(ORDO NEWS) — The United States Navy Security Center, at a special request from reporters at The Drive, presented reports on US military encounters with “unidentified flying objects” (or air events). According to published material , seven of the incidents occurred at different times from 2013 to 2014 in mid-air off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina, known as W-72 Warning Zone. The eighth incident occurred in 2019, involving the Growler EA-18G, flying over another part of the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Maryland, called the W-386 warning zone.
According to The Drive staff , the request processing officer stated that these are the only eight reports from the Aviation Security System that contain information about naval aviation collisions with UFOs, balloons and other similar objects. Moreover, three “meetings” took place in the airspace of exclusive use: therefore, no other vessels had the right to fly in this region. However, several incidents were reported last year.
So, in one of the reports, on March 26, 2014 the pilot of the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet fighter noticed “an unknown aircraft of a small size, about the size of a suitcase, in silver.” The pilot was at a distance of 304 meters from the object and could not identify it, and subsequently completely lost sight of it. Other pilots described some of the “flying objects” they saw as “unmanned aerial systems.”
For example, in November 2013, a pilot, again, an F / A-18E Super Hornet, flying out of an airfield in Virginia, using a radar, found an object in the warning zone W-72, which was located at an altitude of 3.6 kilometers and was moving at a speed of 0 , Mach 1. “The aircraft had a wingspan of about five feet and was painted white with no other distinguishing features,” said the pilot, who had been following an unidentified vehicle for an hour.
Another documented incident occurred in February 2019: the crew of a deck-based electronic warfare aircraft EA-18G Growler reported that at an altitude of eight kilometers, pilots saw a “red weather balloon” (an unmanned aerial balloon designed to study the atmosphere), and the activity of any of these devices in this region have not been registered or confirmed by the authorities. What this apparatus actually was – the military did not recognize.
However, the Navy does not describe the objects seen by the pilots as alien, and experts emphasize that for such incidents, as a rule, one can find logical, “earthly” explanations. Moreover, according to astrophysicists, even the absence of such does not make plausible arguments that they were representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations.
A few weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Defense officially released videos that allegedly captured unidentified flying objects. Then the Pentagon said that such a “transparency policy” is intended to “clarify any misconceptions to the public about whether these frames are real”, which previously leaked to the Internet. However, the department did not give an explanation for this.
Despite the fact that the military called the presented videos genuine, many experts doubted this. So, Oleg Kurbatov, the founder of the Russian Ufological Society, said in a commentary to RIA Novosti that obscure objects could be added “to the video deliberately – for the sake of additional funding for the US military.”
“The leak of these videos was a long time ago, and it is obvious that no one could extract anything from these records. Since no important information has leaked, from the military’s point of view, you can remind yourself of yourself by making an official statement on a hype topic, including justifying it with a demonstration of factual material about your previous budget expenses and justifying the request for new funding, ”he stated.
And the head of the Space Policy Institute, Ivan Moiseev, in turn, considered that the alleged UFOs captured on those videos could be explained by atmospheric or radar phenomena.
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