Monday, August 7, 2023

That 140 page "secret" report on the 2004 Nimitz events


On a recent episode of the "WEAPONIZED" podcast, titled "The UFO Hearing-What Happened? What's Next," featuring George Knapp, Jeremy Corbell, Ross Coulthart and Bryce Zabel, there was mention of a 140-page report on the November 2004 Nimitz events. Knapp and Corbell had acquired a copy from unnamed sources. Knapp had considered submitting it to the recent Congressional hearing, but ultimately decided not to. 

What was the report about?

According to Corbell, speaking to Knapp, the 140-page document was:

"...generated by an intelligence agency; all on the Tic Tac. You showed it to certain individuals that would have the power to put that on the Congressional record, and people were threatened by the idea of you doing it...and you didn't put it on the Congressional record, tell me why?" 

Knapp responded, saying:

"Sometimes you have to protect sources even from themselves... it is not classified, but it hasn't been authorised for release."

Corbell went on to say:

"...a 140-page detailed analysis; scientific analysis of the Tic tac UFO encounters of multiple craft above 80,000 feet as Commander Fravor said, in space. Right, that Commander Fravor hasn't ever seen, nor Commander Chad Underwood...hasn't seen it."


At this point in listening to the podcast detail concerning the report; I had a recollection of seeing something similar, about 140-page length document on the Nimitz encounters. I turned to my copy of the book by Lacatski et al, "Skinwalkers at the Pentagon." There I found it.

"Advanced Physics Analysis of Tic Tac:

In an additional 141 page-report delivered to DIA in December 2010, AAWSAP included a detailed advanced physics analysis of the Tic Tac velocity and acceleration that was distinct from Axelrod's report discussed previously and submitted separately to DIA.

A major part of the analysis of Tic tac speed and acceleration performance utilised ANSYS Engineering Software. Back in 2010, the ANSYS Workbench platform was a powerful multi-domain simulation environment that harnessed the core physics from ANSYS, enabled their interoperability, and provided common tools for interfacing with CAD (computer-aided design), repairing geometry, creating meshes, and post-processing results.

To BAASS's knowledge, this powerful computational capability had not been previously utilized in the 75-year history of UFO study. The 141-page report that was submitted to DIA stated:

"It is hypothesized that through this broader ranging ANSYS analysis, additional theoretical constructs can be generated regarding UAP and USO behavior. These in turn could provide the scaffolding for advanced engineering concepts."

The report included ANSYS simulations and analysis of Tic Tac velocities and acceleration as well as simulations of a Tic tac entering the water and simulations of Tic Tac movement through water. These latter simulations could form a baseline for future UAPTF studied and analysis of the so called "trans medium" UAP behavior, as reported by documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp. A 'trans medium vehicle' is usually defined in this context as one capable of operating in multiple domains, for example in the air and underwater.

This 141-page UAP Analysis report, which has been archived at DIA since December 2010, could provide current investigators with useful baseline parameters from which to catalogue future UAP behaviors."

Note: AAWSAP was the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program; BAASS was Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies; and DIA was the Defense Intelligence Agency.

I also checked the Lacatski book's list of BAASS documents submitted to the DIA for the AAWSAP project. One of these was as follows:

"Summary report on BAASS UAP Analysis Capabilities. Tic Tac and sphere Assessment. 23 November 2010 (141 pages.)"

Are they the same document?

It looked to me that the 140-page document referred to by Knapp and Corbell was most likely this 141-page BAASS AAWSAP report. Under the BAASS AAWSAP contract, copies of reports generated were only kept by BAASS and the DIA. Neither BAASS nor the DIA has officially released copies of the multiple documents generated by the Project, as listed in the Lacatski et al book. Knapp said about the report he has: " is not classified, but it hasn't been authorised for release." That would fit the circumstances of the BAASS AAWSAP document. All in all, my best hypothesis is that these two documents are one.  

This would not be the first time that "unofficially released" data from the BAASS AAWSAP project has appeared in public. See my article on the resurfacing of the BAASS AAWSAP CAPELLA data warehouse. 


Is there any other evidence that can support my hypothesis? Actually, there is. Some time ago I compiled an Excel spreadsheet of all the employees of the BAASS AAWSAP of which I was aware. Some of these employees listed details of their work at BAASS on LinkedIn. One of interest is:


2004-2006 University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) MSE Mechanical Engineering.

2007-2012 UNLV PhD Mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering.

2012-2015 UNLV Nuclear engineering.


Jul 2005-Aug 2008 Engineer 1 Mastec,

Aug 2009-June 2010 BAASS Research Engineer II.

Oct 2010-Jul 2011 Engineer II Arcadis.

Jul 2011-Sep 2011 Bigelow Aerospace. Thermal analyst and computational fluid dynamicist.

"Worked in an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers studying advanced aerospace weapon system applications including lift, propulsion, control, power generation, signature reduction, materials and armament. Further tasks included: Develop company research topics requiring ANSYS, FEA calculation and carry out research within the fields of aerodynamics, heat transfer, stress analysis and chemical reaction...responsible for compiling, formatting and ongoing technical accuracy of completed scientific analysis reports."

So, this indicates that there was at least one employee of BAASS in the period August 2009 to June 2010 who worked at BAASS; who was using ANSYS; and was responsible "...for compiling, formatting and ongoing technical accuracy of completed scientific analysis reports."

I am aware of this individual's name, but have chosen not to reveal it here, for privacy reasons. There is no suggestion implied here, that this individual provided Knapp and Corbell with a copy of the AAWSAP report.  

Update 8 August 2023

A Twitter/X user, MonkeeSage, noted that there was a relevant portion of George Knapp's submission to the recent Congressional Hearing. MonkeeSage had read Knapp's statement courtesy of a Tweet by John Greenewald, who credited D. Dean Johnson. Included in that statement was the following:

"The very first case investigated by AAWSAP was the Tic Tac incident from 2004. An initial report was compiled by DIA personnel then shared with AAWSAP. A much larger 140-page report, packed with detailed analysis of the Tic Tac and its capabilities, was written by AAWSAP scientists and engineers. Neither Congress nor the public has ever seen the Tic tac report..."

Thus, my deduction that the two reports were one and the same, is borne out. 

1 comment:

  1. As Holmes might say elementary deduction to you, but very clever, seeming work to me!


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