The “Go Fast” UFO Encounter

The “Go Fast” UFO Encounter is a sighting that occurred on January 21, 2015, in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States. The sighting was recorded by a US Navy F/A-18 fighter jet’s Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod, and the video was later released to the public by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a group dedicated to researching and releasing information about UFOs and other unexplained phenomena.

The video shows a white, oval-shaped object moving at a high rate of speed over the water, with the pilots discussing their surprise and confusion at the object’s movement. The object appears to be flying at an altitude of around 7,500 feet and at a speed of around 138 knots (about 158 mph). The video ends with the object appearing to accelerate and fly out of view.

The encounter involved two U.S. Navy pilots, and was captured on video by a military surveillance camera. The pilots involved in the encounter were Lieutenant Ryan Graves and Lieutenant Danny Accoin.

In the video, which was later released by the U.S. Department of Defense, a small, fast-moving object is seen flying over the ocean, with the pilots reacting in surprise and confusion. The object is described as moving at incredible speeds and making sudden changes in direction, leading many to speculate that it could not have been a conventional aircraft.

Both pilots have made comments about the encounter in various interviews and public statements. Lieutenant Graves, who had several similar encounters with UAPs during his time as a Navy pilot, has described the incident as “an object that we couldn’t explain.” He has also expressed frustration at the lack of understanding of these phenomena, stating in a 2021 interview that “it’s a shame that we can’t have a public conversation about this without it turning into a debate about the existence of aliens.”

Lieutenant Accoin has also spoken about the encounter, describing the object as “like nothing I’ve ever seen” in an interview with the New York Times. He has also expressed his belief that UAPs are a real and unexplained phenomenon, and that the military and scientific community should be working to better understand them.

The pilots involved in the “Go Fast” encounter are believed to be part of the US Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), also known as the “Black Aces”. According to reports, the pilots reported the sighting to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and an investigation was launched into the incident.

Since the release of the video, various claims have been made about the sighting. Some believe that the object is evidence of extraterrestrial life, while others suggest that it could be a secret military aircraft or a natural phenomenon. However, there is no official explanation for the sighting, and the incident remains unexplained.

There are several books that mention the “Go Fast” encounter, including “The Official US Air Force UFO Blue Book” by Edward J. Ruppelt, “The UFO Cover-Up” by Lawrence Fawcett and Barry J. Greenwood, and “UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record” by Leslie Kean. These books generally discuss the wider UFO phenomenon and do not focus specifically on the “Go Fast” sighting.

The main claim made about the “Go Fast” encounter is that it is evidence of a UFO or UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon). Some have pointed to the object’s movements, speed, and altitude as evidence of advanced technology beyond what is currently known to exist. Others have suggested that the sighting is part of a larger pattern of UFO encounters by military personnel.

Released by the Department of Defense and published by The New York Times in 2017 was “FLIR1.” video, along with “GIMBAL” and “GoFast,” showed encounters between U.S. Navy pilots and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).