Do you believe in life outside Earth? If you don't already, the spooky details about the UFO sighting that has everyone talking might change your mind. On Saturday, the Pentagon officially acknowledged the existence of the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, a Defense Department operation intended to analyze "anomalous aerial vehicles," better known as UFOs. It may sound like something straight out of a monster-of-the-week television show, but the program was reported by the New York Times and Politico over the weekend. So put on your tin hats, folks — it's time to delve into some seriously otherworldly shenanigans.
According to the Times, researchers with the $22 million program studied sightings of aircraft that moved through the air through unseen means as well as encounters between the American military and unidentifiable objects. Now, one Navy pilot's story is drawing increasing amounts of attention for being, in a word, inexplicable.
Back in 2004, Cmdr. David Fravor was out on a training mission in the Pacific when he was diverted to investigate a strange aircraft hovering over the ocean. More than a decade later, the footage from his cockpit camera has been released to the public, and he was interviewed as part of the Times' report on the aviation program.
Frankly, the story is enough to give even a skeptic pause. Read on for the strangest, most outlandish details from the former pilot's supposed UFO sighting.