Chad Underwood, retired Navy pilot, took this video of the unidentified flying object (UFO) in November 2004, from an infrared camera on the left wing of his F/A-18 Super Hornet. He was flying a training exercise, near San Clemente Island just off the coast to San Diego, from the USS Nimitz.
Underwood gave the object the nickname “Tic Tac” because that is what it resembled to him during the encounter. This Tic Tac is pretty big, 40 feet long, and incredibly fast. The object has no visible source of known propulsion but went from 50000 feet to 100 feet in just seconds.
On November 10, 2004, radar operator Kevin Day reported seeing odd and slow moving objects, flying in groups of 5-10 off San Clemente island. They were too high to be birds, too slow to be aircraft and not flying on any established path.
Another pilot, David Fravor, the same day as the video, had reported seeing an object he could not identify. Underwood was leaving the deck at the time and while looking for the object, was able to target his AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) Pod on the UFO.
The UFO also veered violently to the left, a maneuver that would pull enough G’s to kill one of our pilots. It definitely was not a weather balloon, which is our governments explanation for everything.
Perhaps this could be achieved if the outer shell of the craft were turned into a cavity wall filled with gas, which would vibrate thanks to microwave emitters. This description was taken from a patent the U.S. Navy applied for in 2016, which says such a peculiar craft could move with great ease through air, space or water by being enclosed in a vacuum plasma bubble or sheath.Jurica Dujmović – MarketWatch
I’m not buying this explanation either. I have no idea what they saw, or we are seeing in the video. The Navy prefers the term unknown aerial object (UAO) – whatever. I did notice that sometimes, when it turns (or the jet) it isn’t the smooth, oval, tic tac shape they keep saying.
Photo: Chad Underwood