F-18 pilot who filmed UFO gave secret evidence to Congress said he thought it was part of a training
The F-18 pilot who filmed a famous UFO encounter in 2015 gave classified evidence to Congress, explaining that he initially thought the flying object was part of training and latched onto it as an adversary.
New, heavily edited documents released to the government documents repository The black vault revealing that the pilot who encountered an “unexplained aerial phenomenon” off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida in 2015, known as the “Gimbal” sighting, briefed Senate staffers on the event in 2019.
The Navy prefers to refer to the objects in the videos as “unexplained aerial phenomena” (UAP), as opposed to the more commonly used “unidentified flying object” (UFO).
The Navy pilot who encountered the “Gimbal” told the Senators that he initially believed the plane was part of a training course and held on to it as an adversary.
‘Towards the end of one of the night flights (redacted) at sea during the period, he and his pilot noted air contact via (redacted) coming from the east towards the ship. Initially, he thought it could be a simulated advisory aircraft that is also part of the COMPTUEX scenario, but he took a (redacted) lock to investigate further,” the documents said.
‘The contact was at approximately (redacted) With a stable track file, the tow plane determined that it was not a ‘false hit’ and they were able to obtain a lock via the (redacted) which further showed that the vehicle was a (redacted) Via (redacted) it became clear that the pilot had maneuvered the attached documents.
The new documents provide more context to the infamous footage — and additional photos taken by U.S. Navy pilots between mid-2014 and March 2015 that were leaked to the New York Times three years ago, sparking widespread public interest in the phenomenon. led.
One of the videos was shot in November 2004; the other two were shot in January 2015. The three videos were codenamed ‘FLIR1,’ ‘Gimbal’ and ‘GoFast’.
In the videos from 2015, Navy pilots can be heard expressing their disbelief. All three UFO videos were shot by Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets.
The videos were made public and published thanks to efforts by the New York Times, as well as efforts by To The Stars Academy, founded by Tom Delonge, the founder and vocalist of the bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves.
Public interest in UFOs increased in 2017 after the release of Navy pilot images capturing an “unidentified aerial phenomenon” known in UFO circles as “The Gimbal,” pictured above
The pilot who first encountered the ‘Gimbal’ informed the Senate staff about the event in 2019, according to newly released documents
The newly released documents also state that the employees were very receptive to the pilot’s account of the events.
“The overall atmosphere in this meeting was very professional, the professional staff were genuinely interested in his account of what happened during his air vehicle detection in (edited). They continue to show an interest in learning more about this type of detection and are curious to see which way the navy wants to go.’
Two other naval officers who had not encountered UFOs firsthand also offered their knowledge to staffers.
In addition, two ONI naval officers (edited) were also present at this briefing. Both were part of squadrons based at NAS Oceana. While they did not provide first-hand testimony about detecting anomalous aircraft, they were very familiar with the incidents and were questioned several times by the PSM about what they had observed and what they had learned.”
In December 2020, it emerged that two Pentagon reports had been prepared containing detailed classified information about strange sightings.
The DoD’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force released its two classified intelligence “position reports” in 2018 and the summer of 2020, and they circulated widely in the U.S. intelligence community, according to a detailed report by The Debrief based on interviews. with multiple sources of information.
The position reports’ surprising contents included a leaked photo that has never been made public before, reports of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAP) emerging from the ocean and floating through the sky, and an admission that the objects’ alien origins cannot be. are excluded from.
The leaked photo was taken off the east coast of the United States in 2018 by a military pilot using his cell phone camera, the sources said.
The photo was previously described as depicting an “unidentified silver ‘cube’ object” hovering above the ocean at an altitude of about 30,000 to 35,000.
The photo appears to have been taken by the weapons system operator in the back seat of what appears to be an F/A-18 fighter jet.
Experts were stunned by the photo, but noted that the object somewhat resembles a GPS drop probe, an atmospheric profiling device designed to drop from airplanes, usually over a hurricane.
“These revelations are extraordinary and give the public a candid look behind the curtain on how the US government is handling the UFO issue,” Nick Pope, who researched UFOs for the British Ministry of Defense, told DailyMail.com.
This leaked photo, published by The Debrief, shows an ‘unidentified silver ‘cube’ object floating above the ocean at an altitude of about 30,000 to 35,000
The leaked photo was taken off the east coast of the United States in 2018 by a military pilot with his cell phone camera
“What this new information does is confirm that the US government is taking the UFO phenomenon more seriously than ever before,” he added. “I expect further disclosures soon.”
The Pentagon has not confirmed the existence of the two position reports, or the authenticity of a leaked cockpit photo included in one of the reports.
Even more shocking were the revelations in a second revised report by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force in early 2020.
The report delved deeply into the possibility that UAP could move freely through the air and underwater, hurtle across the ocean undetected, and take to the skies at incredible speeds.
The report included an “extremely clear” photo of an unidentifiable triangular plane taking off from the ocean for an F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilot, sources told The Debrief.