A report was recently made public by the Pentagon, divulging that they spent millions of taxpayer dollars tracking UFOs. The United States Navy has released mysterious video footage captured by jet pilots chasing something inexplicable across the sky.
According to The Independent, the Navy is coming out with now declassified video footage from 2004 that became the springboard for government research into UFOs. Many aerospace scientists caution that early explanations likely exist for such incidents and that not having an explanation does not mean the event qualifies as an alien encounter.
Commander David Fravor and Lieutenant Commander Jim Slaight were flying a routine training mission approximately 100 miles out into the Pacific ocean when the radios in their F/A-19F Super Hornets crackled. At that time, they were contacted by an operations officer aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, a navy cruiser, who wanted to know if they were carrying any weapons.
Commander Fravor replied to the officer’s inquiry with two words. “Two CATM-9s,” he said, referring to dummy missiles that could not be fired. Commander Fravor had not been expecting any hostile encounters off the coast of San Diego that November afternoon in 2004.
During a recent interview with the New York Times, Fravor recalled what happened next. “Well, we’ve got a real-world vector for you,” the radio operator said, according to Commander Fravor.
The U.S.S. Princeton had been tracking mysterious aircraft for two weeks, and the objects had suddenly appeared at 80,000 feet right in front of the two jet pilots. The objects were seen in the video diving toward the sea and then stopping at 20,000 feet before hovering in place.
Next, the report says they either dropped out of radar range or shot straight back up. The radio operator on board the U.S.S. Princeton instructed Commander Fravor and Commander Slaight to investigate the objects.
The two pilots headed toward the objects and the radio operator alerted them as they closed in on the position. When they arrived at “merge plot” with the object, the U.S.S. Princeton could not tell which were the fighter jets and which were the objects. At first, neither Fravor or Slaight could see anything, and there was nothing coming up on their radars.
Fravor reportedly looked down to the sea and noticed that the waves were breaking over something that was just below the surface. Fravor recalled that whatever it was it was big enough to cause the sea to churn. Fravor said that he saw an aircraft of some kind hovering approximately 50 feet above the churning ocean. He described it to be around 40 feet long and oval in shape. Fravor said the craft was moving around erratically.
The two pilots began a circular descent to get a closer look at the object, but as they got nearer the craft began ascending toward them. Fravor then decided to fly directly at the object, and that’s when he said it peeled away. Fravor’s description of that moment is vivid. “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” he said in the interview. Fravor was “pretty weirded out,” he said.
Some of these details were captured in a video which has been made public by officials with a Pentagon program that investigated UFOs:
The two pilots then reported their observances to the U.S.S. Princeton and were advised to head to a meeting point approximately 60 miles away. As the two pilots closed in on the meeting point, also called the “cap point” in Navy parlance, the radar picked up the strange aircraft again. “Sir, you won’t believe it,” the radio operator said, “but that thing is at your cap point.”
“We were at least 40 miles away, and in less than a minute this thing was already at our cap point,” Commander Fravor, who has since retired from the Navy, said in the interview. When the two pilots arrived at the rendezvous point, the object had disappeared. Commander Fravor and commander Slaight returned to the U.S.S. Nimitz where their superior officers decided not to investigate the matter further.
“I have no idea what I saw,” Commander Fravor told a fellow pilot who asked him what he thought he had seen. But, he added, “I want to fly one.” Fravor was deployed to the Persian Gulf to provide air support to ground troops during the Iraq war and then retired a few years later from the Navy.
As if our world wasn’t strange enough, now we have this. So, after the footage, was the millions spent justified? You decide. And, don’t forget to let us know what you think as you share this incredible footage with others.