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‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects

by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean                    May 26, 2019                (nytimes.com)

• In the summer of 2014, F/A-18 Super Hornet (pictured above) pilots Lieutenant Ryan Graves and Lieutenant Danny Accoin were part of the VFA-11 “Red Rippers” squadron out of Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA, a US Navy master jet base. They were training for deployment to the Persian Gulf using an upgraded cockpit radar system. As they would climb to 30,000 feet and then dive down to sea level, they noticed consistent UFOs that their older radar systems wouldn’t pick up. They ignored them, reasoning that these were false tracks. “It would be a pretty big deal to have something up there,” said Lt Graves.

• But the UFOs persisted, showing up at 30,000 feet, 20,000 feet, even sea level. They could accelerate, slow down and then hit hypersonic speeds. Lt Accoin interacted with the UFOs twice. The first time, 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, Lt Accoin said a training missile on his jet locked on the object and his infrared camera picked it up as well. “I knew I had it, I knew it was not a false hit,” he said. But still, “I could not pick it up visually.”

• In late 2014, Lt Graves 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.” The pilot told Lt Graves, “I almost hit one of those things.” The pilot and his wingman were flying in tandem about 100 feet apart over the Atlantic Ocean east of Virginia Beach when something that looked like a sphere encasing a cube flew between them. An aviation flight safety report was filed. This was no secret drone. “It was going to be a matter of time before someone had a “midair collision,” said Lt Graves.

• The cockpit videos showed UFOs accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns -something beyond the physical limits of a human crew.“These things would be out there all day,” said F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot Lt Ryan Graves who reported his sightings to the Pentagon and Congress. “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.”

• According to the Navy pilots, these UFOs appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. The pilots reported that 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 that shows an object zooming over the ocean waves as pilots question what they are watching. “Wow, what is that, man?” one pilot exclaims. “Look at it fly!” (see 1:38 minute “Go Fast” video below)

• No one in the Defense Department is saying that the UFOs are extraterrestrial. But they have 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 (UAPs), or unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

• Leon Golub, a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said the possibility of an extraterrestrial cause “is so unlikely that it competes with many other low-probability but more mundane explanations.” He added that “there are so many other possibilities — bugs in the code for the imaging and display systems, atmospheric effects and reflections, neurological overload from multiple inputs during high-speed flight.”

• The UFO sightings were reported to the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which from 2007 to 2012 analyzed the radar data, video footage and accounts provided by senior officers from the USS Roosevelt. Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official who ran the program until he resigned in 2017, called the sightings “a striking series of incidents” and included the infamous “Tic Tac” UFO off of the coast of San Diego in 2004. The Navy recently admitted that it still investigates military reports of UFOs.

• Lt Graves and four other Navy pilots, who said in interviews with The New York Times that they saw the objects in 2014 and 2015 in training maneuvers from Virginia to Florida off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, make no assertions of the UFOs’ origin. Lieutenants 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,” beginning Friday (May 31st).

 

WASHINGTON — The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.

“These things would be out there all day,” said 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. “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.”
In late 2014, a Super Hornet pilot had a near collision with one of the objects, and an official mishap report was filed. Some of the incidents were videotaped, including one taken by a plane’s camera in early 2015 that 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!”

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. Lieutenant Graves and four other Navy pilots, who said in interviews with The New York Times that they saw the objects in 2014 and 2015 in training maneuvers from Virginia to Florida off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, make no assertions of their provenance.

But 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.

Joseph Gradisher, a Navy spokesman, said the new guidance was an update of instructions that went out to the fleet in 2015, after the Roosevelt incidents.

“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.”

The sightings were reported to the Pentagon’s shadowy, little-known Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which analyzed the radar data, video footage and accounts provided by senior officers from the Roosevelt. Luis Elizondo, a military intelligence official who ran the program until he resigned in 2017, called the sightings “a striking series of incidents.”

