Remarkable UFO Incidents

◎ US NAVY UFO Incident (2004, 2015 – U.S.A.) ◎

In the United States, which is trying to dominate the apex of planetary earth as “Might is right,” the Kenneth Arnold UFO incident (June 24, 1947), which occurred almost simultaneously with the emergence of nuclear weapons that induce human destruction, triggered frequent encounters between aircraft and UFOs. The U.S. Navy, out of necessity, launched Project Sign for the full-fledged investigation and analysis of the UFO case (from 1947-), Project Grudge for renaming it (from 1951-), and a third research agency, Project Blue Book (from 1952 to 1969).
However, the work that had lasted for about 20 years was about to be covered up without disclosing the details of the investigation materials concerning a huge number of UFO incidents.

In January 2015, The whole picture of Project Blue Book was unexpectedly revealed on The Black Vault, a Web site run by John Greenewald for free access, for the first time in nearly half a century. He, when he was only 15 years old, digitized a 130,000-page report transcribed into microfilm and worked online to archive it, and also made it available on his website where 1.5 million pages of declassified official documents from U.S. and Canadian government can be browsed. Although 701, or 5.5 percent of the 12,618 UFO reports accumulated by the Project Blue Book, were concluded to be “unresolved or unexplained,” according to some researchers more than 14,000 were originally reported, with some 1,600 suggesting “unsolved or unexplained” cases.

In December 2017, a Pentagon spokesperson revealed the existence of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a secret UFO survey project that continued to be conducted after Project Blue Book, which the Pentagon declared it worthless and terminated. During an investigation into the program, an F/A-18E/F fighter (Super Hornet), which was launched from an aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy, encountered an unidentified flying object, and it was found out that the pilot had successfully photographed it by using an infrared movie camera (ATFLIR: Advanced Forward Infrastructure Monitoring System). The incident was then scooped by the New York Times.

The UFO cases have also entered a new stage by Navy’s having publication of the taken video. The U.S. general incorporated association, TTS Academy (To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science), which focuses on Aerospace (UFO), science and entertainment, obtained two other sets of videos taken by Navy fighters from the Department of Defense and released them on their website. In addition, they produced a documentary about Navy’s UFO incident, “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation,” and broadcasted it in History channels, which specializes in comprehensive history entertainment broadcasts in more than 220 countries and regions worldwide, shocking the world. According to a New York Times report, the Pentagon program, coded with AATIP, received a confidential $22 million annual budget (about ¥2.5 billion) and was “launched in 2007 led by a former U.S. Senator (the Democrat) but ended just five years later in 2012.” However, Luis Elizondo, a staff member of the TTS Academy who had forcefully advocated and protested the need for AATIP but was unacceptable, and was forced to retire from the Pentagon, said that “there are similar programs in the department after 2012.”

UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) is a term used by the U.S. Navy to refer to UFO. In September 2019, the U.S. Navy released an official statement in response to an interview with a UFO researcher’s website “The Black Vault,” stating that the UFO’s image of an unrecognized object, which was released two years ago, was “not forged but authentic,” and that the UFO is classified and investigated as UAP. The big news travelled around the world via major media, and also many Japanese media featured the news on a massive scale.

In the following section, we will introduce two UFO incidents represented by three U.S. Navy-approved videos, “FLIRI,” “GIMBAL,” and “Go Fast,” filmed in 2004 and 2015.

◎UFO/UAP Videos Approved by U.S. Navy and Pentagon◎

“FLIR” – Obtained via FOIA
Title: FLIR (The USS Navy Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11 UFO Incident)
  • Eyewitness Date: November 10, 2004
  • The USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11 –
    Commander: Rear Admiral Curtis
    *Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Nimitz
    *Missile Cruiser USS Princeton (Radar: AN/SPY-1B, AN/SPS49, AN/SPS-55, AN/SPS-64, – AN/SPQ-9A, AN/SPG-62 / Sonar: AN/SQS-53B, AN/SQR-1)
    *Guided Missile Destroyer USS Chafee
    *Guided Missile Destroyer USS Higgins
    *Nuclear Submarine USS Louisville
    Carrier Air Wing 11(CVW-11): VMFA-232, VFA-41, VAW-117, VFA-14, VFA-94, VAQ-135, VRC-30, HS-6.3
  • November 10-14, 2004
    Air Defense Exercise Airspace for the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11:
    The Pacific Ocean, about 50-120 miles (80-190km) southwest or south‐southwest
    of San Diego, California
  • Location of the UFO appearance: (Visually recognized on radar screen)
    Near Santa Catalina Island, about 70km south-southwest of Long Beach on the west coast of the United States (33 degrees 23 minutes north latitude, 118 degrees 26 minutes west)
  • Location of the UFO disappearance: (Visually recognized on radar screen)
    Near the southeastern part of Guadalupe Island, about 240km west of the Baja California Peninsula (Mexico) (28 degrees 54 minutes north latitude, 118 degrees 15 minutes west)
  • Radar Detection Capability of the Princeton: Detectable for even baseball-sized objects 25km above
  • Eyewitness: (Visually recognized on radar screen)
    *No. 1: Senior Chief Kevin Day (Former Fire Control Radar Operator of the Princeton)
    *No. 2: Petty Officer Gary Voorhis (Former Fire Control Radar Operator of the Princeton)
  • Eyewitness Situation

