The captain of USS Nimitz says his crew has an “obligation” to ensure that the airspace is free of UFOs
The US Navy supercarrier commander, the USS Nimitz, has revealed that his crew has an “obligation” to ensure that airspace is free of UFOs.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Captain Max Clark said it is important that his ship and everyone on it are protected against Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) – the term for UFOs used by the Navy.
This is just a few weeks after the Office of Naval Intelligence revealed the existence of a classified, non-released video regarding the meetings of the Nimitz transport group in 2004 with a ‘Tic Tac’ shaped UFO.
The existence of the video was revealed in response to a request from researcher Christian Lambright’s Freedom of Information Act and published by Lambright’s friend Paul Dean.
The video is probably the full version of a leaked 76-second video clip that the Ministry of Defense has admitted was authentic.
Captain Max Clark, commanding officer of the USS Nimitz, tells DailyMail.com that it is important that his ship and everyone on it are protected from UFOs after the Nimitz group met with a UFO in 2004.
This is only a few weeks after the Office of Naval Intelligence has revealed the existence of a classified, unreleased video from a UFO. The classified video is probably the full version of the leaked clip of 76 seconds (above) that circulated online from 2007 and was confirmed as authentic in 2017
The recordings were made by a pilot using a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) pistol camera on an F / A-18 Super Hornet that flew over the Pacific Ocean.
Speaking to DailyMail.com on the Nimitz Bridge, Captain Clark said about the bizarre encounter: “From my perspective, we have an obligation to ensure that airspace is free, whether it is UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) or UAV ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). ), this is part of the airspace.
Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs for the UK Department of Defense in the 1990s, said Captain Clark’s remarks come as a surprise because there are “huge sensitivities” about the Nimitz incident
“It adds another level of … from a pilot’s point of view, to see and avoid, and also our radar systems that also look for things like that, just to make sure everyone is safe.”
Captain Clark from Philadelphia, who took command of Nimitz on August 1, 2019, was not aboard the Nimitz when the unusual sighting was recorded 16 years ago.
And the experienced officer would not be drawn further on the video or the close encounters of the navy of the third kind.
Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs in the official years for the British Ministry of Defense, said Captain Clark’s comments come as a surprise.
The commentator told DailyMail.com: “These are fascinating comments and it is interesting that they were made at all, because the Ministry of Defense recently took over the answer to all UFO-related questions from the media, after some tension between them and the American navy.
‘But the ship’s captains are characters with a strong will who are not friendly to be muzzled.
“That said, the commander was fully informed, because the official line speaks in general terms about the need to guard against unauthorized raids in restricted military airspace, with the aim of promoting safety.
“What is trivialized by everyone is the astonishing fact that the US government still doesn’t know what these objects are.”
“The DOD line is that the objects that naval pilots saw during the USS Nimitz incident remain” unidentified. “
Pope added that there are “huge sensitivities” about the Nimitz incident and the recent recognition by the US Navy that it has the secret, unreleased video has put the affair back in the spotlight. And Captain Clark’s remarks further fuel speculation around the images that have stunned the world.
At least six Super Hornet pilots made visual or instrumental contact with the UFO on 14 November 2004.
The encounters, recorded in countless interviews with first-hand witnesses, remain a mystery, and the incredible speed and movements of the object have led to speculation that it was extraterrestrial in origin.
Chad Underwood, the former Navy pilot who made the famous leaked video clip, broke his silence last month in an interview with New York Magazine
Underwood flew in an F / A-18F Super Hornet as part of the carrier group USS Nimitz (above) when he encountered an “unidentified air phenomenon”
A map shows the rough location of the USS Nimitz transport group during the 2004 meeting
The original FLIR video of the Nimitz meetings leaked online as early as 2007.
Witnesses say that clips of the video were widely distributed on the Navy intranet – used to communicate between ships in the carrier group – and that an unknown sailor in the group probably leaked him first.
The clip became one of the most acclaimed evidence in the UFO community when the Pentagon confirmed its authenticity in 2017.
Last month, Chad Underwood, the former Navy pilot who made the famous leaked video clip, broke his silence in an interview with New York Magazine.
He said the elongated, wingless “Tic Tac” shaped object was spotted off the Pacific coast of Mexico.
He also revealed that the Ticonderoga class guided rocket cruiser USS Princeton, part of Carrier Strike Group 11, followed mysterious planes on an advanced AN / SPY-1B passive radar for about two weeks.
The radar contacts were so inexplicable that the system was even turned off and restarted to check for bugs – but operators continued to track the unknown plane.
On November 14, Commander David Fravor said he was flying in an F / A-18F Super Hornet when he made visual contact with the object, which appeared to be diving under water, surfaced and disappeared from view as he tried to approach it.
When Fravor landed on the deck of the Nimitz, Underwood was just getting ready to record his own training run.
Fravor told Underwood about the bizarre encounter and urged Underwood to keep his eyes open.
He remembers how he suddenly saw a beep on his radar before following it on his FLIR camera.
“What struck me the most was how erratic it was,” Underwood told the magazine.
“And what I mean by” irregular “is that the changes in altitude, airspeed, and aspect were just different from things I ever encountered before flying into other air targets.”
The FOIA reply letter above revealed that Office of Naval Intelligence has ‘TOP SECRET’ briefing slides and ‘SECRET’ video regarding the meetings with the USS Nimitz career group in 2004
Underwood says the object did not obey the laws of nature and dropped from 50,000 feet to 100 feet in seconds, which he says is “not possible.”
Underwood added that he saw no signs of an engine heat plume or any sign of propulsion.
However, the pilot refuses to speculate whether the object is an alien spaceship or not.
“That is not my job. But I saw something. And it was also seen through eyeballs by both my commander, Dave Fravor, and the Marine Corps Hornet squadron commander who was there too. “
DailyMail.com spoke with Nimitz commander Captain Captain Clark about the incident after being invited aboard the amazing 95,000-ton ship earlier this month.
We went with the crew on a five-day training mission in the Pacific and saw first-hand the great opportunities.
The Nimitz-class super carrier is capable of reaching more than 30 knots (35 mph) and is one of the ten nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in the US fleet.
We observed flight operations when F / A-18 Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers and a handful of F-35C stealth fighters were launched from the ship and brought to land.
The Nimitz is the leading ship of its class, one of the largest warships in the world and the flagship of Carrier Strike Group Eleven (CSG-11) with Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) on board.
The home base is Kitsap Navy Base in Washington and the ship is named after the legendary fleet admiral Chester W. Nimitz (1885–1966), who helped the US defeat the Japanese Navy in World War II.