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The U.S. Military’s UFO Program Is Actually Pretty Cool (New info on Nimitz UFO)
warisboring.com ^ | Robert Beckhusen

Posted on 12/23/2017 1:24:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux

The story that followed has circulated in the military aviation world and fighter community for several years, including this write-up by former Navy F-14A Tomcat pilot Paco Chierici at Fighter Sweep. With orders to intercept the object, Fravor in his jet — callsign FASTEAGLE 01 — headed toward with aid from an E-2 Hawkeye early warning and control plane.

The Hawkeye’s sensors, however, couldn’t detect the object and vector him toward it, so Princeton directed FASTEAGLE 01 and Fravor’s wingman, FASETEAGLE 02 to the location, and even asked Fravor whether he was carrying weapons — he wasn’t. He just had two training missiles. Below the jets, Fravor saw whitewater sloshing in the blue ocean.

All four aircrew were eyes out from this point forward. The first unusual indication Dave picked up was the area of whitewater on the surface that Cheeks was looking at over his shoulder as he flew away. He remembers thinking it was about the size of a 737 and maybe the contact they had been vectored on had been an airliner that had just crashed. He maneuvered his F-18 lower to get a better look. As he was descending through about 20K he was startled by the sight of a white object that was moving about just over the frothing water. It was all white, featureless, oblong and making minor lateral movements while staying at a consistent low altitude over the disk of turbulent water.

*snip*

It’s also worth reading the comments section at Fighter Sweep:

I was on board the USS Princeton (2001-2005) when this all went down. We actually went to GQ (General Quarters) for about 4 hours as all...this was going down.

(Excerpt) Read more at warisboring.com ...


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1 posted on 12/23/2017 1:24:37 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Except for the departure speed, it sounds like a small unmanned blimp With the pivoting engines, it would stir up the water at a low altitude.


2 posted on 12/23/2017 1:32:28 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Unmanned blimps don’t have a radar signature?

Honest question.


3 posted on 12/23/2017 1:37:00 PM PST by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: PAR35

Yes but it was moving fast, vertically and horizontally.

And it was maneuvering in was no current aircraft can move.


4 posted on 12/23/2017 1:37:56 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Burn. It. Down.)
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To: Admin Moderator
I put this in News instead of Chat because this is the first real "UFO disclosure" by the government (in this case, the DOD).

This is a big deal.

5 posted on 12/23/2017 1:38:26 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: PAR35

It wasn’t the airborn device that was stirring up the water. It was the submarine craft just below the surface.


6 posted on 12/23/2017 1:39:41 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

School of fish.


7 posted on 12/23/2017 1:40:41 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa
That's possible. But would that cause the USS Princeton to go on General Quarters?
8 posted on 12/23/2017 1:42:46 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

USS Princeton CG-59 is the same machine that was hit by two mines in the first gulf war.


9 posted on 12/23/2017 1:42:58 PM PST by dila813 (Voting for Trump to Punish Trumpets!)
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To: dila813

Interesting. What should we conclude from that?


10 posted on 12/23/2017 1:44:01 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Raycpa

swamp gas


11 posted on 12/23/2017 1:44:32 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suckle the breast of Capitalism.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Saw Tucker Carslon interview one of the pilots. Pilot said he would love to fly whatever it was, LOL!


12 posted on 12/23/2017 1:48:50 PM PST by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: When do we get liberated?

It was Saturn again.


13 posted on 12/23/2017 1:49:14 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Jerusalem is the city of The Great King!)
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To: Ken H

Saw that. Good interview.


14 posted on 12/23/2017 1:49:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t know that there is anything.

It is just a factoid.

I have noticed that other UFO reports seem to surround people, locations, and objects that were involved in significant historical events.

It might be nothing, but I wanted to contribute.


15 posted on 12/23/2017 1:53:32 PM PST by dila813 (Voting for Trump to Punish Trumpets!)
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To: RoosterRedux

It fit the profile for a cruise missile.

They fly high to find a target then they drop down which is what was described.


16 posted on 12/23/2017 1:55:01 PM PST by dila813 (Voting for Trump to Punish Trumpets!)
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To: RoosterRedux

In around 2006, the Army started experimenting with unmanned blimps . Telford Aviation of Dothan, Alabama was awarded an $11,195,164 contract for “operational support for Medium Airborne Reconnaissance Surveillance Systems.” The contract was awarded by the US Army’s Communications-Electronics Command, hence the creation of the Skybus 30K.

The Skybus, according to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), “can loiter for 30 to 40 hours, can travel up to 35 knots, and has faint visual, radar, infrared, and acoustic signatures.” It seems clear that the US Army’s “Medium Airborne Reconnaissance Surveillance Systems” - not a term it normally uses - will be robot spy airships intended for ground surveillance to include border patrol, port security, survivor search, wildlife management and sports event monitoring.” And put an emphasis on border patrol.

Skybus can lurk in the sky for days on end above the range of handheld anti-aircraft missiles. The manned airship in the 2004 trials was said to be able to comfortably exceed 10,000 feet if required, which would keep it safe from shoulder-launched missiles even if they could lock on to its feeble signatures. And there isn’t a lot of info loose to say what’s been done to propulsion since then. This may still be sensitive.

Maybe that is what was seen?

rwood


17 posted on 12/23/2017 2:02:44 PM PST by Redwood71
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To: Redwood71
Skybus sounds like a solid product.

This device shot off at supersonic speed though.

18 posted on 12/23/2017 2:11:01 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Redwood71
It seems that whatever this thing was, it was a drone of some sort. Small but very fast...and with an altitude of an estimate 80,000 feet.

If a living thing was inside it, there must have been some kind of protection from the G-force required to attain it's speed.

19 posted on 12/23/2017 2:13:51 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: Dogbert41

Not Saturn, dammit. Had to be Venus or Uranus.;-)


20 posted on 12/23/2017 2:15:09 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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