On the evening of November 10th, this incident began when the missile cruiser Princeton G59 (Drainage capacity: 9,460tons) captured a mysterious flying object, AAV (Anomalous Aerial Vehicles: A U.S. Navy term for UFO), moving suspiciously on its radar screen near Santa Catalina Island while conducting air defense exercises (COMPTUEX: Composite Training Unit Exercise) in the ocean 50 to 120 miles (about 80 to 192 kilometers) southwest to southwest off San Diego on the U.S. West Coast.

The senior chief radar operator at Princeton, Kevin Day, was the first to notice that five to ten AAVs were showing up as blips on the radar screen, and Petty Officer Gary Voorhis, also saw them, and both of them tracked them on radar.
The group of AAVs was moving slowly at an altitude of more than 28,000ft (about 8,534m) and a speed of 100-120kts (185-220km/h) near the southern tip of Santa Catalina Island, located about 70km southwest of Los Angeles on the west coast of the United States. (Reference: The minimum flight speed of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet is approximately 220 km/h.)

According to Kevin Day, “The altitude was high for a bird, and the speed was low enough for an aircraft to crash, but they continued to move in an orderly formation with no fixed flight path, and the total number of aircraft was well over 100 when they were moving south at about 180 km/h.”

The well-organized formation reached the vicinity of Guadalupe Island, a Mexican territory located about 240 kilometers west of Baja California, and then suddenly disappeared from Princeton’s radar scope.
The ship’s radar operators had been trying to figure out the unidentified objects for about two weeks, but had not been able to identify them. The operators shut down the radar system and readjusted it to make sure that the images displayed in the scope were not ghost tracks such as false images or reflected light.

The radar of the USS Nimitz had also detected an unknown blip.
Many of the Princeton and Nimitz crews had heard about the sighting of the AAV, but at first they did not see it as a threat, and no action was taken against it.
Princeton’s radar continued to intermittently capture groups of AAVs over the next four days, forcing the radar operators to track them.

On November 14, Princeton’s radar scope captured the mysterious flying object again in the daytime during an air defense exercise over the Pacific Ocean about 160 km southwest of San Diego.
A large screen showed a large number of AAVs plummeting from an altitude of about 8,500 meters to the sea surface in less than a second.

The following is a question-and-answer session between eyewitness Kevin Day and interviewer/investigator Luis Elizondo in the program (History Channel), former Pentagon official Christopher Mellon, former Lockheed Martin Skunk Works engineer and authoritative aviation expert Steve Justice, Cap, and others.

K = Kevin Day
L = Luis Elizondo (Interviewer of History Channel)
T = Tom DeLonge (Interviewer of History Channel)

