Reports of strange lights in the sky and unidentified flying objects have been around since the dawn of recorded human history. Even the Bible features tales of miraculous flying wheels and chariots of fire on the horizon. Well, times haven’t changed much since then, and in an explosive interview with the New York Times, Cmdr. David Fravor told his own amazing story.
Check it out from Live Science:
The New York Times tells of the mission of Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight, who were in training over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego at the time. They got a strange call from a radio operator. The military had been tracking strange aircraft in the region for about two weeks, the operator said. Sometimes, these flying objects made sudden maneuvers, dove tens of thousands of feet or even hovered, according to the reports.
Asked to investigate, Fravor and Slaight eventually spotted one. About 40 feet (12 meters) long, it was hovering 50 feet (15 m) above the ocean, the Times report says. (Fraser added that the object appeared to be causing a sort of boiling or bubbles in the ocean, as the rest of the water looked calm.)
Fraser descended, the object ascended to meet him and then it veered suddenly. “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen, he said an interview with the Times, adding that he was “pretty weirded out.” A few minutes later, the object disappeared, he said.
Fravor returned to his carrier ship, where people mocked him for what he saw, he told the Times. His superiors didn’t look into the matter, and Fravor moved on to other things in his career, such as serving in the Persian Gulf as air support during the Iraq war.
“I can tell you, I think it was not from this world,” Fravor added in a separate interview with ABC News. “I’m not crazy, haven’t been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I’ve seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close.”
In the Times interview, Fravor added that shortly after his encounter, he spoke with another pilot about what he saw. He told the pilot he had no idea what it was. “It had no plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s,” he told the Times, adding, “I want to fly one.”
Obviously, Cmdr. Fravor is the picture perfect definition of a reliable witness. As respected pilot and service member, he has no motivation to lie, and in fact, has faced difficulties for presenting the facts in his case.
His testimony is to be considered accordingly.
What do you think of his story?
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