UFO specialist: Time to take a closer look at reports from Navy pilots
UFO specialist Chris Rutkowski says there are enough 'good reports' on UFO sightings, and it's time to take a closer look at them.
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Why Scientists Don't Freak Out About UFO Videos
If you've been online recently, you've probably seen this. This is one of two clips released by the Department of Defense. Both videos show a thermal image of an unidentified flying object. The videos have been widely shared and scrutinized. A lot of people think this is the first real evidence that extraterrestrials exist, and that they've visited us here on Earth.
There's just one thing. Most people in the scientific community don't think these videos prove anything.
People have been claiming to see UFOs for decades. Countless videos purporting to show alien aircraft have been popping up since the invention of film. But this video is unique. It was released by the Department of Defense who found the video noteworthy enough to study and release.
Until 2012, the DOD says it ran a secret Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The program was funded by $22 million dollars worth of black money. These are funds the Pentagon sets aside for classified programs.
Cmdr. David Fravor: Both of us, both airplanes see a disturbance in the water and a white, 40-foot-long Tic Tac-shaped object.
This is Cmdr. David Fravor. He was one of the Navy pilots that spotted the UFO.
Cmdr. David Fravor: I get over to the 8 o'clock position, it's at about the 2 o'clock position, and I decide I'm gonna go see what it is and it's about 200 feet below me. And I cut across the circle and as I get about a half mile of it, it rapidly accelerates to the south in about two seconds and disappears.
All this seems pretty incredible, so why don't scientists care?
Caleb Scharf: I think it's very, very difficult as a scientist to look at something like this and say anything except, you know, it's intriguing. But I would need a vast amount more documentation and context to really understand what's going on here.
Caleb Scharf is an astronomer and director of the multidisciplinary Columbia Astrobiology Center.
Caleb Scharf: The difficulty with this kind of problem is that you can't plan for it.
Carolin Frueh: Yeah, because I think that's exactly, one cannot tell much from the video.
That’s Carolin Frueh, she's an assistant professor at Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Carolin Frueh: Yeah, I would like to know what the wind was ... was there turbulence?
What they're talking about, is the scientific method. Basically, before scientists will accept something as fact, a lot of research and testing has to be done. And it all has to take place in a controlled environment.
Caleb Scharf: You can't plan for it. You can't really set up a thorough, proper scientific experiment. It's all reliant on serendipitous data. And that's one of the most difficult kinds of problems to solve in science. So I'm not surprised that we don't have a good answer yet.
Caleb Scharf: I suspect pilots across the decades have seen all sorts of interesting stuff out of their window. But again, jumping to saying what you're seeing could be some advanced technological spacecraft. That's a really big leap to make.
But these videos were released by the US government. There has to be some significance ... right?
Caleb Scharf: I suppose there's a spirit of openness about it, if you don't know what you're looking at, then throw it out to the world and say Look this is what we've got. You can interpret it in a variety of different ways.
If we're using the scientific method, hard evidence and a cacophony of data are the best metrics for explaining this phenomenon. But what if you did see it for yourself? Would you still need an experiment to explain it?
Cmdr. David Fravor: I believe, as do other folks that were on the flight who visually saw it, that it was not from this world.
The Cmdr. is not alone. The videos continue to be scrutinized by a lot of people who agree this is an alien aircraft.
As for the DOD, other than releasing the video, they haven't said much. Presumably, they have access to more data from the flight, and from reports made immediately after the encounter. Releasing more info could begin to answer to scientists' questions. But ultimately, even that might not be enough.
Caleb Scharf: On the one hand, I could be really cynical about all of this but I think it's really wonderful that people are intrigued by phenomena that they see out in the world. That's a good thing. That's a positive thing, our curiosity is a positive thing. And to be honest, if there are strange things floating around up there, I'd like to know what they are. The difficulty with this kind of problem is that you can't plan for it.
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US Military Jets Encounter Unknown Object UFO NYTimes
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Not believe with UFO. Talk with this pilot
A video shows a 2004 encounter near San Diego between two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets and an unknown object. It was released by the Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
By Courtesy of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE on Publish Date December 16, 2017. Photo by U.S Department of Defense
The two pilots, Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight, flew so close to the location of the aircraft that their radar signatures couldn’t be separated from the unknown object’s. They then noticed that the sea appeared to be churning before the scene descended into utter fucking madness, per the Times:
Hovering 50 feet above the churn was an aircraft of some kind—whitish—that was around 40 feet long and oval in shape. The craft was jumping around erratically, staying over the wave disturbance but not moving in any specific direction, Commander Fravor said. The disturbance looked like frothy waves and foam, as if the water were boiling.
When the aircraft approached, Fravor told the paper, “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen” and disappeared, causing him to be “pretty weirded out.” But then something happened that weirded him out even more. When the jets began to retreat to another position 60 miles away, radar showed the object reappeared there in less than a minute.
BREAKING NEWS: The Real Video of Navy F/A-18 Encounter with UFO
A video shows an encounter between a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet and an unknown object. It was released by the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
F-A18 Hornet Encounter Unknown UFO Part 3 Pub 9 March 2018
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To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, the private UFO research company, has released a third video of a military jet's encounter with an object moving at extremely high speed over the ocean. According to To the Stars, This footage was captured by a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet... that was being operated by a highly trained aerial observer and weapons system operator whom the government has spent millions of dollars to train. In the video, a pilot can be heard marveling at the object and asking, What the [expletive] is that thing? and What is that, man? The encounter occurred in 2015 somewhere off the East Coast.
GO FAST is the third of three official USG videos selected for release after official review by multiple government organizations. While To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science was the first to obtain a copy, it should be available to any member of the press or public via the Freedom of Information Act. This footage was captured by a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon ATFLIR Pod that was being operated by a highly trained aerial observer and weapons system operator whom the government has spent millions of dollars to train. Go Fast reveals a Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast of the United States in 2015 and the object in view remains unidentified. Read further analysis of what is being observed in Go Fast by our team of experts including additional videos and reports on our community of interest: coi.tothestarsacademy.com.
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Convinced we’re alone in the universe? Think everyone who believes in UFOs is a lot like Randy Quaid’s character, Russel, in 20th Century Fox’s original Independence Day?
Get ready to entertain doubts after listening to this week’s episode with retired US Navy Commander David “Sex” Fravor (you may recognize him from numerous appearances on the 2008 PBS series, Carrier). You’ll be amazed to hear events that transpired off the coast of Mexico in November 2004—events witnessed not just by Commander Fravor but by three other aviators in his flight and several others on subsequent flights.
Cutting edge technology from the AEGIS radar system aboard the USS Princeton, a nearby Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, to the Super Hornet’s radar and TFLIR systems recorded the day’s events. And yet, doubts and questions linger as to what was actually witnessed. The listener will have to decide for him- or herself.
During the listener question segment of this episode, we discuss mid-90’s flight simulators, math formulae used airborne, air intercepts, and IFF use in training.
Episode artwork is actual FLIR footage of the event as captured on November 14, 2004. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez.