I agree – this the biggest break in the ufo topic that I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. So I’ve been stalking this story like a hungry panther eyeballing a stray gazelle, and it just keeps getting more fascinating all the time. I have an excellent BS meter, and I find Lue Elizondo to be absolutely credible. He’s still bound by his national security oath so he has to dance around some questions, but otherwise he states his points clearly and plainly and honestly. So I’m stunned to see so many people, especially within the field of ufology, slinging snide innuendoes and fabricating all kinds of ludicrous conspiracy theories. These people are seriously asking us to believe that this story is all some kind of nefarious covert operation designed to convince the public that ufos are real. It’s a laughable accusation on its face: after 70 years of denials and cover-ups, they’re suggesting that the Deep State has done a complete about face, for some totally incomprehensible reason. And the number of people pushing this rubbish is astonishing – I had no idea that so many people were so incredibly bad at thinking. As I understand it, Mr. Elizondo submitted dozens of videos for declassification review, and what we’ve seen so far are the brief (and most likely de-rezzed) video clips that the authorities have designated for public release. I think we can expect to see many more clips in the months and years ahead, but I doubt that we’ll ever see the best footage that they have, due to its extremely high intelligence value. For example, in this interview published a few days ago, a Naval Operations Specialist with the USS Nimitz CSG at the time of the 2004 flap in their vicinity, testifies that he got to see clear gun camera footage (not FLIR) that caught a domed craft with a flat bottom performing radical flight maneuvers at such high accelerations that it couldn’t even be seen in some frames of the video because it moved so quickly between successive positions. Everyone in the control room was flabbergasted by what they were watching, and it was self-evident that the craft was not of earthly origin. We’ll probably never see this footage, possibly because it may hold vital clues to understanding the operation of this exotic craft: You have to bear in mind that anything released to the public, also means sharing it with our geopolitical adversaries. And anything which might lead to the development of this kind of technology by our adversaries can’t be released for national security reasons. I find this to be intensely irritating, but I understand the logic. No. If you listen to the interview above, or the other recent interviews with Kevin Day (a radar operator with the USS Nimitz CSG at the time of these events), the AAVs/ufos seemed to find our intercepts to be some kind of nuisance – they wanted nothing to do with us. So they simply evaded us with enormous air superiority, then went on about their business. Kevin studied the radar tracking data in detail at the time, and noted that these objects would be flying at only 100 knots at 28,000ft, then when approached, they’d drop down to about 50ft above the ocean in .78 second. Then they’d hop back up to 28,000ft when the interceptor aircraft departed. That’s an average speed of 24,000 mph, and a minimum acceleration of 5600 g’s. I suspect that the accelerations were actually much higher, but without high-speed resolution we can’t calculate the numbers more precisely. Apparently the objects were never fired upon because they never exhibited any kind of hostile behavior. Thank god for small favors. The Tic-Tac did a barrel roll around Cmdr. Fravor’s F-18, and appeared at his CAP station in the blink of an eye when it departed. Any conventional weapon would be entirely incapable of striking an object that can accelerate in that manner (not to mention whatever offensive capabilities it might’ve had). The only weapon we have in service that might have a chance of striking such a craft would be a laser fired from a ship (which the Navy does have now) – but the targeting of those things is ridiculously slow, and Cmdr Fravor was unable to get a target lock on it for reasons unknown. So it would be a miracle if a high-power laser could get lucky and strike a device maneuvering like that. And I think it would be very, very bad idea to even try – sorta like throwing rocks at a Sherman tank. Two points: the only data we’ll see has been deemed to be of little to no intelligence value, so I doubt we’ll ever see anything definitive and exciting. We’ll have to evaluate cases like this as a whole – testimony of the witnesses, whatever reports they made (I’ve heard that there were 38 reports issued by the AATIP) which are unclassified, and some basically worthless FLIR clips. Any “smoking gun” evidence will be too highly classified to be released to the public. That’s my view anyway. Yeah I found dozens of fake YouTube accounts publishing thousands of bogus videos to cloud this story: clearly there are a lot of people in the defense and intelligence communities who are very unhappy about this story going public. Mr. Elizondo has been threatened by some of these people. His courage coming forward is incredible and extremely laudable. The man’s a national hero as far as I’m concerned.