- Nov 23, 1999
^^^ this ^^^ is a very intriguing article ... THANKS!
It'll make great reading for me for days...but at first blush, this quote really stands out to me:
To quote the article:
"it <location & conditions pictured above ^^^> was an ideal testing environment that featured the very best aerial, surface, and undersea surveillance sensors and sensor crews on the planet.
. . .
Clearly, the ability to defy the limits of traditional propulsion and lift-borne flight would be the pinnacle of aerospace and electrical engineering and could be far too sensitive to disclose, at least in some people's eyes within the national security establishment. Even the risk of testing this technology against known air defense capabilities would have to be weighed against the need for the tightest of secrecy. But since UFOs carry such a stigma and have deep pop culture roots in our society, the risk of doing so against an unknowing Carrier Strike Group operating under tight training restrictions seems small and the setting uniquely ideal.
In other words, could the Tic Tac have been ours?
So, I'm feeling slant on this article is...is that the fact this "Tic-Tac UFO," in broad daylight, performs heretofore impossible aeronautic maneuvers smack-dab in the middle of the most highly advanced field of sensors ever arrayed by man directly above a hyper-lethal naval force was more than just a random happenstance.
Especially when you combine that with the confiscation/disappearance of all relevant sensor data from airborne and seaborne platforms operating in the area.