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Three Reasons to Investigate the US Navy UFO Incidents

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Article by Mark Von Rennenkampff                  October 13, 2019                  (thehill.com)

• UFO “sightings” may have been relegated to tin-foil hat conspiracy theorists until the extraordinary and as-yet unexplained account of retired U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor and his colleagues of an incident that occurred off the coast of Southern California in 2004.

• CDR Fravor was flying a routine training mission along with another two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet on a calm, clear November day when they were instructed to divert on a “real-world vector.” Apparently, the USS Princeton, has spent weeks tracking numerous radar contacts moving in ways that defy explanation. The USS Princeton’s radar had again picked up these contacts and the Super Hornets were tasked with taking a closer look.

• Arriving at the coordinates, Fravor was “weirded out” by an object – with no visible propulsion system or wings – that accelerated, decelerated and, ultimately, disappeared from view at extreme speed. The Princeton radar reacquired the object 30 seconds later – 60 miles away. Therefore, this object must have traveled at roughly six times the top speed of Fravor’s Super Hornet. Later that day, a follow-up flight managed to capture the “Tic Tac”-shaped object on video. (see ‘Tic Tac UFO’ video below) No fewer than seven naval aviators as well as surface warfare officers witnessed this event, which was also corroborated by radar, infrared and optical data.

• Eleven years later, in 2014-2015, a series of similar events occurred off the U.S. East Coast with Naval aircrews reporting objects conducting extreme maneuvers that defied any known technological capabilities, again supported by sophisticated multi-source sensor data.

• The Pentagon has confirmed that videos of the 2004 and the 2014-2015 incidents are genuine. These pilots witnessed technology well beyond the bounds of science. The capabilities exhibited by these objects represent an astonishing leap forward from the status quo. The return on investment in fully investigating these phenomena could be significant, for a few key reasons.

• First, there are national security implications. These unknown objects might pose a serious collision risk. And by some accounts, these incidents are occurring with increased frequency. Such advanced technology should be seized by a world democratic power rather than an authoritarian power.

• Second, there can be no doubt that earth’s climate is undergoing tremendous change. Researchers are examining how clouds can be manipulated to combat climate change. Alternative technology that allows for indefinite flight time at extreme speeds deserves particularly close scrutiny.

• Third, the technology Fravor witnessed could allow a craft to move effortlessly through water, air and space at extraordinary speeds. This should prompt a fundamental shift toward the study of this new physics. The human inclination to explore the unknown has precipitated monumental advances in a short span of time. A well-funded and efficiently managed public investigation of this technology should be a priority.

 

UFO “sightings” are the stuff of tin-foil hat conspiracy theorists. That is, until one hears the extraordinary account of retired U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor and his colleagues. Fravor, a career fighter pilot, former squadron commander and level-headed skipper in an acclaimed PBS documentary, makes a particularly compelling witness to an as-yet unexplained incident that occurred off the coast of Southern California in 2004.

As CDR Fravor recalls, he, his weapon systems officer and another two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet were flying a routine training mission on a calm, clear November day. But their exercise is suddenly canceled and their two-ship formation instructed to divert on a “real-world vector.” Unknown to Fravor and his fellow officers, a nearby ship, the USS Princeton, has spent weeks tracking numerous radar contacts moving in ways that defy explanation.

For the first time, fast-moving fighter aircraft are aloft when the Princeton’s hyper-sensitive radar array picks up the peculiar contacts. CDR Fravor’s Super Hornet and the jet accompanying them are tasked with taking a closer look.
What happens next is best described only by CDR Fravor and one of the weapon systems officers flying that day. In short, Fravor was “weirded out” by an object – with no visible propulsion system or wings – that accelerated, decelerated and, ultimately, disappeared from view at extreme speed, “like nothing [he had] ever seen.”

             David Fravor

In Fravor’s account, the USS Princeton’s radar reacquired the object 30 seconds later – 60 miles away. If accurate, this implies a velocity roughly six times that of the top speed of Fravor’s super-fast Super Hornet.

Later that day, thanks to a combination of luck and targeting skill, a follow-up flight managed to capture the object on video.

Without a doubt, the 2004 incident is unique. No fewer than seven naval aviators as well as surface warfare officers – hardly conspiratorially-minded nut jobs – reported first-hand accounts of this event. Perhaps most importantly, they are corroborated by radar, infrared and optical data.

A series of similar events occurred 11 years later. Naval aircrews operating off the U.S. East Coast reported contacts with objects conducting extreme maneuvers that defied any known (or remotely conceivable) technological capabilities. Like the 2004 incident, their accounts are reinforced by sophisticated multi-source sensor data.

