On November 14th of 2004, the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group Eleven, including the USS Nimitz nuclear aircraft carrier and the USS Princeton missile cruiser, were conducting a training exercise off the coast of southern California when the Navy’s radar systems detected what the Navy described as anomalous aerial vehicles (AAV). These AAVs were deemed a safety hazard to an upcoming air exercise and the captain of the USS Princeton ordered an interception with two F/A-18F Navy jets. This paper examines a publicly available subset of these data: Eyewitness information from the pilots and radar operators; Freedom of Information Act releases of four naval documents; and a Defense Intelligence Agency released FLIR video taken by an F/A-18 jet.