Following the 2004 USS Nimitz “Tic Tac” UFO case’s publicization, a number of US Navy personnel came forward to share their firsthand accounts of the sighting with the world. However, there is one reported account of a Tic Tac UFO that had happened a decade earlier, which was witnessed by a Navy crewman aboard the USS Nimitz.
Quest TV tracked down the mysterious crew member, identified as Kevin Thomas who lives in Bonham, Texas. Finding Thomas was challenging for the Quest TV crew as the man had no online presence and he did not leave any contact information. When the crew arrived at his doorstep, he was shocked. Nevertheless, he was impressed at the first hand and subsequently agreed to tell about his sighting.
Kevin Thomas was the production petty officer in the photo lab aboard the USS Nimitz. He ran the photo lab downstairs for the enlisted personnel. He described his encounter with a huge “triangular and black” UFO that emerged from the sea before taking off and disappearing into the air.
During a routine training mission in the Pacific, two Navy pilots captured images of the Tic-Tac UFO in 2004. The United States Navy made it official that it was a UAP, an unidentified aerial phenomenon. The mystery deepened over time, as the Pentagon refused to answer questions about the possibility of underwater UFOs. However, the US government took an active interest in underwater UFO sightings or USOs (Unidentified submerged objects), setting up an office focused on investigating them.
In an interview with Quest TV, US Nimitz crew member Kevin Thomas described one of the ship’s missions in 1991, more than a decade before the famous encounter. He explained that he used to go on the deck to watch the sunset after his shift was over to relax. But on the day of his encounter, it was already dark and the ship went to “darken ship.”
“Darken ship,” a defensive maneuver where all lights go dark and the entire crew locks down inside the ship in order to camouflage the ship from enemy attack. The crew was not told if the order to go darkened ship was a drill or an actual threat.
“When I went to open the bulkhead, it was closed so I figured it was no big deal, it would just come out here, so I found my way to the starboard side of the ship and looked around the corner. There was something halfway out of the water. It looked like a huge black triangle.”
Mr. Thomas estimated that it was larger than the Nimitz. “It looked like a huge black triangle. I would estimate it was bigger than the Nimitz and about 200 yards away,” Thomas explained. According to him, the size of the black triangle would be more than 1092 feet (or 333 meters). The object was elevated, static, then it rose about 30 or 40 feet and finally disappeared without emitting any type of turbine or clearance sound.
He further explained that the following day, he was visited by two men in civilian uniform who began to question him. He automatically sensed that he was in trouble, that he had seen something he was not supposed to see. Thomas said that he did not understand anything of what had happened until years later, the footage of the Tic-Tac UFO was released.
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The Nimitz crew member assured that there is a certain similarity in both events. The two have the same motion at supersonic speeds, exceeding Mach 15 and Mach 20. Kevin Thomas’s testimony came to light when the Pentagon reported it had a clear photo of a black triangular UFO rising from the water. However, the existence of the photo was never officially confirmed, although many claim that it exists.
Since 1970, the US Navy has been dealing with Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), or UFOs. After the leaked UFO images that were allegedly taken by the crew of the USS Trepang SSN 674 in March 1971, the existence of Unidentified submerged objects (USOs) has become a serious threat. A similar incident happened to the Soviet submarine crew. This undated account explained the Russian submarine’s encounter with the formation of six alien spacecraft in the south of the Pacific Ocean.
There are many hidden stories of the US military’s personnel that could not come out due to the peer pressure of their consequences. The USS Nimitz UFO incident encouraged others to speak out about their encounter with underwater UFOs. One such incredible USO account was also shared by former Gunner’s Mate John Baughman, who served in the U.S. Navy from 2008 to 2013. (Source)
Baughman was stationed on the United States Navy’s third Nimitz-class supercarrier “The USS Carl Vinson” in 2010. The supercarrier was deployed on the mission, providing aid to Haiti that was devastated after the earthquake.
One day, while working on the flight deck, Baughman took a short break and was enjoying the sea life, which he liked to do often. He said to have seen all kinds of sea life, floating under and on the surface of the water. He saw “everything from sharks, dolphins, and whales to giant squids, sea turtles, and swordfish.”
Baughman developed a skill of identifying the nature of things deep underwater by examining the “water line on the side of the ship.” That day, something surprised him underwater off the coast of Haiti. He claimed to have seen a “Tic Tac” object.
He said: “I was staring into the water from above when a large, flat, white ’Tic Tac’ object, approximately twenty feet in length, suddenly appeared in my view below me, moving right and darted into the depths as fast as it appeared. I couldn’t really comprehend what I saw. It was definitely a solid object, but when it descended, its forward end rapidly collapsed in on itself and disappeared.”
In September 2019, the Navy finally admitted the authenticity of the videos taken in 2004. They show three fighter jet encounters with UFOs. This incident became one of the most controversial sightings of all time, being even discussed in Congress but without explanation. Some experts suggest that the leak of these videos was done to prepare humanity for a “false alien invasion.” The truth is that this continues to be an enigma without answers.