The Day 2 Navy Airmen Came In Contact with a U.F.O [VIDEO]
It should come as no surprise that Navy pilots see some strange things while flying. Sometimes it’s just the sun hitting an object at the right angle or a flash of light. But sometimes these pilots capture video of flying objects that simply cannot be explained. This is one of those times.
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Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight were flying their F/A-18F near the coast of San Diego in November 2004, when they heard a strange crackling sound on the radio. The two men thought nothing of it as there is often static on radio transmissions.
However, not long after that, the two saw a mysterious object flying that “accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Fravor recalled in an interview with the New York Times. He said the object would appear around 80,000 ft and rapidly shoot down towards 20,000 ft within seconds.
Intrigued, the two men began doing searches for the craft on a regular basis. On one search, after being informed by the radar operator that “we’ve got a real-world vector for you,” they thought it might be the same unidentified flying object they have been chasing for the last two weeks.
Fravor and Slaight headed towards the UFO’s last known location. As the two looked around for a visual, Fravor looked down towards the sea.
He said he wasn’t sure why he looked down, but he recalled seeing a shiny object right below the surface of the sea. According to the Times, Fravor said the object made the sea churn and begin to boil as if something hot was in the water.
Fravor claimed the object was moving erratically, but he estimated it was 40 ft long and oval shaped. As Fravor approached, the object began trekking towards him as if the two were about to meet in the middle.
At the last second, the object bolted away, according to Fravor. Fravor and Slaight were then told the object with now being marked as 60 miles away.
As the duo flew to the new location, they received an ominous radio transmitting from the operator. “Sir, you won’t believe it,” the operator said, “but that thing is at your cap point.” Fravor was in disbelief as the object that was suddenly right in front of him had moments earlier been tracked some 60 odd miles away.
“We were at least 40 miles away, and in less than a minute this thing was already at our cap point,” Fravor frantically said. When the two F/A-18Fs arrived at the location, the object had vanished. Even after retiring, he still is mocked for his “so-called” experience.
Fravor says he doesn’t care. He knows what he saw. But his real wish? “I want to fly one,” he says. The Pentagon has since released the video Fravor recorded in 2004. Check it out below.