The U.S. Navy UFO mystery just became even more of a mystery!

Please refer to my prior blogs on this subject:

February 5, 2018: Did this Navy fighter pilot have a close encounter with a UFO?!

https://mrericksonrules.com/2018/02/05/did-this-navy-fighter-pilot-have-a-close-encounter-with-a-ufo/

July 6, 2018: A leaked Pentagon report admits a US aircraft carrier was harassed for days by a UFO!

https://mrericksonrules.com/2018/07/06/a-leaked-pentagon-report-admits-a-us-aircraft-carrier-was-harassed-for-days-by-a-ufo/

June 20, 2019: UFOs are back in the headlines!

https://mrericksonrules.com/2019/06/20/ufos-are-back-in-the-headlines/

June 24, 2019: UFOs are flying back into the news…, again!

https://mrericksonrules.com/2019/06/24/ufos-are-flying-back-into-the-news-again/

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According to Chris Ciaccia of Fox News, “The U.S. Navy’s acknowledgment that the 2004 videos of an encounter with a UFO were real has caused much consternation.  Now, a new report says two ‘unknown individuals’ told several Naval officers who witnessed the event, known as the USS Nimitz UFO incident, to delete evidence.”

Sounds like “Men in Black!”

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“The report, published in Popular Mechanics, cites interviews with five Navy veterans who discussed what they experienced at the time while they were sailing on the USS Princeton on Nov. 14, 2004, off the coast of southern California.”

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“One of the men, Gary Voorhis, said he was chatting with some of the radar techs on the USS Princeton when he heard them talking about ‘ghost tracks’ and ‘clutter’ on the radar system, a state-of-the-art Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and AEGIS [A name taken from ancient Greek mythology.  An ‘aegis’ was something that offered physical protection. In some stories, it was the thundercloud where Zeus kept the thunderbolts he used as weapons. In others, the aegis was a magical protective cloak made from the skin of the goat that had suckled Zeus as an infant.] Combat System.”

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“The air control systems were taken down, recalibrated to clear out the supposed false alarms when the tracks got clearer, he said.”

‘“Once we finished all the recalibration and brought it back up, the tracks were actually sharper and clearer,’ Voorhis told the news outlet. ‘Sometimes they’d [the UFOs] be at an altitude of 80,000 or 60,000 feet. Other times they’d be around 30,000 feet, going like 100 knots [115mph]. Their radar cross sections didn’t match any known aircraft; they were 100 percent red [unidentified]. No squawk, no IFF (Identification Friend or Foe).’”

“Operations Specialist Senior Chief Kevin Day said in the documentary film, The Nimitz Encounters, that his job was to ‘man the radars and ID everything that flew in the skies.’”

“On or around Nov. 10, approximately 100 miles off the San Diego coast, Day noticed the strange ‘tracks’ on the radar.”

‘“The reason why I say they were weird [is] because they were appearing in groups of five to 10 at a time and they were pretty closely spaced to each other. And they were [at] 28,000 feet going a hundred knots tracking south,’ Day said in the documentary.”

“The Navy eventually sent out fighter jets to get a look at the object[s], with one succeeding in getting it [one] on video–the now-famous black-and-white tape that was released publicly in 2017. Along with that tape, there were two other video recordings from years later that were released publicly by the New York Times, Fox News has previously reported.”

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“The videos in question, [are] known as ‘FLIR1,’ ‘Gimbal’ and ‘GoFast,’”

“The first video of the unidentified object was taken on Nov. 14, 2004, and shot by the F-18's gun camera. The second video was taken on Jan. 21, 2015, and shows another aerial vehicle with pilots commenting on how strange it is. The third video was also taken on Jan. 21, 2015, but it is unclear whether the third video was of the same object or a different one.”

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“After the incident with the ‘Tic Tac’-shaped object that Voorhis said gave off ‘a kind of a phosphorus glow’ at night while darting around, two ‘unknown individuals’ took all of the data recordings.”

Did they hold up a silver thing, and ask you all to look at it as it gave off a big red flash?

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‘“They were not on the ship earlier, and I didn’t see them come on. I’m not sure how they got there,’ said P.J. Hughes, who was miles away from the Princeton, and was unaware of the unidentified objects, in the interview.”

