Groovy Gyatt



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The '60s were a time of turmoil around the world. In the US, antiwar sentiments and the Soviet threat were at an all-time high. In the middle of all this geopolitical chaos which brought forth the counterculture revolution and the civil rights movement, UFOs never really took a backseat in the mind of the defense and intelligence establishment, which not only kept a watchful eye on hippies and activists, but also on the unabated presence of unknown objects in the skies.

In the waning years of Project Blue Book, which ran from 1952 until its termination on December 17, 1969, numerous reports of military encounters with unidentified objects were filed but never saw the light of day - until now. Such is the case of the US Navy destroyer USS Gyatt, which found itself the target of harassment by a mysterious, black, triangle-shaped UFO for five consecutive days.

According to Freedom of Information Act documents received by the National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), the UFO in question was first spotted in the vicinity of the USS Gyatt on the night of November 19, 1964. The Navy destroyer, which at the time was conducting maneuvers approximately 200 nautical miles off the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, entered into its logs one of the most perplexing encounters in maritime history. Follow the link below for a full account and photographs of the incident.