The Pentagon released it in an attempt to clear the misconceptions on whether or not the footage was real.
The existence of aliens on a planet or galaxy away from the earth is a spooky thought. While some of us are intrigued by such theories, many of us brush it off as nonsense. However, exciting videos released by the US has sent shock waves across the world.
A statement by the Pentagon stated, "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." It continued, "DOD [Department of Defense] 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'," according to the BBC.
One of the videos that were captured in 2004 was filmed by two navy fighter pilots. It shows a round object moving above water at 100 miles into the Pacific Ocean. The other two videos, on the other hand, was captured in the air in 2015. In one of them, a pilots are heard to be astounded by the object. One pilot is heard saying, "Look at that thing, dude! It's rotating!" according to the BBC.
One of the pilots who saw the unidentified object told CNN that the object moved in ways he could not imagine. "As I got close to it ... it rapidly accelerated to the south and disappeared in less than two seconds. This was extremely abrupt, like a ping pong ball, bouncing off a wall. It would hit and go the other way." said retired US Navy pilot David Fravor, according to CNN.
took this video 2 years ago at a red light, wasn’t gonna post it but now that the pentagon has confirmed UFOs try to tell me this isn’t one, the video cuts out but as soon as you stop seeing it, I stopped seeing it too even when the video ended I couldn’t find it #aliensarereal pic.twitter.com/mbv2XtCJhF— alec (@alecbalogh) April 28, 2020
Over the years, many have looked into the existence of these mysterious lights and objects. The Pentagon itself had a classified program launched in 2007 to study the recordings of aerial encounters with unknown objects. However, the program ended in 2012 due to funding issues.
Meanwhile, Luis Elizondo, the former head of the classified program said that he personally believed, "there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone." He added, "These aircraft -- we'll call them aircraft -- are displaying characteristics that are not currently within the US inventory nor in any foreign inventory that we are aware of," according to CNN.
Nevertheless, the videos received a mixed reaction online. "So the pentagon just released this image of a UFO... this shit is crazy man," wrote one on Twitter. "The Pentagon confirmed the existence of UFOs and no one even cared," wrote another.
Anyhow, what do you think of the videos?