Forget every mean thing I’ve ever said about Tom Delonge’s music as I’ve now got to give credit where credit is due. For a long time the popular media essentially blacked out the UFO topic despite there actually being an increasing amount of sightings each passing year. On occasion, they even wrote ridiculous think pieces about how their lack of coverage meant they’d become irrelevant (example here, penned by a SETI advocate no less). The reality is that the phenomenon didn’t go away, the media just started intentionally ignoring it, sort of like they did with protests in general or footage of American war crimes. And now thanks largely to the bro in Blink-182, I’m reading shit about unidentified flying objects potentially docking with unknown undersea monstrosities in bland ass places like the Huffington Post. (Read on):
“New details are emerging about a UFO sighting recorded by the U.S. military in the waters off the coast of California 14 years ago.
The 2004 incident involving the “Tic Tac” UFO, named because it was a fast-moving white object that resembled one of the mints, was first revealed late last year by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
KLAS, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, obtained a copy of a report “prepared by and for the military” in 2009 that details multiple interactions with anomalous aerial vehicles (AAVs) over two weeks in late 2004. The report also discussed the high speed and advanced cloaking capabilities that allowed the AAVs to evade observation and detection.
“The AAVs would descend ‘very rapidly’ from approximately 60,000 feet down to approximately 50 feet in a matter of seconds,” the report noted.
Pilots indicated there may have been something in the water as well. One pilot detailed a disturbance up to the size of a football field:
“The disturbance appeared to be 50 to 100 meters in diameter and close to round. It was the only area and type of whitewater activity that could be seen and reminded him of images of something rapidly submerging from the surface like a submarine or a ship sinking.”
The disturbed area also resembled shoal water around “a barely submerged reef or island,” but as the pilot flew away, he could see that the disturbance had cleared and seas calmed. Although he never made visual contact with whatever caused the disturbance, the report stated that it may have been caused by an AAV, which was unseen due to cloaking “or invisible to the human eye.”
I think the funny thing about these revelations is that they’re nothing new really. They’re just pointing out what we’ve known for nearly 70 years now which is that something incredibly weird is going on that we don’t remotely understand. It’s unsurprising that technology has made it increasingly easy for people to see these stories and say: well, it’s obviously just new tech we don’t understand, but it’s like, ummm, no. Tech that’s beyond what we have currently existing for pretty much the entirety of human history is actually a far stranger explanation than “aliens”. I’ve tried and I can’t even come up with a narrative that explains that without veering waaaaay into totally nuts time traveler territory. Sorry. What you think you know about reality can now be officially considered total crap.