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Published Today: The "Other" Nimitz Witnesses Share Their Story To Popular Mechanics

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posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 02:49 PM
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I just read a just released (Nov. 12) story, that involves five veterans who were all witnesses to the Nimitz UFO Encounter.

Gary Voorhis, Jason Turner, P.J. Hughes, Ryan Weigelt, and Kevin Day, all shared their experiences on a group chat hosted by Popular Mechanics.

Their statements are very compelling and I will post highlights of this article below. I highly recommend you read the entire article. It's quite long, but offers a fascinating account and some intriguing details of the Nimitz UFO incident, seen through the eyes of these "other" witnesses.

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Ultimately, these five men—the “other” Nimitz witnesses—could be key to understanding an event that a leading aviation defense expert says “likely wasn’t ours.”

Eyewitness Account From Former Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Voorhis:

While chatting with some of the Princeton’s radar techs, Voorhis says he heard they were getting “ghost tracks” and “clutter” on the radars.

“Once we finished all the recalibration and brought it back up, the tracks were actually sharper and clearer,” Voorhis says. “Sometimes they’d be at an altitude of 80,000 or 60,000 feet. Other times they’d be around 30,000 feet, going like 100 knots. Their radar cross sections didn’t match any known aircraft; they were 100 percent red. No squawk, no IFF (Identification Friend or Foe).”

“When they’d show up on radar,” Voorhis says, “I’d get the relative bearing and then run up to the bridge and look through a pair of heavily magnified binoculars in the direction the returns were coming from.” Describing what he saw during the daytime, Voorhis says the objects were too far off to make out any distinguishing features, however, he could clearly see something moving erratically in the distance.

“I couldn’t make out details, but they'd just be hovering there, then all of a sudden, in an instant, they’d dart off to another direction and stop again,” Voorhis says. “At night, they’d give off a kind of a phosphorus glow and were a little easier to see than in the day.”


Eyewitness Account From Operations Specialist Senior Chief Kevin Day:

“My job was to man the radars and ID everything that flew in the skies,”

On or around November 10, 2004, roughly 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, Day began noticing strange radar tracks near the area of San Clemente Island. “The reason why I say they’re weird [is] because they were appearing in groups of five to 10 at a time and they were pretty closely spaced to each other. And there were 28,000 feet going a hundred knots tracking south,”

Day convinced his commanding officer to let him direct aircraft to attempt an intercept of these anomalous radar returns. Day’s decision led the VFA-41 Squadron Commander David Fravor to encounter what an “unofficial executive summary” later described as “an elongated egg or a ‘Tic Tac’ shape with a discernible midline horizontal axis” of approximately 46 feet in length.

Day, and the rest of the Princeton could only listen to the live communications chatter, as the unidentified craft effortless evaded the two fighter jets by demonstrating “an advanced acceleration, aerodynamic, and propulsion capability.”



Eyewitness Account From Leading Petty Officer Ryan Weigelt:

“Senior Chief Day, his name, was being called over the comms, no bull#, every two minutes.” Weigelt said. “I recall hearing something, like a big, real-world scenario was going on, but I just didn’t really understand.”

Weigelt says what he saw was a lot longer than the brief clip released in 2017.

“I was in there for quite a while and it was on the screen the whole time. I could not tell you how long, but it was playing when I went into combat and it was playing when I left,”


From Former Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Voorhis:

Voorhis tells Popular Mechanics that he, too, saw a much longer and clearer version of the ATFLIR video through the ship’s Top Secret LAN network. “I definitely saw video that was roughly 8 to 10 minutes long and a lot more clear,” Voorhis says.

Did what he saw resemble any type of conventional aircraft?

“Umm, no!” he says with a laugh. “In the video I saw, you got a good sense of how the pilot was having a difficult time trying to keep up with this thing. It kept making tight, right angle turns.”


Eyewitness Account From Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Turner:

“This thing was going berserk, like making turns. It’s incredible the amount of g forces that it would put on a human. It made a maneuver, like they were chasing it straight on, it was going with them, then this thing stopped turning, just gone. In an instant. The video you see now, that’s just a small snippet in the beginning of the whole video. But this thing, it was so much more than what you see in this video.”

Turner still appears visibly disturbed by whatever it is he saw that day. “I asked a good friend of mine who worked in that area, is this the training we’re going through?” he tells Popular Mechanics. “No,” the friend replied. “This is real life.”


Eyewitness Account From Petty Officer Patrick “PJ” Hughes:

...the E-2 hard drives he was securing away in a classified safe had just come from the Hawkeye that Day first tried to use to intercept the mysterious UFOs.

