There was something in the water… There was churning… We were all clamoring to get on the radio. ‘Do you see, in the water, what the f* is that?.’ No windows. No flight surfaces. Smooth. White. No intakes. No smoke trails. It looked like a giant Tic Tac. Maybe 40 feet. Large enough to scare the crap out of me. It was so unnerving because it was so unpredictable. High g[-force turns], rapid velocity, rapid acceleration, so you’re thinking ‘How can I possibly fight this?’…

[Commander Fravor] had that fighting instinct, so it wasn’t surprising his actions on that day. This object seemed to recognize that we were there and went from low altitude to maneuvering in an erratic very rapid manner. The hair on the back of my neck is standing up. I am thinking I am going to be watching a disaster.

— Alex Dietrich
Lieutenant, US Navy
F/A-18 Pilot
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