The universe beyond the horizon 2 of 5 – Nimitz ‘Tic Tac’ UFO

Unveiling the mysterious Tic Tac UFO: The astonishing Nimitz encounter that shook the skies and redefined our perception of UFO reality


The universe is coming upon us” – Corrado Malanga, April the 2nd 2020, Byoblu TV


Serie:  USS Nimitz UFO incident – Tic Tac UFO

Frame of the tic tac ufo - Identification on radar

Frame of the tic tac ufo – Identification on radar



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Content in a flash:

1. The universe just got smaller – Despite a historical dismissive approach by most towards the existence of aliens, it is impossible to ignore the latest US military’s sightings of UFOs;

2. The Nimitz incident and Tic Tac UFO – We report the complete event that led to the encounter in mid flight between US air force pilots and an unidentified flying vessel;

3. FLIR, GIMBAL and GOFAST – Three videos released recently by the Pentagon indicate the shape and movement of vessels that are unnatural and unknown to human beings.

1. Tic Tac UFO: The universe just got smaller

The words of Professor Corrado Malanga – a future recurring voice in our eXtraHuman adventure – in the incipit quote turned out to be prophetic. Apparently the universe is coming upon us, literally.

But let us start from what has already happened, which is absolutely incredible and yet true: what has happened is that now UFOs are real.

Only the name has changed; since the acronym “UFO” (Unidentified Flying Objects) was excessively linked to the pop UFO culture which is currently considered inflated and obsolete, experts in the field came up with a new restyled acronym, UAP: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.



Skeptics have been fighting off this possibility for over 75 years devising improbable explanations worthy of a Vasilij Kandinski painting and more paradoxical than the idea of UFOs themselves.

Their stubborn rhetoric aimed at blindly denying UFOs has been predictable, constant and close-minded. In the end, they will enjoy their well-deserved rest as hidden evidence comes to light.
Those who used to laugh with naïve euphoria at the mere mention of the UFO topic, no longer laugh nowadays and cling to the last faint hope that those objects are not really aliens.

This news, which potentially ranks among the most important news of the whole (known) history of humanity, seems to have gone almost totally unnoticed for now. Although briefly and in the bottom part, the news reached the front pages of a number of main newspapers worldwide.

Disappointingly and to our absolute bewilderment, the reaction of society as a whole has been minimal and the news was treated with absolute indifference, in the same way as a technological curiosity in the “Sciences” section would be; a truly incomprehensible attitude.

Let us highlight that reality often surpasses imagination. With that in mind, reality has now taken us full circle: it got us back to what those objects have always been named: UFOs.

In fact, heresy became reality when on December 16, 2017, the New York Times officially confirmed the authenticity of some videos released by the US Navy, showing the aerial acrobatics of some unidentified flying objects. Admissions of their actual existence also came afterwards from other official sources such as the United States Navy itself in February 2020 and the Pentagon later.

UFOs have been spotted, recorded and divulged by top organizations of our planet. Let us jointly review some of these main sightings to get to the bottom of the latest evidence of UFOs and our journey towards full disclosure, acceptance and understanding.

Is the universe is coming upon us?


2. The Nimitz incident and Tic Tac UFO

The “Nimitz video” are a selection of video recordings of some of the United States Navy fighter planes’ radar based on the USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carriers of 2004, 2014 and 2015.

The videos, called “Nimitz video”, were widely described as official UFO (UAP) evidence and were subject of extensive media coverage in 2017. The Pentagon officially released them in 2020.

Let’s try to put the events in order and start from the beginning.


“FastEagle01” and “FastEagle02”

On November 14th 2004, the Carrier Strike Group Eleven, serving at the USS Nimitz nuclear aircraft carrier, was getting ready for training exercises. Two F/A-18F Super Hornets took off from the Nimitz directed to an area 80–150 miles south west of San Diego, California.

Both aircrafts, “FastEagle01” and “FastEagle02”, had a pilot onboard and a WSO (Weapons System Operator.)


Serie: USS Nimitz UFO incident


Unexpected ‘Visitors’ and astounding feats

About a half-hour after taking off, SPY-1 radar system on the USS Princeton detected several UAPs entering the training area. 

