Monday, April 12, 2021

New Navy UFO Photos - Party Balloons?

In addition to the newly-published "Pyramid Shaped UFO" Navy video discussed in the previous posting, two new Navy UFO photos have just been published. They are from the same source as the previously-published "ACORN" object

Reporter George Knapp, who has seems to turn up everywhere that UFO news is being reported, published an article in The Mystery Wire: "Mystery Objects Remain Unidentified. New photographs obtained by Mystery Wire show different shaped objects." 

Three Navy UAP Photos: The "“METAL BLIMP W/ PAYLOAD”, the “SPHERE”, and the "ACORN."

Knapp writes that on On March 4th, 2019, 

An F-18 weapons systems officer (WSO) seated behind the pilot used his iPhone to capture images of three different objects he encountered in the same airspace.

At 3:02 p.m. he photographed an odd shaped object. Another photo, taken close to the same time, was first posted to twitter on May 11, 2020, then again on social media 6 months later.

Other photos taken on the same day; March 4th, 2019 have never been made public until now.

The object the Navy calls the “Sphere” was photographed at 2:44 p.m.

The second one to be photographed was dubbed the “Acorn.” A similar, but different photograph of this same object was published online in December 2020.

Then, 12 minutes later, the WSO spotted a third object,  described as the “Metallic Blimp.” It appears to have various appendages.

Mystery Wire first learned of the photos exactly two years ago during a private briefing hosted by Robert Bigelow and several others in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
(Make of that last sentence what you will!)

The "SPHERE" simply looks like an out-of-focus object. The iPhone had not yet achieved focus on the small object against a bright sky. Probably it is a balloon. As in the previous post, we are dealing here with "Bokeh,"  "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light."

The "“METAL BLIMP W/ PAYLOAD” looks very much like another toy or party balloon. UFO researcher Curt Collins compares it to a Shark balloon sold at party stores.

Curt Collins compared the "METAL BLIMP W/PAYLOAD to a Shark balloon sold at party stores.

I have already written about the previously-published "ACORN" object photo,  which bears a striking resemblance to a Batman party balloon.

Comparing two Batman party balloons to the "ACORN" object (center)

Jason McClellan on Rogue Planet TV had some interesting comments about these three photos. He ran them through software to enhance and enlarge them. The "SPHERE," he agrees, in an out-of-focus object, and no useful information can be obtained about it. He suggests that the "METAL BLIMP," when ehanced, "almost takes on a shark appearance." (I'm wondering if he'd already seen Curt Collins' comment above when he said that?)  He also notes, "you could even maybe make out a sort of cinching at the bottom," i.e. where the balloon's inflation valve was tied tightly at the bottom.

Jason McClelland's enhancement of the "METALLIC BLIMP" photo.

But as for the "ACORN" object - the most interesting result of the three, he says - when enhanced looks more like a solar balloon than a Batman balloon, "and it, too, looks like it's cinched at the bottom." This is a very plausible suggestion, I think.

Jason McClelland's enhancement of the "ACORN" object.

(Does anyone remember the "Smart DeBlur" software that was used to finally read the blurred plaque on the "Roswell Slides" back in 2015? I'm wondering if anyone has tried using that software to enhance these photos?)


Perhaps I should have explained more clearly in the previous posting that all four of these recently-published UFO cases - the three balloon-like photos, and the "pyramid shaped object" video - were presented, and later leaked, from classified Defense Department briefings, about which so much has been whispered. Paranormal filmmaker Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell is working with Knapp on this investigation. Corbell gives their origins as follows:


An event series described involves the USS Russell.

This UAP event series took place during July of 2019 - involving Strike Group 9 within the Warning areas off of San Diego.

The USS Russell observed and recorded multiple “pyramid” shaped craft (see below image and video).
An event series described involves an FA-18 pilot and a Weapon Systems Officer on March 4, 2019

Event series took place in the W-72 warning area off the coast of Oceana.

This series involved the WSO taking personal mobile phone images of UAPs out the cockpit.

The intelligence briefing clarifies that the WSO captured THREE different craft on the same sorti with the same cell phone.

