If you thought 2020 had already been dominated by the likelihood of world war, then devastating Australian bushfires, and now COVID 19, prepare for the aliens.
Jokes aside, the US Navy has officially declassified three new videos that depict unidentified flying objects – or, officially, unidentified aerial phenomena. Today, the US Department of Defense has elected to release the videos into the public domain after noting that all three had been leaked between the periods 2007 and 2017, thanks to both the New York Times and Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge.
In a statement, the Department outlined that is “is releasing the videos in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.”
The video titled GOFAST depicts an encounter with unidentified aerial phenomena during training missions in 2014 along the East Coast from Virginia to Florida.
The video entitled FLIR – depicts an incident in November 2004 when two Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets started chasing an unknown flying object off the coast of southern California.
According to Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough, “after a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena”.
“The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified”, Gough concluded.
In 2019, the US Department of Defense drafted new guidelines to enable pilots to better capture phenomena with conventional flight recorders or other equipment, given a surge in sightings as reported by Navy Pilots – as a report by Politico alleges.
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