Former Navy pilot Brian Graves recently wrote an article titled “We Have a Real UFO Problem, and It’s Not Balloons” in Politico. The article sheds light on a growing concern among pilots and aviators about unidentified flying objects that have been spotted in our airspace.
Graves has personally witnessed such objects while on duty. In 2015, he recorded an object while aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The object was operating in their vicinity on a regular basis, and Graves and his crew were unable to explain its behavior.
Graves is part of a growing number of pilots who are pushing for legislative action to ensure proper reporting policies are in place for such sightings. He believes that it is critical to understand what is above our heads, both for national security and scientific reasons.
The All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office within the Department of Defense is currently looking into the matter from the angle of national security. The recent shootdowns of such objects have highlighted the seriousness of the issue, even if they are just balloons.
What makes these objects particularly concerning is their ability to perform behaviors that are beyond our current understanding of technology. These objects can stay stationary in high winds with no visible means of lift and can maintain speeds of up to 350 knots for many hours on end.
Ex-Navy pilot says he saw UFOs that did things his plane could not do – Interview with Brian Graves
Graves and his crew have used a multitude of sensors on their aircraft to detect these objects within a sensor network. When they correlate the radar tracks with their infrared camera systems and move in closer to detect them with their eyeballs, they have high confidence in what they’re experiencing. The objects are performing a number of behaviors that they don’t recognize.
Despite the seriousness of the issue, there are still pilots and aviators who do not feel comfortable reporting these sightings. Graves hopes to change that by pushing for legislative action that would encourage reporting and ensure that pilots and aviators feel comfortable coming forward.
In conclusion, the issue of unidentified flying objects in our airspace is a growing concern among pilots and aviators. Graves and others are pushing for legislative action to ensure that proper reporting policies are in place and that pilots and aviators feel comfortable reporting such sightings. The fact that these objects can perform behaviors beyond our current understanding of technology is particularly concerning and highlights the need for further investigation.