Shortly after securing the data bricks, Hughes said he was visited by his commanding officer and two unknown individuals. “They were not on the ship earlier, and I didn’t see them come on. I’m not sure how they got there,”

According to Hughes, his commanding officer told him to turn over the recently secured harddrives. “We put them in the bags, he took them, then he and the two anonymous officers left,”


From Former Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Voorhis:

“These two guys show up on a helicopter, which wasn’t uncommon, but shortly after they arrived, maybe 20 minutes, I was told by my chain of command to turn over all the data recordings for the AEGIS system,”

Voorhis says he was told by this chain of command he needed to reload the recorders for the ship’s advanced Combat Engagement Center (CEC) because it had also been wiped clean, along with the optical drives with all the radio communications. “They even told me to erase everything that’s in the shop—even the blank tapes.”


From Leading Petty Officer Ryan Weigelt:

Weigel says the two men initially arrived on the Princeton via helicopter, wearing generic flight suits. According to Weigelt, the men boarded one of his detachment’s SH-60B helicopters and flew off for a time before returning with “a bunch of bags.” Weigelt says the two men retired to the “Admiral’s Quarters”on the Princeton and a guard was staged outside of the door.

“I just knew they were there for a reason, to do something they have to do, and just stay the hell out of their way,”


So, is there a longer tape of the Nimitz UFO Encounter? Why did the "two unknown officials" confiscate the squadron’s video tapes? Was it to hide evidence of an ET encounter, or that of a "Black Op" experiment?




posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 03:02 PM
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Yeah I read this.

Lends a little more credibility to the story.

And it's always interesting to see the old can neither confirm nor deny thing. Makes you wonder if it's something of ours or someone else's.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 03:37 PM
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Nothing really new. These accounts are on YouTube under "The Nimitz Encounters." The cool thing here is that a popular MSM magazine has published a comprehensive article. The more this stuff gets out to the public, the better off the issue is. You might call it "soft" Disclosure-not exactly official, but the next best thing to it. If you were going to go all-conspiracy on this, it almost seems as if these articles (first was the NYT) amount to a "timed release" every few months of another tidbit.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 03:39 PM
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Are these the 'other witnesses' that Dave Fravor warned us about? Radar man Kevin Day (the Tic-Tac gave him powers of healing and premonition, donchaknow) is certainly one of them.

Or "bullsh#ers" as George Knapp called them earlier this year. Indeed, Fravor has underlined that if he himself didn't see it with his own eyes, it didn't happen. Which may sound arrogant, but there you have it.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 04:02 PM
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My personal thoughts are that this encounter is legit.

If George Knapp is calling it Bullsh!t then it's definitely legit.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 04:54 PM
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originally posted by: ConfusedBrit
Are these the 'other witnesses' that Dave Fravor warned us about? Radar man Kevin Day (the Tic-Tac gave him powers of healing and premonition, donchaknow) is certainly one of them.


I've heard this accusation before. Where did it come from? I've even read Kevin Day's own (very bad) book and it isn't in there nor is it in any of the interviews I have heard or read concerning him. Also, he is one of several enlisted people involved in this on two different ships. It's not just about Day.



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 05:30 PM
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Great to see the progression of Phase 2 of Disclosure.

This is just the beginning.....



posted on Nov, 12 2019 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: ConfusedBrit

Doesn't pilot David Fravor only disagree with the others about ONE thing, that being the video evidence being confiscated from the Nimitz?

Fravor says it was not and his shipmate Patrick Hughes says it was.

Hughes ought to know because he took the brick off the Hawkeye and stored it away. And he was right there when they choppered aboard the carrier and took it away.



posted on Nov, 13 2019 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: grey580
Yeah I read this.

Lends a little more credibility to the story.

And it's always interesting to see the old can neither confirm nor deny thing. Makes you wonder if it's something of ours or someone else's.


Yeah I wonder if those ones spotted in the 1940's was our too. You know, back before the microchip was invented.

Of course these are ours, didnt you know we have seemingly magical tech to defy gravity without any visible propulsion or wings, and can accelerate instantly to several thousand miles an hour and turn literally on a dime at thousands of miles per hour?

Sure, its ours.



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 03:08 AM
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If the original videos were indeed confiscated and taken off ship, then it definitely explains why intelligence officers released short videos that are ambiguous and can be explaned away to cover up the incident and create confusion. Nothing beats using partial truth to cover up the whole truth.

It worked pretty well.



