"What The F— Is That Thing?": Fast Moving UFO Stuns U.S. Navy Pilots

Stunning video captured by U.S. Navy pilots in 2015 shows a mysterious object with "no obvious wings or tails," and "no exhaust plume" traveling at a high rate of speed over the Atlantic Ocean "very low over the water."

The declassified Department of Defense (DoD) video was released by analytics firm The Stars Academy of Arts and Science - whose advisory committee includes former Clinton and Bush Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Christopher Mellon.

 “What the f— is that thing?” shouts the pilot of a U.S. Navy F/A 18 Super Hornet equipped with a Raytheon AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod - one of the most advanced imaging devices in use by the military which can locate and designate targets at distances over 40nm. 

The unidentified vehicle appears as a white oval shape moving at high speed from top right to lower left of the screen flying very low over the water.   Initially, the sensor is unable to capture the object.  The Weapon Systems Operator (WSO) steers the sensor ahead of the object to attempt another capture.  On the third attempt, the sensor tracking capture is successful.   The sensor is now in “autotrack” mode, where the sensor uses contrast and other parameters to lock-on to a target, automatically keeping it centered in the sensors viewing frame. -TTSA

Specifically noted by the TTSA;

  • There are no obvious wings or tails on the object.  Even IR imagery of a cruise missile, would have visible wings at this range.
  • There is no exhaust plume from the object. An exhaust plume is clearly visible on conventional aircraft in the mid-wave infrared frequency used by the ATFLIR.  Shown below is a mid-wave infrared image of a F-16 in flight.  The sensor is in “white-hot” mode. Note that the length of the exhaust plume is nearly the length of the aircraft.  The video from which this still was extracted makes it clear that the F-16 is subsonic, which means the throttle is at a low setting which creates relatively low exhaust temperatures and volume of exhaust gases.  In a higher power setting, the exhaust plume would be much larger and brighter.


Is the Pentagon ignoring UFOs. Why?

After the New York Times offered the clearest official footage of a UFO encounter in history last December - along with a secret $22 million Pentagon program to analyze unidentified flying objects, it's been crickets from the media. 

"the footage from a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet showing an aircraft surrounded by some kind of glowing aura traveling at high speed and rotating as it moves. The Navy pilots can be heard trying to understand what they are seeing. “There’s a whole fleet of them,” one exclaims. Defense officials declined to release the location and date of the incident."

As former Clinton and Bush Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Christopher Mellon, writes in the Washington Post, the silence from the Pentagon in addressing what is clearly more advanced technology than what is publicly known - be it aliens or a foreign government - is deafening. 

In December, the Defense Department declassified two videos documenting encounters between U.S. Navy F-18 fighters and unidentified aircraft. The first video captures multiple pilots observing and discussing a strange, hovering, egg-shaped craft, apparently one of a “fleet” of such objects, according to cockpit audio. The second shows a similar incident involving an F-18 attached to the USS Nimitz carrier battle group in 2004.  

The videos, along with observations by pilots and radar operators, appear to provide evidence of the existence of aircraft far superior to anything possessed by the United States or its allies. Defense Department officials who analyze the relevant intelligence confirm more than a dozen such incidents off the East Coast alone since 2015. In another recent case, the Air Force launched F-15 fighters last October in a failed attempt to intercept an unidentified high-speed aircraft looping over the Pacific Northwest. -WaPo

"Is it possible that America has been technologically leap-frogged by Russia or China?" posits Mellon. "Or, as many people wondered after the videos were first published by the New York Times in December, might they be evidence of some alien civilization?"

"Unfortunately, we have no idea, because we aren’t even seeking answers."

Mellon says that thanks to his years working in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations that the military treats these incidents as isolated events rather than part of a pattern warranting investigation. Mellon's colleague, Luis Elizondo, "used to run a Pentagon intelligence program that examined evidence of “anomalous” aircraft, but he resigned last fall to protest government inattention to the growing body of empirical data."

Reports from separate services and agencies remain "largely ignored and unevaluated" says Mellon, who says there is no process at the Pentagon to analyze reports across agencies. Fox Mulder would shake his head...

Incredible feats

Mellon notes that there's ample evidence from official government sources of various unidentified craft performing mind-boggling aerobatics. 

In one example, over the course of two weeks in November 2004, the USS Princeton, a guided-missile cruiser operating advanced naval radar, repeatedly detected unidentified aircraft operating in and around the Nimitz carrier battle group, which it was guarding off the coast of San Diego. In some cases, according to incident reports and interviews with military personnel, these vehicles descended from altitudes higher than 60,000 feet at supersonic speeds, only to suddenly stop and hover as low as 50 feet above the ocean. The United States possesses nothing capable of such feats.

