I will have more to say about this tomorrow, but wanted to post this here now (although I imagine some of you are already on top of this story or have read it). Still, it’s interesting and important enough to repost here. Another very good article from The Drive. Link below.
Multiple Destroyers Were Swarmed By Mysterious ‘Drones’ Off California Over Numerous Nights (thedrive.com)
Here are some quick excerpts, although I recommend you read the entire article.
In July of 2019, a truly bizarre series of events unfolded around California’s Channel Islands. Over a number of days, groups of unidentified aircraft, which the U.S. Navy simply refers to as ‘drones’ or ‘UAVs,’ pursued that service’s vessels, prompting a high-level investigation.
During the evening encounters, as many as six aircraft were reported swarming around the ships at once. The drones were described as flying for prolonged periods in low-visibility conditions, and performing brazen maneuvers over the Navy warships near a sensitive military training range less than 100 miles off Los Angeles. The ensuing investigation included elements of the Navy, Coast Guard, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The incidents received major attention, including from the Chief of Naval Operations—the apex of the Navy’s chain of command.
The Drive learned about this event and filed a FOIA request, obtaining ship logs. They then forensically reconstructed the location of civilian and military ships during the series of encounters. They seem to have identified at least five U.S. Navy vessels in the range of all this “drone” activity. Except these were very strange, unusual and extraordinary drones. If that is what they were. These events happened at night and were highly, highly provocative actions by these unknown objects. It started on the night of July 14, 2019 and involved the USS Kidd.
Probably the most dramatic of the events was when a white light was spotted directly hovering above the flight deck of the USS Rafael Peralta. According to the article:
The log reflects that the drone managed to match the destroyer’s speed with the craft moving at 16 knots in order to maintain a hovering position over the ship’s helicopter landing pad. To further complicate what was already a complex maneuver, the drone was operating in low visibility conditions (less than a nautical mile) and at night.
By this point, the encounter had lasted over 90 minutes—significantly longer than what commercially available drones can typically sustain.
According to the data available, few civilian ships were in the immediate vicinity. The article identified a handful of vessels, but there don’t seem to be any ‘suspects’. Also, the article points out that one of the Channel Islands, San Clemente, is owned by the United States Navy and often used for military training and testing purposes. The article includes a map of the region with the positions of the ships at 10 p.m. on July 14, 2019, but I am adding it here.
For the record, these ships look to be roughly about fifty miles or so beyond San Clemente Island (which is very close to the ORV Aguilita in the map). So you can see they are quite a way off from the California coast, roughly a hundred miles by my rough estimate.
Another major series of incursions happened the following night. The article discusses this in good detail. Essentially, no one knows where these “drones” came from, why they were acting so provocatively, and how they were able to act with such high performance. And the incursions continued several more times. I will have more to say on this, probably tomorrow, because this is definitely worth exploring and understanding properly.
Meanwhile, read the article from the Drive. I find it fascinating that some very well attested military UFOs reports are coming out. I don’t expect it will “move the needle,” so to speak, but it’s another drop in the bucket and not a bad thing that we are learning about it.
Why does the term “drone” come into play here? A drone is a specific manmade robotic machine. There is no evidence that these are manmade or robotic.
This word usage is simply another level of dishonesty, used by skeptics to drag the issue out… ad infinitum.
Far more interesting than what occurred in the incident is that we have learned about it *AT ALL* – and from a simple FOIA request, no less! Given how recent this is, and the sensitivity of the nature of the encounter – a fleet being boggled right off our own coast – the declassification and release of this reflects (as does former DNI Ratcliffe’s recent bombshell comments) significant efforts by the Trump Administration to ‘Disclose’ on the issue. In fact, Ratcliffe himself stated that they tried to release a great deal more, but were stymied by the Intelligence bureaucracy in doing so. Sadly, that is the whole failing of Trump’s presidency – failing to exert command over the Intelligence Community (and the FBI/DoJ), which empowered them to engage in at least two illegal, seditious attempts at Coup d’Etat to depose him from office. [I have argued before that *THIS IS WHY* they did so.] But, the release of this 2019 encounter is the single most dramatic act toward ‘Disclosure’ that the Pentagon has taken since — EVER. There is certainly no act of DoD ‘candor’ reported in UFONSSv1 or v2 which even compares.
