Tic-Tac Shaped UFO’s chased US Navy Destroyers off California coast. Swarms of flashing ‘Tic-Tac shaped’ UFOs chased four US Navy destroyers off California coast at 45 mph and hovered above them at night for WEEKS, ship logs reveal
Mysterious drones chased and harried four US Naval destroyers for up to 100 nautical miles just off the coast of California
The drones, or UAVs, were able to travel long distances at high speeds with extreme maneuverability
Seamen onboard the destroyers reported seeing multiple drones, and flashing red and white lights
A UFO spotter said the drones were ‘tic-tac’ shaped
The head of the navy and the FBI were involved in investigation, but it was hushed up by Naval intelligence
The area is home to a large US Naval Base on Sam Clemente Island, and in the same area as another infamous UFO sighting in 2004
US Navy warships stationed off the coast of Los Angeles encountered swarms of mysterious drones, which pursued them at high speed in low visibility – prompting a high level investigation and some head scratching among top military brass.
The series of encounters with suspected UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles, in July 2019, saw as many as six mystery aircraft swarm several US Navy warships close to a sensitive training area at the Channel Islands, according to The Drive.
Based on deck log data from four US destroyers targeted in the series of encounters, The Drive worked out that the drones flew at speeds of up to 45 miles an hour and traveled at least 100 nautical miles – far exceeding the capabilities of any commercially-available unmanned aircraft.
The USS Kidd, was one of four Navy destroyers swarmed by sophisticated drones traveling at high speeds during a bizarre incident in 2019. The origin of the drones is unknown +
The bridge of the USS Porter, which is the same Arleigh Burke-class destroyer as those targeted in the July 2019 drone skirmish +9
The bridge of the USS Porter, which is the same Arleigh Burke-class destroyer as those targeted in the July 2019 drone skirmish
The Drive, which investigates military weaponry and tactics, using ship logbooks and internal emails released by the Navy under the Freedom of Information Act, were able to reconstruct the bizarre series of events.
Their account shows the drama began on the night of July 14 2019. Deck logs from the USS Kidd show that just before 10pm that night two drones were spotted.
Several other US Navy destroyers on patrol nearby began noticing strange lights.
The USS John Finn also reported UAV activity, and noticed a ‘red flashing light’ at 10:03pm, according to its logbook.
Just over an hour later at 11:23pm, the USS Rafael Peralta spotted a white light hovering over the flight deck.
The drone was able to remain hovering above the destroyer’s helicopter landing pad while traveling at speeds of 16 knots and in low visibility.
The nearly 90-minute encounter was well beyond the capability of commercially-available drones.
The next night, the drones returned, this time as the warships were patrolling closer to the Californian mainland.
US warships have state-of-the-art detection systems, but were unable to discover the origin of these drones
They were first spotted by the USS Rafael Peralta and the ship’s SNOOPIE team was engaged at 8:39pm.
‘The drones seem to have pursued the ships, even as they continued to maneuver throughout the incident,’ The Drive reported.
Logbooks onboard the USS Russell show drones were swarming all over it, dipping in elevation from 1000 to 700 feet and seemingly able to move in any direction.
The USS Russell had separate contact with drones nine occasions in less than an hour.
Then at 9:20pm that night, the USS Kidd noticed ‘multiple UAVs’ around the ship.
Naval intelligence was brought in on the investigation and it was soon turning its glare inwards.
The area is home to a large US Naval Base on Sam Clemente Island, where sensitive training operations are often undertaken.
Soon afterward, the Navy classified the investigation, preventing further information from being released to The Drive.
The bizarre incident was first noticed by filmmaker Dave Beaty, a UFO researcher who UFOs.
In June 2020, he Tweeted: ‘Did the navy ship #USSKidd #DDG100 encounter a UAP in July 2019 in So Cal OPAREA Trying to find out more. The ship logs indicate a “Snoopy Team” was deployed – an intel section that tries to visually ID objects. DM if you know more. Near San Clemente island.’
Later, relaying information he’d received from a Navy source, Beaty said a crew member on board ‘could see them with the naked eye and they were almost eye level with the bridge hovering’.
‘They were the same tic-tac shaped objects.’
Beaty said the sightings occurred in the same areas as another infamous UFO sighting in 2004 which became known as the ‘Nimitz Encounters’.