Pentagon officially releases videos of ‘unidentified’ flying objects
The Pentagon on Monday officially released three videos of “unidentified” flying objects that have been previously leaked to the public.
The Department of Defense authorized the release of the three unclassified videos, including one recorded in November 2004 and two others captured in January 2015. The videos had been distributed in 2007 and 2017, the department noted in a statement.
Officials decided the official release of the videos would not reveal any “sensitive capabilities or systems” and would not impact investigations of unidentified flying objects.
“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 statement reads. “The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified.’ ”
The Navy acknowledged last September that the videos released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s UFO research organization and published in The New York Times showed unidentified flying objects.
The Navy also introduced official guidelines for reporting UFO sightings last year, CNN reported.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) praised Monday’s release of the videos, but said more action is needed.
“I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available,” he tweeted. “The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications. The American people deserve to be informed.”
I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available. The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications. The American people deserve to be informed. https://t.co/1XNduvmP0u
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) April 27, 2020