The Navy already admits to seeing "unidentified aerial phenomena." Now five Navy veterans are adding to the story with details about longer video footage and two mysterious visitors, Fox News reports. In a private group chat with Popular Mechanics, the veterans tell their version of what happened on the USS Nimitz in 2004—a "UFO" or "UAP" encounter that's supported by video and acknowledged by Navy officials. Among the details:
- Former Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Voorhis was on the USS Princeton, a cruiser in the Nimitz carrier group, when onboard radars were recalibrated due to "clutter" and "ghost tracks." Then the tracks became "sharper and clearer," he says. "Sometimes they'd be at an altitude of 80,000 or 60,000 feet. Other times they’d be around 30,000 feet, going like 100 knots. Their radar cross sections didn't match any known aircraft..."