Did This 1971 Submarine Capture Actual Images of a UFO?
UFO sightings are a dime a dozen, but they’re all “alleged” which means that they’re not actually real… No matter how hard we want to believe in extraterrestrials and spaceships and UFOs, there just hasn’t been enough evidence in the past to count as concrete proof. The photographs released of supposed “UFOs” are usually very bad quality, and the good ones have all been proven to be hoaxes. The first alleged UFO sighting that is recorded occurred in 1440 BC in Ancient Egypt. Can you imagine that? One of the pharaoh’s scribes reported seeing “fiery disks” floating in the skies, which were never accounted for. This sighting was just the first on a very long list of extraterrestrial encounters!
Unlike some of the UFO sightings we’ve heard about, the series of photographs below are actually pretty good and convincing, and the story that they tell is just as interesting to hear about as aliens are…
Back in 1971, an American navy submarine, the USS Trepang, had a mission in the Arctic Ocean and was taking a grand ol’ voyage there. It’s mission was to test weapons under the ice caps in the ocean, though it would discover a bit more than that…
One of the men on-board the USS Trepang was Rear Admiral Dean Reynolds Sackett, Jr., who had been the Trepang‘s commanding officer for a year and a half already. Also on the mission were John Klika, who was actually the one to report the strange encounter that occurred…
Klika was supposedly looking through the ship’s periscope when he saw a rather unusual flying object through the lens. Nobody knew what it was at the time, and nobody would find out until 40 years later.
In 2015, the French publication Top Secret called the issue to the attention of the public, publishing these photos for the first time since they were taken.
Still, nobody knew what they were. To make matters more mysterious, some of the photos were marked “not to be released” and “Unauthorized Disclosure Subject.”
Regardless of the labels, Top Secret published them anyways. They all appear to show an object hovering over the water, then crashing directly downwards.
The writer was convinced these were shots of a UFO and even wrote, “On this photo, we identify without a doubt a triangular-shaped UFO.”
The object is further described as being “cigar shaped” and surrounded by a smoky mist.
“Is it a ‘cigar’ that has been hit by a missile and is exploding at the surface of the water or a UFO that is coming out of the water and ready to fly?”
The photographs do suggest that they were taken from a submarine periscope, just as was initially suggested in the Trepang reports.
The photographs generated enough buzz that they caught the eye of Alex Mistretta, a well-known investigator of all things strange and inexplicable.
Using The Black Vault, an online tool to detail documents, Mistretta enlisted the help of Steve Murillo, former US Navy pilot, as well as the head of the Los Angeles UFO and Paranormal Research Society, to try to figure these photographs out.
They managed to track down Admiral Sackett himself, who claimed that he “only saw ice” in the images.
The group also tried to contact Klika, but he denied seeing anything unusual on his time aboard the submarine Trepang. Something didn’t add up…
The Black Vault did some research and determined that both Klika and Sackett worked on the Trepang, and that the Trepang did have a mission in the Arctic.
Mistretta finally came to the conclusion that the details surrounding the mission were real, but that the photographs taken weren’t actually taken on the Trepang.
So… what were all of those shapes in the photographs? One option is that they were unmanned zeppelins being used as targets for the Trepang.
The targets do look like the “UFOs” in the photographs, so is it possible that these zeppelins, which were used at the beginning of the century, were still being used in the 1970s?
Unfortunately, there aren’t any answers to these questions. People have their theories, but there’s no proof for any of them! What do you think?
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Source: Boredom Therapy
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