K: I guess is the best way to jump in, we’re off the coast San Diego Nimitz strike group getting ready to go on deployment. Right around the evening of the 10th of November, all these contexts were popping up in my radar coverage right off Catalina Island by Los Angeles. At first it was like 10 or 12 objects, watching them on display was like watching the snow falls in the sky. The relative position didn’t change from each other go real slow 28,000 feet at 100 knots, which is extremely weird usually things that hide on travel that slowly, because they’ll fall out of the sky. And they’re all going 100 knots track into the south. If you added them all up, there was well over 100 contexts. Eliminated the fact that they could have been friendly aircrafts or some kind of enemy aircraft or some kind, nothing really fit.
L: There’s no recognized signature that you’re picking up?
K: Nope.
L: It’s becoming evident that these things are really UFOs, they are unidentified flying objects…K: I didn’t have a better word for it.
L: Right.
K: I was just chomping at the bit, I just wanted to intercept these things. So Captain JL Smith comes down to combat and I said, “Sir, I think we should intercept these things.” I reached out and I hooked one of them on the large screen display and all sudden this object drops 20,000 feet, down to the surface of the ocean, and I figured it out later it was 0.78 seconds.
So, the captain said, “yeah let’s intercept one and I was like hell, yeah.”
We grab one of the flights was doing a check flight on the carrier, just sent me Commander Fravor’s flight.
They got into an area called merge play, where the pilot is in the visual arena with whatever they’re intercepting.
We all said no credit we’re here, “oh my god, oh my god, I’m against, I’m against.”
Right back up to 20,000 feet. At that point if we get a bunch of other aircraft are launching off the carrier, and all these other intercepts are happening. Before I knew it I had these objects, raining out of the sky “choo choo choo choo choo choo.2 It was raining UFOs.
L: Are the radars being spoofed and other cameras faulty?
K: Every time these things will get in the visual arena, they would fall out of the sky, wait till the interceptor had left and they’d pop right back up to 28,000 feet right back where they were continue going 100 knots. It was as if they wanted to be left alone.
Now that asked him, “What the hell, man? What happened?” He said, “I gotta tell you, that thing kicked my ass, and that kind of spurred me.” I said, “Okay, that’s enough. I’m gonna write an after action report I gotta document this.”
Well, strangely enough, all the comms were gone. All of external communications for that whole intercept were gone, which is supposed to be impossible. So either someone took the old disk and replaced it or somehow, it was actually erased.
T: But the time code is there…
K: Yeah.
T: But the recordings were not.
K: Right.
T: So I’m trying to understand how it yeah that’s really well.
K: I don’t, I don’t have a good answer. I don’t know.
These things were going somewhere. They fell off my radar and look down off the coast of Baja California. There’s a little group islands down off the coast and right there they disappeared. Several 100 miles, I’ll go into that same Lat and the Long. They all went to the same spot. Like you said, I can tell you the Lat and the Long. (28 degrees 54 minutes north latitude, 118 degrees 15 minutes west longitude, about 300km south of Mexico)
L: Did the captain seem concerned or agitated or… What was his reaction?
K: He, I can only guess what he was thinking, but he was didn’t seem concerned at all. I think he was trying to resist the idea that there were UFOs.
L: Right. Let me ask you, why would he want to… why does anybody in the Navy want to resist the idea of UFOs?
K: Because they don’t want to get scoffed at. They want to get made fun of, especially for a guy trying to make an admiral.
You know I was looking around I was like, you know all the years all the money and all the expertise and all the talent ever everyone around me in this whole strike group, and there’s nothing we can do. If these things are hostile then we’re screwed.

The following is an interview with Gary Voorhis by Christopher Mellon.

G = Gary Voorhis
C = Christopher Mellon (Interviewer of History Channel)

G: Without a doubt, it’s definitely there is something going on.
C: What was the first indication that something unusual is occurring?
G: The first indication, I heard…

Voorhis’s a story begins four days before the pilots intercepted the UFO.

G: The spy guys came out and there’s like… oh we got, we got clutter and…
C: The spy guys in terms of the radars?
G: Yeah, the guys that specifically work on a one Bravo radar. They came down and asked me, you know, reset all the computer systems.

The Princeton had already picked up three strange objects. Their Aegis SPY one radar, couldn’t identify. Taking that the system was malfunctioning, the technicians rebooted the computers

G: Right all back up, and, lo and behold, they’re there still. And then we started getting confirmation from the other ships that they were seeing it too.
C: What were you seeing at that point?
G: We were just seeing three tracks.
C: Three tracks. Were they hovering?
G: Sometimes they were only going a couple of 100 knots, sometimes they seem stationary sometimes they move relatively fast. The way that they kind of went around us, it was almost like they were just monitoring us.

Senior radar specialist Kevin Day says he watched as many as 100 of the mysterious craft fly through the Navy’s airspace with impunity, over the coming days. Finally, on the fourth day, he scrambled to FA teams to intercept one of them. And when one of the pilots arrived on the scene, she says she spotted a single UFO hovering over the water. “There was something in the water. There was turning. We were all clamoring to get on the radio. What is that?”

G: We tracked it going from 30,000 feet down to sea level, like within no time at all, and sonar said they got a hit.

