Last year, documentary filmmaker Dave Beaty had been conducting research when he discovered evidence of something remarkable – records of a series of bizarre incidents involving groups of unidentified objects buzzing US Navy destroyers off the coast of California as recently as 2019.
These events were laid bare in documents later obtained by The Drive through the Freedom of Information Act which suggested that 2004’s ‘Tic-Tac’ UFO incident was by no means unique.
According to the reports, the incident, which occurred around 100 miles from Los Angeles, involved multiple vessels including the USS Kidd, USS Rafael Peralta, USS Russell, USS John Finn and the USS Paul Hamilton.
Events began at around 10pm on July 14th when a mystery object – described as a UAV (unidentified aerial vehicle) – appeared near the USS Kidd.
As the other nearby ships were made aware of the situation, other sightings occurred – with one vessel reporting a flashing red light and another reporting a white light hovering over its flight deck.
The following night, the mystery objects returned again, this time in greater numbers.
The sightings continued for three hours – far longer than the operationally capability of most commercially available drones – and none of the crews were able to identify what they were.
Immediately following the incident, a formal investigation was launched that would end up coming to the attention of officials at some of the highest levels of government.
According to the documents however, no conclusive explanation was ever found.