Open Minds UFO Radio: David is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker and producer. He has also had a lifelong interest in UFOs. Like many of us, David was excited about the news that the Pentagon had a secret UFO project. He was also excited about the extraordinary UFO encounter that was also featured in the New York Times article that broke the Pentagon UFO news. The encounter involved the USS Nimitz carrier strike group and occurred in November 2004 near San Diego. During training exercises a white object described as looking like a Tic Tac was spotted, jets went in to get a closer look, and then things got weird.
Some of the military personnel involved with the encounter have come forward since the NYT broke the story, including David Fravor, the lead pilot who got the closest look. As a filmmaker, Mr. Beaty saw an opportunity to help tell the story by taking all of the details publicly available and recreating the encounter. In this episode, we talk to David about his inspiration to make the film, and the details and behind the scenes behind the film’s production.
Watch David’s USS Nimitz UFO Encounters video here:
A Must Watch/Listen to PJ Hughes - Nimitz 2004 Witness to Confiscation of E-2 Hawkeye Electronic Tic Tac Data
PJ is an airplane weapons/electronic technician and member of the elite "Wallbangers" on the USS Nimitz, tells us how his commanding officer and two Air Force men came to his room after the Tic Tac events, within a half hour of him putting the E-2 Hawkeye "data bricks" into a secure safe, and demanded he give them the hard disks.
Kevin Day—Senior Chief Operations Specialist and Witness to Nimitz 2004 Tic Tac Events
Kevin describes for us what it was like to be on the Nimitz during the Tic Tac week-long events in November, 2004 and to scramble jets to attempt an intercept these unknown objects. At one point Kevin said it was "raining UFOs." He also tells us how he found the optical disks recording his communications with the intercept pilots had been erased or replaced almost immediately following the Commander Dave Fravor encounter.
Luis Elizondo said they were trying to make sure all defence departments were on the same page before new announcements were made. Also he mentioned that a Narrative for all of this needed to be developed before such an announcement.
Sounds like spin to me but what ever works.
Luis mentioned that the meetings with Senators and Defence Generals have been shocked by the these Tic Tac UFOs and that they are real. Nugget of Gold in this is when Luis was talking about these meetings. Senator asks Luis "Are these UFOs really a threat?" Luis replied "They can be if they want to be and can fly over the White House with impunity in 2 minutes"
An Investigative Film Series by Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell
UFOs + THE LANGUAGE OF TECHNOLOGY
May 3, 2019
Like it or not, there has been a tectonic shift in public awareness about UFOs. Since December of 2017, news outlets around the globe have picked up the story about one of the Department of Defense programs that actively investigates UFOs - and also about a fighter pilot named Commander David Fravor who had first-hand experience tactically engaging an Advanced Aerial Vehicle of unknown origin and intent. Now, more than ever, there is a bright light shining on the UFO problem; yet translation is needed to understand what has happened and its significance. Naturally, there are more questions than answers. More division than alignment; and more confusion than clarity.
Many believe the news of late is a type of "confirmation" or “acknowledgement” from the U.S. Government about the mystery of The Phenomenon, as well as, the ongoing government interest and involvement in the study of UFOs. As un-orchestrated as it is - I would agree with that - to a degree.
It’s certainly true that some of the brightest minds in the political, military, intelligence and aerospace communities have acknowledged unequivocally and publicly that we - the people of Earth - are being engaged by intelligently controlled technology of unknown origin; craft that perform maneuvers far beyond current human aerospace and flight capabilities. The global media has been abuzz about this UFO business, and it’s exciting to to be a witness at this time in history.
“The waves were breaking over something that was just below the surface. Whatever it was, it was big enough to cause the sea to churn. The disturbance looked like frothy waves and foam, as if the water were boiling. It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen. It had no plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s." - Cmdr. David Fravor, F/A-18F fighter pilot & former Commanding Officer of VFA-41 the Black Aces.
Military interest in UFOs begins with the fact that the vehicles encountered represent a new technology. A technology that fits within our known understanding of physics, yet remains outside human replication - at this time. We are on a cosmic precipice; and to some, what we are learning represents a critical defense-code to be cracked by a motivated nation. And in this game, the winner takes all.
