On the weekend, when I posted about the Pentagon UFO research story, I should have linked to this associated report at the New York Times in which a former Navy pilot explains the very strange UFO sighting in 2004. It appears that it was visual and radar - just about the most interesting UFO encounters there are, as well as the pilots thinking it was affecting the water beneath it. The video of the aircraft camera is not as impressive as one might hope, though, in that the object looks a bit fuzzy edged. But then right at the end, it seems to zip off at high speed.
I see some people are saying that the sighting was over the Pacific but not so far from a "Skunk Works" base, meaning they suspect it is advanced, human made, propulsion technology. Could be, I suppose, but very fascinating even if that is the explanation.
I had thought when I posted initially that the two videos had been released before, but seems I was wrong about that. I really want to know more about them. Why does the second video in the article, this one:
end so abruptly? In fact, I'm not even clear what year this one was.
A hoax of some kind remains a possibility, but the pilot speaking to the NYT and having his photo in the article makes that seems pretty unlikely.