I highly recommend watching this Open Minds TV report. This is what’s supposed to happen with such things — people doing real investigative work.
Here are some of the photos. They are indeed stunning, but most likely not extraterrestrial.
Presuming you watched the video report, here’s my own two cents on why the original naval guys said they didn’t know what these objects were (especially when a naval weapons exercise makes sense):
1) Maybe they never actually saw such a test — in which case, they’d be telling the truth.
2) Maybe they are still under some sort of secrecy oath — in which case, they’re avoiding the question.
In other words, there need not be anything conspiratorial about their ignorance.
Now one obvious question for those who’d insist these *must* be ET craft, against where the evidence is pointing right now: If these are not extraterrestrial, doesn’t it seem reasonable that this sort of balloon / dirigible technology, extant in 1971, underwent further development and could explain a lot of UFO sightings (triangles and cigar-shaped)? You may not like it, but the answer is yes.
I really wish this one had turned out to be real and unidentified (i.e., they weren’t ours — which doesn’t mean they are ET) … especially given the northern location (cf. The Portent).
I stumbled across these photos a week or two ago on a different website – just photos, not the video about them.
On that website I offered this explanation which I find closely matches the conclusions made about them.
1) The photos do not appear to show the same object consistently.
2) Wave patterns on the water are not always consistent indicating these may be several shots done at different times and locations – possibly assembled together as a lot.
3) One of the shots looks similar to a WW2 periscope image of a torpedoed and sinking ship.
4) One image shows a cigar shaped image thrusting out of the water and to the surface. This is similar to what a 1950’s submarine might look like when rapidly breaking surface.
5) It is fact that the Soviets had surveillance stations on floating icebergs in the North Atlantic with sonar and radar for monitoring subs. There is also suggestive evidence they used balloons that were sent aloft to monitor for nuclear explosions a much like we did with Project Mogul. They may have been launched by submerged submarine.