Following a New York Times’ investigation last year into the secret U.S. military investigation into UFO sightings, a newly obtained report provides additional details on a 2004 sighting.
According to the leaked Pentagon report, obtained by a local Las Vegas news station, a number of Anomalous Aerial Vehicles (AAV) were detected by the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in November 2004 over the course of a week.
The incidents occurred while conducting training exercises off the coast of southern California near Mexico.
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Starting Nov. 10, 2004, the USS Princeton detected Anomalous Aerial Vehicles via radar descending rapidly from 60,000 feet to 50 feet, and then hover over the area for a brief period of time before taking off at high velocities.
According to the report, the object wasn’t able to be tracked.
A few days later, a pair of F/A-18F Super Hornets belonging to VFA-41, callsign FASTEAGLE 01, were directed to find out what the strange radar sightings were.
Cmdr. David Fravor said he noticed a Tic Tac-like object hovering over the water. He said that it seemed like water was boiling below the object.
According to the report, the object may have been an AAV and could have been clocked or invisible to the human eye.
Cmdr. Jim Slaight said the object seemed like a whiteboard and was white with no edges.
When Fravor attempted to intercept the target, it took evasive action and flew away at supersonic speeds.
After returning to the Nimitz, Fravor was ridiculed for what he saw during the incident, according to the report.