Skip to comments.Are Some Of The UFOs Navy Pilots Are Encountering Actually Airborne Radar Reflectors?
Posted on 06/23/2019 5:57:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Following the revelations that a series of bizarre encounters between Navy pilots and UFOs had occurred off the east coast of the United States from 2014 to early 2015, The War Zone set out in search of any possible explanation for at least some of these incidents that don't involve fantastic origins or extremely advanced technology. Over the last month, we have identified one possibility, in particular, that is worth mentioning. Instead of anti-gravitational propulsion or flying machines from space, this possibilityand that is all it is, a possibilityhas to do with specially designed radar reflector balloons and submarines, as well as a historical precedent for an obscure operational electronic intelligence gathering concept that first came to be during one of the hottest moments of the Cold War.
The description given of objects involved in numerous close UFO encounters with Navy pilots off America's eastern seaboard during the 2014-2015 timeframe is akin to a 'beachball' or orb with a cube suspended inside of it with the cube's corners touching or nearly touching its edges. This sounds amazingly bizarre and is more reminiscent of what we would expect from a sci-fi movie circa the 1980s than the classic flying saucer or even the large 'Tic Tac' that Navy pilots encountered back in 2004, but to me, it also sounded eerily familiar.
When I thought of round orbs with cubes inside them, balloons and radar reflector devices came immediately to mind. I began hashing out this possibility with my colleague Joseph Trevithick shortly after the reports came to light. The reality is that traditional high-altitude balloons and radar reflectors already go hand-in-hand.
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Oh noes. Weather balloons.
Moon men have been around since the early 1950s. Most live in Area 51.
Attack of the weather balloons from Mars.
This is going to make the History Channel, Lou Elizondo, David Fravor, et al., look silly.
You mean those radar reflectors that suddenly decide to take off at a 90 degree angle at 7000 MPH?
No, probably not.
It’s kind if silly to think that we are the only ones out there.
The Navy needs to be shut down as the institution is an ocean of incompetence.
The tictacs can't be radar deflectors. Here's what the article had to say about the tictacs:
Obviously, this doesn't explain the Tic Tac encounter with Super Hornet pilots in any way, but they could be mutually exclusive events or were part of a coordinated event of some type to test multiple clandestine technologies against the very best air defense capabilities on the planet at the time.Not sure why Rogoway waited so long to come out with this story considering the History Channel series is underway and considering that some pilots and/or the Navy have briefed Congressional committees and the President.
This website is a defense blog which means it is a mouthpiece for those in the military and possibly some departments/branches of the DOD.
It can’t be a ballon. they said they traveled at super sonic speed.
Radars receivers and tracking software operate by performing hypothesis testing on return signals. The set of hypotheses they accept do not include the kind of fantastic targets described. Real targets of interest are constrained by aerodynamics. Radars will not track meteors for this reason. Accounts of interaction between air traffic control (ATC) radar operators and SR-71's are manifestly apocryphal. ATC radar won't track targets moving at 4000 kt.
Pilots may be visually associating unrelated returns from airborne corner reflectors, radar artifacts (e.g., second time around returns) or migrating waterfowl, or any one of a thousand other things. Especially considering these are new radar sets, these reports provide very weak support for extraordinary claims.
My father was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He was an air traffic control tower operator during WWII and the Korean War at Kelly AFB. My father knew his aircraft and spoke of seeing UFO’s over the Gulf of Mexico while fishing. Jesse Marcel Jr. (Colonel) was a Freeper for years. His father was the first person who reached the Roswell crash sight. Jesse mentioned seeing the pieces of debris that his father brought home.
Believe what you want, but believing the government these days is big-time suspect.
More likely a Chinese hack of our radar systems, and these UFOs are a systems test.
Some Chinese PLA hackers are LTAO at the stupid Americans.
UFO’s are using Airborne Radar Reflectors to trick us , LOL
“Accounts of interaction between air traffic control (ATC) radar operators and SR-71’s are manifestly apocryphal. ATC radar won’t track targets moving at 4000 kt.”
Mach 3 is 2000 knots
Here We go again with the project mougle carp....
Well We have SATELLITE COVERAGE 24/7/365 TO MONITOR ANY NUKE TESTING AS WELL A USGS VIBRATION DETECTION.
Why do people have to debunk the UFO/UAP or whatever they are calling these Targets nowadays ?
Why do people not trust Our Military Aviators ? They have much more important things to do than make up stories about UFO/UAP showing up on the HUD/GUN CAMERA & TARGETING DISPLAYS ?
We spend Millions of Dollars Training and Equipping these Military Aviators so They can Protect America and Americans from Anything that may come up. These People are the Best of the Best in the World and it just Pisses Me off that many people think that Our Warriors are making this stuff up to get attention !!!
I find that Extremely Offensive !!!
So to All of Our Military I want to say Thank You and I believe You !!!
Stay Safe and Take Care.
Heard they were radar reflectors.
Its just naturally compressed swamp gas.
Still outside the range of ATC radar. The point is that radar sets do not track objects outside the performance envelope they are designed for. Fighter aircraft’s airborne radar is highly optimized to target other warplanes, “UFOs” would require IF bandwidths and tracking filter process noise that would degrade performance against targets of interest.
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