The US Department of Defense has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, depicting Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Footage was captured three times, first in 2004, again in 2014, and a third video is from 2015. The 2004 footage has been circulating online since 2007.
The original footage was captured in 2004, and then again 2014-2015. The 2004 footage has been publicly known since 2007.
To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science (TTSA) published a piece in September 2019, confirming that the US Navy had acknowledged the existence and legitimacy of the footage. But the footage had not, until now, been deemed authentic by the Pentagon.
The Pentagon released an official statement today:
“The Department of Defense has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, which have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorized releases in 2007 and 2017.”
“The US Navy previously acknowledged that these videos circulating in the public domain were indeed Navy videos. After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena. 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 aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as "unidentified." The released videos can be found at the Naval Air Systems Command FOIA Reading Room: https://www.navair.navy.mil/foia/documents.”
But this is nothing new for those who have kept up with this story since its inception. Lue Elizondo, former head of the Pentagon’s Advance Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), appeared on Fox News in 2015, describing what little was known about these unknown flying objects.
Tom DeLonge, CEO of TTSA and former frontman of Blink-182, tweeted out today that the Pentagon had officially released the videos.
TTSA was set to release season 2 of HISTORY Channel’s Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation sometime this summer, but the pandemic could cause a delay.