U.S. Navy Pilot Says ‘Dark Mass’ Emerged From Ocean And Swallowed Torpedo

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Commander David Fravor shot to fame for his account of the USS Nimitz UFO encounter – but he has now claimed something even spookier was spotted some 10 years earlier.



Retired US Navy pilot commander David Fravor first shot to public attention in 2017 after describing how his squadron witnessed a 737-sized object just under the surface of the water during training exercises in the Pacific Ocean, 160km off the coast of San Diego.

The incident – which happened in 2004 – became known as the USS Nimitz encounter after pilots then saw a tic-tac UFO in the skies near the mass.

In an explosive new account, the pilot has shared another UFO mystery that has "come out of the woodwork" since his story first emerged.

The pilot was flying a CH-53 and was going to pick up a BQM (an unmanned drone used by the US Air Force).

A diver was dropped into the water to hook it up and to then fly back, when something truly bizarre happened.

"They’re 50 feet (15 metres) above the water, he sees this kind of dark mass coming up from the depths,” he added.

“As they hoist the BQM up, he’s looking at this thing going, ‘What the hell is that?’ And then it just goes back down underwater.

"Once they pull the kid and the BQM out of the water, this object descends back into the depths.”

The pilot thought the incident was “pretty weird” but, incredibly, the same thing happened a few months later.

Fravor said: “He’s out picking up a torpedo, they hook the diver up on the winch, and as they’re lowering him down, he sees this big mass.

“He goes, ‘It’s not a submarine’, he’s seen submarines before, once you’ve seen a submarine you can’t confuse it with something else. "This big object, kind of circular, is coming up from the depths and he starts screaming through the intercom system to tell them to pull the diver up, and the diver’s only a few feet from the water.”

He continued: “They reverse the winch and the diver’s thinking: ‘What the hell is going on?’

"And all of a sudden he said the torpedo just got sucked down underwater, and the object just descended back down into the depths. "They never recovered it.”

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/navy-pilot-says-mystery-dark-20529086

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Cool, no reason to doubt what he says, is there?
 

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Coming out of the ocean.
 

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Just a couple of notes for clarification ...

- The BQM / helicopter "dark mass" story came from a pilot other than Fravor.
- The "dark mass" was observed to rise toward the surface from the depths - it never broke the surface.
 

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Just a couple of notes for clarification ...

- The BQM / helicopter "dark mass" story came from a pilot other than Fravor.
- The "dark mass" was observed to rise toward the surface from the depths - it never broke the surface.
Sounds like it might well be a curious - very large Giant Manta Ray?
 

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Sounds like it might well be a curious - very large Giant Manta Ray?
A more probable interpretation would be a school of fish (or even a group of sharks) rising to check out the novel newcomer (i.e., the dummy weapon floating on the surface).

The visible subsurface anomalies are repeatedly cited as being "masses" rather than discrete objects.
 

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Sounds like it might well be a curious - very large Giant Manta Ray?
Or maybe it was whatever made the 'bloop' sound?
 

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This might have a biogenic origin, in which case it is a very interesting observation. Fortean, but not necessarily alien.

Fravor's own sighting also included a disturbance on the surface of the sea. If that had a biogenic explanation too, that would also be an interesting occurrence. Humpback whales have a behaviour called 'bubble-netting', which looks very strange from the air; this might be something similar.
 
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