UFO Story from 2004 hits New York Times.

Straight-up, too.  Two Navy FA-18 pilots doing routine training off of the coast of San Diego* back in 2004 got interrupted:

“Well, we’ve got a real-world vector for you,” the radio operator said, according to Commander [David] Fravor. For two weeks, the operator said, the [USS] Princeton had been tracking mysterious aircraft. The objects appeared suddenly at 80,000 feet, and then hurtled toward the sea, eventually stopping at 20,000 feet and hovering. Then they either dropped out of radar range or shot straight back up.

When they went to investigate, the pilots allegedly found a forty-foot white oval hovering just above the water. The pilots took pictures — which look like a grainy movie showing an oval blur — allegedly of whatever-it-was before it allegedly flew off. And then everybody sort of… went and did other things.  Which is, admittedly, what you’d almost have to do if you’ve just seen an alien and still wanted to have a Navy career. Or, more prosaically, if you’ve just seen a secret US military test and still wanted to have a Navy career.

Yeah, sorry about the cold water, there.  Personally, I’d love it to be aliens, given that there was no hostile intent shown on either side and that’s always promising. But Occam’s Razor suggests to me that ‘secret government test’ explains the situation better than ‘it’s aliens’ would.  Even assuming that the guy’s telling the truth; people, ah, have been known to lie to newspapers.

Keep watching the skies!

Via Hot Air.

Moe Lane

*Damn, but that sounds like fun.


  • jetty says:

    iPhones and dash-cams show us the stupidest things in incredible detail every single day, yet when it comes to the important things like UFOs or aliens or Bigfoot, all we get are low-res, grainy images. So unfortunate. :p

  • JustDave says:

    If an alien civilization is advanced enough to travel to Earth, and wishes to remain (mostly) hidden from observation, I’m gonna go ahead and stipulate that they’re gonna be successful in doing that. (And if they wanted to be widely known, they surely could do that as well.)

  • Patrick Thomas says:

    Maybe it’s JP Sears and his Illuminati brethren.

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