posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:35 PM
In 1992 my Mom and I were leaving a friends house it was maybe 8-10pm. I was always interested in the sky so while my mom and our friend were
talking I was star gazing. I remember seeing an odd craft, the best way to explain it would be a black Sea Star with a point of non blinking white
light at each tip. I'm guessing at the color since it was night time and the craft was maybe at 3,000 feet and could make a faint shadow of a shape.
It flew over us outbound to the ocean, within a few minutes F-14's and F-18's out of ex NAS Miramar and ex MCAS El Toro followed in pursuit. 10
minutes after that several CH-46's heading out of I'm guessing Camp Pendleton followed suit. The craft was completely silent, and overland the 14's
and 18's were subsonic.
In 2001 during Operation Enduring freedom I was stationed aboard the ex USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 there was a 3 day period where they more than
doubled the look outs for the night watches. We all thought it was curious, even more so since they were pulling people from all departments to do
it. I figured due to my position I would be spared by what would probably be a boring 4 hours, I was wrong on both counts. I was pulled for watch
on the second night, I started to enjoy it quickly a nice sea breeze and a clear beautiful sky.
About an hour into it we started to see lights the look out said "Do you confirm the contacts?" "Yup" I responded, I didn't think much of it
I figured it was a carrier strike group inbound to targets. We then start to see them orbit the Pakistani coast, we were steaming within 12nm of
shore if I'm not mistaken. After awhile more and more lights began to orbit the area and I answered back to the Boatswains confirmation calls. I say
lights because they weren't close enough for an ID but they had blinking lights that looked like standard navigation lights. Around the third hour
of watch we saw what looked like an F-18 approach from the aft end of the ship, we were on the starboard side btw. On a near collision course was
what looked like another F-18 approach us from the starboard side. The 2 of us thought we were about to witness a mid air but the F-18 approaching
from starboard was slightly higher than the one coming up from the aft end. The top F-18 started dumping out flares so we were able to get a very
brief glimpse of the craft, they looked like F-18 for the most part but they were a little off thats the best I can explain that. The last thing to
note about those craft were they were completely silent which is very un hornet like, they were around 1,500 feet.
The boatswains tried his best to report that indecent, at that point I asked the him what was going on. It didn't make sense with all the
aircraft out there orbiting the Pakistani coast for hours and doing what looked like a few gun runs, the "silent hornets" etc... He said "They ain't
ours thats why we have extra people out here. They thought we were making this # up at first, weird ain't it?"
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