Recently, NASA has emphasized the need for more data in the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), formerly known as UFOs. However, a question arises: do we truly lack substantial data when it comes to this enigmatic phenomenon?
For a staggering 80 years, the United States military has documented encounters with UAP, accompanied by a history of deliberate suppression of evidence.
Richard Dolan, as reported by ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.com, has unearthed a case concealed within the National UFO Reporting Center’s archives, recounting an incident involving the U.S. Coast Guard in 1973.
This particular encounter took place during the summer of 1973, somewhere in the middle of the vast Atlantic Ocean. The precise coordinates and specific location remain undisclosed, contributing to the aura of mystery surrounding the event.
The encounter commenced when the crew of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel reported the sighting of an inexplicable object in the sky. Witnesses described these objects as hovering and executing maneuvers that defied the capabilities of conventional aircraft. They emitted peculiar lights and exhibited erratic movements, leaving the crew both baffled and anxious.
In a daring attempt to document this inexplicable phenomenon, several Coast Guard crew members managed to capture photographs of the unidentified object. These photographs were intended to serve as pivotal visual evidence of the encounter.
One of the most intriguing aspects of this incident was the alleged intervention of enigmatic individuals commonly referred to as “Men in Black.” These mysterious figures, frequently appearing in UFO-related accounts, are believed by some to be government agents tasked with suppressing or discrediting UFO-related evidence.
In this instance, “Men in Black” reportedly boarded the Coast Guard vessel and confiscated the photographic evidence, as well as any other records or documentation related to the incident.
The crew members who had witnessed and attempted to document the UAP encounter reported feeling threatened and intimidated by the “Men in Black.” These individuals allegedly warned the witnesses not to divulge the incident to anyone and conveyed an air of secrecy and urgency.
As is typical with many UAP encounters involving military personnel, this incident was shrouded in secrecy. Details of the event were supposedly classified or suppressed, making it arduous for researchers and the general public to access comprehensive information.
One of the witnesses recalled, “The UFO would come down hovering above us. We could see what I would describe as portholes. I rotated as it hovered. The lights changed color. Then it would go up in a second becoming very small. Then it seemed to show off, as if it knew we were watching it. It would accelerate across the sky in a split second while doing right angles.”
“Many photos of this craft were taken with telephoto lenses. I remember I couldn’t wait to see the photos after they were developed. I never saw them. When we were relieved from Ocean Station Duty, we headed back to Governor’s Island, Yankee Pier, which was our home port. We were not expecting the reception that we received. As we were docking, I saw quite a few ‘Men In Black’ waiting to board our ship.”
“Usually after docking, if you did not have duty, we were granted liberty of usually 72 hours. No one was allowed to leave the ship. We were all interrogated one by one by these ‘Men in Black.’ We were told to sign an affidavit, stating we saw nothing. We were warned that if we mention this to anyone, we would be gone. We were told not to go to any news media and try and tell this story. If we did, we would be prosecuted by the government.”
In conclusion, it becomes increasingly apparent that a wealth of data on these encounters does exist; it is simply veiled in secrecy, concealed from public scrutiny.