Skip to comments.Here Are The Navy Pilot Reports From Encounters With Mysterious Aircraft Off The East Coast
Posted on 05/14/2020 11:15:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin
On June 27, 2013, an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia had an encounter with an "aircraft [that] was white in color and approximately the size and shape of a drone or missile" in the W-72 warning area. The jet's crew "visually acquired" it as they saw it "pass down the right side of their aircraft with approximately 200 feet of lateral separation" while flying at an altitude of 17,000 feet. It was climbing and had a visible exhaust trail.
Neither the Super Hornet nor NAS Oceana recorded a radar track of the object.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron 143 (VFA-143), flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia, spotted an object in the W-72 warning zone via radar off its nose at around 12,000 feet and a speed of approximately 0.1 Mach on Nov. 18, 2013. "The aircraft had an approximately 5-foot wingspan and was colored white with no other distinguishable features," according to the pilot who was able to visually acquire the object and tracked it for an hour.
This report says that the Navy concluded that this object was an unmanned aerial system (UAS), but that Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic and Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Virginia Capes (FASCFAC VACAPES), the latter of which is also identified here by its callsign Giant Killer, was not able to ascertain the operator.
...[T]his report notes that "surface traffic was light with only a single stationary commercial fishing trawler and a single unidentified US Naval vessel traveling south" during the incident, but that "the identity of the Naval vessel in the vicinity was undetermined."
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Not my fault.
cueing up Phil Mogg and the rest...
Sound like someone's honkin' homemade rocket.
wait till dr faluci tells us these are “aliens”
the whole world will fall on their faces and start worshipping our new alien overlords
Dang! I forgot to turn off the lights!
Causes me to create a mashup between a Sleepless in Seattle line and a science fiction movie:
Didn’t you see Independence Day? Well I did and it scared the crap out of me!
Nothing seems to go beyond a “mysterious sighting of a blur”.
Bring on the greys the translucent humanoids and their giant praying mantis commanders.
What are you looking at?
Are you mining or harvesting something?
Do we have any choice in the matter?
How do you travel?
Is it worth our time going to Mars?
I wonder if these pilots have absolutely balls made from titanium or if they have frequent nightmares about these encounters. Because if it was me, I would probably drop dead in mid-flight if I ever saw a UFO.
“the identity of the Naval vessel in the vicinity was undetermined.”
Come on, really?
About 3 years ago I saw something in the sky that defied explanation. I saw a white/reflective cylinder moving through the sky. It almost looked like a fuselage without wings or a tail. It seemed a bit higher than than most airplanes and appeared to be moving at airplane speed. After it moved across my field of vision, it STOPPED. It appeared to hover a minute or two, then began slowly ROTATING (still parallel to the ground, sort of like a propeller)! It stopped rotating, then decreased altitude —just dropped while still “flat” in the sky. It then rose again and I lost it in clouds.
I’m not a kook!
Whisky-72 ... isn’t that the weapons training area in the Atlantic ?
My Norton has expired
My McAffee has expured
That. was me practicing spins
“Im not a kook!”
Says you... ;^)
My life is boring. I never see anything fun.
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