Gary Voorhis

Radio Frequency Technician, U.S. Navy
Source: imdb

Petty official and ship technician on the USS Princeton picked up numerous UFOs on radar during the time of the Nimitz incident.

Gary Voorhis served as Petty Officer 3rd Class on the USS Princeton and was the ship's only system technician for the state-of-the-art Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and AEGIS Combat System. When radar technicians began to discuss anomalous readings, Voorhis helped recalibrate the system. However, Voorhis reported the strange trackings actually became clearer. He said, "Sometimes they'd be at an altitude of 80,000 or 60,000 feet. Other times they'd be around 30,000 feet, going like 100 knots. Their radar cross sections didn't match any known aircraft; they were 100 percent red. No squawk, no IFF (Identification Friend or Foe)."

Voorhis tried to get a visual on these objects using heavily magnified binoculars. He could just spot the erratically moving objects in the distance. According to him, "I couldn't make out details, but they'd just be hovering there, then all of a sudden, in an instant, they'd dart off to another direction and stop again. At night, they'd give off a kind of a phosphorus glow and were a little easier to see than in the day." He claimed that after the recorded Nimitz encounter, a helicopter with two men arrived giving orders to turn over all the AEGIS data recordings.

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