What Is This?

Navy pilots are picking things up on their radar. No one is saying, or can say, what they are.

“These things would be out there all day,” Lt. Ryan Graves said. “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”

‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects, New York Times, 26 May 2019

Here’s some of the video that was in the article.

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. Source: U.S. Department of Defense, published December 16, 2017.

Is it something we built, or another country built, or some private group built? Why isn’t whoever is flying it telling the Navy, the Air Force, commercial airlines, it’s out there? At the very least to avoid “near collisions”?

I don’t understand how it stays airborne without wings, with no obvious form of propulsion, no jet engine, no exhaust plume. It emits no sound. If it can stay airborne for 12 hours without refueling, why isn’t this technology being adapted to other aircraft? And why aren’t there better photographs of it? This reminds me of all the blurry photographs of Big Foot. Unless you have some artifacts, in the case of Big Foot, some feces or a corpse, something you can touch and analyze, then the notion that it exists is questionable. So, maybe it’s some kind of weather event or other natural phenomena. What thinking person would not be curious about this?

8 thoughts on “What Is This?

  1. mboydp

    Well *that’s* QUITE astonishing!!!!!! I thought one angle made it look like it might have small slender wings, but I’m not sure. It looked dark rather than light at that point. Somewhere b/tw 15 and 30 secs.

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  2. Bix Post author

    The pilot and his wingman were flying in tandem about 100 feet apart over the Atlantic east of Virginia Beach when something flew between them, right past the cockpit. It looked to the pilot, Lieutenant Graves said, like a sphere encasing a cube.

    The near miss, he and other pilots interviewed said, angered the squadron, and convinced them that the objects were not part of a classified drone program. Government officials would know fighter pilots were training in the area, they reasoned, and would not send drones to get in the way.

    “It turned from a potentially classified drone program to a safety issue,” Lieutenant Graves said. “It was going to be a matter of time before someone had a midair” collision.

    So, not a drone, it moves too fast. Not a cloud formation or space debris, it was too maneuverable. Maybe some kind of light or sound phenomenon?

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    1. Bix Post author

      No. Other things I read were that the pilots were hallucinating, but all the pilots were hallucinating at the same time looking at the same thing? That was caught on a tracking device? Or that it was a bug on the equipment. Again, all pilots? Every day? I don’t think any of these are serious answers, which leaves us … what is it?

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