Voorhis claims the ship sonar operators had seen something else extraordinary. The object plunged into the ocean, and then accelerated to a speed twice as fast as the Navy’s fastest attack submarine.

G: Coordinate and as one of the sonar guys are going 70 plus knots under the water.

the USS Louisville, a 6000 ton nuclear powered submarine was patrolling just below the surface, or he says he spoke with the sub sonar team to try to understand what was happening.

C: You heard firsthand from the sonar technicians that they got a hit.
G: Yeah.
C: Do you have names of those individuals?
G: None of them want to talk about.
C: You’ve reached out to one of them yet.
G: Pretty much, you got who will say anything.
C: Okay.
G: And there was only one sonar guy could get ahold of and he doesn’t want to his want to go on record. He doesn’t want anything to do with it. Matter of fact he had asked me not to contact him ever again.
C: Let’s talk about how the tapes are normally handled.

Day claims the Princeton’s communications for that week were erased, but he doesn’t know how or why Voorhis says something even stranger happened.

G: A helicopter arrived. People got off the helicopter, they came in and they requested all the data recording. And right after that I was requested to hand over all the data recording tapes, and anything that wasn’t recorded on during the event, I was trying to erase, just in case there was anything on it.
C: And in why was that we provided an explanation?
G: No, no, I wouldn’t have been viewed any explanation, it was just expected of me to do it.
C: How unusual was this request to destroy to raise this data?
G: It was completely unprecedented. I’ve never been asked to take the district data ever.
C: There was no scuttlebutt about where these tapes were going, known for what purpose or…
G: Basically just understood that they were going.

S = Steve Justice
L = Luis Elizondo (Interviewer of History Channel)

For decades, Catalina has been a hotspot for reports of unidentified aerial phenomena. The most credible sighting was reported by Kelly Johnson, the founder of Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works division, and the mastermind of the SR-71 Blackbird. On January 20, 1954 Johnson filed this official report with the Air Force, in which he and two test pilots described seeing a large craft flying north of Catalina.

S: Kelly was at his ranch, and the other gentleman were up doing flight tests, so they saw it from two different vantage points, which is interesting. It wasn’t just from a single vantage point. The most significant part of Kelly’s memo, is the fact that it was profound enough that he felt compelled to write it down and send it to the Air Force tells me he considered it to be really important.

While his work at Lockheed Martin is classified, Justice is aware of a test flight that happened the same week as the Nimitz incident. When NASA launched a hypersonic unmanned craft, the X-43 scramjet in the same airspace.

S: You know, the X-43 is interesting. The fact that it flew in this time frame can make it a suspect. Listen back and analyze it from several perspectives. Here’s a photo from NASA, on the X-43 hanging on the wing of a B-52, you can see the work crews.
L: While the vehicle was whatever, this tic-tac was was 40 feet, and that is backed up by radar in the video.
S: So, the speed itself. The X-43 was hypersonic which has been to Mach Five or above. So, here’s what it takes to accelerate.
L: That’s a huge signature, man. We that’s just, everybody’s gonna see that thing for 100 miles.
S: So, that means this qualifies as a disqualifying element, in and of itself. What else too?
L: Well, here’s, here’s the strange part. It was seen at a lot of the altitude anywhere between 80,000 feet down the sea level.
S: You know, hypersonic vehicles that we work on today, want to be above 50,000 feet. As we step back and look at all the different pieces of evidence that we have, you know, this image. We have, you know, from incidents, you don’t see any exhaust plumes. And they would show up in this, in this type of image. The shape is wrong. The flight regime, the point in the sky that it flies is wrong, how it flies is wrong. Now the parts we have right are some hypersonic velocities.

* Cited from “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation”
* X-43 Specifications – Maximum speed:12,144km/h, Maximum altitude: 100,065ft, Decommissioned in November 2004

