'Mystery Men' Took Our UFO Data: Navy Veterans

5 veterans tell their version of a UFO sighting
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2019 11:50 AM CST
In this photo taken on Sunday, May 26, 2019 photo released by U.S. Navy, The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Arabian Sea.   (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeremiah Bartelt/U.S. Navy via AP)
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(Newser) – 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..."

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