Thursday, June 10, 2021

Coast to Coast - Drones and the Upcoming UAP Report


It’s been a quiet week around the UFO world. I found a report about drones on a website called The War Zone written by Adam Kehoe and Marc Cecotti. For the full article, see:  

According to them, using FOIA, they obtained data recovered from the FAA about drones operating in, around, and over the United States. They said that many of the incidents have been out, far out, over the oceans and have affected both Navy and Air Force pilots.

Analysis of that data show that the majority of the incidents involved F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, with most of the events reported between 2013 and 2014.

Although national security rears its ugly head, the real problem is safety issues and the commanding officer of VFA-11, a strike fighter squadron, wrote, “…although this report is primarily submitted for tracking purposes, it is only a matter of time before this results in a mid-air collision…”

According to The War Zone, and here is where it becomes of interest to us, the majority of the incidents happened over water in military test and training areas. In one of the incidents, the E-2 Hawkeye, an electronic warfare and command and control aircraft, reported an unidentified and unknown aircraft flying at 16,400 feet.

In another incident, an F-18 pilot saw four unidentified aircraft, one colored red and the others black, hovering at 11,000 feet over 100 miles from the North Carolina coast.

I don’t have to tell you the impact this sort of information will have on the expected Congressional briefing scheduled for June 25. If these are the sorts of incidents that have been investigated and then reported in that briefing, it is going to suggest a terrestrial explanation for the current crop of UFO/UAP sightings.

However, on September 17, 2017, two silver, cylindrical objects were spotted in the vicinity of Washington, D.C. The pilot of an F-16 sighted the objects at 4000 feet in a Temporary Flight Restricted zone about 2 miles from the Joint Base Andrews. That is the base where Air Force One is housed, and from which the President flies. This seems to make it a matter of national security, and I wonder how the upcoming report is going to spin this. The pilot’s description seems to rule out drones and other terrestrial aircraft.

I will note here that a spokesman for the Department of Defense Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force said that the purpose of the task force was to examine “incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace.”

The War Zone reported that their attempts to gather more data via FOIA, produced little to no results. However, it seems that some of the questions asked in those FOIA requests were answered in FOIA material provided to John Greenewald over at the Black Vault.

When John Greenewald and I talk about the upcoming report being Condon 2.0, this is what we mean. We have a series of sightings of what might be drones, but are labeled as unidentified aircraft. Drone allows the Navy and the Air Force to investigate without having to invoke the dreaded alien spacecraft scenario. It will provide answers that the majority of the public and certainly the majority of the Congress will accept. Their attitude will be they were right to be worried by these events, but we see that they are not something involving extraterrestrial visitation. It means that the Deep State has dodged the bullet once again.


RWE said...

Two miles from Andrews AFB at 4000 ft would almost certainly be in the Washington Terminal Control Area. I have done a lot of flying in light aircraft in that area back before the post-9/11/01 restrictions were implemented. On the South side of Andrews you can get almost up to the base's air traffic area at up to 1500 ft via a "keyhole" in the TCA that accommodates the uncontrolled small airfields at Hyde and Potomac Airpark.

So whoever they were, they should have been talking to someone and squawking with a transponder as well.

A few years ago I landed at our local airport and had the Sheriff Dept tell me the dreaded phrase, "Call ATC at this number." Someone had violated the restricted airspace around Cape Canaveral and they thought it was me. Subsequent investigation revealed that someone at SpaceX had decided to fly a drone up to their launch pad and back without getting clearance.

Paul Young said...

Considering that report of the USS Omaha being "swarmed" on 15-7-2019 by UFO's/drones (or whatever), at what point would a US Navy ships CO deem it permissible to roll out the SeaSparrow (or phalanx, etc) and attempt to blow one of these things out of the sky?