Something very strange is happening.
Several Navy pilots have reported unexplainable phenomena on flight exercises over the past few years.
And now that the story is receiving coverage, the government is being very tight-lipped about it.
Recently, Naval aviators have reported that they’ve seen UFOs during flight expeditions.
While one’s mind might go directly to “aliens,” there are all kinds of scientifically provable explanations for the phenomena, but the government isn’t saying much.
In 2017, declassified documents showed that the Pentagon has been diligently tracking and investigating UFOs.
The Department of Defense admitted they were operating a secret initiative called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), but it was shuttered in 2012.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took credit for earmarking over $20 million for AATIP while it was active.
In light of this information and the Pentagon document release, the Navy said it would be more forthcoming on the nature of the investigations and the encounters.
The Navy released a statement that said the following:
“There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air spaces in recent years. The Navy is updating and formalizing the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities.”
However, those plans for transparency appear to have been tabled, which will only fuel speculation about the nature of the UFOs.
Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for the office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, told the Washington Post that the Navy encounters several UFOs per month, but has no plans of disclosing anything further to the public.
The increased public interest in UFO sightings is due in large part to some of the declassified details.
An incident involving the USS Nimitz in particular sparked curiosity.
One of the Nimitz officers wrote in his report:
“At a certain point, there ended up being multiple objects that we were tracking. They all generally zoomed around at ridiculous speeds, and angles and trajectories and then eventually they all bugged out faster than our radars.”
That was the only mysterious account.
Lieutenant Ryan Graves, an experienced Navy pilot told the New York Times said he saw one UFO with “no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes.”
Graves also said the unidentified aircraft “would be out there all day.”
Graved added, “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.”
Another pilot recounted seeing an object that resembled a “sphere encasing a cube.”
Scientists involved in a collective called SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) acknowledge that 90% of UFOs turn out to be birds, balloons, aircrafts, or other random mundane explanations.
However, the government appears to be mum on all of it.
This will only cause people to raise more questions about cover-ups or weapons testing.
One thing is for sure: experienced pilots are seeing something, and it’s becoming harder and harder to write them off as kooks.
The public expects to get some answers.