Following a series of upgrades to the radar systems of the Navy's F/A-18 fighter jets, multiple pilots working aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier claim they spotted the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) nearly every day between the years of 2014 and 2015.
According to the official accounts, these UFOs had "no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes," and were able to "reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds" – all while engaging in strange movements such as spinning like a top and moving directionally against the wind.
The alleged existence of these UFOs was first reported back in March 2018, several years after Navy pilots claim to have first seen them. But multiple witnesses insist that they're real, and claim that what they saw them doing isn't possible with existing known technologies.
"These things would be out there all day," Lieutenant Ryan Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who's been in the Navy for 10 years, told Congress and the Pentagon. "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 one instance, another Super Hornet pilot is said to have had a "near collision" with one of these UFOs, which prompted the filing of an official mishap report. In another instance, a plane's camera apparently captured video evidence of one of these UFOs, which was reportedly seen "zooming over the ocean waves."
"Wow, what is that, man?" one of the pilots is heard asking in the footage. "Look at it fly!"
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Back in 2004, Navy pilots in San Diego claim to have observed another type of UFO that media reports describe, and video footage depicts, as a "giant Tic Tac," roughly the size of a commercial airplane. Just like these more recent encounters, this UFO was never identified.
As it turns out, UFO encounters by the U.S. military are more common than most people probably think, though this type of thing is rarely discussed by the mainstream media.
"People have seen strange stuff in military aircraft for decades," Lt. Graves says. "We're doing this very complex mission, to go from 30,000 feet, diving down. It would be a pretty big deal to have something up there."
Perhaps the most inexplicable aspect to these UFOs is the way they move about, changing altitudes on a dime and demonstrating an ability to "accelerate, slow down and then hit hypersonic speeds," official reports reveal.
Lt. Danny Accoin, another Super Hornet pilot like Lt. Graves, claims he's had two encounters with such objects, the first of which he tried to intercept with his own aircraft. But the UFO apparently evaded him in such a way as to outsmart Lt. Accoin's radar.
"I knew I had it, I knew it was not a false hit," Lt. Accoin recalls, adding that, for some unknown reason, he "could not pick it up visually."
Early on, these Navy pilots simply chalked the whole thing up to being some kind of "classified and extremely advanced drone program." But they would later learn that this was not the case, and that they were actually dealing with something so advanced and anomalous that it might just be non-human in nature.
"We have helicopters that can hover, (and) we have aircraft that can fly at 30,000 feet and right at the surface," says Lt. Graves about the advanced technology that the military has. But what he and his fellow servicemen observed in these UFOs was a combination of all of this, along with "some type with no jet engine, (and) no exhaust plume."
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