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Tic Tac UFO Mystery Deepens: Silent Ventus Drone Impressive, But Isn’t Infamous UAP

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Ever since the Pentagon acknowledged that leaked videos of UFO sightings were indeed real, UFO enthusiasts have been trying to learn more about one of the most common sightings: the infamous Tic-Tac UFO. Daily Mail published an article on August 19 hypothesizing that a new ion propulsion drone in the shape of a Tic-Tac, created by Undefined Technologies, might be the source of the sightings. However, there are clear reasons why this isn’t possible. 

To review a comprehensive, in-depth breakdown of all of UFO whistleblower Grusch’s claims, with citations, see our story here

The Silent Ventus Drone Is Impressive, But It Can’t Yet Fly for 15 Minutes

Undefined Technologies post about its drone on X
Undefined Technologies post about its drone on X

The Daily Mail reported that the drone, called Silent Ventus, is designed by Undefined Technologies in Florida. The drone uses ion propulsion to fly, which allows it to move nearly silently without visible wings or propellers. The company says it hopes to achieve a 15-minute flight (with noise below 70db) soon. 

While Undefined Technologies’ drone is no doubt impressive, it simply can’t be the Tic-Tac drones that people have reported. One of the main reasons we know this is because the Silent Ventus drone hasn’t achieved a 15-minute flight yet.

In September 2022, Undefined Technologies announced that its drone had achieved a 4:30-minute flight. 

This doesn’t match with Tic-Tac sightings, including Commander David Fravor’s famous Tic-Tac UFO video from 2004. You can read his full opening statement for the House hearing in our story here. Nearly twenty years after Fravor’s sighting, Undefined Technologies has not yet come close to the technology that he witnessed. In fact, the drone provides more proof that the sightings can’t be drones. 

David Fravor at House Hearing
David Fravor at House Hearing

Fravor explained that his encounter happened while he was the Commanding Officer of the “World Famous Black Aces” for the Air Force. 

 “We saw a small white Tic Tac shaped object with the longitudinal axis pointing N/S and moving very abruptly over the white water,” he said in his opening statement to the House. “There were no rotors, no rotor wash, or any visible flight control surfaces like wings.”

He added: “This Tic Tac object had … traveled 60 miles in a very short period of time (less than a minute), was far superior in performance to my brandnew F/A-18F and did not operate with any of the known aerodynamic principles that we expect for objects that fly in our atmosphere.”

Fravor also testified that the drone was able to jam their aircraft’s radar, which the Silent Ventus also cannot do. 

Drones Are Not Likely To Be the Source of the Anomalous Sightings

Two experts hypothesized to the Daily Mail that drone technology might be the source of the Tic-Tac sightings. One expert said that some drones “can also change direction quickly and hover in place, making them look like they have advanced propulsion systems.” He added that some drones can unfold wings or propellers while flying, seemingly changing shape. 

However, none of these assertions really add up to what we’ve learned so far. 

As stated above, Fravor’s sighting nearly 20 years ago was far more advanced than cutting-edge drone technology is today. 

There are also other sightings in play, like a red, square-shaped UFO and a “cube within a sphere” UFO. Congressmen have been denied access to pilots who wanted to speak to them about sightings. And Sen. Chuck Schumer recently introduced a wide-ranging UAP transparency bill that seems to acknowledge the government is holding back its knowledge. You can read the full bill here.

But there are more reasons to doubt these are merely drones. 

UFO whistleblower David Grusch has recently alleged that the U.S. had a secret UAP retrieval and reverse-engineering program, and officials have tried to hide it from the AARO task force.

David Grusch testifying at the House hearing (C-SPAN)
David Grusch testifying at the House hearing (C-SPAN)

Sen. Marco Rubio acknowledged that firsthand witnesses have confirmed Grusch’s concerns, but they are afraid they’ll be harmed if they speak out publicly. 

In fact, even when the three “UFO” objects were shot down in February, pilots who shot down the first object in Alaska said it interfered with their planes’ sensors

Even AARO, which has come under criticism lately, has admitted that some anomalous sightings can’t be explained away as drones. In a statement released by the Department of Defense in April 2023, AARO Director Sean Kirkpatrick said that although it was a small percentage, there were some UAP reports that “display signatures that could reasonably be described as ‘anomalous'” and that cannot be explained as having the characteristics of “balloons, unmanned aerial systems, clutter, natural phenomena or other readily explainable sources.” 

AARO’s statement did also note that there is “no credible evidence thus far of extaterrerstrial activity.” However, AARO has come under sharp criticism lately. Politico reported that more than a year after AARO was launched, there is still no way for pilots to reach them about sightings, which is raising significant questions. 

And John Ratcliffe, former Director of National Intelligence, has admitted that the U.S. is hiding what it knows about UFOs. 

It seems rather clear that many of these Tic-Tac sightings are far more than simply advance drone technology. 

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    Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. She's a licensed attorney and has a master's in science and technology journalism. You can reach her at [email protected].

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