1:38 minute “Go Fast” Navy cockpit video of UFO flying over the Atlantic
off of the coast of Virginia in 2015 (Global News YouTube channel)

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Former US Soldier Claims He Buried Metal From Alien Craft That Crash-Landed in 1973

May 13, 2019                (brinkwire.com)

• In 1973, US Army Sergeant Clifford Stone (pictured above) was tasked with the retrieval of crashed extraterrestrial craft. During this time he cataloged 57 different species of aliens. Some, he stated, looked very much like human beings that could walk among us and wouldn’t be noticed.

• While serving in this capacity with the Army, Stone says that one time he took a piece of metal from the site of a crashed alien spaceship, stuck it in his boot, took it home and buried it on his property in New Mexico. In the video clip below, Stone says, “Yes I have it and wouldn’t dare to keep it in the house.” “I had it here to show some people where I kept it…and then somebody actually came here and tried to take it. I almost shot somebody that day.” Stone added, “I can’t replace this. You don’t go to the store and buy this, and I took a big chance when I went ahead and got it.” (see 10:13 minute video below)

• Blake Cousins of ThirdPhaseofMoon YouTube channel, who telephone interviewed Stone, said his conversation with the former sergeant “could change history as we know it”.

 

A former US Air Force (Army) sergeant has claimed that he buried metal from a recovered alien aircraft and catalogued 57 species of extraterrestrials while in service.

Sergeant Clifford Stone claimed that in 1973, he was involved in the retrieval of a crashed extraterrestrial craft.

            Army Sgt Clifford Stone

He claims that he hid a small piece of the craft’s metal exterior in his boot and buried it near his home in New Mexico, US, after leaving the US (Army) in 1989.

The man also bizarrely claims that prior to his departure, he had catalogued 57 different species of aliens.

Some, he states, looked very much like human beings that could walk among us and wouldn’t be noticed.

YouTube conspiracist Blake Cousins – of thirdphaseofmoon – has since uploaded a video of a conversation he had with the former US Army soldier.

10:13 minute video on Sgt Clifford Stone’s alien artifact
(Blake Cousins ‘thirdphaseofmoon’ YouTube)

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Indigenous Elder Shares Story About The “Star People” That Crashed On His Reservation

by Arjun Walia                    May 7, 2019                     (collective-evolution.com)

• Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, is also a Cherokee/Choctaw Native American who has worked with indigenous people for most of her career. She has some amazing stories to tell in her book, Encounters With Star People, Untold Stories of American Indians.

• In her book Dr. Clarke writes, “I first learned about the “Star People” when my grandmother told me the ancient legends of my people. My childhood reality included narratives that traced the origins of the indigenous people of the Americas to Pleiades; stories of little people who intervened in people’s lives; and legends about the magical gift of the DNA of the “Star People” that flowed in the veins of the indigenous tribes of the Earth. I embraced the stories of the celestial visitors who lived among the Indian people as part of my heritage.”

• Dr. Clarke shares a story about a Native American named Harrison. Harrison told a story of how an extraterrestrial spaceship crashed into the side of a nearby butte (a steep hill) in the fall of 1944 when Harrison was 12 years old. It was a long cylindrical craft, about 30 feet wide and 60 feet long. The craft hit with such force that only a small section stuck out of the butte. The location was isolated, about ten miles from the nearest ranch, which was abandoned anyway. From a distance, Harrison’s grandfather kept watch over the craft and the beings that exited the craft for several days.

• When Harrison’s grandfather first tried to approach them, the beings would vanish before his eyes. After the beings realized that he meant no harm, they didn’t disappear when he came to them. One day, his grandfather approached them with food. The beings told him they did not eat flesh. His grandfather said that the fourteen extraterrestrials whom he saw milling about the spacecraft were 7 to 8 feet tall, with white hair, long slender fingers and skin that was very white and thin, almost translucent. Their eyes changed color depending on the light. They wore a one-piece light green outfit which would dry instantly if they waded into the nearby water.

