Shock announcement: Navy confirms 'UFO' videos are genuine
They are the videos that everyone is talking about
The US Navy has sensationally confirmed today that surveillance videos of multiple unidentified flying objects, filmed by Navy fighter pilots and released online earlier this year, are indeed genuine.
The clips of mysterious objects flying off the US west coast and near Florida, were shot in between 2004 and 2015, and have even elicited comment from President Donald Trump.
In the 2015 footage, a stunned Navy fighter pilot can be heard remarking: 'What the f**k is that thing?' as a bizarre object is captured on his flight camera.
Now the Navy has confirmed the footage is legitimate – but won’t commit to the objects being alien space craft, or indeed anything specific. This despite the objects travelling and manoeuvring at speeds that no known technology is capable of.
'The Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in those three videos as unidentified,' Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told The Black Vault.
‘The Navy has not publicly released characterizations or descriptions, nor released any hypothesis or conclusions, in regard to the objects contained in the referenced videos.'
A still from the startling video.
The Navy calls the object 'unexplained aerial phenomena' (UAP), rather than UFOs, apparently because the traditional term is too associated with aliens.
The stunning footage appears to have the US political media taking the UFO subject seriously, with President Trump recently quizzed on the videos. Journalist George Stephanopoulos asked him what he made of the footage, eliciting a confusing response.
'I think it's probably - I want them to think whatever they think,’ said Trump. ‘They do say, and I've seen, and I've read, and I've heard. And I did have one very brief meeting on it.
‘But people are saying they're seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particularly.’
Pressed further on whether he thinks he would be told by the highest levels of the intelligence and military agencies if there was indeed proof of alien visitation, Trump responded, ‘I think my great pilots would know. Our great pilots would know.'
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