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Life for former Navy fighter pilot Alex Dietrich often feels surreal. The 41-year-old mother of three and professor at both George Washington University and the U.S. Naval Academy, became an instant social media celebrity after her appearance on 60 Minutes, where she recounted the strange encounter she had with an unidentified flying object.
Shortly after receiving her wings seventeen years ago, Dietrich took to the skies on a training mission onboard an F/A-18F Super Hornet as pilot and wingman of the Black Aces' now-famous commander David Fravor. On that fateful November 2004 day, however, the elite squadron of Navy aviators would play a poker match with a formidable opponent that would call their bluff and dissolve their poker face with an uncanny ability ...
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'A flying Tic Tac wasn't part of our plan': Former US Navy fighter pilot describes encounter with UFO
"We don't know what it was, but it was there, we saw it, and it's worth investigating further," retired Navy pilot Alex Dietrich told Insider.