For 15 years, U.S. Navy pilot, Cmdr. David Fravor was asked by his grandmother whether he had ever seen any UFOs and the answer was always the same, NO! Everything changed on a clear afternoon off the coast of California in 2004. Fravor was the commanding officer of a Navy squadron at the time and claims he saw a UFO that was roughly the size of his plane and said it resembled a Tic Tac. The object moved erratically and was very fast. He says he has never seen anything like it before.
Fravor’s story first popped up this week after the Pentagon publicly acknowledged for the first time the existence of a recent program dedicated to studying unidentified flying objects. The funding for what was known as the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ran from 2007 to 2012. But officials familiar with it said some of its efforts have continued.
The news of its existence marks one of the most significant disclosures about government research into flying objects — and the so-far-unproven possibility of extraterrestrial aircraft — since Project Blue Book, a lengthy Air Force study of thousands of UFOs that was shut down in 1969. Project Blue Book failed to find “any technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge,” and no evidence of any “extraterrestrial vehicles,” according to the Air Force, though a small portion of the events it studied remain unexplained.
The secret Pentagon program was named the ‘US Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program’ and it was previously run by Luis Elizondo. It was a $22 million project, which is a relatively small budget compared to most things at The Pentagon, but it also had to fly under the radar from the public. Last weekend, news of this program’s existence broke after Luis Elizondo spoke out. The program’s funding was cut in 2012 and he resigned from the Department of Defense this past October, but he’s now saying there’s evidence that aliens have already visited earth.
Here’s what Mr. Elizondo told CNN:
My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.
‘These aircraft – we’ll call them aircraft – are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of.
‘Things that don’t have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and maneuvering in ways that include extreme maneuverability beyond, I would submit, the healthy G-forces of a human or anything biological.’ (via)
His claims are bolstered by this story in the Washington Post shared by a former Navy pilot who claims to have seen an actual UFO off the coast of California back in 2004. There’s even footage of the encounter below:
Fravor, the commanding officer of a Navy squadron at the time, said he saw a flying object about the size of his plane that looked like a Tic Tac after a break in a routine training mission. The object moved rapidly and unlike any other thing he had ever seen in the air. He has not forgotten it since.
The encounter Fravor described was analyzed by the recent Defense Department program, he said, but its most significant questions — the nature of the object and what it was doing — have also remained unanswered.
Fravor says he is certain about one thing: “It was a real object, it exists and I saw it,” he said in a phone interview on Monday, as he described the sighting, on Nov. 14, 2004. (via)
Here’s that footage:
Is this it? Is this the moment in history when we can say that aliens are real, UFOs exist, and they have already visited planet earth? Are you willing to take the word of a former Navy pilot that the UFO flew off the coast of California? Is the existence of a secret Pentagon program investigating UFOs enough to convince you that the credible threat of aliens on planet earth already exists? Or do you need to see aliens with your own two eyes before you’re willing to admit that we’ve already been visited by extraterrestrials?
For many years, there has been speculation that the government knows about and investigates UFOs. Conspiracy theorists have claimed it for years, and now we are finally learning the truth. Who knows what else the government is hiding from us. What do you think about it?