All right! Now we're getting somewhere. Whenever I tell my friends I covered a UFO landing in Kecksburg, PA years ago, they always look at me like I'm a nutcase. Well, now a Navy pilot reports seeing one that looked like a giant Tic Tac and it's been revealed that the Defense Department has a formal program to study unidentified flying objects.
And, they apparently were caught on tape.
So I'm not a weirdo nutcase after all. I could simply never understand how people could be so arrogant as to think we are the only creatures in the universe, vast as it is.
Former U.S. Navy pilot Cmdr. David Frevor reported seeing a flying object about the size of his plane that looked like a Tic Tac following a routine training mission. The object moved rapidly and unlike any other thing he had ever seen in the air.
Reports of Frevor's apparent UFO sighting this week prompted the Pentagon to acknowledge for the first time the existence of a recent program dedicated to studying UFOs. Funding ran out for the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program in 2012, but efforts reportedly are continuing.
It wasn't just Cmdr. Frevor who saw the Tic Tac UFOs, either. Just before leaving his Defense Department job two months ago, intelligence officer Luis Elizondo arranged to secure the release of three of the most unusual videos in the Pentagon’s secret vaults: raw footage from encounters between fighter jets and “anomalous aerial vehicles” — in other words, UFOs. Just check out the video above.
The videos, shot with cockpit cameras, show oval-shaped vessels that, on screen, look like giant flying Tic Tacs. The strange aircraft appear to hover briefly before sprinting away at speeds that elicit gasps and shouts from the pilots.
Elizondo told reporters that he wanted to shed light on a program he ran for seven years: a low-key Defense Department operation to collect and analyze reported UFO sightings, according to The Washington Post.
The Post reported that the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program was confirmed officially for the first time Saturday by a Pentagon spokesman. The acknowledgment came in response to media inquiries, generated in part by a start-up company Elizondo has joined since retirement, which specializes in promoting UFO research for scientific and entertainment purposes.
So I'm not nuts after all. I just never imagined that UFOs would look like giant Tic Tacs. I always figured they would be flying saucers that would spin at an incredible speed, and I never could understand how those creatures from beyond who were inside wouldn't get dizzy!