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 05:40 PM
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for the fun I have put to google earth the data of us and canadian ufo cases for "tic tac toe" like and similar cases to the navy videos in the peter davenport site nuforc for the year of the video 2015

www.nuforc.org...



strangely some patterns to this selection of cases ?

nsa40.casimages.com...
nsa40.casimages.com...
with google earth

edit on 15-11-2019 by anakinnEo because: edit for pictures

edit on 15-11-2019 by anakinnEo because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Nothing really new. These accounts are on YouTube under "The Nimitz Encounters." The cool thing here is that a popular MSM magazine has published a comprehensive article. The more this stuff gets out to the public, the better off the issue is. You might call it "soft" Disclosure-not exactly official, but the next best thing to it. If you were going to go all-conspiracy on this, it almost seems as if these articles (first was the NYT) amount to a "timed release" every few months of another tidbit.


Yeah it's almost like someone was making sure the story will be kept warm. I really hope there's some slow boiling in plans.



posted on Nov, 15 2019 @ 06:45 PM
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Man made craft. Black ops test.

The weapons check on the training jet, as reported by the pilot, was the dead giveaway.

I really don't think there's anymore reason to investigate this as a non-terrestrial occurrence.

"UFO" certainly, but it's definitely something we built and know about.

What it was, was expensive, the last minute weapons check of a craft they knew was not armed with live munitions is a clear sign that this "UFO" is expensive tech that they had to be sure wouldn't get shot up by a mistake.
I am 100% convinced just because of this one, redundant, and seemingly stupid radio check. It's the biggest clue to the mystery as far as I'm concerned.



posted on Nov, 16 2019 @ 06:09 AM
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The article is nicely written and brings a number of witness testimony together. But I can't help feeling that this case is being used for some form of propaganda. I wish it was not so intertwined with the TTSA media machine. Stage managed by an entertainment company.

How much focus has TTSA (and many of America's pop ufologists) given to this case? The rest of the world's media doesn't care an iota about this story. It's all for Americans by Americans. All combined with a strange silence by the US Air Force. I wonder why?

Everything is being tightly controlled so the pubic is being fed only what they want the public to eat.

Why has there been almost nothing about a UFO case that occurred on October 25th, 2017? Just days after the big "Empty Stadium" launch of TTSA.

Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon

A follow up story was made after tapes from the FAA were acquired.

You Need To Hear These FAA Tapes From That Oregon UFO Incident That Sent F-15s Scrambling

It's still unresolved to my knowledge. But because of the hype our focus is being diverted to a 15 year old case that happened while the Nimitz Carrier Group were taking part in a controlled exercise in port.




Nimitz CSG Practices the Art of War at Sea -
Without Getting Underway



NORTH ISLAND, Calif. (NNS) -- Tactical Training Group Pacific (TACTRAGRUPAC) and four ships of Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 11 conducted a virtual exercise Oct. 26-27 via secure wide area network and satellite, while they remained in port at bases in San Diego and Hawaii.....

San Diego-based USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Higgins (DDG 76), and the Hawaii-based USS Chafee (DDG 90) took part in the exercise, along with the staffs of CCSG 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23.

"The San Diego-based ships connected via Link-16, Chafee connected via Link-11, and we all saw the same picture," said Lt. Rob Hauck, the CCSG 11 tactical flag command center officer and a key training leader for the BGIE-WC. "All the ships see radar, video, IFF (Identification Friend or Foe); there's no difference. You can't see the difference between real world now and what the operators were seeing during the exercise."

Source : www.navy.mil...



Sounds like it was all a set up to me. The question is what is the end game?


edit on 16/11/2019 by mirageman because: fixed link



posted on Nov, 20 2019 @ 06:07 PM
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If people were there to confiscate the tape how did they mess up and allow some to be released? Why only some and not a longer tape?



posted on Dec, 2 2019 @ 04:08 PM
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"and four ships of Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 11 conducted a virtual exercise Oct. 26-27 via secure wide area network and satellite, while they remained in port at bases in San Diego and Hawaii."

So are ALL the sailors lying about the event happening at sea in early November, or do we have a military cover-up already in place?
edit on 2-12-2019 by spiritualarchitect because: go bold



posted on Dec, 2 2019 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: joelr
If people were there to confiscate the tape how did they mess up and allow some to be released? Why only some and not a longer tape?


Some smart seaman recorded 4 Copies of the tapes before the Air Force men landed aboard ship to confiscate them. If "Cheeks" was the one who released the short tic tac tape, he probably did it to hide info on the longer tape that he did not want the commies see.




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