Pentagon on Monday officially released three unclassified videos that show the encounter of U.S Navy pilots with unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
Two of the three released videos were taken in January 2015 and the third was taken in 2004. These videos go by the name of “FLIR.mp4,” “GOFAST.wmv,” and “GIMBAL.wmv.”
While two of the videos were first published by the New York Times in 2017, the third was published by the To The Stars Academy in 2018, a UFO research group created by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge.
“The Department of Defense has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, which have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorized releases in 2007 and 2017,” said Susan Gough, a Defense Department spokesperson in a statement.
“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,” Gough added.
“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 characterized as ‘unidentified’.”
The U.S. Navy in the past acknowledged that these videos circulating in the public domain were indeed Navy videos. Pentagon’s decision to declassify the videos further solidifies that this footage is legit and that we may have been visited by extraterrestrials.
Harry Reid, a former Senate Democratic leader from Nevada, applauded Pentagon’s decision to officially release the clips.
“I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available,” Reid tweeted on Monday.
“The US needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications. The American people deserve to be informed,” he added.