• Harrison’s grandfather was told that the beings had been dropped off by a bigger ship that was circling Earth. They were voyagers and traveled the universe observing life on other worlds. They had been coming to Earth for thousands of years observing, collecting and noting changes. They took his grandfather aboard their craft and showed him pictures of their home world. He was enthralled by what he called “a picture machine”, which was likely a computer monitor. The ‘flashing pictures’ showed him a place different from Earth. It reminded him of the bad-lands, but with no vegetation. The ETs houses were underground. He asked them if it was Heaven, and they told him they did not have a place such as heaven. The star visitors told him they liked the green of Earth. They loved the water. On their world, water was underground. Nothing existed on the surface.

• The extraterrestrial beings waited with their derelict spaceship from late November 1944 until April 1945 when another ship came to rescue them. On April 17, 1945, as the visitors prepared to leave on the rescue ship, each of the stranded beings came to him and bowed before they left. He understood they appreciated his discretion. Then he watched them leave and never saw them again.

• After the beings had left, the craft was well camouflaged to the point that nobody would be able to recognize it unless they knew specifically what they were looking for. Harrison’s grandfather said that there were seventeen seats on board the craft. He said that when you sat in a chair, it enveloped and ‘melted’ around him, as if it was alive, and then released you when you wanted to get up. The craft also had what looked to be hieroglyphics.

• In the summer of 1947, the Army Corps of Engineers confiscated Harrison’s grandfather’s land and in return gave him a worthless piece of land on the other side of the butte. They built a dam there and flooded the area where the craft was to create a reservoir. He suspects that the Army Corps took the craft.

• The Native Americans tell of a prophesy where, after a period of 500 years, a great spiritual spring time would emerge with such intensity that all that had been covered in the cold bitter snow would be revealed and cleansed and purified. We would emerge galvanized, reunited as a reunion of the entire human family. That time is now.

 

I recently came across the work of Dr. Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, who brings to the field of ufology degrees in history, English, psychology, and educational leadership and a background as a teacher, university professor, junior college and university administrator, licensed therapist and psychologist, and social science researcher. She is a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University and former Director of the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Education. Dr. Clarke, who is Cherokee/Choctaw, has worked with indigenous people for most of her career, and has some amazing stories to tell.

Here is a great quote at the beginning of her book, Encounters With Star People, Untold Stories of American Indians. “I first learned about the “Star People” when my grandmother told me the ancient legends of my people. My childhood reality included narratives that traced the origins of the indigenous people of the Americas to Pleiades; stories of little people who intervened in people’s lives; and legends about the magical gift of the DNA of the “Star People” that flowed in the veins of the indigenous tribes of the Earth. I embraced the stories of the celestial visitors who lived among the Indian people as part of my heritage.”

In her book, she shares many stories, and one of them comes from a gentleman named Harrison. She writes: “\Located in the states of North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, the Northern Plains Indian Tribes have many accounts about UFOs. The story in this chapter is told by a well-respected elder of a Northern Plains tribe. His encounter predates the crash at Roswell. Since I recorded this story, Harrison has passed, but the time I spent with them over the years, changed my life.”

Harrison told a story of how his grandfather took him on a spaceship in the summer of 1945. He said he was 12 at the time, and explained how the Army Corps of Engineers came to the reservation around the summer of 1947 to survey the river and surrounding area “for the reservoir.” So originally, there was no reservoir. The Corps confiscated the land and in return gave Harrison’s grandfather a worthless piece of land on the other side of that butte.

“I spent every summer on his place from the time I was six years old. Mom and pop both worked for the tribe and they didn’t want me home alone during the summers. So every May I packed two paper bags: one with a change of clothes and the other with books, marbles, and my toy gun. My folks dropped me off to live with Gramps from June to late August. I loved my summers here, even the isolation. I was the only child for miles. I rode horses and herded cattle. Helped with the chores. Whatever I could do. As I got older, there were bigger chores and more responsibility. There was no TV or videos like kids have today. At night Gramps amused me with the ancient myths and legends of our people.”

Clarke’s relationship with Harrison grew over the years, and the two of them met when his school district requested her assistance in applying for a federal grant. Harrison was her contact and was responsible for escorting her around the reservation.

She explains, “It took nearly 25 years of visits before Harrison asked me if I believed in Star People.” She replied with a yes, and then he said, “Someone told me you collect stories about the Star People, I find that unusual.”

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