is a real stigma associated with reporting UAPs, which causes many pilots to remain silent.
- After the near-crash incident, Navy pilots are required to document their sightings in safety reports, making it impossible to ignore or downplay the issue.
- The US Department of Defense has funded an initiative to investigate and analyze UAP sightings.
- Data has been collected from multiple sensors, such as pilots, radar, and government personnel and aircraft.
- The data shows that these UAPs have an impact on air safety and pose a potential security risk.
- There are inconsistent movements of the UAPs that are not explained by traditional physics or science.
Unidentified Flying Objects and their Analysis
- In the US Military UFO Task Force report, there are now over 400 reported encounters.
- Analysis of the encounters reveal that some seemingly strange objects or events can be explained as natural optical illusions, foreign spies, weather balloons, or other objects recorded on specialized cameras.
- A fascinating case study is the 2004 “Tic Tac” incident, in which four reports and a video describe an object descending rapidly in altitude, hovering, and departing at high velocities.
- The Pentagon has concluded that most sightings can be explained away by foreign spies or weather balloons but admits that some remain unexplained.
- When investigating UFOs, it’s important to be wary of stories which often fill in the lack of knowledge with faulty assumptions and wild theories.
- The US military is studying unidentified flying objects (UFOs)
- Credible sources are unable to fully identify these strange objects
- People often jump to the conclusion that these objects must be alien spacecrafts, but evidence does not back this up
- The US military seeks to understand UFOs better and discover what they are, as well as potentially learn something new
- Data on UFOs is often limited and of low quality
- Analyzing UFO evidence may have implications on safe air travel
- Understanding UFOs may provide insight on physics and science beyond our present understanding
- Looking at these phenomena scientifically rather than relying on faith could lead to uncovering of new knowledge
- A Pentagon report released this year detailed 366 UAP reports, the majority of which showed no identifiable source
- About 171 reports remain unidentifiable and show unusual flight characteristics
- Pentagon is having discussions with allies to get to the bottom of these UAPs