Washington (USA) – At least since the official publication of the recordings and authentication by the US Navy and the US Department of Defense (DoD), the so-called “Tic Tac Video” has been one of the most well-known UFO videos. Now the cameraman or Navy pilot who made the recordings spoke about the incident for the first time in an interview and thus refutes numerous arguments from UFO skeptics who assume misinterpreted common explanations in the recording.
At the time of the recording of the “Tic Tac Video” (2004), today’s Commander Chad Underwood was still a lieutenant. He is currently explaining the circumstances of the incident to the US documentary filmmaker and UFO researcher Jeremy Corbell for the first time directly in front of the camera and, initially, how the recording and the filmed object were named as “Tic Tac” in the first place.
Earlier, Underwood had already commented on the events to the “Intelligencer” new website of “New York (Magazines)” and explained why he did not believe in the numerous statements made by UFO skeptics that it was from Birds, distant planes, drones, balloons and weather events. Underwood explained that none of these approaches matched what he saw or what his on-board instruments displayed, nor what numerous crew members on board the ships had seen with their own eyes or on the radar screens.
On November 10, 2004, the radar operator Kevin Day reported to his superiors about several strange objects in flight near San Clememte Island, west of the coast of San Diego. These move at an altitude of around 8,535 meters, beyond known flight routes at a speed of 255 km / h – too high for it to be birds, too slow for a conventional aircraft. The other flight behavior of the objects, such as the sudden, controlled descent from 18,288 to just 50 meters above sea level without generating a sonic boom, aroused interest among the experienced military. The commanding officer of the “Black Aces” squadron, Cmdr. David Fravor, reported later that he was able to confirm visually on one of the located objects. An hour later, Underwood got what is now known as the “Tic-Tac-UFO” due to the shape of the object that is visible on the video. These recordings show a pill-shaped object (a tic-tac), the flight characteristics and external features of which do not correspond to any known conventional aircraft – neither wings nor any signs of a known drive and corresponding exhaust and heat signatures are missing.
In the new video interview with Corbell, Underwood goes into the really interesting technical and military background of the recording and reports that in addition to the well-known, published thermal recording (FLIR = passive sensor) authenticated by Navy and DoD, it only depicts visually ) In addition, a recording of the radar contact (active sensor, sends signals and thus also receives data from the targeted target) with the “Tic Tac UFO” exists. However, this has not yet been published and – so Underwood suspects – “will probably not be published in the long term either”, since potential enemies could read sensitive military-strategic-technical data and information from this recording.
Still, Underwood explains what the radar image shows: “The first thing the radar detects is a potential target. When this happens, all other detection systems, FLIR and the weapon control, will also be subordinate to this detection and aimed at the target. (…) As soon as I had captured the target assigned to me by the radar operators of the USS Princeton with my own radar, these disturbances and the confusing behavior of the ‘Tic Tacs’ started themselves. The disturbances in the form of so-called ‘Jam-Strobelines’ are vertical lines which indicate that the own systems (of the target) are disturbed or blocked. “
Statements to the contrary, that such “jamming” did not occur, contradict not only earlier statements of other participating witnesses, but also the current ones from Underwood. Underwood explains that he was not even asked to produce such reports. Officials from the Pentagon and Navy asked him only a fraction of the questions that journalists like Corbell would have asked him later. In addition to the jam strobe lines, the flashing value “19,990 B” on the FLIR image clearly indicates this interference from the target.
In addition, Underwood confirms that there was no other aircraft in the maneuver area, which is also closed to the military, for the time in question. In addition, all such aircraft would have been clearly identifiable as such.