CBS’ news program “60 Minutes” aired a passage Sunday, where former US Navy pilots discussed in detail on topic now allegedly called “unidentified flying objects” or “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP).
The section begins with Luis Elizondo, who claimed that in 2008 he was asked to join the Pentagon program, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP). According to Elizondo, the goal of the program is to collect and analyze information related to anomalous aircraft. When he took over the department in 2010, he focused on the impact on national security and the reporting of American service personnel.
Luis Elizondo said that “Imagine a technology that can generate 6 to 700 grams of gravity, can fly at a speed of 13,000 miles per hour, can avoid radar, and can fly in the air, water and space. By the way, they have no obvious effect. There are no signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces, but they can resist the natural influence of the earth’s gravity.”
“60 Minutes” also had a conversation with former Navy pilot Lieutenant Ryan Graves. He said that in 2014, the F/A-18F squadron began to see UAP in the airspace southeast of Virginia Beach after the aircraft’s radar was updated. Graves said that pilots trained on the Atlantic coast “see unusual things every day at least every day.”
Graves said that pilots thought it was one of three things: secret technology from the United States, a spy car from another country, or something from another world. Host Bill Whitaker also talked with two naval aviation soldiers who claimed to have encountered a UAP in 2004: David Fravor (commanding the F/A-18F Squadron on USS Nimitz) and Lieutenant Alex Dietrich (Alex Dietrich), he is making public for the first time.
According to reports, the incident occurred in November 2004, when a nearby aircraft carrier USS Princeton reported that “multiple anomalous aircraft” appeared in its new radar system, which could descend in less than a second. 80,000 feet. On November 14, two weapons system officers from Fravor and Dietrich were dispatched to participate in the investigation.
What they saw was a piece of white water, which was originally a calm sea. Directly above him is a Tac-Tac-shaped object, roughly F/A-18F size, with no wings, no markings, and no exhaust columns. As Dietrich circled, Fravor descended the stairs to watch closely and found the object beginning to climb and meet him. When it appeared in front of him, it “disappeared”.
“Disappeared. It’s like, it’s gone,” he said, is too impossible, the USS Princeton can retrieve the target after a few seconds from 60 miles away. Another crew member managed to block what they believed to be the same object and then flew off again. Once got back to the ship, Dietrich told his boss about the encounter and the news spread like wildfire.
Surprisingly, they became a laughingstock. Dietrich said that “They made cartoons. On the ship’s TV, they played Men in Black and Independence Day and Signs.” In, the New York Times published a groundbreaking article in 2017 that brought the issue to the mainstream media. Spotlight. In 2020, the US Department of Defense publicly published three videos, confirming that they are authentic, and the content of the observations is still uncertain.
More videos have been leaked in recent months The Pentagon has confirmed their authenticity. In, the Senate Intelligence Committee asked to publish a report about the unknown aerial phenomenon, slated for next month.