Most accounts of UFO sightings and photos should be taken with a grain of salt, but when the footage comes from the Pentagon, it carries a little more credibility.
The Department of Defense has just released three declassified videos that show navy pilots interacting with “unidentified aerial phenomena”. The first of the three events captured on video took place in November 2004, with the other two in January 2015.
The footage was leaked to the public years ago, but according to a release by the Department of Defense, the videos are now officially available “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.”
A New York Times story from 2017 included interviews with the pilots featured in the first video, in which they described seeing an object about 40 feet long hovering 50 feet above the water. Upon their approach, the object rapidly rose into the air and disappeared from sight. In a second New York Times story, published in 2019 about the two incidents from 2015, pilots claimed to have seen similar objects during their flights.
The Pentagon has not, however, determined what these objects actually are.
Instead, it issued a statement saying, “The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified.’”