Remember this post?
“It Looked To The Pilot Like A Sphere Encasing A Cube”
The post was based on this story:
‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects, New York Times, 26 May 2019
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.
Well, that “sphere encasing a cube” may have existed in 1960 too.
From the Alamogordo Daily News, New Mexico, 29 September 1960:
The front page, for date:
Two unidentified pilots – one flying a Frontier Air Lines Plane, the other a military jet – reportedly spotted the object.
The FAA at Grand Junction said the object appeared to be spherical, and enclosing a square object. The lights, alternately flashing the different colors, appeared to emanate from the square object within the sphere.
By the way, the Department of Defense just opened a new office to investigate these and other objects, these UFOs. (“Unidentified anomalous phenomenon” or UAP is the new name for UFO):
Here’s the clip of Lieutenant Graves describing the UFO. He’s talking to another pilot, Commander David Fravor, and Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The clip includes a recreation of the “sphere encasing a cube” passing between two jets.