A DRIVER has claimed a U̳F̳O̳ hovered over his car and beamed a light at him during a strange encounter he pictured on Tuesday night.
Jose Carrodegua says he spotted the mysterious craft in Cape Coral, Florida, ahead of the release of a bombshell P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ report into a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ life.
Carrodegua told local station WBBH-TV: “The light began to separate into two and then come back together.
“It was a black diamond with lights on the side and one red light towards the center, not all the way to the back of the craft.
“I was like holy s**t, that’s a U̳F̳O̳. That’s not nothing from here.
“We were just in awe. It was right overhead, floating over us basically. There was no sound. It was magnificent.”
Carrodegua added: “Right now in my heart I believe it was definitely something from another planet.”
Air Force pilot Kevin Russo told the network the lack of sound from the craft is the “biggest clue” it came from another planet.
He added: “We don’t have any silent running aircraft or helicopters that I know of in our world at this time.
“I would go on the 90 percent side… that it’s probably not from here.”
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records show there were no aircraft in the area at the time.
Bill Clinton said earlier this month “there is something you could call life” in space when quizzed about recent U̳F̳O̳s sightings.
Clinton joins fellow former Democrat President Barack Obama in raising the alarm about e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ life following a spate of sightings by US military personnel.
Probed on whether U̳F̳O̳s were real, Clinton said the US government has never proved their existence but that “there are things flying around up there that we haven’t fully identified yet.”
“Keep in mind there are billions of galaxies in an ever-expanding universe,” Clinton added.
“I mean, you can’t even get your mind around the sheer number of things that are out there. No one knows, but I think the probability is that there is something you would call life somewhere else.”
Weeks earlier, Obama told The Late Late Show with James Corden the US was monitoring U̳F̳O̳ sightings.
“Well, when it comes to a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s, there are some things I just can’t tell you on air,” Obama said.
“What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there is footage and records of objects in the skies that we don’t know exactly what they are.
“We can’t explain how they move, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern.”
The comments come as what was regarded as a conspiracy theory is now being taken seriously as a national security threat.
A bombshell P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ report – which is yet to be released to the public – is tipped to confirm the vast majority of the 120 sightings made by US Navy personnel over the past two decades were not American military or other government technology.
Those findings – due to be presented publicly to Congress later this month – eliminate the possibility that the Navy pilots may have seen some form of secret government aircraft, The New York Times reports.
Officials believe that some of the aerial phenomena could have come from a rival power such as Russia or C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳ amid fears that Moscow may have been experimenting with hypersonic technology.
Senior officials briefed on the findings said that because the report is inconclusive, the government could not definitively rule out the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ spacecraft theories.
An unclassified version of the findings is set to be released to Congress by June 25. The final report, however, will still include one classified annex, according to the Times.
Officials said that the annex will not contain any evidence of a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ activity, but the fact that it must remain classified will likely fuel increased speculation.
Former P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ official Lue Elizondo said the military has been seeing mysterious “tic-tac” U̳F̳O̳s since 1950, possibly even earlier.
Elizondo said senior military personnel and scientists have spotted U̳F̳O̳s over US military facilities on multiple occasions.
“The US government has finally admitted that this is not some sore of secret US technology,” he said. “But now, there is some wiggle room to say, ‘Well maybe it is some foreign adversarial technology.\’”
Elizondo poured cold water on the theory Russia or C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳ could be behind the aerial phenomenons.
He said Russia had shared a lot of its U̳F̳O̳ information with the US following the fall of the Berlin Wall while C̳h̳i̳n̳a̳, Elizondo said, was behind the curve on technology in comparison to the US and unlikely to have developed any such aircraft.
“We’re talking about a country that somehow for 70 years has kept this technology that was at least 1,000 years ahead of us – kept it secret, was able to employ it against us all the way back to 1950,” he said of the possibility.
One theory is that U̳F̳O̳s have been living beneath the sea.
Gary Heseltine, the vice president of U̳F̳O̳-tracking group International Coalition for Extraterrestrial Research said videos showing encounters between the US Navy and U̳F̳O̳s along with a P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳ investigation are game changers that pave the way to finally explain the unexplained.
“U̳F̳O̳s are often seen coming in and out of water so suspect that in our deepest oceans and trenches we may well have a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ bases,” he told The Sun Online.
“That sounds crazy but if you think about it we only know 5 per cent of ocean, we know more about the surface of the moon or Mars than our own oceans – so that would seem to me why U̳F̳O̳s are seen regularly coming in and out of water.”