The training exercise was postponed and the two Super Hornets were sent to intercept a UAP initially detected at 60 miles offshore and at an altitude of 20,000 feet.

Groups of these UAPs were actually initially detected at 80,000 feet, then at 20,000 feet and the next moment they were detected hovering motionless at an altitude of 6000 meters.  

From data analysis following those events however, even more astounding feats will emerge. One of those UAPs in fact, quickly dropped down from 20,000 feet to sea level (approx. 50 feet), in 0.78 seconds in more occurrences!! Let us keep that in mind for later.


Tic Tac UFO

A new fighter team took off from Nimitz, including Lieutenant Commander Chad Underwood, to investigate what was going on.

As Underwood approached the UAP and consequently the “merge plot”, (which is the point at which the radar cannot differentiate the positions of F-18 and UAP), Fravor and Slaight noticed a disturbed patch of water, where it appeared as if there was a something large, possibly a drowned aircraft, submerged 10 to 15 feet below the sea surface.

What was it?

The object resurfaced in an instant, without causing any splash or disturbance on the water. All four pilots report seeing s a white UAP, shaped like a large cylindrical gas tank, or also like a pill, moving randomly back and forth, almost like a bouncing ping-pong ball making instantaneous changes in direction without changing speed”. 


The object became later known as “Tic Tac UFO” because Underwood described it in this way during the sighting.


Serie: USS Nimitz UFO incident

Tic Tac UFO - Nimitz ufo encounter

Frame of the tic tac ufo – Identification on radar


The Tic Tac UAP was estimated to be about the size of an F-18, about 40–50 feet in length and 10–15 feet wide, but had no flight surfaces or any mean of thrust, and its movement had no effect whatsoever on the ocean surface as one would expect a rotor wash from an helicopter would have.

Fravor started to go down to investigate the TIC TAC while his wingman kept high cover. As Fravor circled and descended, the UAP took notice of him and rose to meet him. The F-18 and the UAP circled one another; when Fravor reached the nine o’clock position, he performed a maneuver to shorten the distance by cutting across the circle to three o’clock position. 

As he did so, the Tic-Tac UAP accelerated across Fravor’s nose heading south and disappeared. Fravor said that the UAP was gone within a blink of an eye. As a comparison, Fravor noted that even a jet at Mach 3 takes 10 to 15 seconds to disappear from sight while the UAP accelerated as if it was “shot out of a rifle”.

The two FastEagles returned to the Nimitz. On their way back, they were informed from the Princeton that the Tic-Tac UFO was waiting precisely at their CAP point.


Senior Chief Day was very surprised because those coordinates were predetermined and secret. It seems that the Tic-Tac UAP intentionally went to that location, although it is not clear how this would be possible. 


Footage of various TIC TAC UFO have later gone viral on the net.




On December 16, 2017, the New York Times made reference to other UAP encounters occurred between 2014 and 2015 and released three videos known today to the public with the names of “FLIR”, “GIMBAL” and “GOFAST”.

GIMBAL and GOFAST were recorded by fighter pilots of the USS Theodore Roosevelt active off the east coast of the United States.  The videos show the cockpit screen and the infrared images and the audio is available as well with the whole communications between the pilots.

These were initially given to the press by Luis Elizondo, former head of the Defence’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.

Elizondo resigned from the Pentagon in October 2017 to protest against the government’s obstructive policy on the UFO (UAP) issue and openly complained in his resignation letter to the Defence Secretary James Mattis how he did not take the AATIP program seriously.

According to the Wired magazine, a copy of one of the videos was already online on a UFO forum since at least 2007. In September 2019, a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed that the videos were of naval aviators and were part of a major issue related to a large number of UFO raids during drills in recent years. ” 

On April 27, 2020, the Pentagon officially released the three videos.

To be continued…


The significance of a finding that there are other beings who share this universe with us would be absolutely phenomenal. It would be an epochal event in human history.” – Carl Sagan



What you can expect from the next section: We will assess the impact of these discoveries on our society and how the world will never be the same again.


Jump to part 3 of this article here: The universe beyond the horizon – 3 of 5 – USS Nimitz UFO incident – USS Nimitz UFO incident



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