US Navy's new UFO sightings revealed

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 13 jul 2021, 10:21 por Plataforma Sites Dgac   [ actualizado el 13 jul 2021, 10:22 ]
At the end of March, 2021, a US media outlet reported new incidents in which United States Navy vessels carrying out operations offshore California were allegedly besieged by unidentified aerial phenomena on consecutive nights in July, 2019.
The US destroyer USS Kidd.

A member of a US Navy's "SNOOPIE" team.

The US Navy's Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday.
In an investigation by The Drive’s The War Zone, Adam Kehoe and Marc Cecotti revealed that during the nights of July 14, 15, 25 and 30, 2019, at least six unidentified flying objects flew in the vicinity of the US Navy’s destroyer USS Kidd.

In that area of the Pacific Ocean there also were the destroyers USS Rafael Peralta, USS Russell, USS John Finn and USS John Hamilton, so their crews were also able to observe the phenomena of unknown origin and all this prompted an investigation that reached the higher levels of the Navy hierarchy and that also involved elements of the Coast Guard and the FBI.

According to the authors of The War Zone’s article, the first news about the incident came to light last year through documentary maker Dave Beaty. Aftwerwards, the authors requested more information from the relevant authorities under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which resulted in the release of the logs of the vessels involved. 

Unidentified “drones”

According to the log corresponding to July 14, the incidents began at 10:00 p.m., local time, with the observation of what the Navy personnel called “drones” or “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAV).

There were two flying objects of unknown origin in the vicinity of the USS Kidd, so the destroyer deployed the Ship Nautical Or Otherwise Photographic Interpretation and Exploitation team, or “SNOOPIE team,” an onboard photographic intelligence team tasked with documenting unknown contacts, events of interest, and other objects of interest on short order.

Moments after the sighting, the destroyer entered a restricted communications condition to enhance operational security, which was entered in the log under the code name “River City 1.”

Less than 10 minutes after the first detection, the USS Kidd notified the USS Rafael Peralta, which then activated its own SNOOPIE team, and the log of that second vessel shows that the USS John Finn also recorded the sighting of two “drones” above it.

The USS Rafael Peralta’s log describes the observation of a white light on the destroyer’s deck, which managed to stay at the same speed of 16 knots to remain floating above the destroyer’s helicopter landing pad.

The article highlights that the drone was operating in low visibility conditions —less than a mile— and at night. In total, that meeting lasted more than 90 minutes, far longer than the amount of time that commercially available drones can operate.

Civilian vessels were also nearby, such as the Bass Strait freighter, the Liberian Sigma Triumph freighter and the ORV Alguita. 

Second night

The next day, July 15, 2019, the USS Rafael Peralta was the first destroyer who observed unidentified objects and deployed its SNOOPIE team at 8:39 p.m., local time. The USS Kidd did the same at 9:00 p.m., local time, after observing the objects, and at 9:20 p.m., local time, its log reads “multiple UAVs around the ship.”

That night, unusual activity was also recorded around the USS Russell. Its log recorded that the drones descended and made movements forward, backwards, to the right and to the left.

The USS Rafael Peralta received a radio call from the Carnival Imagination cruise ship, which was passing through the vicinity and notified that the drones were not theirs, and that they saw five or six maneuvering nearby.

According to The War Zone’s article, “despite the event lasting three hours, none of the ships involved appear to have been able to identify the drones,” and information released in response to the FOIA request shows that the investigation of the sightings began immediately, with emails about it on July 17 and 18.

New sightings 

While the investigation of the previous sightings was ongoing, new observations took place on July 25 and 30. The first involved the destroyer USS Kidd again, started at about 1:20 a.m., local time, and the ship’s SNOOPIE team was deployed at 1:52 a.m., local time.

The July 30 observation was longer. The team was activated at 2:15 a.m., local time, and was deactivated at 3:27 a.m., local time.

“If the drones were not operated by the American military, these incidents represent a highly significant security breach. If they were part of some kind of covert action, it is nonetheless unclear why they were flown so openly and so frequently in almost a harassing manner. More troubling still, if a foreign state actor was involved, where exactly were the drones launched from?” the authors wrote at the end of The War Zone article.

“One thing is fairly sure: the U.S. Navy has a large amount of data on these events. The documents above reflect that multiple independent photographic intelligence teams were deployed,” they concluded.

In another article published a couple of weeks later, the authors claimed that Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations for the US Navy, said that the Institution has not yet been able to determine the identity of the objects observed offshore California by the crew of several destroyers in July, 2019.

Source: The Drive’s The War Zone.
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