PHOTOGRAPHS revealing bizarre UFOs claimed to have been taken by a US Navy submarine crew have been hailed as the best EVER evidence of extra-terrestrial visits to Earth.
Specialist researchers of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) believe the black and white images – supposedly taken from the USS Trepang SSN 674 submarine in March 1971 – are evidence of secret US aircraft tests or alien lifeforms looking to carry out an early form of fracking.
Alex Mistretta, a paranormal investigator and author, investigated the images after they first appeared in French paranormal magazine Top Secret following an alleged leaked.
He claimed insiders told him the pictures were taken from the US submarine on its journey between Iceland and Norway’s Jan Mayen island in the Atlantic Ocean, with the admiral on board at the time said to be Dean Reynolds.
Top Secret described an inscription on one of the pictures as stating: “Official Photograph. Not to be Released. CT”
Another read: “Unauthorized Disclosure Subject. Security Certificat (sic) SSN 674. Criminal Sanction.”
According to a US Naval archive, the USS Trepang was in the area at the time and a Rear Admiral Dean Reynolds Sackett, Jr from Beatrice, Nebraska, was its commanding officer from August 1970 to December 1973.
Some researchers have claimed this proves the pictures are genuine, but others suggested the information is so readily available it could also have aided a hoaxer.
Others said one of the claimed UFOs looked like the manmade Aereon 26, a US experimental aircraft that was part airship and part conventional aircraft and powered by a piston engine, which was tested in 1971.
Online commenter and fellow UFO hunter Bill Smillie said: “These look like the real deal. Possibly a shape changer which accounts for so many, yet actually a single object.”
Michael Waters said: “Some UFOs can function through and under water quite well.”
And Rob Whitford added: “Makes sense I still put money on fracking connected to them.”
Nigel Watson, UK UFO investigator, said: “They are an odd selection of pictures, that feature types of UFOs that have been regularly spotted by witnesses in all parts of the world.
“Airship or cigar-shaped type craft have been reported since 1896 when there was a great wave of ‘phantom airship’ sightings thoughout the USA.
“This batch of pictures back-ups such claims but I’m not sure about their authenticity.
“They have certainly got UFO researchers scratching their heads and wondering and speculating that UFOs have a base in the Arctic regions.”