However, the issue of UFOs traversing our airspace with impunity is a small aspect of a much larger performance that is commonly referred to by those in-the-know as, "The UFO display" or "The Phenomenon". The entirety of the performance is regarded by our defense and intelligence communities as a "threat to our National Security". It is of note to say that up until now, UFOs have not displayed a recognizable or overt hostility to the people of planet Earth. But this is a much bigger conversation and we are still divided over the fundamentals. It is recklessly reductive to conjure imaginary scenarios to explain away the exotic as ordinary and the profound as mundane. Critics and debunkers have coordinated elaborate philosophical gymnastics to ignore and betray the evidence - twisting knowledge into an unrecognizable ooze of pseudo-explanation - for each and every aspect of what has come to light surrounding this topic. It has to be exhausting to cling to the past paradigm of the Marlboro Man and Isaac Newton, while beating the drum of ignorance and self-glorification with false cleverness. Harnessing one’s will in this way is corrosive, like an acid. It’s blinding, like standing too close to an atomic blast.
Understanding is a game of inches and degrees. It takes thoughtful inquiry and a collected approach. And nobody will do the work for you… well, sometimes they do. Thanks to a recent television report (in a series of illuminating investigations on the subject), by KLAS Investigative Reporter - George Knapp - a document was released. This small piece of paper is just one of many tangible artifacts born from over three-decades of hunting for UFO truth as a mainstream reporter with ties to all aspects of this field of inquiry. If history is a good indicator of future events - I suspect there is much more to come from Knapp on this path of obtaining documentation that is denied to exist at all. He did it with the Bob Lazar case; he did it with the AAWSAP & AATIP UFO programs. I suspect he will continue the trend moving forward.
This particular document provides proof that the famous footage of Anomalous Aerial Vehicles - captured by fighter pilots on both coasts of the United States - were indeed officially authorized for study under the direction and sanction of the U.S. Government. That the videos were property of the U.S. Government, and that they were cleared for additional use. That is despite the initial and outright denial by the Pentagon and their spokespersons that this was the case. Thankfully, we now know the truth about this piece of the puzzle. That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Specifically, Knapp obtained the DD 1910 request - a part of the paper trail - the final step in a multi-step process, issued by the Department of Defense office of prepublication and security review. This is just one of many supporting documents and pieces of evidence surrounding the government’s role and interest in studying the UFO phenomenon. Knapp laid it at the feet of the public. It’s excellent investigative reporting.
This recent development has me looking at the public response to the UFO videos. It has highlighted for me that the general understanding of what is being seen on the footage can be confusing. In the age of mass accessibility to crystal-clear imagery, Instagram filters and pocket sized cellphone cameras - thermal imaging is not something that the average Snapchat user is exposed to on a daily basis. It made me wonder if there was a way to translate what we are seeing in those exquisitely puzzling FLIR camera videos from US fighter pilots. After all, this footage is the Muhammad Ali of UFO videos; it has weight in the ring. And it’s imperative that we try to understand more deeply what we are seeing; or we lose the battle toward understanding.
As we are well aware in this ever expanding cyber-savvy connected reality we call “now”; technology is a language. And it can be foreign, especially when we’re trying to decipher its capabilities. It can take translation to understand what we are looking at. I was seeking a uniquely capable FLIR-shaman to help read the entrails of this new sacrifice to our ending paradigm - and to assist me on my quest.
My friend Dave (@davefalch on Twitter) does interesting work; and is an expert with military FLIR cameras (FLIR pods). He’s exceptionally qualified to understand the footage as seen in the TIC TAC / GIMBAL / GO FAST videos; his comparisons and explanations are insightful. He’s mystified by the mental gymnastics performed by “debunkers” in the attempt to minimize the significance of the Pentagon released F-18 contact footage with Anomalous Aerial Vehicles. Below are a few recent correspondences with Dave - including video explanations to a few of my questions about the government FLIR footage. Dave provided me with insight to understand FLIR technology, and what we might glean in the TIC TAC and GIMBAL event videos. He eloquently and pragmatically challenges the debunker’s attempts at demystifying the footage of the captured UFO phenomenon.
Dave has also provided a detailed “Thermal Signature Comparison” specifically reviewing aspects of the GIMBAL incident. His explanation is informative for anybody interested in hearing the perspective of an expert in the technology.
For a clear picture of Dave’s qualifications - he was an Aviation Electronics Technician in the Navy (E-5) working on F-18/P-3/S-3 avionics. His current position is that of Depot Level FLIR Technician; a contractor that currently works for a government agency. He has been factory trained by several manufacturers in FLIR technology and worked directly off of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville flight line.
Dave knows of what he speaks when it comes to FLIR and the footage we have all been exposed to. He tests his hypotheses, and has been kind enough to break-down some of the basics regarding the technology he works on - and what he sees in the Pentagon released thermal UFO footage.
Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell
Creator, Extraordinary Beliefs
For Dave's report, scroll down at the following URL: