LT. Ryan Graves, a U.S. Navy pilot, speaks out about his experience with UFOs, reaching members of Congress and shedding light on the strange phenomena over Naval bases. 

From the summer of 2014 to March 2015, UFO-like objects were spotted almost daily, defying technological possibility, and sending waves of questions through military personnel. The objects were observed flying at hypersonic speeds and reached 30,000 feet, feats that don’t resemble any known technological capabilities. The Navy pilots who witness the events on their sensors reported to their superiors, baffled at the mystery unfolding right before their eyes. 

Recently, those Navy sightings have garnered extreme media attention, as Congress has demanded a declassified report by the Pentagon, one that considers the evidence and helps answer the questions that these events bring to light. While the deadline is set for June 1st, Senators are skeptical about when they will see the report. Still, the issue is a high priority, as the evidence could point towards a national threat that the government and the public should know about. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon could point towards foreign technological power unheard of before this point, technological prowess that could hold tremendous power over the United States. 

The sightings first began back in 2014, and Navy officers were worried about the flying objects, as they could pose a risk of collision. As reported by The New York Times, Lt. Ryan Graves was an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot with 10 years in the Navy, who reported the sightings to the Pentagon and Congress. He was quoted as saying, “Keeping an aircraft in the air requires a significant amount of energy. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we’d expect.” The possibility of this technology seemed lightyears away, but there it was, seemingly demonstrating its capabilities right in front of their eyes. 

Many of the incidents were documented, but the Defense Department claims that there are clear explanations more rational than ‘aliens’, and a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics explained that the occurrences can be caused by “bugs in the code for the imaging and display systems, atmospheric effects and reflections, neurological overload from multiple inputs during high-speed flight.” Still, many Navy pilots who experienced the objects refused to disclose their stories to the public. 

In a documentary made by History, Lt. Ryan Graves was the only Navy pilot who spoke about the sightings, and mid-shoot, the only other naval officer willing to speak to History, backed out. Out of 50 military personnel that witnessed the events, only one, Graves, was brave enough to speak. The lieutenant spoke in front of Congress, and after the 90-minute meeting, explained that the legislature was intent on garnering more evidence and investigating the threat.

Fast-forward from the Graves’ 2019 meeting with Congress to today, where the general public, alongside anxious members of Congress, awaits the Pentagon report. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomena sighted over naval bases could mean danger for the United States, as the objects seem capable of hypersonic speed and changes in direction that would be deadly to humans (from what science tells us). The objects could belong to foreign powers with technological capabilities that far exceed that of the United States, and that threat would be very real and very dangerous

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