US Navy pilots saw UFOs off the coast of Virginia so frequently they got used to them

A US Navy pilot has told of how he and his colleagues saw UFOs off the Virginia coast so regularly they grew used to the ultra-capable aircrafts’ presence.

Former Navy Lieutenant Ryan Graves – who refers to UFOs as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) – called them a threat to national security in an interview with 60 Minutes that will air on Sunday. 

Graves’ F/A-18 fighter squadron spotted the ‘maneuverable’ objects flying in restricted airspace near Virginia Beach almost every day from 2015 to 2017, he said.

‘I am worried, frankly. You know, if these were tactical jets from another country that were hanging out up there, it would be a massive issue,’ Graves told 60 Minutes.

‘But because it looks slightly different, we’re not willing to actually look at the problem in the face. We’re happy to just ignore the fact that these are out there, watching us every day.’ 

Former Navy Lieutenant Ryan Graves, who regularly witnessed UFOs in restricted airspace, called them a threat to national security

He said pilots for the U.S. Navy saw UFOs off the coast of Virginia so frequently they got used to them despite them 'watching us' every day

He said pilots for the U.S. Navy saw UFOs off the coast of Virginia so frequently they got used to them despite them ‘watching us’ every day

Graves' F/A-18 fighter squadron spotted the 'maneuverable' objects flying in restricted airspace near Virginia Beach almost every day from 2015 to 2017

Graves’ F/A-18 fighter squadron spotted the ‘maneuverable’ objects flying in restricted airspace near Virginia Beach almost every day from 2015 to 2017

A color image shows one of the unidentified aerial phenomena. Their technical capabilities far exceed that of any known aircraft, sparking fears for US national security

A color image shows one of the unidentified aerial phenomena. Their technical capabilities far exceed that of any known aircraft, sparking fears for US national security 

Pilots have speculated that they might be anything from a secret U.S. technology to an enemy spy plane, although Graves conceded they could also be 'something else entirely'

Pilots have speculated that they might be anything from a secret U.S. technology to an enemy spy plane, although Graves conceded they could also be ‘something else entirely’ 

Graves did not rule out the possibility they could be some sort of Russian or Chinese technology. One of the UFOs is pictured in a grab of footage from ABC's 60 Minutes

Graves did not rule out the possibility they could be some sort of Russian or Chinese technology. One of the UFOs is pictured in a grab of footage from ABC’s 60 Minutes 

The 60 Minutes report comes as the government is expected to release a report in June on UFO sightings after unclassified videos of them were leaked to The New York Times in 2017

The 60 Minutes report comes as the government is expected to release a report in June on UFO sightings after unclassified videos of them were leaked to The New York Times in 2017

He said that pilots who have witnessed what the government calls ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’ have speculated that they might be anything from a secret U.S. technology to an enemy spy plane.

Graves also conceded the aircraft could be something else entirely.  

‘This is a difficult one to explain. You have rotation, you have high altitudes. You have propulsion, right? I don’t know. I don’t know what it is, frankly,’ Graves told 60 Minutes while viewing one of the unclassified videos.

‘I would say, you know, the highest probability is it’s a threat observation program.’

The outlet noted that Graves did not rule out the possibility they could be some sort of Russian or Chinese technology.

Luis Elizondo, a former official with the Defense Department, told 60 Minutes that the UAPs appear to have ‘far superior’ technology to anything the United States currently has in its known inventory.

‘Imagine a technology that can do 600 to 700 G-forces, that can fly 13,000 miles an hour, that, that can evade radar and can fly through air and water and possibly space,’ Elizondo said.

‘And oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we’re seeing.’

The 60 Minutes report comes as the government is expected to release a report in June on UFO sightings after unclassified videos of them were leaked to The New York Times in 2017.

Sen. Marco Rubio called for the detailed analysis after he viewed classified briefings on UAP while he was the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee and asked the Director of National Intelligence for an unclassified report. 

A map shows the area where these unidentified aerial phenomena have been seen off the coast of Virginia. They were regularly spotted in restricted airspace

A map shows the area where these unidentified aerial phenomena have been seen off the coast of Virginia. They were regularly spotted in restricted airspace 

F/A-18E Super Hornets like those which detected the unidentified aerial phenomena are pictured. The jets' abilities fall far short of the UFOs seen by Graves and his fellow pilots

F/A-18E Super Hornets like those which detected the unidentified aerial phenomena are pictured. The jets’ abilities fall far short of the UFOs seen by Graves and his fellow pilots 

DailyMail.com has reached out to Tom Delonge’s To The Stars Academy, a company created to document and reveal occurrences of unidentified aerial phenomena, for more information and additional comment.

The New York Times has raised eyebrows over its frequent coverage of possible UFO sightings.

It published an op-ed from Ezra Klein as recently as Thursday surmising that aliens exist and suggesting they might be behind the phenomena.

But respected former government officials have conceded that the sightings are credible, and that the UFOs’ origins remains unknown. 

John Ratcliffe, the former director of national intelligence, told Fox News that these are not just eyewitness accounts – they’re videos and measurements taken after ‘multiple sensors that are picking up these things.’ 

