Something strange is occurring within the darker corners of our often secretive federal government as of late, and it has many Americans wondering if the truth is really out there.
For decades, our nation has been fascinated by the strange goings-on in the skies above our heads. While UFO sightings have been around for centuries, American pop culture became a new breeding ground for extraterrestrial hysteria after a mysterious incident on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico back in 1947. During that incident, a rancher named Will Brazel came upon strange debris while working the land. After hearing about “flying saucers” the very next day, Brazel believed that he may have had some evidence of a crash of such an object.
Ultimately, the federal government swooped in, gathering all of the material and proclaiming that this was nothing more than a lost weather balloon. The story has felt fishy for many, and the ensuing conspiracy theory about the alleged US government coverup of a crashed UFO has been a part of American folklore ever since.
Recently, UFO experiences have been the subject of a great many government disclosures, particularly from the Navy, where pilots have reported simply wild encounters…sometimes even with video evidence.
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One pilot in particular had a harrowing “near-miss” with something he can’t explain.
A pilot with the U.S. Navy almost collided with an unidentified flying object during a mission near Virginia Beach in late 2014, according to a New York Times report published Sunday. The UFO, which the Super Hornet pilot said resembled a “sphere encasing a cube,” was one of many “strange objects” reportedly seen by Navy pilots in the skies over the East Coast between the summer of 2014 and early 2015.
His description of the craft is also fascinating.
The flying objects “had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds,” several pilots told the Times. The objects were seen performing maneuvers “beyond the physical limits of a human crew” like turning instantaneously, the pilots said.
The Navy recently made headlines for changing their internal UFO reporting methods after personnel deemed the frequency of these occurrences too great to warrant the former, lackluster protocol.
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