A FORMER US defence chief has said it’s no surprise that Navy pilots are reporting strange UFO sightings around military bases.
Christopher Mellon says it’s no secret among defence bosses that UFOs exist, and has called on the US government to do something about it.
4 Footage of one of the unidentified sightings
His comments come in the wake of an astonishing report which this week revealed Navy pilots had near-daily interactions with mysterious flying objects in 2014 and 2015.
Across several interviews, pilots described objects moving at hypersonic speeds and performing acts “beyond the physical limits of a human crew”, like stopping rapidly, turning instantly or immediately accelerating at hypersonic speeds.
Mellon, a former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, says no one knows what tech is behind the objects.
“We know that UFOs exist. This is no longer an issue,” he told Fox News.
4 Christopher Mellon says it’s no secret UFOs existCredit: Fox News
“The issue is why are they here? Where are they coming from and what is the technology behind these devices that we are observing?”
Mellon, 61, said many of the objects observed by pilots performed moves that aren’t possible in this physical realm.
Objects were filmed moving at a reported 5,000 miles per hour showing “no visible engine or infared exhaust plumes”.
“Pilots observing these craft are absolutely mystified and that comes through clearly in their public statements,” Mellon added.
Mellons comments come in the wake of interviews with several US Navy pilots who had spotted UFOs over the East Coast of the United States.
US military video UFO off the coast of San Diego
The daily sightings came over the course of 2014 and 2015 and were reported to the Pentagon and Congress.
Lieutenant Ryan Graves said he saw “strange objects” with “no visible engine or infared exhaust plumes” reaching at least 30,000 feet and flying at hypersonic speeds almost daily while training off the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.
Graves, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot who has been with the Navy for 10 years, told The New York Times: “These things would be out there all day.
“Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy.
4 Footage of the sightings has emerged in recent weeks
“With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.”
The sightings were reported to the Pentagon’s shadowy Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which confirmed earlier this month they still investigate claimed sightings of alien spacecraft.
In late 2014, a Super Hornet pilot said he almost hit one of the objects — which he said looked like a sphere encasing a cube — and an official mishap report was filed.
Another pilot, Lt. Danny Accoin said he could identify a flying object on his radar, missile system and infrared camera but couldn’t actually see it in his helmet camera.
4 It’s not clear if the objects were secretive drones used by a foreign military or something not from our planetCredit: Getty – Contributor
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