USS Nimitz Tic-Tac UFO Incident witnesses, Kevin Day & Gary Voorhis discuss their experiences on the USS Princeton during the Nimitz Incident in 2004 and an update on related matters regarding the case and more, Robert Powell joins us in hour two with his fascinating perspective. Robert's research on this case began in 2016.
KEVIN DAY is a retired United States Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer. A former Operations Specialistand TOPGUN Air Intercept Controller with more than 20 years experience in Strike Group air defenseincluding war-time operations. An expert operator of the highly advanced SPY-1 radar system with years of service onboard AEGIS equipped ships including the USS VINCENNES, USS CHOSIN, and USS PRINCETON. Kevin has logged hundreds of air-to-air intercepts of suspect aircraft in both training and war-time operations.It was Kevin’s team in USS PRINCETON’s Combat Information Center that discovered the fleets of anomalous air contacts, now known as the TIC TAC UFOs, in the sky’s above the Southern California Operating Area in November 2004.Because the unidentified air contacts were in too close proximity to the NIMITZ Strike Group while they were conducting at-sea training exercises and represented a potential hazard to safe flightoperations, Kevin recommended investigating the contacts with a pair of F/A 18 Super Hornetslaunched from the USS NIMITZ. The NIMITZ Strike Group’s Air Defense Commander concurred and Kevin’s team conducted the now famous intercept. Interestingly, it was to become Kevin’s very last tactical intercept. It was also Kevin’s very last underway in the Navy prior to his retirement. TO HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/join/2959947
GARY VOORHIS background in mechanical engineering, and working as an electronic and RF technician. He was a fire control-man and Aegis Computer/ CEC technician in the United States Navy. His responsibilities included the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Aegis weapon systems and non-Aegis senor systems for the purpose of testing and evaluating experimental upgrades to the Aegis baseline 6.1 and Cooperative Engagement Systems or CEC for short. During his time on the U.S.S. Princeton, he had the task of security and inventory of top-secret and classified information and materials including being trained on the W.A.S.P military recon U.A.V. for the Pacific Fleet during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. On the week of the 14th of November 2004, he was an eyewitness of the U.S.S. Nimitz "tic-tac" events. As a result of this experience, he was interviewed by Chris Mellon for the History Channel Show UNIDENTIFIED: INSIDE AMERICA'S UFO INVESTIGATION
ROBERT POWELL is a charter board member of The Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU), has been the Director of Research at MUFON from 2007-2017 and created MUFON’s Science Review Board in 2012. He is one of two authors of the detailed radar/witness report on the “Stephenville Lights” as well as the SCU report “UAP: 2013 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico”. Robert is also a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, the UFODATA project, and the National Space Society. Robert is active with FOIA requests to various government organizations to obtain information on historical cases and is a co-author of a book published in July 2012: UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry. Robert currently resides in Austin, Texas.