On at least two occasions, F-18 fighters were guided to intercept these vehicles and were able to verify their location, appearance and performance. Notably, these encounters occurred in broad daylight and were independently monitored by radars aboard multiple ships and aircraft. According to naval aviators I have spoken with at length, the vehicles were roughly 45 feet long and white. Yet these mysterious aircraft easily sped away from and outmaneuvered America’s front-line fighters without a discernible means of propulsion. 

After speaking with senior Pentagon officials on the topic, Mellon notes "nobody wants to be “the alien guy” in the national security bureaucracy; nobody wants to be ridiculed or sidelined for drawing attention to the issue." 

UFO parts sitting in Las Vegas?

Perhaps one of the most glazed over aspects of the New York Times' December piece on UFOs is that of a $22 million joint project between billionaire entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, who is currently working with NASA to produce spacecraft. 

Bigelow is an associate of Harry Reid (D-NV, retired), who has long had an interest in space phenomena.

Robert Bigelow

On CBS’s “60 Minutes” in May, Mr. Bigelow said he was “absolutely convinced” that aliens exist and that U.F.O.s have visited Earth. -NYT

Contracts obtained by The Times show a congressional appropriation of just under $22 million beginning in late 2008 through 2011. The money was used for management of the program, research and assessments of the threat posed by the objects.

The funding went to Mr. Bigelow’s company, Bigelow Aerospace, which hired subcontractors and solicited research for the program.

And the kicker: 

"Under Mr. Bigelow’s direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Mr. Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena."

"the storage of metal alloys and other materials...  recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena"

Let that sink in... 

Moreover: "Researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes. In addition, researchers spoke to military service members who had reported sightings of strange aircraft," reports the NYT

We’re sort of in the position of what would happen if you gave Leonardo da Vinci a garage-door opener,” said Harold E. Puthoff, an engineer who has conducted research on extrasensory perception for the C.I.A. and later worked as a contractor for the program. “First of all, he’d try to figure out what is this plastic stuff. He wouldn’t know anything about the electromagnetic signals involved or its function.

For those who have long said "I want to believe" when it comes to UFOs, the U.S. military has released enough official footage in the last six months alone to make believing much easier. 


Linus2011 house biscuit Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:21 Permalink

distraction from q-anon in high gears by msm!

quite some interesting things about merkel:


Angela Dorothea Kasner.
Daughter of a Pastor?
Name of FATHER?
History of FATHER?
Hitler youth (member).
Haircut today vs THEN (A).
US Intelligence post war controlled who?
The ‘Mission’
Who is Angela Hitler?
Relationship to Adolf?
How were children named in Germany during this period?
First or middle.
Family tree.
Risk of ‘conspiracy’ label the deeper we go.
Truth will shock the WORLD.

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Billy the Poet Linus2011 Sun, 03/11/2018 - 20:27 Permalink

Miller: There ain't no difference between a flying saucer and a time machine. People get so hung up on specifics. They miss out on seeing the whole thing. Take South America for example. In South America thousands of people go missing every year. Nobody knows where they go. They just like disappear. But if you think about it for a minute, you realize something. There had to be a time when there was no people. Right?

Otto: Yeah. I guess.

Miller: Well where did all these people come from? hmmm? I'll tell you where. The future. Where did all these people disappear to? hmmm?

Otto: The past?

Miller: That's right and how did they get there?

Otto: How the fuck do I know?

Miller: Flying saucers. Which are really? Yeah you got it. Time machines. I think a lot about this kind of stuff. I do my best thinking on the bus. That how come I don't drive, see?

Otto: You don't even know how to drive.

Miller: I don't want to know how. I don't want to learn. See? The more you drive, the less intelligent you are.

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Automatic Choke mkkby Sun, 03/11/2018 - 23:43 Permalink


(edit:  for those who don't like to click links here (and who can blame them), it is a simple graph of # of people who constantly carry a high quality camera around with them at all times....which has gone up exponentially w/ smartphone use in the last 20 years.    it is interesting that the number of available photos of lightning, tornados, freak car accidents, etc have gone up in proportion, since when these "interesting" things happen, it is now more likely somebody will be nearby to take a picture (or a movie).  however, photos of bigfoot, flying saucers, elvis, ghosts, etc have not.   pretty much puts the nail in the coffin on those.)