“Hughes added that he was told by his commanding officer to turn over the recently secured hard drives of the airborne early-warning aircraft, the E-2 Hawkeye.”

‘“We put them in the bags, he took them, then he and the two anonymous officers left,’ Hughes said.”

“On the Princeton, Voorhis described a similar situation.”

‘“These two guys show up on a helicopter, which wasn’t uncommon, but shortly after they arrived, maybe 20 minutes [later], I was told by my chain of command to turn over all the data recordings for the AEGIS system,’ Voorhis added in the interview with Popular Mechanics.”

“It may be convenient to blame ‘unknown individuals’ for the disappearance of the tapes, but Cmdr. David Fravor, one of the pilots who was able to get a close view of the object, said people accidentally erased and recorded over them.”

Uh huh.

‘“You know how it is when you go to and from cruise,’ Fravor said in a January interview on The Fighter Pilot Podcast. ‘Someone goes, “What are these? Hey, they look like blank 8mm tapes. We’ll just use them.”’”

Ya…, we know how it goes alright!

“Earlier this year, the Navy issued new classified guidelines on how to report such instances ‘in response to unknown, advanced aircraft flying into or near Navy strike groups or other sensitive military facilities and formations.’”

Uh, ya…, the “guidelines” make it clear that anyone involved should turn everything over to “The Men in Black” immediately and keep their mouths shut next time!

Mr. Erickson Rules will keep you posted if any other news surfaces regarding this whole UFO conundrum.

 

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Here are some recent poll numbers regarding Americans’ beliefs regarding UFOs.

According to a recent article by Christopher Carbone of Fox News, “Two-thirds of Americans say the government knows more than it’s saying about UFOs.”

Well that’s a pretty safe assumption to believe the government knows more about something than it lets on.

“In a Gallup poll released Friday, 68 percent of respondents said the government is not leveling with the public about what it knows, however, it appears that the public remains skeptical of actual sightings of unidentified flying objects.”

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“Only 33 percent of U.S. adults believe that some UFO sightings over the years have in fact been alien spacecraft visiting Earth.”

“The remaining 60 percent are skeptical, saying that all such sightings can be explained by human activity or natural phenomenon.”

“The poll also has a demographic breakdown of which Americans are more likely to believe that UFOs are alien spacecraft.”

Of course…, they had to go “there.”

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“Residents of the West rate the highest, with 40 percent, compared with 32 percent for those in the East and 27 percent in the Midwest. Americans of a lower socioeconomic status are more likely to believe UFOs are real, as well.”

“Socioeconomic status” is the new politically correct term for “how rich you are.”

It sounds like they are entertaining doubts about the intelligence of people based on a lack of wealth.

Far be it for us lowlifes to question the intelligence of all of these well-to-do people who become alcoholic, and drug addicts because their life is so hard.

Far be it for us lowlifes to question the intelligence of all of these well-to-do people who feel the need to go into therapy or rehab on a regular basis because their life is so hard.

Far be it for us lowlifes to question the intelligence of all of these well-to-do people who feel the need commit suicide because their life is so hard.

It must be such a terrible burden to be so intelligent and so rich.

“Intelligence” is a relative term I guess.

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” – Epictetus

“True wisdom is knowing what you don’t know.” – Confucius

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

Are you getting the picture?

“Whether or not Americans believe the government is being honest, it’s clear from the poll that the topic has entered the country’s consciousness, since 86 percent of adults say they have heard of or read about unidentified flying objects.”

WAIT, WHAT?!

I believe we have stumbled across the most important statistic of all here!

The poll says that “86 percent of adults have heard of or read about unidentified flying objects [UFOs].”

I would hope so, since “the country” has been dealing with UFOs for well over 100 years now!

It kind of started with H.G. Wells’ novel “The War of the Worlds,” then Orson Welles’ famous radio broadcast, “The War of the Worlds.”  Then the Roswell incident, then Project Blue Book, followed by thousands of books and hundreds of movies and TV shows on the subject.

What about all of the interest in “Area 51,” intermittent news reports on the subject and the many documentaries that are out there?

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How about the movie series “Alien?”  How about “Star Trek,” “E.T.,” “Close encounters of the Third Kind,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Independence Day,” “Men in Black,” “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Contact,” or “The Thing?”