The “ACORN” UAP (first made public on Twitter / May 11th 2020)

The “METAL BLIMP W/ PAYLOAD” UAP (first made public via Mystery Wire / April 6th 2021)

The “SPHERE” UAP (first made public via Mystery Wire / April 6th 2021)

So these photos, and that video, are the 'best of the best,' as far as Defense Department "experts" are concerned. I'm trying to imagine the dialogue that must have taken place at these briefings:

"And here we see an out-of-focus blur that looks like a sphere."

"Wow, I've never seen anything like that before!!"

It's obvious that none of these "experts" has any experience using cell phone cameras, telescopes, or night vision devices.

Balloon UFOs Over Brazil

Scott Brando of UFO of Interest illustrates how a famous "pyramid shaped" Brazilian UFO photo from 2015 has been shown to be a balloon. When photographed in the sky, it looks very much like these Navy Balloon/UFO photos. 

Pyramid-shaped UFO over Brazil - now identified.

The Navy's "UFO Repeaters"

"UFO Repeaters" - People who claim to sight and/or photograph UFOs on multiple occasions - rightly have a bad reputation among serious UFO investigators. Dr. J. Allen Hynek warned that being a "repeater" lowers a witness's credibility. George Adamski. Billy Meier. Steven Greer. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Trent. Etc. 

It should be noted that several of the recently released/leaked Navy UFO photos and videos are the product of "repeaters." Corbell wrote (above) that " the [Weapons Systems Officer] captured THREE different craft on the same sorti with the same cell phone." In other words, the "ACORN", the “METAL BLIMP W/ PAYLOAD”, and the “SPHERE” photos all came from the same individual - the very definition of a "UFO repeater." - using the same cell phone camera, and even on the same day. 

The same situation seems to prevail with the now-famous "Gimbal" and "Go Fast" UFO videos, first "leaked" by To The Stars, then later officially released. While no connection between the two videos has been officially acknowledged,  according to poster Blu3Skies on Reddit,

if you look to the right side of the sensor overlays you'll see a 4 digit code...  That is the laser PRF code set for laser guided munitions.... Gimbal video is PRF code 1688. It took place in 2015 off the East Coast. Go Fast video is PRF code 1688. Articles sight [sic] it as taking place off the East Coast. Gimbal and Go Fast are both pieces of the same video it appears. No discrepancies in location or time as of now, however, this begs the question whether TTSA is cutting and feeding these videos to us to keep funds rolling in OR the gov is cutting/splicing and releasing them to TTSA intentionally this way.
So it appears that the Gimbal video, and the Go Fast video, were taken by the same aircraft, by the same pilot, on the same mission, and less than 20 minutes apart. While this has not been absolutely confirmed yet, it certainly appears to be true. Mick West examines the "Go Fast" video on Metabunk. Comparing the two videos, he notes that "The display configuration is all essentially the same. The time code at the bottom is in seconds, with a difference of 991 seconds (16.5 minutes) between the end of GO FAST (4254) and the start of GIMBAL (5245)" Others have remarked that the pilot's voice on the two videos sounds like the same guy, especially when he says "dude!".

Mick West compares the data displayed for Go Fast (left), and Gimbal (right)

So while the press would have us believe that our Navy's fleet is being randomly beseiged by mysterious craft, it seems that certain individuals are responsible for most of UFO photos and videos. Four Navy UFO videos and three Navy UFO photos have thus far been published - five of the seven  come from just two "repeaters." They have gone above and beyond the call of duty to contribute to the Navy's UAP (UFO) investigations! 


  1. Very interesting. The only thing I would say is regarding the PRF 1688, this seems to be a training code. It is specifically mentioned in JP 3-09.3 Close Air Support handbook multiple times, and so could be a 'goto' code when not flying operationally. I'd say a better indicator that they're the same flight is that they're at exactly the same altitude in both videos 25010 ft (bottom right of screen).

  2. Was this an attempt to debunk the video? Seems to have fallen with a bit of a thud.

  3. "Was this an attempt to debunk the video? Seems to have fallen with a bit of a thud." You're describing your attempt at gas-lighting.


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