US Navy confirms leaked UFO videos are realLast updated on Sep 18, 2019, 06:24 pm
Back in 2017, a series of declassified clips purporting to show unidentified flying objects, aka UFOs, went viral on the internet.
The videos were reportedly captured by the US Navy and shared by leading media outlets, including the New York Times.
Now, in a major development, a Navy spokesperson has confirmed that these footages are indeed real.
Here's all about it.
Clips not meant to be seen by the general public
When the UFO clips, first sourced by a private research group called To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), went viral, they were considered declassified.
However, Joseph Gradisher, the official spokesperson for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, recently told The Black Vault that the clips are classified and were never cleared for general public release.
Gradisher added the videos contain 'unidentified aerial phenomena'
While confirming the classification status of the eerie, grainy videos, Gradisher noted that the clips contain "unidentified aerial phenomena."
This particular remark seemingly confirmed that the videos that appear to show UFOs are real.
The spokesperson added, "The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena," as it couldn't identify the flying phenomena seen in them.
Still, this is no proof of aliens
Having said that, it's imperative to note that these videos do not confirm the existence of aliens; they only show flying objects the US Military couldn't identify.
Gradisher said, "The 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena' terminology is used because it provides the basic descriptor for the sightings/observations of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects that have been observed entering/operating in the airspace."
US Military has been studying these sightings for years
These clips in question were first recorded in 2015 and referred to as Anomalous Aerial Vehicles (AAVs).
Several Pentagon documents indicate that they have been studying these sightings for years, without much success.
Now, this confirmation and recent name change indicate that the Military may have expanded the scope of objects that these are likely to be.