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2004 USS Nimitz Navy Strike Group Incident Report

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP) have been encountered by the military throughout the last 70 years. Whether these objects are a physical reality is open for debate and electronic documentation of these sightings is difficult to obtain. This paper describes the analysis of an Infrared video taken of a UAP encountered by the U.S. Navy in 2004. A Defense Intelligence Agency released video taken by an F/A-18F jet using an AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) system has been analyzed to determine demonstrated accelerations of the UAP. Calculations based on the ATFLIR video, radar information, and testimony from the pilots, are used to derive the velocity, acceleration and estimated power demonstrated by the UAP maneuvers. Calculated UAP accelerations ranged from 40 g-forces to hundreds of g-forces and estimated power based on a weight of one ton ranged from one to nine gigawatts. Manned aircraft such as the F-22 and F-35 are limited to nine g-force and the F-35 has maintained structural integrity up to 13.5 g-forces. Our results suggest that given the available information the UAP capabilities exhibited do not match any known technology in the public domain.

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Science based UFO research organization makes public statement on Department of Defense UFO project

Researcher was told 'no government records exist' despite the recent release of the Nimitz UFO video.

The Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU) endorses the scientific study of the UFO phenomenon and believes that all information regarding unidentified aerial objects should be released so that it can be properly analyzed by the scientific community. The recent revelation byThe New York Times that the Department of Defense has been investigating unidentified aerial phenomena, commonly referred to as UFOs, since 2007 demonstrates that despite official U.S. government statements to the contrary, the UFO phenomenon is considered a serious topic. The SCU supports public disclosure of research into the UFO phenomenon, and supports an academic study of the phenomenon. A case examined by the DoD produced video from a F-18 SuperHornet that was part of the USS Nimitz carrier group. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Navy by an SCU member on this very incident have been met with statements of denial. The release of this video is proof that the government has withheld information on the incident. It is time to turn the information over to the scientific community.

The SCU is a research organization comprised largely of scientists, former military officers, and law enforcement personnel with technical experience and backgrounds in investigation. The SCU is currently examining the material released by the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (within the Dept of Defense as identified in media reports) with the objective to either identify the unknown objects, or add information as to the characteristics of these objects. Material regarding unidentified objects from military outlets is very rare in recent years. The SCU has experience with similar infrared video in an exhaustive investigation conducted on a case in Puerto Rico. The resources and knowledge gained in that investigation will be brought to bear in this examination and the results will be shared with the public.

The following SCU affiliates have endorsed the above statement:

Ms. Lakita Adams, BA English

Mr. Morgan Beall, BS Earth Science

Dr. Timothy Brigham, Ph.D Psychology

Mr. Simon Brookes, Bsc Soil Science

Dr. Thomas E. Bullard, Ph.D Folklore

Mr. Larry Cates, BS Mathematics

Mr. James E Clarkson, Police Detective Sergeant (RET)

Mr. Keith Conroy, BS Electrical Engineering

Mr. Marc D’Antonio, BS Astronomy

Mr. Daniel Erickson, US Army Major (RET)

Dr. Erol Faruk, Ph.D Chemistry

Mr. Clint P. Garrison MBA/MSc Information Technology

Mr. Richard Hoffman, Senior Systems Analyst, US Army

Mr. Ralph Howard, MS Geology

Mr. Doug Kimzey, BSEE Software Engineer

Dr. Paul Kingsbury, Ph.D Geography

Mr. Charles Lamoureux, RN, Manager

Mr. Thomas McNear, Army Intelligence Officer

Mr. Carl Paulson, BS Physics, Tokamak Reactor Design

Mr. Robert Powell, BS Chemistry

Mr. Kevin D Randle, Lt Col USAR (RET)

Mr. Peter Reali, MS Electrical Engineering

Dr. S. Peter Resta, Ph.D Human Development

Dr. Mark Rodeghier, Ph.D Sociology

Mr. Alejandro Rojas, BA Organizational Psychology

Mr. Chris Rutkowski, science educator

Dr. Michael Swords, Ph.D History of Science & Technology

Mr. Tim Thompson, US Navy Captain (RET)

Dr. Gregory Vasquez, Ph.D Chemistry

Mr. William W Walker, Health Physicist-radiation

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