Naval officers who witnessed the bizarre 2004 encounter the USS Nimitz had with a UFO have now come forward to claim that ‘unidentified individuals’ forced them to destroy documentation of the encounter. (Space.com)
Five Navy veterans recently spoke to Popular Mechanics about what they experienced at the time. The veterans were part of the Navy’s Strike Carrier Group 11 and were sailing on the USS Princeton on a training mission prior to their upcoming deployment in the Arabian Sea.
The strange radar signals came from an object that would quickly change altitudes, sometimes lurking at 80,000 feet (24,000 meters) and other times hanging around at 30,000 feet (9,000 m), they told Popular Mechanics. The UFO (an “unidentified flying object,” which doesn’t necessarily belong to aliens) became known as “Tic Tac” because of its shape. Tic Tac gave off a phosphorus glow at night and would dart around in various directions, said one of the veterans, Gary Voorhis, who looked at the object through binoculars on the ship.
Voorhis recalled that sometime after the officers recorded these strange radio signals, two people showed up on a helicopter, and 20 minutes later, Voorhis’ chain of command (a higher-up authority figure) told him to turn over the data recordings. His chain of command also told him to delete the recordings on the ship. “They even told me to erase everything that’s in the shop — even the blank tapes,” he told Popular Mechanics.
Similarly, Petty Officer Patrick “P.J.” Hughes, who was an aviation technician, claimed that his commanding officer and two unknown men asked him to turn over the hard drives from the plane.
If this story is accurate (and it seems to be as it is corroborated by numerous sources) then it seems to indicate the deep state may know far more about the encounter than it has otherwise let on.
What are they really hiding?