As reported in the February 2018 issue of The MUFON Journal, the USS Princeton, a guided missile cruiser sailing about 100 miles from San Diego detected unusual radar signals from an object in the region. The signals were erratic and did not correspond to any known aircraft. Two F/A-18s from the USS Nimitz were launched to intercept the object. Commander David Fravor, a 24-year veteran in the U.S. Navy pursued to the object and took video images of what he described as a “Tic Tac”-shaped object, about 40 feet in length. The “Tic Tac” is shown in the center of the image on the left.
Recently, five Navy veterans were interviewed by Popular Mechanics magazine about their experiences following the engagement of Commander Fravor with the object. Unusual radar signals came from the object as it would immediately alter its altitude, sometimes at 80,000 feet and at other times at 30,000 feet. The UFO gave off a phosphorescent glow at night and would “dart around in various directions,” said Gary Voorhis, who witnessed the object through binoculars aboard the USS Princeton