The Pentagon Declassifies Three Navy Videos Of UFOs
The Pentagon has declassified three videos from the Navy that show unidentified flying objects (UFO) hurtling through the sky.
It's easy to assume the objects in these clips are aliens, but the term UFO simply means authorities weren't able work out what it was (which obviously means aliens).
In a statement this week, the Department of Defense (DOD) says the videos were taken in 2004 and 2005 and had been leaked by an unknown source (probably aliens) between 2007 and 2017.
After reviewing the footage, authorities reckon it's now safe for everyone around the world to gaze and wonder what the hell has been captured in the footage (let's be honest, it's likely aliens).
"The department has determined that the authorised 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 statement read.
"DOD 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 aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterised as 'unidentified'."
Considering the videos were captured decade and a half ago, you'd think authorities would have poured over flight details on the day to see what it could have been.
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So, it's interesting that in all those years, we still don't have an answer (well, maybe it's aliens).
It's hilarious listening to the Navy pilots observing these strange flying objects and talking to their colleagues. You can hear that they are just as perplexed as to what they're seeing as we are at home.
"Wow, what is that, man?" one pilot can be heard saying, "Look at it fly!"
The New York Times released some of the footage in an article in 2017, where it was revealed the DOD had a special program that was specifically designed to look into these types of UFO events.
The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was founded in 2007 and disbanded in 2012.
People who have witnessed these events up close (well, as close as you can be) are adamant in what they saw.
Retired Commander David Fravor told ABC News about a training mission in 2014 where a UFO came across his field of vision.
"I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," he said. "I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was -- after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close.
"I have never seen anything in my life, in my history of flying that has the performance, the acceleration -- keep in mind this thing had no wings."
It looks like there really could be something out there.
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