The USS Nimitz UFO incident occurred back in 2004. Image Credit: US Navy
A team of military veterans, scientists and entrepreneurs are aiming to track down 'unidentified aerial phenomena.'
Known as UAP eXpeditions, the new Oregon-based non-profit group is headed up by Kevin Day - a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer and radar operator who served aboard one of the vessels in the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group at the time the Tic Tac-shaped UFOs were detected and pursued.
Day recalls tracking the objects along California's coastline using the USS Princeton's advanced radar system and believes that they may continue to operate on the same trajectory even to this day.
The group's stated goal is to "field a top-notch group of uber-experienced professionals providing the public service of field testing new UAP related technologies."
It will also use "classical observation techniques, by trained observers and scientists, while using the latest experimental technologies - in the right places and the right times."
This technology will include state-of-the-art cameras and experimental monitoring systems used to track and photograph the objects in an effort to learn as much as possible about them.
The team will include former NASA Ames Research Center scientist Dr. Kevin Knuth.
"The goal of the expedition is to give us some ground truth," he told Motherboard
. "We aim to try to observe these objects directly, and record them using multiple imaging modalities."
According to Knuth, the project will have two phases - the first involving the use of satellite imaging to look for anomalous objects in the region and the second to essentially park a large boat in the water off the California coastline to directly track and observe the objects as they pass by.
Other team members will include the USS Princeton's former Chief Master-at-Arms Sean Cahill and UFO researcher Bruce Macabee.
Whether the group will actually find any trace of the objects however remains to be seen.
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