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Not only are there UFOs, there are also Osnis.
Last weekend, former United States Navy commander David Fravor was the guest star on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Fravor, which was the subject of an article in the New York Times about his UFO sighting in 2004, spoke about a new and spooky sighting a fellow pilot told him after the two were outside the US military.
According to Fravor , the eyewitness was a former pilot of an MH-53E Sea Dragon, the Marine version of the CH-53E Sea Stallion of the Marines, based at the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, on the island of Puerto Rico. On two occasions, while removing the ammunition used during an internship, the pilot saw a strange underwater object.
During the first incident, the pilot saw a “dark mass” underwater when he and his team recovered an unmanned drone of flight practices. The pilot described the object as a “large”, “somewhat circular” mass, and he was sure it was not a submarine. In the pilot’s second sighting, a practice torpedo that the pilot had to recover was “sucked” into the depths of the ocean in the presence of a similar underwater object. They never saw that torpedo again.
In another part of the interview, Fravor says that a 79-year-old woman contacted him after the sighting was made public. The woman explained that her father, a Navy officer, was stationed at the San Francisco naval station in the 1950s. When she was just a child, her father showed her a telegram that said objects had been seen. Unidentified entering and leaving the water at certain latitude and longitude coordinates that are unknown. The woman’s father said: “We receive this all the time, and it is always in the same area.”
These sightings are similar to one that Fravor himself attended in person. According to the retired Navy pilot, the only reason he saw the now famous UFO “Tic Tac” was because he was on a mysterious larger object that was sighted underwater. Fravor describes the cross-shaped object and about the size of a Boeing 737 aircraft. In addition, he described the water on it as if it were “boiling” or “foaming”, and said that the object disappeared after drawing his attention.
In 1970, biologist Ivan Sanderson published the book Invisible Residents. Sanderson, a prestigious student of strange phenomena, dedicated the book to sightings of what were later called Unidentified Submarine Objects (OSNIS). NSOs are defined as ships of unknown origin that are sighted in the water, whether they are going out or submerging. Sanderson reported dozens of reports on OSNIS:
On April 19, 1957, the crew members aboard the Kitsukawa Maru, a Japanese fishing vessel, saw two metallic silver objects descending from the sky to the sea. The objects, whose size was estimated at ten meters long, had no wings of any kind. When they touched the water, they created a violent turbulence. The exact location was reported at these coordinates: 31 ° 15 ‘N and 143 ° 30’ E.
Sanderson also reports on an incident that allegedly took place off the coast of Puerto Rico in 1963 during an anti-submarine warfare exercise.
The maneuvers were carried out in front of Puerto Rico, in the Atlantic, about 500 miles southeast of the continental United States. All reports seem to agree that there were five “small” naval vessels involved, but in more than one place it was said that the Wasp aircraft carrier was the ship from where orders were dispatched …
A sonar operator in one of the small boats, which according to sources was a destroyer, informed his command bridge that one of the submarines had broken the formation and launched itself into what appeared to be the search for some unknown object. This operator, of course, did not know if it was something premeditated as part of the maneuvers, since they were exercises designed to train personnel in the detection of enemy ships … However, the report of this operator was not within the limits of these simulations. The problem was that this underwater object was traveling at “more than 150 knots”!
According to Sanderson, “nothing more and nothing less than 13 ships, including anti-submarine war patrol planes, tracked down that unknown object that was going at such a high speed.” Further:
It is said that technicians monitored this object for four days, which was maneuvering through that area, even reaching depths of more than 8,200 meters.
In fact, in 1963, the USS Wasp was an anti-submarine war aircraft carrier, and served in the Atlantic Fleet until its withdrawal in 1972. Unfortunately, Sanderson does not provide any source on that incident, nor is there any other information about it published on the Internet .
The National UFO Recording Center maintains a database of sightings that have been reported to them, both by email and by direct line. And as they say, there are many reports about UFO-like objects that have been seen coming out or entering the ocean.
Off the coast of Half Moon Bay, in California, an eyewitness reported that in 2007 he observed three UFOs while aboard the Dawn Princess cruise ship (renamed Pacific Explorer in 2017).
“After about 5 minutes, three slightly bright objects appeared: three uniform, almost spherical objects, evenly spaced in a line parallel to the ship’s hull and floating just above the surface of the water … They seemed to stay in one place while the ship was moving away from them. They were floating, but they did not disturb the water beneath them. Just when they disappeared from my sight, the one on the left (towards the bow) fell into the water and disappeared. “
A report recorded in April 2019 states that an object similar to a “small white ship” came out of the water near Imperial Beach, California, “about 150 meters away. The object quickly flew south to a very high speed”.
Whatever the NSOs (a product of the imagination, a mechanical malfunction, secret ships of the United States government or even ships), there is a long history of sightings. The anonymous helicopter pilot mentioned by Fravor is the last of a long list of mysteries, and they will certainly not be solved soon.