A U.S. Navy pilot has come out and claimed he saw UFOs flying over American airspace on a daily basis.
Lt. Ryan Graves, says he regularly saw what he believed was extra-terrestrial activity while on patrol along the Eastern seaboard between Florida and Virginia.
Speaking to the New York Times, Graves said he reported his sightings to his superiors at the Pentagon but the bureau would not speculate on what the objects were.
A video published alongside the article looks at two alleged encounters between the U.S. military and UFOs using radar footage and voice recordings.
In his interview, Graves - who was one of four officials to speak to the publication - said he astounded by the speed at which the objects could travel.
He said: "These things would be out there all day. With the speeds we observed, 12 hours in the air is 11 hours longer than we'd expect.
"Speed doesn't kill you, stopping does. Or acceleration."
But he's not alone. Back in 2014, a pilot of a Super Hornet fighter jet claimed he nearly crashed into a UFO.
Describing the close encounter, the officer claimed he saw a 'sphere encasing a cube' flying in between two fighter jets that were 100ft apart.
While another pilot, Lt. Danny Accoin claimed he spotted a UFO on his radar missile system and even told his superiors who didn't believe him.
He said: "I knew I had it, I knew it was not a false hit [But] I could not pick it up visually.
"We're here to do a job, with excellence, not make up myths."
These claims come after a Department of Defence spokesperson reportedly confirmed the government was looking into UFO sightings and were investigating 'unidentified aerial phenomena'.
A representative from the U.S. government told the New York Post investigations had been carried out into UFOs as a part of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
Former British defence official Nick Pope told the Post that the choice of words by the government marks a change in how alleged sightings are being discussed.
He said: "This new admission makes it clear that they really did study what the public would call 'UFOs'.
"It also shows the British influence, because UAP was the term we used in the Ministry of Defence to get away from the pop culture baggage that came with the term 'UFO'."
In April this year, Politico reported the change in language was sparked by fears that UFOs could actually be 'extremely advanced Russian aircraft'.
A navy spokesperson said: "There have been a number of reports of unauthorised and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years."
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