- This past Monday, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) officially released three Navy videos of unidentified "aerial phenomena".
- Although previously released by The New York Times in 2015 and To The Stars Academy in 2017, the official acknowledgement of the DOD is a major step in government UFO transparency.
In 2015, The New York Times released remarkable footage of an object seemingly defying the laws of physics. In 2017, Tom Delonge - a famed member of pop-punk band Blink 182 and avid UFO enthusiast followed suit, bringing the footage to more mainstream light via his To The Stars Academy.
Thought to be aerial craft of some sort, the general consensus was that the footage was more than likely doctored, until now.
This past Tuesday the Department of Defense has officially published 3 videos of the event named “FLIR.mp4,” “GOFAST.wmv,” and “GIMBAL.wmv.” that can be publicly viewed by anyone on its Freedom of Information Act page. If you're interested in UFO phenomena and you haven't seen them, you're probably not that interested in UFO phenomena. These things have been circulating for a while.
In a statement by the Pentagon, spokeswoman Sue Gough said "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'. Unclassified videos do not reveal any sensitive capabilities of our systems and does (sic) not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena,"
The above is a taste of one video released in 2015 by the New York Times in which Navy pilots reported they often seeing objects off the U.S. eastern seaboard. The objects showed no visible engine exhaust yet could manoeuvre and reach hypersonic speeds at will and stop on a dime.
While UFOs do NOT mean aliens, the very nature of the craft is perplexing as these G forces would be enough to kill a human. Lieutenant Ryan Graves, a veteran F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot, has commented on the footage saying "Speed doesn't kill you, stopping does or acceleration." Meaning the craft is likely unmanned, while others have entertained the idea of aliens or some highly-advanced technology allowing human piloting.
The above video named “GIMBAL.wmv.” better highlights the unusual physical nature of the objects at substantial elevation before diving much lower and flying close to the ocean at remarkable speeds. Commander David Fravor commented on the event saying "It accelerated like nothing I've ever seen, it had no plumes, wings or rotors and outran our F-18s... I want to fly one."
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The obvious inclination from the release of the videos is that the Navy has come into visual contact with the objects on several occasions and the Pentagon has committed to researching what they are. Which in turn suggests that they are not American, or so top secret even the Pentagon has no access.
While the videos do not offer us anything new in terms of footage, they do show that the Pentagon's previous attempts at hiding and/or misleading others about the videos are a step towards greater public trust. Albeit 16 years or so too late.
The big question is: Aliens?
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