Key Takeaways:

  • U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor, known for his 2004 UFO sighting, shared a fellow pilot’s account of an underwater UFO sighting.
  • The pilot had two encounters with strange underwater objects while recovering practice munitions.
  • In the first sighting, a “dark mass” was observed underwater, and in the second, a practice torpedo was inexplicably sucked into the depths.
  • Fravor also revealed a 1950s naval officer’s daughter had been shown a telegram about unidentified submerged objects at a specific location.
  • Fravor’s own sighting of the “Tic Tac” UFO was related to a mysterious cross-shaped object underwater, raising questions about USOs.

In October 2019, U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor, famous for his 2004 UFO encounter, revealed a fellow pilot’s unsettling account of a new kind of unidentified flying object (UFO) – one lurking beneath the ocean’s surface.

The eyewitness, a former pilot of the MH-53E Sea Dragon, stationed at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico, recounted two eerie underwater encounters, sparking intrigue into what we now term Unidentified Submerged Objects (USOs).

During the first sighting, as the pilot and his team recovered a flying practice drone, he noticed a mysterious “dark mass” underwater, distinctly non-submarine in nature.

The object was described as “big” and “kinda circular.” In the second incident, a practice torpedo was inexplicably pulled into the depths of the ocean, vanishing without a trace in the presence of a similar underwater enigma.

Fravor also disclosed a conversation with a 79-year-old woman who recounted her father’s experiences as a naval officer stationed at the San Francisco naval station in the 1950s.

She recalled her father showing her a telegram describing unidentified submerged objects frequently sighted in a specific, now-forgotten location with consistent coordinates.

These revelations echo Fravor’s own encounter with the enigmatic “Tic Tac” UFO, which was observed hovering above a mysterious, larger object submerged in water.

He described the underwater object as cross-shaped, nearly the size of a Boeing 737 jetliner, with the water above it appearing as if it were “boiling” or “frothing.” This object mysteriously vanished after catching Fravor’s attention.

The history of USOs dates back to 1970 when biologist Ivan Sanderson authored “Invisible Residents,” documenting countless sightings of unknown submerged craft.

One such incident occurred in 1957 when the crew of the Kitsukawa Maru, a Japanese fishing boat, witnessed two metallic silvery objects, roughly ten meters long, descending from the sky into the sea. These objects created a violent turbulence upon impact, leaving behind exact coordinates.

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USS Wasp in 1964. U.S. Navy via Navsource

Another intriguing case occurred off the coast of Puerto Rico in 1963 during anti-submarine warfare exercises. A sonar operator on a naval vessel reported an unknown object traveling at “over 150 knots,” prompting a high-speed pursuit involving multiple naval vessels and aircraft. This unidentified object was tracked for four days, displaying maneuvers to depths of 27,000 feet.

USS Wasp was indeed an anti-submarine warfare carrier in 1963 and served in the Atlantic Fleet until its decommissioning in 1972. Unfortunately, Sanderson doesn’t provide any sourcing for the incident, nor is there any other information about it posted on the internet.

The National UFO Recording Center maintains a database of sightings reported to the NUFORC, both by email and hotline. There are many reports of UFO-type objects seen coming out of or going into the ocean.

One report logged in April 2019 states that an object resembling a “small white boat” flew up out of the water near Imperial Beach, California, “at about [500] feet.” The object promptly “flew south at a very high rate of speed.”

While these incidents are indicative of a long history of USO sightings, the nature and origin of these submerged anomalies remain shrouded in mystery, leaving questions about their existence, potential government involvement, and even extraterrestrial connections. Commander Fravor’s account is just the latest addition to a rich tapestry of underwater UFO enigmas.

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