Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal, and Leslie Kean talk to some Navy pilots about unidentified flying objects they’ve experienced during missions:
What was strange, the pilots said, was that the video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns — something beyond the physical limits of a human crew.
“Speed doesn’t kill you,” Lieutenant Graves said. “Stopping does. Or acceleration.”
Like most people, I’m a sucker for these types of stories. But this one seems notable in that: a) it’s in The New York Times b) at least a few of the pilots are on the record. Are all of these people crazy? Are they just as much in the dark as you or I about top-secret missions with crazy new tech? Is there something else going on here?
The fact that all of this is apparently only happening in American airspace — which the article basically airbrushes over — is interesting, to say the least. As is the fact that the pilots apparently only started to notice the phenomenon when radars were upgraded on board, recently. Has something been out there all along or is it some glitch?Read more...