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How about TV shows like “Ancient Aliens?”  How about shows like “The X-Files,” “The Outer Limits,” “Lost in Space,” “Star Trek,” “3rd Rock from The Sun,” “My Favorite Martian,” “The Invaders,” “Star Gate,” “Alf,” “Mork and Mindy,” or the many others?

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That means that 14% of the adults in the poll have NEVER HEARD OF and are NOT AWARE OF UFOs or aliens at all!

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!

Who are these 14% of people who have never heard of UFOs before?!

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I believe this is virtually impossible.

I mean, you may not believe in UFOs, and that’s okay, but surely you’ve heard of UFOs!

So, what does this mean?

My theory is that these 14% are not telling the truth!

It means this 14% are actually aliens who do not want to give any credence to the whole UFO topic, thus blowing their cover!

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It’s either that or we have 14% of adults out there who are too stupid to even imagine.

On second thought, I guess I could go either way.

Stay thirsty my friends!

 

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UFOs are flying back into the news…, again!

This seems to be a growing trend.  And most of the news has been coming directly from the government or the military…, which is quite unusual.

Typically they are the ones denying this or denying that, or just refusing to comment altogether.

So what’s going on?

According to Sam Dorman of Fox News, “The Defense Department reportedly briefed Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., on Wednesday, along with two other senators as part of what appeared to be heightened efforts to inform politicians about naval encounters with unidentified aircraft.”

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This is highly unusual!  The Defense Department initiating briefings and volunteering information!  Unheard of!

“As part of a program investigating the issue, Navy personnel reportedly told Pentagon officials that they encountered aircraft that appeared to ‘defy the laws of physics and aerodynamics while in military airspace.’”

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“Navy strike group pilots also reported seeing strange objects flying above 30,000 feet at hypersonic speeds with no visible engine or infrared exhaust fumes, according to the New York Times.”

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These comments don’t leave much room for doubt, do they?  The Navy is obviously beginning the process of covering its backside, because they don’t know what else to do at this point.

“Asked if he knew if there was evidence of extraterrestrial life, President Trump said: ‘I think our great pilots would know. And some of them see things a little bit different from the past. We’re watching, and you’ll be the first to know.’”

“Christopher Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, has said that the U.S. knew UFOs existed. ‘We know that UFOs exist. This is no longer an issue,’ he said. ‘The issue is why are they here, where are they coming from, and what is the technology behind these devices that we are observing?’”

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This is a “former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence” saying this.

As I have discussed in previous blogs, if these things are extraterrestrial in nature, we’re dealing with beings that are FAR more advanced than we are.

If we’re dealing with UFOs that have earthly origins, from other countries, then we are in big trouble as well…, because we obviously are lagging far behind someone technology-wise.

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Stay tuned.  I’ll keep you posted on the whole subject of UFOs as more information comes out.

The truth is out there…, and it’s getting closer all the time.

 

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UFOs are back in the headlines!

I must admit that I have an interest and a curiosity in the subject of UFOs.

On one hand my interest and curiosity lies with the possibility that we are being visited by extraterrestrials, and on the other hand we have the U.S. government seemingly trying to cover up this possible UFO activity, which peeks my interest as well.

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Taking the “laws” of nature and physics into consideration, it is extremely likely that there are other intelligent life forms out there in the universe, but it is also extremely unlikely they’ve been able to visit us.

The closest star system to Earth is Alpha Centauri, which is 4.22 million light years away; meaning if we could travel at the speed of light (which we can’t) it would take us 4.22 million years to get there.

And that’s the closest star!

See what I mean when I say “it is also extremely unlikely they’ve been able to visit us.”

But…, we make those assumptions based only on knowing what we know.  We don’t know what we don’t know yet!  Science learns more every day, and Man’s limitations are changed every day as well.  So who knows?

But that begs the question, if nothing is happening regarding UFOs, why the need to cover anything up?

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If nothing is happening regarding UFOs, why the need to draft new guidelines to report these “encounters?”

According to Christopher Carbone for Fox News, this is exactly what the U.S. Nay is currently doing.  “The U.S. Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and other employees to report encounters with ‘unidentified aircraft.’”

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“The new effort comes in response to more sightings of unknown, advanced aircraft flying into or near Navy strike groups or other sensitive military facilities and formations, according to the Navy.”

‘“There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years,’ the Navy said in a statement to Politico, which first reported the move.”

