As the interest and general intrigue of unidentified flying objects continues to increase in the United States, the Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed on Thursday that recently leaked photos and videos of UFOs were legitimate and captured by navy personnel.
Sue Gough—a spokesperson for the Pentagon—confirmed to CNN that images and footage of what appears to be a blinking object in the sky, along with other unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) that were categorized as a “sphere,” “acorn,” and “metallic blimp,” were also taken by Navy personnel in 2019.
Gough also told CNN the DoD would not comment any further on the nature of the footage or share any examination into them.
“To maintain operations security and to avoid disclosing information that may be useful to potential adversaries, DoD does not discuss publicly the details of either the observations or the examinations of reported incursions into our training ranges or designated airspace, including those incursions initially designated as UAP,” Gough said in the statement.
UFO journalist Jeremy Corbell recently appeared on Tucker Carlson to discuss the recent admission by the Pentagon of these strange flying objects.
Corbell took to Twitter following the release of the material, saying: “The US Navy photographed and filmed ‘pyramid’ shaped UFOs and ‘spherical’ advanced transmedium vehicles; here is that footage. Please visit my Instagram and http://ExtraordinaryBeliefs.com to read all the details that I can share at this time.”
Mystery Wire—a news outlet headed by award-winning journalist George Knapp—released information about the fact that US senators have been questioned about UFOs.
The news about these flying objects has penetrated the mainstream, with TODAY tweeting: “New details are emerging about a series of mysterious sightings over U.S. Navy warships in California. Video shows a strange object hovering over one of those ships, and now the Pentagon confirms it was taken by the Navy. @GadiNBC has the latest.”
Even Kim Kardashian and Hollywood have been interested in the possibility of aliens from another world: “Do you guys believe in aliens?”
Last April, the Pentagon released three videos of UAPs that were captured in 2004 and 2015 which included audio pilots blown away by the speed and maneuvering of the objects they were seeing: “Look at that thing, dude!” one pilot can be heard saying. “It’s rotating!”
The Guardian reported:
The release of the footage kicked off federal interest in investigating UAPs. In August, the defense department created a UAP taskforce [sic] following pressure from congressional lawmakers. In December, Congress passed its government funding bill that included a directive to the national intelligence director and defense secretary to release a report on UAPs in six months’ time.
Last month, former President Donald Trump’s former intelligence director John Ratcliffe reportedly teased some of the contents of the latest videos, sharing with Fox News that the document would include unknown sightings from “all over the world.”
“Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” Ratcliffe said.
The Pentagon hasn’t said what these flying objects are. Some have speculated that they are futuristic weapons or monitoring devices used by China and Russia. Others have wondered whether these objects really belong to aliens from outer space. The United States has a long relationship with UFOs, such as their Pentagon-based program called Project Blue Book—last from 1952 to 1970.