  • Eyewitness Date: November 14, 2004
  • Position of the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group 11: Sea area about 100 miles (160km) south-southwest of San Diego, California
  • Position of the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group:
    *At 11:30am (Local Time), at north latitude 31°12.3′, and west longitude 117°52.2′
    *At 2:10pm (Local Time), at north latitude 31°29.3′, and west longitude 117°52.8′
  • Interceptor coordinates (interceptor target point): About 300km south-southwest of San Diego
  • Encounter fighter: Two F/A-18F Super Hornets *F (double-seat)
  • Encounter time: 2:10pm – 2:40pm
  • Encounter pilots [First Cycle]:
    *No. 1: Anonymous wingman pilot (Naval Officer, female pilot of a mutual support aircraft paired with Commander Fravor at the time.)
    *No.2: Lieutenant Commander Jim Slaight (Group Leader of VFA-41 Strike Fighter Squadron Black Aces, Serving as a Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) for Commanding Officer Fravor’s wingman at that time)
    *No.3: Commander David Fravor (Wingman’s superior, Commander of VFA-41 Squadron, Retired from U.S. Navy, Current private aviation consultant)
    *No. 4: Anonymous WSO (WSO crew of Fravor’s aircraft)
  • Return Time: 2:50pm – 3:10pm
  • Encounter situation:
    Wingman, who was conducting an air defense exercise as part of the Combat Air Patrol (CAP) in a two-plane formation with her superior officer, David Fravor, was headed to their Hold Point, known only to the pilots and those on board ship with a need to know, consisting of predetermined latitude, longitude and altitude points as instructed.
    There was a E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft guiding the aircrafts overhead.
    Thirty minutes after the takeoff, the two planes were suddenly told by Princeton air traffic controllers to abort the training and take up the intercept order mission instead of the command they would normally receive from the E-2 Hawkeye.
    The pilots of the two planes, who had not been informed of the target, were confused when they arrived at the target point, about 160 miles south-southwest of San Diego, and could not find anything.

W = Wingman Pilot
L = Luis Elizondo (Interviewer of History Channel)

W: We were operating off the coast of California and designated military working area with our carrier strike group. We launched to perform a practice flight against each other to rehearse our maneuvers.

On November 14, 2004, this pilot took off from the deck of the Nimitz as the wingman to a second jet flown by her squadron commander.
She soon found herself in the middle of one of the most significant UFO encounters on record.

L: It was daylight, and it wasn’t in the middle of the night?
W: Oh, yeah, clear blue skies, middle of the day.

Normally fighter pilots are directed by a radar plane known as a Hawkeye. But the two F-18 Super Honets are suddenly redirected by controllers on the USS Princeton.

W: We were interrupted by a shipboard controller. Their tone was urgent and their requests were… unusual. This is not an exercise, this is a real world intercept. Didn’t have much experience, I thought maybe it was a drag runner or something coming up the coast of Mexico, and I thought “Wow, that’d be cool.”

With no information about their target, as the two jets arrived at the designated location, they were confused.

W: My heart sank. There was something in the water. There was churning, and I went from being sort of giddy excited to thinking, “Oh my god, now we’re unseen commanders of a wrack somebody crashed and this aircraft is sinking.”
L: And this is when you noticed an object?
W: We were all clamoring to get on the radio, “Do you see in the water? What is that?”

A bizarre craft is hovering over the turning one.

L: What does it look like?
W: No windows, no flat surfaces.
L: So no wheels at all? No wings, no…?
W: Smooth, white, no intakes, no smoke trails, it looked like a giant tic-tac.
L: Give me a rough size.
W: Maybe 40 feet.
L: OK. 40 feet. Fair enough.
W: Larger enough to scare the enemy. It was so unnerving because it was so unpredictable. High G, rapid velocity, rapid acceleration. So you’re wondering: How can I possibly fight this? We have no ordinance on board, you know, unless one of us ran this thing which the way it was maneuvering would have been impossible. So I stayed high cover.

As Fravor attempted to get a closer look, his wingman watched from above.

W: The object seemed to recognize that we were there and went from this very low altitude to maneuver in an erratic, very rapid manner. So, hair on the back of my neck standing up. I’m thinking I’m going to be watching a disaster here.

On the other hand, Commander David Fravor, who also received an intercept order from Princeton air traffic controllers during a combat air patrol (CAP) exercise, described his encounter with the unidentified object (AAV/UFO) as follows.

D = David Fravor

D: I was the commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron for VFA-41 Black Aces. We were flying brand new Super Hornets. Air defense exercise to good guys against two bad guys, probably 70 miles 60 miles off the coast, in the gap between San Diego and Ensenada.

Suddenly, the pilots were contacted by the radar operators on the Princeton.

D: The Princeton control comes up and says, “we’re gonna suspend training, We have real world testing.”

The pilots are revectored to a new destination, but aren’t told why.

D: So we start heading off to the west, the other plane is on my left hand side.

W: I was the junior pilot, trying to keep up with the senior pilot, the leader craft.