The Pentagon has confirmed that videos of the 2004 and 2014-2015 incidents are genuine, ultimately drawing scrutiny from Congress.

2:45 minute ‘Tic Tac’ UFO video from November 2004 off of San Diego
(To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences YouTube)

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Pilot Who Chased UFO Reveals a Lot More of the Story

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Article by Jazz Shaw                         October 6, 2019                        (hotair.com)

• Retired Navy Commander David Fravor, who was one of the fighter pilots who chased a ‘Tic Tac UFO’ off of San Diego in 2004, was on the Joe Rogan podcast show on October 6th giving more details about the remarkable encounter for nearly two hours. (see 1:54:25 video below) Rogan and Fravor were joined by Jeremy Corbell, the filmmaker who recently released a documentary about Bob Lazar of Area 51 fame.

• Among the interesting details, Fravor said that pilots in multiple encounters with UFOs on both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts report that the UFOs are blocking their state-of-the-art radar systems making it impossible to get a lock on them. This is proof that some sort of intelligent source is controlling these UFOs. Fravor noted that in his 2004 encounter with the Tic Tac UFO, his F/A-18F Super Hornet jet was not equipped with live missiles, but only a 20 mm rotary cannon.

• Fravor also reveals that he has personally been summoned to Washington multiple times this year for private, confidential meetings with “high ranking government officials,” and government investigations into these incidents are far from over.

• At the 49-minute mark in the interview, Fravor tells a story about how he and other Navy pilots would occasionally pretend to be UFO’s for campers in remote parts of southern California. Said Fravor, “We used to fly night vision goggles… [and] you can see a campfire from like fifty miles away. So we would go out at night flying around on goggles. You’d see a campfire and go, ‘Oh. UFO time’”. “[Y]ou get the airplane going around 600 knots and then you pull the power back to idle so you can’t hear it. Then you get zinging toward the fire and you turn the lights all down because we’re in a restricted area so you can do that. There’s lights on it you can only see if you’re on vision goggles. So the other airplanes can see us, but no one else can see us. Then you go zinging at it and right when you get to the campfire you pull the airplane into vertical and stroke the afterburners, let ’em light off, you count to three and then you just go away. Instant UFO reporting.” How many MUFON reports from campers in the Superstition Mountains near El Centro California have just been debunked?

 

By this time you may already be familiar with Cmdr. David Fravor (US Navy, retired) as the fighter pilot who engaged what’s come to be known as the white Tic-Tac UFO back in 2004, leading to one of the remarkable videos released by the Pentagon over the past couple of years. He’s given a number of interviews to various mainstream news outlets recently, talking about his remarkable experience. But yesterday he showed up on the Joe Rogan show for a nearly two-hour discussion and it turned into a serious deep dive. I’ll embed the full video of the interview below, but first I wanted to cover a few of the highlights. (The entire show is worth your time, however, even if you’re already familiar with the story. Fravor goes into a lot of details we hadn’t heard before.)

   Retired Navy Commander David Fravor

Also on the show was filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, who recently released a movie about Bob Lazar. (Ugh.) He briefly derails the conversation a couple of times talking about Lazar and some Ancient Aliens type stuff, but also adds in several good details about the recent revelations.

Sometimes when people go on Rogan’s show it turns out to be something of a disaster. Just ask Elon Musk or Tom DeLonge. Joe has a way of dragging them down various rabbit holes or getting them to engage in antics that wind up being embarrassing. That didn’t happen with Fravor, who maintained an air of cool professionalism throughout. (Well, there’s one possible exception I’ll get to in a moment.) But here are some of the highlights.

One detail he revealed early in the interview while describing the Tic-Tac encounter was that his F/A-18F Super Hornet was not equipped with any live missiles. Dummy loads were installed because they were scheduled to go on a training mission. This would have presumably left him with nothing more than his 20 mm rotary cannon if things had gotten tense with the unidentified craft.

Another fascinating detail he included was that during multiple encounters with the Tic-Tacs on both coasts, pilots were able to determine that the objects were actively blocking their radar systems, making it impossible to get a lock on them. And we’re talking about one of the newest, best radar systems in the world. This is interesting because it at least implies an actively engaged, intelligent force controlling the Tic-Tacs. (Whether that’s local or remote, biological or AI-driven we don’t know.)

1:54:25 full Joe Rogan show with David Fravor and Jeremy Corbell (‘PowerfulJRE’ YouTube)

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