The US Navy has finally acknowledged that the footage purported to show UFOs flying through the air are real and were recorded years ago by fighter pilots. Officials claimed that although they don’t know what the objects are, they’re not indulging any hints either.
Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN that the objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena”. The clips, first released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, seem to show fast-moving, oblong objects tracked by advanced infrared sensors. In footage from 2004, sensors lock on an unidentified target as it flies before it accelerates out of the left side of the frame, too swiftly for the sensors to relocate it.
Two videos from 2015, contain audio where US fighter pilots can be heard attempting to make sense of what they’re seeing.
“It’s a f****g drone, bro,” a pilot speaks to his colleague in the first clip.
“My gosh! They’re all going against the wind.”
“Look at that thing, dude!”
Gradisher said the US Navy’s transparency about unidentified aerial phenomena i.e. UAP, is largely done to encourage trainees to report “incursions” they spot in the airfield as some may threaten pilots’ safety.
He said, “This is all about frequent incursions into our training ranges by UAPs. Those incursions present a safety hazard to the safe flight of our aviators and the security of our operations.”
He revealed that the clips available in public domain cover just a fraction of the frequent incursions Navy training ranges witness.
He added, “For many years, our aviators didn’t report these incursions because of the stigma attached to previous terminology and theories about what may or may not be in those videos”.
According to the Navy spokesperson, the only way to find out more and identify those UAP is to encourage trainees to report them when they spot them.