Investigator George Knapp (to the left behind David Grusch) claimed secret documents revealed Russian air force jets battled UAPs. Pic credit: PBS NewsHour/YouTube
A UAP investigator claimed that classified documents secretly obtained from Russia revealed that fighter jets from the country’s air force engaged UFOs in aerial battles within the national air space.
Investigator George Knapp made the sensational claim in a statement submitted to the House Oversight Committee ahead of the hearing on July 26, Fox News reported.
Knapp said that Russia’s experience with UAPs indicated that contrary to the official position the U.S. military has taken since 1969, UAPs pose a threat to national security.
The latest report comes after investigator Ross Coulthart claimed the Russians run a secret UFO program in competition in America. They allegedly run the program from a secret facility in the Ural Mountains.
Paranormal Papers also reported that three U.S. officials traveling by train in the Soviet Union in 1955 said they sighted two flying saucer UFOs lifting off vertically from the ground.
Knapp and Jeremy Corbell attended the July 26 congressional hearing
Knapp attended the House Oversight Committee hearing on July 26 with the veteran UAP investigator Jeremy Corbell.
Cameras captured the two men sitting directly behind whistleblower David Grusch throughout the hearing.
Charles McCullough, who served as Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) under President Obama, sat between them.
He attended the hearing as Grusch’s attorney, Fox News reported.
Knapp met former Soviet officials with knowledge of UAP programs
Knapp revealed that in 1993– following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991– he met Dr. Nikolai Kapranov, a Russian physicist and national security adviser visiting the U.S.
He asked Kapranov for help connecting with officials who knew about secret Soviet or Russian UFO programs.
Kapranov arranged for him to visit Moscow and interview military and intelligence officials who knew about the alleged programs.
He learned from interviewing multiple officials that the Soviet authorities had conducted a large-scale study of UAPs that lasted ten years.
UAPs shot down Russian air force jets
According to Knapp, during the visit to Moscow, he obtained secret documents detailing a decade-long program that studied UAPs.
The study analyzed thousands of cases and conducted interviews with military eyewitnesses.
Knapp reported that he spoke with Colonel Boris Sokolov, the Russian director of the alleged program.
Sokolov revealed that in the 1990s, Russian fighter jets engaged in deadly aerial battles with UAPs on at least 45 occasions. He said the UAPs were capable of extreme acceleration and usually flew away before the Russian jets could approach them.
However, during three encounters, the UAPs shot down Russian jets, killing two pilots.
Russian MoD ordered UAPS to be left alone
Following the alleged incident in which UAPs shot down multiple Russian jets and killed two pilots, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) issued a directive that the air force should avoid engaging them.
The authorities issued the directive after concluding that UAPs were too advanced and Russian fighter jets stood no chance against them.
UAPs hijacked Russian ICBM launch systems
Sokolov also told Knapp about an incident involving Russian ICMBs based in Ukraine.
UAPs hovering over an ICBM launch site in Ukraine somehow managed to hack into the systems and take control.
They then initiated the launch of nuclear warheads aimed at the U.S.
After convincingly demonstrating their ability to take over the Soviet ICBMs, they shut down the systems and left.
U.S. Navy CDR. David Fravor’s testimony
Colonel Sokolov’s testimony suggested UAPs have capabilities that give them supremacy in the air.
Navy CDR. David Fravor appeared to corroborate Sokolov’s claim during the recent congressional hearing on UAP phenomena.
Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland asked for Fravor’s assessment of the capabilities of the Tic Tac UFO his squadron encountered in 2004 while flying over waters off the coast of San Diego, southern California.
Fravor said the U.S. Air Force had nothing close to the Tic Tac UFO. He described the technology behind it as “incredible.” (See PBS NewsHour video above: Start: 59:45)
Representative Glenn Grothman from Wisconsin also asked the witnesses whether they thought UAPs posed a national security threat (see PBS NewsHour video: Start 41:34).
Fravor said he believed they were a threat to national security.
“The technology that we faced was far superior than anything that we had and you can put that anywhere,” he said.
“If you had one, you captured one, you reverse engineered it and got it to work you can go into space, go some place, drop down in a matter of seconds, do whatever you want and leave and there’s nothing [the enemy] can do about it,” he added.