Yeah, I read the Politico piece. Although the voice recordings can at times suggest differently, these guys are serious about what they do and are not prone to flights of fancy, so to speak. It seems almost as if whatever these things are some are hanging out in military training zones off coast of Virginia, almost as if gatekeepers. Stationary, in very high winds. A sphere inside a cube? Crazy stuff.
I fished those beaches many many times, daytime as well as considerable time at night. Lots of air traffic there, military and civilian, nearly continuous. I've never seen anything like that. Strangest thing I ever saw was a rocket launch off coast at Wallops Island. Luckily a photographer had setup on the beach that night to catch pics, or I might have thought, how did Fred Sanford put it?....This is the big one, I'm coming to see you Elizabeth!