Aug 25, 2022 I Paul Seaburn

Airline Pilot Sees Foo Fighter UFOs Near Washington as Congress Admits UFOs May Not Be ‘Man-Made’

Timing is everything in comedy, but it may come as a surprise to find it makes a big impact in the world of UFOs as well. Take, for example, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, passed recently to authorize funding, provide legal authorities, and enhance congressional oversight for the U.S. Intelligence Community, which includes the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) which was recently established in the Department of Defense to investigate the numerous encounters with unidentified aerial phenomena – and more, as we shall see – that military personnel have been reporting lately. Some people who have dug deeply into this budget report found that the wording implies the U.S. government believes some of these UAPs may not be human-made. Now for the “timing is everything” part. A commercial airline pilot on a flight ironically to Washington DC recently reported an encounter with foo fighter UFOs – those strange glowing orbs first reported following pilots during World War II. Are some extraterrestrials trying to tell the U.S. government that “we know you’re watching us so we’re watching you”? Is timing everything in other star systems too?

A Tic Tac UFO of the non-transmedium kind

“Cross-domain transmedium threats to the United States national security are expanding exponentially.”

In an article on the hidden agenda inside the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, Vice.com points out that it appears the U.S. government is very concerned about one particular type of unidentified object that has been showing up in the videos taken by Navy pilots during encounters and finally being released and grudgingly verified by the Pentagon as being authentic military videos of … something. Accordiing the IAA budget, those are the Tic Tac ufos that were first spotted flying fast and low over the ocean, then suddenly and seamlessly disappearing into the water without making a ripple or breaking apart – two things that all known human technology attempting that kind of maneuver would do at that high speed. This implies that the government probably knows that most of the other UAPs seen by pilots and picked up by radar are super-advanced drones or aircraft of the human-made kind. In another part of the IAA budget, Vice.com found this:

“Temporary nonattributed objects, or those that are positively identified as man-made after analysis, will be passed to appropriate offices and should not be considered under the definition as unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena.”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to follow the logic in that statement – objects seen by military personnel that are positively identified as being human-made go in the “Human-Made” file cabinet, while the transmedium “unidentified aerospace-undersea phenomena” go in a non-human-made file cabinet. Could this have been a mistake or clerical error that slipped by the government fact-checkers putting together the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023? An article on the subject in The Hill doesn’t think so.

“It strains credulity to believe that lawmakers would include such extraordinary language in public legislation without compelling evidence. Perhaps members have seen the classified sensor data that prompted former President Trump’s director of national intelligence to state that UFOs exhibit “technologies that we don’t have [and] that we are not capable of defending against.”

“Not capable of defending against.” That’s something you don’t hear very often from a “defense” department. As The Hill points out, this means that all UAP reports must first undergo an “Is it man-made or not?” sniff test. All transmedium objects and any that can’t be classified as drones must e sent to another special investigation department set up of non-human-made objects. Is this a big deal? The Hill thinks so.

"Make no mistake: One branch of the American government implying that UFOs have non-human origins is an explosive development."

Just as government watchdog media sites like The Hill and Vice are looking into this new revelation that the government seems to be admitting there could be non-human-made UAPs, a commercial airline pilot reported seeing this while on a 4-hour flight to Washington Dulles airport.

“At roughly 0055 ET I began seeing slow pulses of light in the sky directly in front of us (to our north). The pulses would last usually 8-10 seconds each and had gaps of darkness lasting anywhere from 10 seconds to over a minute. They were slowly moving from left to right. The pulses would be gradual (start very dim and grow into a bright light about the brightness of Venus, and then fade away).”

UFO Sightings Daily reports that an unnamed experienced commercial pilot “who works for a major airline” and whose “credentials are impeccable” saw what appear to be classic bright org UFOs or foo fighters on August 12, 2022, while enroute from the Virgin Islands to Washington DC. The orbs were seen for 25 minutes, from the time the flight was over Wilmington, North Carolina, until it was over Richmond, Virginia – very close to Washington DC. In a report obtained by UFO Sightings Daily, the pilot said the orbs pulsed on and off for 8-10 seconds at a time and could not be other airliners because they were well above the 41,000 feet limit of those planes. The pilot notes that “the Captain” also witnessed the UFOs, which maintained a constant distance from their plane for 35 minutes while they traveled “about 250 nautical miles.” The pilot used a cell phone to film two orbs, sometimes three (you can watch the video here), seemingly flying in formation. Knowing how close they were to Washington DC, one might wonder if these were fighter jets.

“As a former fighter/attack pilot I am extremely familiar with capabilities of modern aircraft, have trained in CAP (protecting locations from aerial threats) and I am 100% we were not seeing military aircraft or flares.”

What did the pilot and captain see?

The pilot also ruled out Starlink satellites because the objects occasionally changed altitude and flew in circles. The report does not say if this sighting was filed with the FAA or the Pentagon, and UFO Sightings Daily does not have any other information. A quick search brought up no other sources for this sighting, so that must be taken into account.

What would the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) say about this ‘foo fighters’ sighting? While UFO Sightings Daily claims “This is 100% undeniable proof that UFOs are following jets and curious about those aboard them,” it seem highly unlikely the government would reach the same conclusion with such limited data. FAA tracking, instrument recordings and reports from other pilots in the very crowded airspace would help. Also, the UFOs did not appear to be transmedium – they stayed in the air until the plane lost them. However, based on this limited information, it is difficult to rule positively that what this pilot saw and recorded was human-made. Should there be a third filing cabinet marked “To Be Determined”?

The U.S. government is definitely implying an interest in hon-human-made transmedium objects – an interest that has translated into assigning budgetary money to look for them. At the same time, a former military pilot in a commercial aircraft sees UAPs near Washington DC. Coincidence?

Timing is everything. Keep watching the skies and C-SPAN!

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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