Navy Pilots Spot Unidentified Flying Object Over The East Coast, What Could It Be?

Photo by New York Times

Here we go. Again. Unidentified flying objects (UFO) are a dime-a-dozen these days to tickle our curious minds with thoughts of extraterrestrial life somewhere else. This time it might be different, however; now it’s the military which sighted the alleged UFO, specifically two Navy pilots who were out and about in their training over the East Coast of the US.

Lt. Ryan Graves and his wingman were flying on an F/A-18 Super Hornet one day over the East Coast back in 2014, according to an interview with them released just recently. Graves had been a pilot for a decade but it was the first time he and his wingman saw something weird in the skies flying along with their aircraft.

It appeared to be a spinning unidentified flying object which also flew at amazing speeds and stayed up in the air for hours. Graves suggested that such a feat would not be possible for any aircraft today, “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect,” he explained.

“The video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns — something beyond the physical limits of a human crew,” recalled Graves further. Back in 2004, a similar incident took place and was even caught on video:

Of course, no one is sure what the navy pilots witnessed or caught on camera. One of them even nearly collided his aircraft with it and he caught a glimpse of the object; it was described looking “like a sphere encasing a cube.” Suggestions range from the usual extraterrestrial crafts to the more skeptical “advanced military drone experiments.”

Apparently, even the Department of Defense set up a little-known program for studying such phenomenon and monitoring potential UFOs back in 2012 but it was cut short over funding issues. Until now, no one is sure what the said object is. We’re not saying it’s drunk aliens, of course. What could it be? Feel free to discuss in the comments.

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