by Tyler Rogoway January 3, 2018 (thedrive.com)
• US Navy nuclear submarines detecting and even interacting with Unidentified Submerged Objects (USO) is nothing new. It may be commonplace.
• In the beginning of 2019, astronomer and UFO researcher Marc D’Antonio described riding aboard a nuclear fast attack submarine in the North Atlantic and the sudden appearance of a very high-performance object on sonar. He says, “all of a sudden the sonar kid shouts ‘fast mover, fast mover’ and I’m jolted awake – thinking ‘What’s happening? Is it a torpedo?’ ” The officer then confirms that it wasn’t a machine anomaly – it was real. “When the sonar guy said ‘What do I do with this?’ the officer said ‘log it and dog it’ – in other words log it and bury it.” And years later, D’Antonio confirmed that USOs are such a common occurrence that the US Navy even has a secret ‘Fast Mover Program’ that classifies and determines the speed of them, logs them, and it goes into a vault. Other ‘experts’ have refuted this, however, saying that such USO encounters are rare.
• An insider referred to as ‘Jive’ said, “That’s the thing, [USOs are] so quick you can’t measure the speed… “There is no way to measure the speed accurately because there isn’t enough data… “I don’t know what they are… “We usually logged it as seismic or biologic. We were instructed that nothing is ever ‘unknown.’ ”
• Veteran submariner Eric Moreno said that strange acoustic anomalies do pop up on sonars and hydrophones belonging to scientific institutions as well as U.S. Navy submarine. High-speed super-cavitating torpedo technology can send an undersea torpedo traveling at 200 mph, however high-speed torpedoes are rarely employed and torpedoes like these should not be a mystery to trained Navy submariners.
• In December 2018, Tom DeLonge of the ‘To The Stars Academy’ made an Instagram post that “a few years ago an unidentified craft was underwater and pinned against the North Atlantic coast by multiple nuclear attack submarines for over a week.” This could not be confirmed.
• Thus, mysterious sounds do emanate from the deep and are heard by the most talented sonar operators in the world working the most advanced underwater listening equipment ever created. But the US Navy seems to have made it all but impossible to classify these events for further review as sonar operators aren’t allowed to ‘not know’ what something is.
There has been a spate of high-profile claims regarding U.S. Navy nuclear submarines detecting and even interacting with the underwater equivalent of Unidentified Flying Objects, referred to in UFO circles as USOs, or Unidentified Submerged Objects. Yet when it comes to the covert world of naval warfare below the waves, it is easy for laymen to misinterpret things that may seem very much alien to them, but are actually quite commonplace. The War Zone reached out some of its submariner contacts, all of which have many years of experience aboard U.S. Navy nuclear submarines, to see if detection of unidentified objects actually happens and what their thoughts were on the topic in general.
We were surprised by what we heard.
Eyewitness reports of USOs are nothing new. Reports of them go back many years and some from credible sources, but being detected by nuclear submarines packed with most sensitive listening equipment on the planet, which today is comprised of sonar arrays and computer systems costing hundreds of millions of dollars, is another story.
On December 29th, 2018, our friend Danny Silva of the Thesilvarecord.com brought the following to our attention. Tom DeLonge, once the lead man for the rock group Blink 182 turned front man for To The Stars Academy, a flashy new hybrid entertainment-technology-research group that focuses on disclosure of information regarding UFOs, made the Instagram post below. In it he claims, without any evidence, that “a few years ago an unidentified craft was underwater and pinned against the North Atlantic coast by multiple nuclear attack submarines for over a week.”
Then a story that first made its rounds in 2017 hit social media again just last week. The supposed first-hand account of Astronomer and UFO researcher Marc D’Antonio describes a ride aboard a nuclear fast attack submarine in the North Atlantic and the sudden appearance of a very high-performance object on sonar.
One version of the account reads:
“Marc, who runs a special effects company called FX Models that undertakes Naval contracts, said: “As a thank you for doing some work for them Navy asked me if I wanted to go for a ride in a submarine so I said yes.
“Once we got under I was sitting in the sonar station and the sonar operator was sitting right next to me.
“Submarines are loud – people think they are very quiet and it’s true they are on the outside because the sound doesn’t get out. But inside you hear fans, noise – it’s a constant din on a sub.
“I was sitting there zoning out a little because I was sea sick and all of a sudden the sonar kid shouts ‘fast mover, fast mover’ and I’m jolted awake – thinking ‘What’s happening? Is it a torpedo?’
“The executive officer comes out and the operator shows him the path of the object and the officer says ‘How fast is that going?’
“And the kid said ‘several hundred knots’. I start to lean forward to listen in – and the officer said ‘Can you confirm it?’
“So he goes to another sonar machine and confirmed it wasn’t a machine anomaly – it was real. I thought ‘Wow that is incredible’.
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