D: We’re looking at, we don’t see anything on our radars, and we’re talking to each other transfer yourself.

The Princeton’s Aegis SPY radar system is powerful enough to track an object as small as a baseball at an altitude of 80,000 feet. But the jets are flying blind.

W: We were trying to see what was out there, which is difficult when you know what you’re looking for. It’s even harder when you don’t know what you’re looking for.

D: So it goes down 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, it gets all the way down. They get to a point where they can’t separate us from the blip, they can’t merge plan, which means you’re in the same space as whatever you’re looking for and you got to start looking outside because the radar can’t help you anymore.

Then far below in the water, they see what looks like a plane crash, or a submerging submarine. But the weapons officer in the rear seat of the Fravor’s jet spots something else.

D: Here. “Hey Skipper, do you see?” And as he’s saying that I noticed the tic tac. That’s why it has no wings that has no rotors. “What a holy! What is that?”

According to this leaked summary of the incident, contact was made here 30 miles off the coast 70 miles south of the US Mexico border. At first, the strange craft stays close to the surface. Moving on, like anything the pilots had ever seen.

D: This thing would go instantaneous from one way to another similar to if you throw a ping pong ball against the wall. And we start to kind of orbit because now we’re going to watch this. We started right in turn, and we’re going from the clock code, the object is in the middle of the clock, and we’re at six o’clock and we’re driving around the circle. So we get to about nine o’clock and it’s just still doing this little erratic thing kind of moving around this disturbance in the water. And, and I go, “Hey, I’m gonna go check it out” and go down there. As we’re coming down nice and easy we get to about the 12 o’clock position, and all of a sudden it goes and it kind of turns, and it’s now it’s mirror, and it starts coming. “Okay, now it knows we’re here.”

W: It seemed to be aware, and it seems to recognize him.

D: It goes from basically just almost a hover into a pretty aggressive climb up to our altitude when there’s a bit of fear because now you’re out there dealing with something that you have no idea what it is. It’s actually reacting to what we’re doing. Kind of pull a nose, you know, towards going to be and he’s coming up, he just rapidly accelerates beyond anything that I’ve ever seen crosses my nose. And it’s gone. And I’m like, “Wow!”

The tic tac appears to have vanished. But as the jet streak towards a prearranged rendezvous location, no one was in the CAP point. The radio chatter comes frantic.

D: Controller from the Princeton comes up right as we’re doing all this and says “Hey Sir, you’re not going to believe…” He goes, “but that thing is at your CAP point.”

According to Fravor, the tic tac accelerated from a standing position and flew approximately 60 miles in under a minute as fast as 3700 miles an hour. How did the tic tac know the pilot’s CAP point? And how did it accelerate so quickly?

D: You got something that can accelerate and disappear and then show up 60 miles away. Kind of an all a little bit because you go “Whoa!” We don’t have that, you know, and I’m talking we’re flying to one of the premier airplanes on the planet. What was this? There was a capability out there I don’t know where it’s from, not saying it’s from outer space, but not saying it’s from here either.

In addition, Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU), a U.S. UFO research group, reports about this incident as the following: (See the original report from here.)

They were ordered to a heading of 270 degrees (due west) at a range of about 60 miles and were given intercept coordinates at 20,000 feet.

Looking down, Fravor and Slaight saw a disturbance in the water. They did not know the cause. Fravor thought possibly a downed aircraft as he estimated that the disturbance might be caused by an object about the size of a 737 (about 120 feet in length) roughly 10-15 feet under the surface of the ocean and causing a disturbance of the calm water above it as the water broke over the object.

As the “FastEagles” continued to observe the water disturbance from an altitude of 20,000 feet, all four pilots saw an additional anomaly. CDR Fravor described a white “Tic-Tac” shaped object, with perhaps two small appendages hanging below its belly, moving just above the water disturbance. The object had no wings or exhaust and its movement had no observable effect on the calm ocean surface such as that of a rotor wash from a helicopter. CDR Fravor estimated the object to be 50 feet above the water and he described its movement as follows:

“It’s almost like a ping pong ball. So when it goes right it can stop instantly, and it goes back left, it goes straight forward, it is randomly moving around, very erratic.”