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“For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [U.S. Air Force] take these reports very seriously and investigates each and every report.”

“The initiative comes amid increasing interest from lawmakers and the public following the release of classified files from the Defense Intelligence Agency which revealed the funding of projects that investigated UFOs, wormholes, alternate dimensions and other obscure topics…”

Hmmm.

“That research, first reported by The New York Times in 2017, was funded by the Department of Defense under its Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) and reportedly spent $25 million conducting studies and trying to evaluate multiple unexplained events.”

“Chris Mellon, a former Pentagon intelligence official and ex-staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told Politico that establishing a more structured, official means of reporting what the military now calls ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’ (UAP), rather than ‘unidentified flying objects,’ would be a ‘sea change’ (a profound or notable transformation).”

“Right now, we have a situation in which UFOs and UAPs are treated as anomalies to be ignored rather than anomalies to be explored,” he added.

Christopher Wilson of Yahoo News adds that, “The Navy has updated its guidelines for pilots to report unidentified flying objects, the New York Times reported, following a series of mysterious sightings off the East Coast.”

“The Navy pilots [involved with these sightings] will be part of a new History Channel series, ‘Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.’”

“The newspaper says pilots based on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt saw the objects — some of which they described as spinning like tops and reaching 30,000 feet — during the summer of 2014 through March 2015 in training exercises off the Atlantic coast from Virginia to Florida.  In 2014, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot reported nearly colliding with one [a UFO]. Two pilots were quoted by name in the story. They said they began to see the objects after receiving upgraded radar systems.”

‘“People have seen strange stuff in military aircraft for decades,’ Lt. Ryan Graves said. ‘We’re doing this very complex mission, to go from 30,000 feet, diving down.  It would be a pretty big deal to have something up there.’”

Ya…, I’d say so.

A scene from the History Channel’s “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.” (Image: History Channel)

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There have been other such reports over the years.

The truth is out there my friends.

The truth is out there.

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Harvard professor insists that the space object named “Oumuamua,” which is zipping through our solar system as we speak, could be extraterrestrial in origin!

Abraham (Avi) Loeb, a distinguished Harvard University professor, is not backing down from his claims that a piece of extraterrestrial spacecraft technology may be flying past the orbit of Jupiter at this very moment.

Avi Loeb, one of the top astronomy professors in the world, boasting of decades of Ivy League professorships and hundreds of publicized works in respected astronomy publications, is remaining defiant that the space object, dubbed as “Oumuamua,” first noticed by Hawaiian astronomers in 2017, could be from another civilization.

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“Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as debris from advanced technological equipment,” Loeb and his colleague Shmuel Bialy wrote in Astrophysical Journal Letters in November, according to the Washington Post.

According to Lukas Mikelionis of FoxNews.com, “Since making the shock claim last year, many scientists have criticized Loeb for offering, in their view, the most sensationalist theory of what the object is.”

‘“Oumuamua is not an alien spaceship, and the authors of the paper insult honest scientific inquiry to even suggest it,’ Ohio State University astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter wrote in a tweet.  Other scientists are more diplomatic and haven’t publicly countered Loeb’s claims, only saying that the object is likely just some sort of rock, whether it’s a piece of an asteroid or a comet.”

Mikelionis adds, “But Loeb remains stubborn on this theory, and dismisses the claims that it’s a rock, noting that it’s moving too fast for an inert rock.  He told the [Washington] Post that the object is long yet no more than one millimeter thick, and that it’s so light that sunlight is moving the object out of the solar system.”

“Many people expected once there would be this publicity, I would back down,” Loeb says. “If someone shows me evidence to the contrary, I will immediately back down.”

“It changes your perception on reality, just knowing that we’re not alone,” he continued.

“Even as his theories attracted attention around the world, despite his colleagues’ criticism, Loeb says he’s not afraid of any possible repercussions for spreading his theories and wears it as a badge of honor, showing his unorthodox approach to science.”

I have written a couple blogs already on this subject, and it does not appear to be going away…, the subject, that is, not the object!

Please go back and check out my previous blogs on this subject for some additional perspective.

So, what do you think?  Email me and let me know.

“The universe is a pretty big place.  If it’s just us…, it seems like an awful waste of space.” – Carl Sagan, from his book, and later the movie, “Contact”

 

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