I’ve said all along that those who worry that the military is using Disclosure to whip up an unwarranted ‘fear frenzy’ over these poor, peaceful, benevolent Space Tourists, have absolutely nothing to back up that assertion, and this proves it. To any rational assessment, the factors reported should have caused a diligent, loyal, patriotic – and competent – *Human* national security establishment to “Push The Panic Button”. There would have been secret hearings in the SCIF at Senate Intel (which would have leaked as to their occurrence, if not their contents), and some excuse for an emergency supplemental appropriation for Counter Drone infrastructure and enhanced SONAR nets in the region would have been floated, and major new Anti-Submarine exercises there would suddenly have been noted by defense observers. That none of that happened means that nobody at Langley (CIA) or Anacostia-Bolling (DIA) pulled the Fire Alarm over it. It doesn’t matter how befuddled the ships’ Captains were by these events (well, actually, it *DOES*), but it matters a great deal that the Deep State was sanguine enough about it that no action was taken over it. Furthermore, Ratcliffe’s comments make it clear that he was never privy to ‘the whole enchilada’ on ETUFO matters, even as DNI (or as a Member of HPSCI), as his apparent *astonishment* at these type of simple encounters seems quite genuine.
It seems obvious now that a power struggle, of sorts, was ongoing inside the system over Disclosure, during Trump’s term. But, the Deep State criminals bucked Trump’s efforts to pry more loose, and just waited out the clock. Now, their ‘Puppet POTUS’ is poised to mumble his way through the New Official Narrative (whatever it will be) this summer; earnestly and somnambulantly blathering whatever [replacement] ETUFO framing they want to put on his Teleprompter. By the end of this year, it will be common knowledge that the military has been forthright and transparent with the public about the Alien visitations ever since WWII, and has kept all Americans safe from any harm they might represent. Is it ‘East Asia’ or ‘Eurasia’ that we’re supposed to be at war with this week (and always have been)?
I believe you’ll find that at about the time these encounters were taking place, I was urging that an Institute be established, with one of its technical objectives being the design, construction, and deployment of multiple, well-instrumented Bathystats, for deposit on the seafloor, to *independently* monitor anomalous traffic in the vicinity of Sycamore Knoll – in California’s Channel Islands. Had we known about this encounter at the time, wouldn’t we now be building (or have already built) those underwater probes? (Barn Door; Horse. ‘Timing is Everything.’)
Hi Richard, are they calling them “drones” because they have no better way of describing them and so they may not be drones at all? I would have thought the Navy could jam any drones receiving a signal and would be of no threat at all, surely the Navy would have that capability?
In response to this subject i have the following announcement to make:
“People of Earth attention. People of Earth attention. Look to your sun for a warning!”
[On Speakers] “People of Earth your attention please. This is Prostectic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planet Council. As you no doubt will be aware, the plans for the development of the outlying regions of the western spiral arm of the galaxy require the building of a hyperspace express route through your star system and, regrettably, your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition. The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes, thank you very much.”
[Yells of protest]
“There’s no point in acting all surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for fifty of your Earth years so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaints and its far too late to start making a fuss about it now.”
[Louder yells of protest]
“What do you mean you’ve never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh for heaven sake mankind it’s only four light years away you know! I’m sorry but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs that’s your own regard. Energize the demolition beams! God I don’t know…apathetic bloody planet, I’ve no sympathy at all…”
Scene 7: Ext. Space.
The Earth is destroyed in a huge explosion.
— “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, by Douglas Adams
Ha, i didn’t post the source of my quote…. But i will bet you knew it! 🙂 One of the best sci fi movies from the first batch of them.
I didn’t remember that quote from “Earth vs the Flying Saucers” until I looked it up. But I have the movie poster framed downstairs. Now I’m going to have to watch that move again. You’re right, it was one of the great early ones. Here is the colorized version:
Great info, I was completely unaware of this – looking forward to the show – thanks Richard.
Either the Captains were ordered to stand down or they knew they didn’t have the capability
of shooting them down.
These were not “drones” as in the man made sense of the word, IMHO.
“Drones” are the new “weather-balloons” ….
drip drip drip …..the puddle is getting bigger