Treasure Hunter Says He Found “Alien Craft” In Bermuda Triangle
Gordon Cooper was one of the earliest American astronauts to embark on a manned spaceflight, orbiting the planet 22 times during the final Project Mercury mission in 1963. During that trip, Cooper took thousands of pictures of Earth, using advanced long-range detection equipment to look for hidden weapons in the Caribbean during the Cold War. Now, using his maps and imagery, a treasure hunter says he believes he’s found a massive alien ship off the coast of Florida.
Darrell Miklos is the focus of a reality television show for the Discovery Channel called “Cooper’s Treasure,” in which he is filmed hunting for the sunken remains of 15th century ships, based on information Cooper left him from his Mercury flight. Like all reality television, the show is highly dramatized, so it may be prescient to take these claims with a grain of salt.
But if their discovery turns out to be true, it could yield one of the most profound finds in an area known for a history of strange phenomena – the Bermuda Triangle.
In a video teaser, Miklos is shown exploring underwater in a deep-submergence vehicle, probing a massive coral-covered structure. He claims it is 600-ft. wide with 15-ft. long protrusions, and 300-feet deep off the Florida coast.
The pictures are somewhat difficult to make out, but according to Miklos they are highly anomalous.
“It was a formation unlike anything I’ve ever seen related to shipwreck material, it was too big for that,” Miklos told the Daily Mail. “It was also something that was completely different from anything that I’ve seen that was made by nature.”
Cooper was always a proponent of the UFO phenomenon, claiming to have seen a number of anomalous crafts in his time as an Air Force pilot. Cooper’s testimony has been documented as part of the Sirius Disclosure series and the “Out Of The Blue” documentary, in which he claims to have witnessed UFOs on multiple occasions. Cooper said he believed the government withheld UFO evidence because it feared the public would panic if it knew of the advanced technology.
“Gordon believed in aliens. He believed that we had visitors from other planets and he also believed that a lot of these things landed in this particular part of the world,” Miklos said.
Before being tapped for Project Mercury, Cooper worked for the Experimental Flight Test Engineering Division at Edwards AFB in California as a test pilot and project manager. While working there, two of his colleagues reported seeing a “strange-looking, saucer-like” aircraft flying silently above them before landing on a dried lake bed. As soon as they approached it, the craft retracted its landing gear and took off at incredible speed. Cooper reported the incident to the Pentagon, immediately leading to a request for more information.
Once he had the photos processed he was told not to share them with anyone, but upon viewing the negatives, he saw exactly what his colleagues described. The photos were classified and never seen or heard of again. Cooper believed the government had in fact, covered up evidence of these UFO encounters.
“I want to investigate it,” Miklos said. “I want to see what it is, because it may be nature made, just a freak of nature, but given its placement in this particular part of the Caribbean and given what Gordon has told me about visitors from another planet and the things that I’ve seen, I think it’s definitely worthwhile investigating.”
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The 1952 Washington, D.C., UFO Incident, Explained
The Great 1952 Washington, D.C., UFO Incident
It was around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday night, July 19, 1952. Air traffic controller Edward Nugent was at his radar screen at Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., when he saw seven unusual blips on the screen. No known aircraft were in the area and there was no explanation for the presence of the objects. Nugent called his superior, Harry Barnes, to come and look. Together, they watched the mysterious objects dart across the sky. They even checked to make sure the radar was working properly.
Nugent and his boss checked with the control tower and learned that both controllers in the tower had also seen the blips. They called nearby Andrews Air Force Base, where controllers also saw strange objects on their radar screens.
Two of the objects clearly hovered over the White House, with another one over the Capitol. Controllers at both airports began tracking the objects, which they estimated to be traveling at about 130 mph when they suddenly disappeared from the radar screen. Then appeared again, zipping all around the sky. One made a 90-degree turn and another one suddenly went in reverse, both maneuvers that American airplanes could not make at the time.
An airline captain, S.C. Pierman, was waiting on the tarmac in the cockpit of his DC-4 at National Airport for authorization to take off. While waiting, he saw six objects moving about the sky. Over a 14-minute time period, Pierman would see the objects and then they would disappear, reappearing moments later. He was talking to controller Barnes this entire time. Every time Pierman reported a sighting, a blip appeared on Barnes’s radar screen. At 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 20, the objects disappeared entirely.
Were these really unidentified flying objects (UFOs)? Did they come back again on another day for a second look? What was the significance of the 1952 UFO sightings and how did the sightings become known as the Great UFO Flap of 1952?
The Objects Return on July 26, 1952
At around 8:15 p.m. one week later, a stewardess and a captain were on an inbound flight into Washington National Airport. They observed strange lights above their plane. At the same time, an officer at Andrews Air Force Base also observed the objects. Other pilots in the air at the time saw them, too. Similar to the occurrence from the week before, the “encore performance” of the UFOs ended around dawn on Sunday morning. The objects disappeared from sight and off of the airport radar.