As we anxiously await a mandated report to Congress from the Pentagon on what it knows about UFOs, a former Navy Pilot says that he and his fellow pilots encountered UFOs on almost a daily basis.

During an unprecedented recent interview on 60 minutes, Ryan Graves recounted for a national television audience his history with unidentified aerial phenomena — UAPs, better known as UFOs. While he seemed composed and nonchalant about it, he told the host that such encounters had become routine.

“Every day,” Graves said, in response to a question of how often he or his fellow airman had encounters with UAPs. “Every day for at least a couple years.”

The retired lieutenant’s matter-of-fact remark stopped “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker, who cut in: “Wait a minute. Every day for a couple of years?”

“Mhmm,” Graves replied.

Graves’ statements come ahead of the long-anticipated report to Congress from the Department of Defense that required the Pentagon to make public everything the government knows about UFOs.

The report, which will be released sometime in June, was mandated by an obscure provision in last year’s $2.3 trillion appropriations bill and requires that the director of national intelligence to work with the secretary of defense on a “detailed analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena data and intelligence” gathered by the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force and the FBI.

As we reported earlier in these pages, former director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe hinted back in March that the report would be big. Since then, other officials have said it would probably be an interim report with more to come in the months that follow.

During the same “60 Minutes” interview, Luis Elizondo, a former senior intelligence officer and a go-to UAP spokesperson told Whitaker that an unknown object tooling around US airspace unidentified should be considered a national security risk.

“I’m not telling you that it doesn’t sound wacky,” Elizondo said. “What I’m telling you is it’s real. The question is, what is it? What are its intentions? What are its capabilities?”

Sometimes, there are simple explanations for the objects, he said; but sometimes there aren’t.

Of greatest concern to Elizondo are those sightings that intelligence experts can confidently say are not drones, balloons, or space junk but show signs of novel technology.

“Ultimately, when you have exhausted all those what-ifs, and you’re still left with the fact that this is in our airspace and it’s real, that’s when it becomes compelling, and that’s when it becomes problematic,” Elizondo said.

Another former Naval Officer, Sean Cahil, retired US Navy Chief Master-at-Arm appeared on the May 10 broadcast of CNN’s Prime Time. He reiterated Elizondo’s concerns to a disbelieving Chris Cuomo.

Cahil told Cuomo, referring to the leaked Navy footage and his own personal experiences, “what we saw and what has been described by Mr. Elizondo outstrips our arsenal by at least 100 to 1000 years at the moment.”

He went on to tell a still incredulous Cuomo that the report will likely reveal, “something unexplained that we have not identified yet. I hesitate to speculate on the source, but what I have seen, I do not believe is present in any arsenal of human technology at this time.” Concluding, “We do not know what this is, but it’s out there, and it’s going to take all of us to figure it out together.”


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6 thoughts on “Former Navy Pilot Recounts “Almost Daily” Encounters With UFOs”
  1. these ufos are powered by a form of anti gravity propulsion that allows them to accelerate at fantastic acceleration rates reaching speeds of millions of miles an hour and are able to pivot or turn and obviously accelerate and not effect the occupants with and kind of g forces which can be achieved by this kind of technology.

  2. I had about 30 min “encounter” with one, October, 1973, shortly after midnight. BTW, I don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs. I was driving home in a rural area and saw what I thought was a huge “harvest moon”, which can look orange. Except then I saw the real moon above and behind, and much smaller and white. This orange object was HUGE, orange with hint of reddish, and appeared to have swirls, almost like a gaseous swirling on its surface. It was perfectly round, from one direction, but I did not see it from the side view. It was between the deserted road I was on, and a farm building site, with some pasture trees between the road and it. The terrain had some gentle hills and it followed the up and down, like it was gliding just above the ground, and it stayed right beside me in the trees and did not appear to weave amongst the trees, yet didn’t collide with any. And they weren’t that sparse, plus some bushes here and there. It was so huge it seemed the trees and brush just passed through it. They were mature oaks, about 100 ft tall, and the round orange object was probably 30 ft taller.

    I wasn’t afraid, just very curious, and started testing it’s movement responses. I knew it had to be from another place, not earth. No sign of doors, windows, protrusions. I sped up, slowed down, then stopped. No matter what I did, it stayed the exact speed as I drove. No sign of a catch up accelleration or slowing; it was like we were connected as I drove. I stopped, it stopped at the same instant. It just stayed there and I sat and watched it. I had the radio off and hadn’t heard any engines, so rolled down the windows. Complete silence. I really wanted to get out and go to it, but decided against it (I’d seem some Twilight Zone alien shows and they didn’t all end well). It had shown no aggression or anything to cause worry…other than it existing. It lit up the whole area, it was so bright. The light wasn’t orangish at all, just bright white light on a country road with no street or farmyard lights.

    I finally started driving again and it stayed right beside me again, through trees, yards, anything. Silent. Perfect speed match as I again varied my speed. I drove abouf 5 miles before the road was going to make a 90° left angle. The orange round object was traveling to my R side, gliding over bare farmland. It was almost like daylight, it was so bright all around. When I followed the left curve of the road, I looked back, as it was no longer beside me, but it wasn’t visible behind me, either. I got out and looked above and all over. It was no where, but the area was still all bright. I went down the curvy road till it turned right, but it didn’t show; just the brightness. I ended up driving all over the backroads, thinking maybe it had landed. Nothing.

    The next day two older women (50s-60s) said they had gotten up around MN and had seen a bright orange round object from their windows (2 separate homes, about 15 miles east of where I started interacting with it shortly after MN.).

    I never saw it again. I still wonder if I should have gone to it while it was not moving, tried to touch it or communicate with it. But perhaps it knew what I was thinking, already. It let me go, if it had contemplated otherwise. It stayed bright outside when I got home a cpl hrs later from searching for it. Maybe it had sped off and disappeared back at that curve. Or maybe it was still near, invisible but the brightness still showed.

  3. Here is my report on a sighting of UFO’S back in 1997 when I was working as a part time security guard in a building outside of Chester, NJ.

    Occurred : 11/15/1997 23:00 (Entered as : 11/15/97 23:00)
    Reported: 3/30/2008 8:45:48 AM 08:45
    Posted: 3/31/2008
    Location: Chester, NJ
    Shape: Circle
    Duration:3-4 minutes
    Seven UFO’s zigzagging in formation across the night sky

    I was working as a ((deleted–employee)) in a ((deleted name)) building on the Dover/Chester road outside Chester, NJ.

    I was on my own doing ((deleted)) outside the building when I came back and happened to look up in the sky. It was a very clear night, no clouds and cold.

    I saw these circles high up in the sky (I would estimate the altitude to be higher than where airplanes fly). They were zigzagging across the sky from a direction north to south (from the Dover, NJ direction toward Chester, NJ) in formation. It was the strangest thing I ever saw or I believe I will ever see.

    I stood there not believing what I was seeing and it was about 3 to 4 minutes that I stood there watching this. The only thing I regret was that I didn’t call back to our base in Morristown saying what I was seeing since I had a walkie talkie with me. I reported this on the site.

    To this day I believe they were UFO’s since it couldn’t have been comets or asteroids and I don’t think they were military craft of any sort doing these strange manuevers at night that high up in the night sky.&

    ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))

  4. It is very obvious we are not taking care of our country but only doing a fake show as a crowd pleaser truth is not popular only what keeps the train moving as usual

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