The year was 2004, and the USS Nimitz was on a combat training mission off the coast of San Diego. It was a day like any other, until Kevin Day, the chief radar officer for the Navy, witnessed one of the biggest UFO sightings in the 21st century. Day had a front-row seat to the Nimitz video, which would become known as the “Tic Tac” video, and would change his life forever.
In a recent interview, Day revealed details of his encounter with the unidentified flying object. The cylindrical object in the shape of a Tic Tac hovered between 15,000 and 24,000 feet in midair, before suddenly darting off. The encounter was captured on video, which was leaked to the New York Times 13 years later. To this day, analysts have been unable to identify the craft, and there is simply no denying that this was a UFO.
Day, who was the radar operator on the Nimitz that day, has since left the Navy, but has been warned not to discuss what he saw. Despite the risk, Day agreed to meet with Ben, a UFO witness, to recount the details of his encounter.
Day recalled that on the morning of November 14, they had planned to do a major air defense exercise. They were off the coast, about 90 miles off San Diego. As the anti-air warfare coordinator, Day’s job was to identify objects that flew. He noticed some strange contacts off Catalina Island, which were at 28,000 feet in a loose formation, tracking south at 100 knots.
“I had never seen anything fly like that before. Immediately we’re thinking, ‘hey, are these things real?’ Is this some type of glitch? So, we ran a bunch of diagnostic tests and we brought all our systems back up, and the contacts were stronger now.”
The object seemed to ping-pong through the sky, changing speed and direction in ways that defy the laws of physics. Day became concerned about these things and strongly recommended that they take one of the aircraft that had just launched off the Nimitz and intercept one to see what it is.
Commander Fravor was one of the first pilots to launch off the Nimitz. He was one of the best pilots that the Navy had ever produced, and Day said that he immediately engaged when he heard the order to intercept. The object was described as a white 40-foot long Tic Tac-shaped craft, dropping from 28,000 feet down to the surface of the water in less than a second.
Fravor followed the object down to the surface, and the craft recognized him. The next thing he knew, the craft was gone. The encounter was one of the most humbling moments of Day’s life. They were a highly trained group of people on that ship, with years of experience, and these objects totally kicked their asses. If they had been hostile, there was nothing Day could have done.
In the interview, Day speculated that the objects had been there for a long time. He believed that the technology upgrade that their ship had received gave them the ability to finally see these objects. He thinks that they were curious about what they were doing out there and that they’ve been there for a long, long time.
The encounter was recorded on video, and Day confirmed that there was a system on the ship that recorded all their external communications onto an optical disk. When people with top-secret clearances came on board the ship, they collected a bunch of stuff, including the voice data.
As Kevin Day finishes recounting his experience with the Tic Tac UFO sighting off the coast of California, it’s hard not to be impressed with the sheer scale and intensity of what he witnessed. For years, the video footage of this sighting has been the subject of intense speculation, with many people wondering what exactly the object captured on film could be.
But hearing Kevin’s firsthand account of what he saw only serves to deepen the mystery surrounding this incident. How could an object moving at such high speeds, changing direction so suddenly and seemingly defying the laws of physics, be anything other than extraterrestrial in nature?
And yet, as Kevin himself admits, there’s still so much we don’t know. Were the beings piloting this craft simply curious about what was happening on our planet, or were they up to something more sinister? What kind of technology did they possess that allowed them to move at such incredible speeds without suffering the ill effects of G-forces that would surely have incapacitated any human pilot?
Perhaps most intriguingly of all, Kevin speculates that this is not the first time these objects have been seen. Instead, he believes they’ve been present on our planet for a very long time, and that it’s only through recent advances in technology that we’ve finally been able to detect them.
Whether or not you believe in UFOs, it’s hard not to be fascinated by the story that Kevin Day has to tell. In a world where so much of what we take for granted is based on what we can see and touch, the idea that there might be something out there that we can’t explain or comprehend is both humbling and awe-inspiring.
And who knows? Perhaps one day we’ll finally be able to unlock the secrets of these mysterious objects and understand what they represent. Until then, though, the story of the Tic Tac UFO will remain one of the most compelling and fascinating tales of our time.