CDR Fravor decided to descend towards the object to investigate and he informed his WSO in his back seat they were headed down. Fravor dropped to about 12,000 to 16,000 feet. His wingman, which included LCDR Slaight as the WSO, remained at 20,000 feet and were able to observe both Fravor’s aircraft and the “Tic-Tac” during their engagement. CDR Fravor describes his engagement with the “Tic-Tac”:

“So we passed through about the twelve o’clock position and we’re descending. It [The “Tic-Tac”] kind of recognizes that we’re there and it starts to mirror us. [The same thought went through the wingman pilot’s mind who stated, ‘The UFO turned on them as if it knew or somehow anticipated what they were going to do.”] So now, think of it at the six o’clock position, we’re at the twelve o’clock position. We’re coming down and it starts coming up. So it’s going towards nine o’clock and we’re going towards three o’clock. And we do this all the way around until I get all the way back towards about the nine o’clock position. So I’m still coming down nice and easy and I’m watching this thing. Because it’s just kind of watching us and following. And I’m like, ‘That’s kind of weird.’ So now there’s probably about, let me think, 2,500, it’s probably about maybe 3,000 feet below us and about a mile across the circle. It’s about the size of an F-18. So you know 47 feet long. But it has no wings. I don’t see any exhaust plume, you know, like an older airplane would have smoke. There’s none of that.”

“So as I come across, I’m a little above him. He’s at the three o’clock position and I go, ‘Well, the only way I might get this is to do an aggressive out-of-play maneuver.’ So I dump the nose and I go from the nine o’clock through the vertical down, to go across to the three o’clock. So he’s over here and I go like this [motions cutting across the circle]. So as I get down to about, I’m probably about 60 degrees nose low a little, pulling through the bottom. It starts to accelerate. It has an incredible rate of acceleration. And it takes off and it goes south. And it takes off like nothing I’ve ever seen. It literally is one minute it’s there and the next minute it’s like, poof, and it’s gone.”

LCDR Slaight’s View of CDR Fravor’s Engagement from Above:
LCDR Jim Slaight described the object that CDR Fravor engaged. He also recounted that the object resembled a giant “Tic-Tac,” 40 to 50 feet long, 10 to 15 feet wide, off-white in color, no audible noise or sound, no markings, fins, vents or exhaust type of ports. Slaight said the object had “defined edges” but along those defined edges there appeared to be a “fuzzy or wavy looking border around the entire surfaces of the object.” Around the surface of the object he said, “it looked like what the heat waves would look like coming off a hot paved road or what the carrier deck looked like if you looked across it when in the Gulf in the Mid-East.” This was noted on the edges of the entire object. None of LCDR Slaight’s jetinstrumentation was affected by the encounter.
As CDR Fravor headed down towards the “Tic-Tac,” LCDR Slaight observed that the
object had now started on a direct path towards CDR Fravor’s jet but then changed course and started to circle around the Commander’s plane. Before completely circling CDR Fravor’s plane, the object then stopped and hovered for a second or two and then darted off horizontally at a slight upwardly inclined angle. LCDR Slaight’s description of the object’s ability to suddenly greatly accelerate was similar to CDR Fravor’s. In Slaight’s own words:

“It was there….then it rifled off, out of sight in a split second. It was as if the object was shot out of a rifle. There was no gradual acceleration or spooling up period, it just shot out of sight immediately. I have never seen anything like it before or since. No human could have withstood that kind of acceleration.”

LCDR Slaight believes the object was either autonomous in control or was externally controlled. He feels it was under some type of “intelligent control.” He is not aware of any technology that could maneuver or accelerate in the fashion that this object did on November 14, 2004.

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The physiological limit point of G (G-forces: gravitational acceleration) that ordinary people can endure is said to be 1 to 3G, and for dogfights in fighter planes, 6 to 8G with a G-suit. In addition, the G-forces that are the limits of the airframe structure of fighter planes are 9G for the F-15 Eagle and about 13G at maximum, and 13.5G at maximum for the F-35.
According to the Princeton radar operator, the instrument showed that in 0.78 seconds the UFO moved from a height of 80,000ft (about 24,000m) to 20,000ft (about 6,000m) in an instant and hovered. Based on these data, Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies (SCU), a UFO research group in the United States, has derived the maximum speed and acceleration of the midpoint.

Assumptions: travel time 0.78 sec, vertical travel distance 60,000ft, initial and final velocities are zero, constant acceleration (linear velocity) changes to deceleration in the middle.
-Maximum speed at midpoint 104,895mph (168,818km/h)
-Acceleration 12,250G (G-forces)

They also said that the calculated acceleration of the AAV based on other data ranges from 40G to several hundred G.