‘When we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for, or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom,’ he said. 

Moment ‘drunk’ man gets into the wrong car and can’t work out why his key is not working

Moment ‘drunk’ man gets into the wrong car and can’t work out why his key is not working

  • ‘Drunk’ man is seen unlocking his car before climbing into an identical vehicle
  • The unidentified man fumbles with the key fails to realise he is in the wrong car 
  • After being unable to start car he spots his own vehicle flashing across the road 

This is the bizarre moment a fumbling man climbs into the wrong car and can’t figure out why his key is not working. 

The man, who a witness claimed was ‘drunk and had walked out of a bar’, is seen unlocking his car using his key fob before climbing into an identical vehicle that is already unlocked.

Unable to work out why the key is not working in the ignition the man continually hits the buttons on the key.

He eventually notices his unlocked car flashing and beeping from across the street, in Richmond, Virginia, on the night of Saturday May 1.

Playing it off the man quickly gets out of the stranger’s car and slams the door before stumbling across the road to his own.

Unbeknownst to the man Surveillance footage captured his mistake, it is not known if the man was intoxicated at the time.

A witness to the incident said: ‘A drunk dude walked out of a bar on a late Saturday night, unlocked his car but climbed into an identical one that was already unlocked.

‘He spent a minute trying to figure out why it wouldn’t turn on, repeatedly hitting his key fob until he finally noticed his car flashing and beeping from across the street. 

‘He played it off like nothing ever happened.’ 

In the footage the man can be approaching the car very slowly and seemingly unsteady on his feet. 

‘Drunk’ man is seen unlocking his car before climbing into an identical vehicle in Richmond, Virginia, on the night of Saturday May 1

The man is filmed fumbling with the key inside the car for approximately 30 seconds before realising his mistake and getting out

The man is filmed fumbling with the key inside the car for approximately 30 seconds before realising his mistake and getting out

Unbeknownst to the man Surveillance footage captured his mistake, it is not known if the man was intoxicated at the time

Unbeknownst to the man Surveillance footage captured his mistake, it is not known if the man was intoxicated at the time

With two hands he clumsily manages to unlock the car using the key fob in his pocket.     

He is then filmed fumbling with the key inside the car for approximately 30 seconds before realising his mistake. 

In the state of Virginia drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher are considered to be driving under the influence. However drivers over 21 can be convicted of DUI with a blood alcohol content lower than 0.08 percent if they are impaired.

Drivers under age 21 can be convicted of illegal consumption of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of 0.02 to less than 0.08.

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Amber alert is issued for boy, 2, abducted from Virginia church nursery

Amber alert is issued for two-year-old boy after female abductor is pictured leading him out of Virginia church nursery

  • Noah Gabriel Trout, 2, was last seen inside the nursery around noon at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead, Virginia 
  • He was reportedly taken by an unknown woman was captured on surveillance leading him out of the building
  • She is described as wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, black beanie and black tennis shoes 
  • It is possible Trout is with the woman and traveling in a dark-colored SUV or van heading toward West Virginia 
  • The FBI have released a photo of Noah being led from the church by the suspected woman 

An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing two-year-old boy who is in ‘extreme danger’ after he was abducted from a Virginia church by an unknown woman.

Noah Gabriel Trout was last seen inside the nursery around noon at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead, which is near the border of West Virginia, according to WSET.

Deputies and the Virginia State Police issued the Amber Alert for Trout at 7pm. Sunday, believing the boy to be in ‘extreme danger’.

An image taken from surveillance footage shows Trout being led out of the church building by an unknown woman. 

Noah Gabriel Trout was last seen inside the nursery around noon at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead, Virginia. He was reportedly taken by an unknown female. He has blond hair, blue eyes and a red birthmark on the back of his neck

The FBI has released a photo of Noah Gabriel Trout being led from the church by the woman. She is described as wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, black beanie and black tennis shoes

The FBI has released a photo of Noah Gabriel Trout being led from the church by the woman. She is described as wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, black beanie and black tennis shoes

The woman is described as wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, black beanie and black tennis shoes.

It is possible Trout is with the female who is traveling in a dark-colored SUV or van heading toward West Virginia.

Oifficials are considering all motives and possibilities for Trout’s abduction, according to Chief Deputy Scott Moye of the Giles County Sheriff’s Office. 

The nursery of the Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead, which is near the border of West Virginia, is where Noah Gabriel Trout was abducted

The nursery of the Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead, which is near the border of West Virginia, is where Noah Gabriel Trout was abducted

Noah Gabriel Trout was last seen wearing a royal blue t-shirt depicting a houndstooth necktie and an orange puffer jacket

Noah Gabriel Trout was last seen wearing a royal blue t-shirt depicting a houndstooth necktie and an orange puffer jacket

Trout is described as 2 ft, 9 in and weighing 33 lbs. He has blond hair, blue eyes and a red birthmark on the back of his neck. 

He was last seen wearing a royal blue t-shirt depicting a houndstooth necktie and an orange puffer jacket. 

If you have information regarding Noah Gabriel Trout’s abduction, call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 540-921-3842. 

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