On the eighth anniversary of its occurrence, a UFO captured on video over Puerto Rico by a U.S. Homeland Security plane is back in the news because it still hasn’t been resolved, and scientists who think a UAP that is seen traveling at 120 mph through both the air and the ocean before splitting in two should be investigated until it is identified and, if it’s not from Earth, the three-minute video is the “most compelling” evidence in existence of an alien spacecraft. In the wake of statements by Pentagon on other similar UFO videos recorded by military aircraft and the open policies on UFO data by other governments, this seems like a reasonable request.
“The SCU believes that all government data regarding unidentified aerospace objects should be made available to the public to be openly investigated by the broader scientific community, provided that such data does not compromise sources or methods of data collection. A full scientific investigation of such data would be able to uncover valuable information relating to both national security and advancement of our understanding of physics, aerospace engineering, and our world.”
In a letter, signed off by 55 concerned scientists, to Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner (read it here), the Scientific Coalition for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (SCU) urged that the upcoming promised unclassified report on UFOs by the Director of the National Intelligence and the Department for Defense due for release in June contain more evidence on recent military encounters — evidence the SCU has been requesting without success. They hope it will include information on the 2013 UFO recorded on April 25, 2013. According to SCU spokesperson Jonathon Lace, the object was first seen over a runway at Rafael Hernandez airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Shortly after that, Homeland Security (Customs and Border Protection (CBP)) pilots of a DHC-8 Turboprop spotted a red light over the ocean, were told by air traffic controllers they could not identify it, and too the three-minute video with an infrared camera. That video was later leaked to SCU, which conducted its own investigation.
“They (the pilots) wanted (the video) to be scientifically looked at, not UFO related, because again, the stigma that goes along with UFOs. So we pull the team together.”
“The object witnessed by CBP and tower personnel and recorded on the CBP DHC-8 aircraft’s thermal imaging system is of unknown origin. There is no explanation for an object capable of traveling under water at over 90 mph with minimal impact as it enters the water, through the air at 120 mph at low altitude through a residential area without navigational lights, and finally to be capable of splitting into two separate objects. No bird, no balloon, no aircraft and no known drones have that capability.”
Rich Hoffman, one of the co-founders of SCU and an experienced UFO investigator, told Mystery Wire the SCU investigation was thorough and refuted all of the alternatives proposed by skeptics. (The full SCU report can be seen on their website.) What looks like the ability to travel in both air and water – known as “trans-medium travel” is especially intriguing and sets this UFO video apart from the recently disclosed photos of UFOs seen by Navy ships off the coast of California in 2019 and the Tic Tacs seen by Nimitz pilots and personnel in 2004.
Why doesn’t the military or the government feel the same? According to Hoffman, the video kept getting passed between departments with none of them wanting to take ownership. Will the SCU Letter to Senators Rubio and Warner help? Both have expressed interest in UOFs/UAPs, but it remains to be seen if they’re able to stand up to whoever internally is applying the longstanding and extremely powerful pressure to conceal this data.