" … the mission of Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight, who were in training over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego at the time. They got a strange call from a radio operator. The military had been tracking strange aircraft in the region for about two weeks, the operator said. Sometimes, these flying objects made sudden maneuvers, dove tens of thousands of feet or even hovered, according to the reports.
Asked to investigate, Fravor and Slaight eventually spotted one. About 40 feet (12 meters) long, it was hovering 50 feet (15 m) above the ocean, the Times report says. (Fraser added that the object appeared to be causing a sort of boiling or bubbles in the ocean, as the rest of the water looked calm.)" space.com
Whaddaya think? Is there any significance to California having the largest number of sightings? This is it, the end of everything. Do they know that the US is EXCEPTIONAL (that was a joke.) THEY are now closing in on us. Do they "come in peace?" If they have any more good techie stuff like velcro on board, maybe they could trade it to us as a modern equivalent of frontier traders selling glass beads to Indians. Whoa! Wait a minute! Some of you think the Europeans sold the Indians blankets infected with smallpox. Maybe we should be cautious. pl
The NPR piece has a better presentation of the electronics system in the FA-18. The aircraft is in a 20 degree left bank following the object as it goes around an arc. The footage was cleared for release by DoD. Maybe this reflects a change of policy in the DJT Administration. This is said to be one of three of this incident. It looks to me at the end that the object is making a turn into the path of the fighter. I can hardly wait to see what happened next. pl