For the first time, the US Navy. UU. He acknowledged that the three UFO videos released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge and published by The New York Times are “unidentified” real objects.
“The Navy believes that the phenomena contained/represented in these three videos are not identified,” Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told The Black Vault, a website dedicated to the declassification of government documents.
Gradisher added that “the terminology of” Unidentified Aerial Phenomena “is used as it provides the basic descriptor for the observation/observation of unauthorized aircraft/objects/ unidentified objects that have been observed entering/operating in the airspace of several training camps, controlled by the army. ”
The statement has been corroborated by other media. Fox News has contacted the Navy for additional comments on this story.
The videos in question, known as “FLIR1”, “Gimbal” and “GoFast”, were originally published for the New York Times and for the Star Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA). In December 2017, Fox News announced that the Pentagon had secretly set up a UFO investigation program at the request of former Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev.
In June 2019, Mr. Reid, now retired, wants legislators to hold public hearings on what the military knows. “They would be surprised how the American public would accept it,” he said in a broad interview with a Nevada radio station. “The peoples of their respective states would accept it.”
The first video of the unidentified object was taken on November 14, 2004, and filmed with the F-18 camera. The second video was taken on January 21, 2015, and shows another aerial vehicle with pilots commenting on how strange it is. The third video was also filmed on January 21, 2015, but it is not clear if the third video had the same or a different object.
John Greenewald, Jr., editor of The Black Vault, told Motherboard that he was surprised by the language used by the navy in its official statements.
“I was hoping that when the US military approached the videos, it would accept a language we see in the official documents that were published and call them” drones “or” balloons, “Greenwald told the media. “However, they did not do it. They said the” phenomena “represented in these videos were not identified.” It really surprised me, intrigued, excited and motivated to work harder for the truth. ”
Luis Elizondo, former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), said earlier that the public should pay attention to the government’s comments on UFOs.
“What the pilots discovered that day was able to act in a way that defies logic and our current understanding of aerodynamics,” wrote Elizondo in an opinion piece from Fox News about the 2004 meeting of Navy pilots. the USA UU. Who witnessed the object off San Diego. “In addition, beyond what the pilots saw with their own eyes, the technological feat they discovered was confirmed by the impressive radar Aegis SPY-1, the largest radar system in the United States. at the time, and even by pictures of firearms chambers and sonar systems of submarines that accompany the carrier.
Earlier this year, the Navy issued new classified guidelines on how to report such cases “in response to unknown advanced aircraft flying to or near Navy attack groups or other military installations and formations. sensitive “.
The Department of Defense also informed Deputy Senate Intelligence Committee vice-chair Mark Warner, vice-chair, in June, with two other senators, as part of what appeared to be greater efforts to inform politicians Navy meetings with unidentified planes.
Warner’s spokesman said the senator had tried to investigate security issues surrounding the naval pilots for “unexplained interference,” according to Politico. The store reported that more reports had been requested as it appeared that the navy had reviewed its procedures for personnel reporting unusual aircraft sightings.
President Trump stated that he had been informed of the sighting of unidentified flying objects by naval pilots, but he was skeptical about the existence of UFOs. “I want them to think what they think,” Trump told ABC News’s George Stephanopolous earlier this year, referring to the Navy pilots. “I had a very brief meeting about it, but people say they see UFOs, do I think so, not particularly.”
Bradford Betz, Louis Casiano and Sam Dorman of Fox News contributed to this story.