Are we really alone in the universe?
According to three newly released videos from the Pentagon, the answer may be a resounding “no”.
As recently covered by CNN.com, the Department of Defense has officially acknowledged that UFOs or “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” have been seen in recent years by Navy pilots and have released several videos that were recorded (scroll down to see all three in full). ).
The videos were released to the public after it was determined that they do not reveal “any sensitive capabilities or systems,” according to Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough, and also that the video’s release “does not affect any subsequent investigation of incursions.” military in airspace”. by unidentified aerial phenomena”.
Now comes the tricky part, as millions of armchair ufologists across the country are scrambling to figure out exactly what was shown in the videos. Surprising to service members who reacted in awe at how quickly objects were moving, a voice in the videos speculates that it could be a drone.
The videos begin to be released “to clear up any misconceptions by the public about whether or not the images that were circulating were real and whether or not there are more videos,” Gough said.
Their veracity was confirmed by the Navy in September of last year, and it is possible that they may have inspired “formal guidelines” in the Navy on how their pilots can report when they believe they have seen possible UFOs.
Navy pilot describes intense sighting: “It was extremely abrupt”
One of the surefire ways to tell a legitimate sighting of something alien in nature among the sighting of an everyday aircraft or celestial phenomenon is whether or not the craft appears to have a certain next-level “intelligence” behind it.
The suspected or even confirmed alien ships will move in several different directions, almost as if the pilot is playing some kind of futuristic video game. Ducks, dips, dips, 360 degree turns at the drop of a hat and everything in between characterize sightings that are alien in nature.
According to retired US Navy pilot David Fravor, a 2017 sighting involved a craft that moved in ways he couldn’t explain. This may be the first clue as to its authenticity.
“As I approached him… he quickly accelerated south and disappeared in less than two seconds,” Fravor said. “That was extremely abrupt, like a ping pong ball bouncing off the wall. He would crash and go the other way.”
The Navy videos were first released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, a company co-founded by former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge, who says he has studied information about UFOs and other mysterious phenomena in the night sky. .
The Pentagon has already studied records of UFO encounters as part of a secret program launched at the request of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada.
The program ran for five years, from 2007 to 2012, according to the Pentagon, after it was assessed that there were more important priorities that needed funding.
“These aircraft – let’s call them aircraft – are exhibiting characteristics that are not currently in the US inventory or any foreign inventory that we are aware of,” former program chief Luis Elizondo said of the objects surveyed.
Elizondo says he resigned from the Defense Department in 2017 to protest secrecy surrounding the program as well as funding issues.
According to its original backer Reid, the release of the video “only scratches the surface of the research and materials available. The US needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications.”
While no official proclamation has been made as to what the sightings constitute yet, some members of Congress are still interested in the issue, with senators receiving a confidential briefing from Navy officials on UFOs this past summer.
“If pilots at Oceana or elsewhere report flight hazards that interfere with training or put them at risk, Senator Warner wants answers. It doesn’t matter if it’s weather balloons, little green men or something else entirely – we can’t ask our pilots to put their lives on the line unnecessarily,” Rachel Cohen, spokeswoman for Democrat Virginia Senator Mark Warner, told CNN. at the time.
Pilots who have seen the UFOs are far from convinced they are from this Earth. “Look at that thing – it’s spinning!” Pilots are heard expressing shock and confusion.
Another later exclaims, “What the fuck is this thing?” Two of the videos were shot in 2015 and one was shot in 2004. More information on this development as it becomes available.
For now, check out all three videos that have been released below. Are these videos conclusive evidence of an alien presence in our skies?