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Mr. Bones coaltar Mon, 03/12/2018 - 07:13 Permalink

There's John Stapp and his experiments riding a rocket sled to determine human tolerance - about 9gs sustained with training and a suit.

If these pilots are saying these craft, which don't run on burning dinosaurs can exceed the the known boundaries of human ability then not only are there questions about the airframe and propulsion, but how whomever is flying it doesn't get their eggs scrambled.

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Grimaldus Mr. Bones Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:03 Permalink

It's just a drone.

Electric motor powered fans=zero exhaust.

Can be made to look like a donut or whatever.

Interstellar distances are too vast to cross with any technology not to mention intergalactic distance.

Do aliens exist? Of course, numerical odds are very high but again, the distance problem will not be overcome.








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chubbar Grimaldus Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:44 Permalink

You are assuming linear time and that the speed of light is an upper limit to speed, both of which are likely false. I'd offer that not only is our development as a species rather low on the totem pole vs other species that are interstellar, but that we have a ways to go before we'll be considered even a class 1 civilization, that which has harnessed the power of the planet.

I think we are all going to be forced to adjust our understanding of the universe within a few short years if this disclosure keeps up.

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teolawki Grimaldus Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:17 Permalink

Quantum entanglement provides a clue. Information is transferred instantaneously regardless of distance and is not limited by the speed of light. Although quantum entanglement is not very well understood, it has been experimented with and can be reproduced at will. In fact, there are now a number attempts to use this effect to create communication devices that are not limited by the speed of light. I suspect there are other aspects of our physical universe such as this of which we are as yet unaware other than a theoretical possibility if even that. I think it is quite likely that if we discover your "warp drive" it will be purely by accident such as was the discovery of antibiotics.

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Dickweed Wang Oldguy05 Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:51 Permalink

FWIW - Most if not all of the UFO's seen flying around the planet these days are either the offshoots of Nazi science from 80 years ago or are models developed and built by the US since the 1950's.  Does everyone think that the trillions of dollars "missing" from the Pentagon over the last 30-40 years just went down the toilet??  There is a whole separate part of society that has had access to advanced technologies such as UFO's since JFK's days and they DO NOT want the rest of us proles to realize any benefits from that stuff.  Frankly, that's why they all need to die . . . 


". . . but he resigned last fall to protest government inattention to the growing body of empirical data."


They are "inattentive" to UFO's because they know exactly where they came from and who is flying the things.

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Bigern Gaius Frakkin'… Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:15 Permalink

What we have is a soft reveal. People have been softened up to the belief of ET for the past sixty years, but especially in the last five or so. Pop culture has been infused with ET programming. Public opinion polls have been exhaustively gathered. People are ready to believe. In the minds of a great many, no other beliefs have produced fruit. The public at large only needs an official endorsement by governments, media, and the "science" community. Visual proof can, as we see, be supplied at will. I am sure this doesn't even scratch the surface of what can be produced. 

The kicker is that something does exist beyond our sensory perception. This something does not want to be positively identified for its true nature. "It" desires something from us. "It" has been working for a long time, launching rabbit trails of misinformation, confusion, and deceit. 

Official disclosure would wreck paradigms to such a degree, that all of human society could be re-ordered. ET is the perfect justification. Technology will unveil at a pace not thought possible, attributed to our new "friends". The people will believe. The people will want the fruit. This desire will be proven with rewards reaped. The realization of desire into reward will rapidly manifest into the primary goal of "It"; To be worshipped, and overtly reign over the earth,  in a new "Garden of Eden". 

I would suggest not buying into the party line when this revelation is flopped down on society. These things are not what they will tell everyone. They are not miracle workers. They do not have our best interest in mind. Their origin is not from any place we will be led to believe. Those who reject the disclosure  will be dealt with. 

Final note: 

Disclosure will ravage the faith of a massive percentage of individuals and congregations. That will be no coincidence. The Vatican has already prepared for this. 

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GeezerGeek Bigern Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:27 Permalink

"Visual proof can, as we see, be supplied at will." Do a search on the term DeepFake to understand that any digital image, even "live" videos, can be faked. Video is now as suspect as any statistics coming from the BLS.

"They do not have our best interest in mind." I believe that was satisfactorily covered in Twilight Zone's "To Serve Humanity."

I also recall, dimly, an episode of (probably) Outer Limits wherein scientists transformed a human into an extraterrestial alien with the intent of swaying humanity with a faked "first contact". I don't recall many of the details, but I do recall that someone not in the know shot and killed the "alien" and the plans went totally awry.


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