a reply to: dfnj2015
I agree with you in assuming there may exist some awesome robotic combat drones out there that can withstand G-forces beyond human tolerances and may
not be anything that the pilot(s) had ever before seen hence the "not of this world" statement. This seems to be as good an explanation as space
HOWEVER, during the Good Morning America interview with pilot Fravor he also mentions:
Another plane that launched from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz around the same time had its radar jammed but was able to pick up the object on an
infra red channel. He recalled that the speed of the object, which he said had no exhaust trail in infra red scanning
, was stunning.
My first guess would be that even a flyboard would trail an infra red exhaust trail...so what the heck is propelling this thing at such speeds?
There was no further investigation into the incident, he said. That seems interesting to me - no further investigation. So let's see...Nimitz group
picks up multiple objects that were dropping out of the sky from 80,000 feet and going "straight back up," sends multiple aircraft out to investigate
(which are then radar jammed by said something). Said aircraft are then all straight up outperformed if not outright cat and mouse played with and oh
yeah, nothing to see here move along and forget about that.
And we wouldn't know anything about it except that Luis Elizondo (the person who ran the program) met with media outlets and explained key details
regarding the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) wherein this footage was obtained. He highlighted their findings and pushed for
the importance of further study. The program was not classified
but few officials knew about it. Reid secured the funding for the program in
2009 with the help of former Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye and former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who have both since died
Nevertheless, “The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 timeframe,” (2017) Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told
Politico. “It was determined that there were other, higher-priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a
change.” A Pentagon spokesman said the UFO program ended in 2017, though The New York Times said the Defense Department still investigates potential
episodes of unidentified flying objects.
So, my small and meaningless take is that they did find credible evidence for something over the course of a non-classified but on the down low
project and continue to do so today in a totally classified blue book manner. Either that, or we have made some serious headway on seriously advanced
propulsion and not shared such incredible technology with the rest of humanity. Either way it seems a damn shame that we shut down a non-classified
but credible program investigating into and seeking for the unknown which so many have seemingly experienced.