Video of UFOs were leaked—and the U.S. Navy finally confirmed that are legit.
The three videos were captured in 2004 and 2015 and show objects skyrocketing through Naval training ranges. In one video, the Navy’s F/A/-18 Super Hornet aircraft, which can reach speeds up to 1,190 mph, is seen struggling to lock its sensors on the flying objects.
Two of the videos were initially published in 2017 by The New York Times and blink-182 member Tom Delonge’s research organization To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science. They published the third video in 2018. The Black Vault, a blog dedicated to archiving government documents, reports that officials say the videos were never meant for the public. On September 10, 2019, the site published an article in which a Naval spokesperson confirmed the sighting, while also distancing the agency from the term “UFO.”
“The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena,” Naval Operations for Information Warfare’s Joseph Gradisher stated. “For many years, our aviators didn’t report these incursion because of the stigma attached to previous terminology and theories about what may or may not be in those videos. The ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ terminology is used because it provides the basic descriptor for the sightings…that have been observed entering…in the airspace.”