Tic Tac Incident: Retired US Navy Pilot Recalls UFO Encounter On Eve Of US Government Report
A day before a long-talked-about UFO report was released by the US government, a retired naval officer recalled his encounter with an unidentified flying object.
Retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander Alex Dietrich has received some Meida attention due to his personal experience with UFOs. “I don’t consider myself a whistleblower … I don’t identify as a UFO,” Reuters said, citing the former pilot.
During a routine training mission in 2004, Dietrich and his then-commander noticed an unusual “churning” of the ocean surface before seeing “a smooth white oblong object resembling a large Mint breath Tic Tac fly at high speed over water. “
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When they attempted to engage with the object, “it appeared to react in a way that we did not recognize” as it appeared to lack “visible flight control surfaces or propulsion means”, Dietrich recounted.
“We don’t know what it was, but it could have been a natural occurrence of human activity. But the point was, it was strange and we couldn’t recognize it,” she said.
Lack of data to prove extraterrestrial origin
Meanwhile, the UFO report, released by the US government on Friday, did not indicate any specific reason or cause behind the sighting of unidentified flying objects. The researchers concluded that they lacked sufficient data to determine the nature of mysterious flying materials.
In the unclassified nine-page report, which was released to Congress and the public, investigators found no extraterrestrial link when examining 144 sightings of planes or other devices – mostly by staff of the US Navy.
“It is clear that we need to improve our ability to further analyze the remaining PAN sightings, although we accept that there are limits to our ability to characterize and understand some of the sightings we have,” one official said. by the press. Associated Press agency.
Apparently, in 18 cases witnesses saw “unusual” movement patterns or flight characteristics. But the report failed to conclude whether the sightings had an extraterrestrial connection, saying further analysis was needed on the matter. However, analysts also haven’t completely ruled out extraterrestrial origins.
Asked about any possible connection to “aliens,” one of the officials said: “It is not the task of the task force, to assess any sort of search for alien life. It is not what the task force is. we are responsible for doing. “
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The report, however, marked a turning point for the U.S. government after its military and other defense organizations spent years searching for unidentified flying objects and saucers – which the government officially calls Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP ) – since the 1940s.
Once the domain of science fiction and “ufologists,” the subject of UAPs – particularly UFOs – has gained the attention of the Pentagon and intelligence agencies in recent years.
US Senator Marco Rubio, one of the driving forces in commissioning the report, said: “For years the men and women we trust to defend our country have reported encounters with unidentified planes that had superior abilities, and for years their concerns were often ignored and ridiculed. This report is an important first step in cataloging these incidents. “
Of the 144 observations that were examined, only one was classified as “overhead congestion”. It is believed to be a large deflating balloon. The rest have not been classified due to lack of appropriate data and information.
The report listed five potential categories for UAPs, including the possibility that foreign adversaries would use unknown technology to fly unidentified objects into U.S. territory.
The Department of Defense will now develop a new strategy to collect information on potential UFO sightings over the next three months.
“It is essential that the United States maintain the safety and security of operations at DoD ranges,” Assistant Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks wrote in a note released Friday.
She added, “To this end, it is equally essential that all US military crews or government personnel report any time aircraft or other devices interfere with military training. This includes observation and reporting of UAPs.
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