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U.S. Department of Defense officially releases three UFO videos recorded by U.S. Navy pilots

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has authorized the release of three unclassified Navy videos in which naval aviators encountered (what appear to be) unnidentified flying objects (UFOs).

The three videos officaly released on monday, 27th of April 2020, were recorded years ago, one of them in 2004 and the other two in 2015.

Despite being classified until now, the videos leacked on the internet in 2007, and in 2015 respectively.

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Folowing unauthorized releases, the three videos named "FLIR", "GIMBAL", and "GOFAST", were declasified and officialy released to the public by the U.S. Department of Defense.

In an official statement, the Pentagon motivated its decision to make the recordings public 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”.

Also the statement mention that “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”.

But this official release does not uncovered the mysteries of these encounters by the U.S. Navy pilots, the Pentagon also stated that “the aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as 'unidentified'".

The three videos were recorded by the United States Navy pilots during routine training missions:

- "FLIR", the first video recorded in 2004 and unauthorized released in 2007, being firstly published by the "To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science" group, a media and private science organization co-founded by Tom DeLonge, ex-member and founder of the popular American rock group Blink-182.

- "GIMBAL", one of the videos recorded in 2015 and unauthorized released in 2017, first published by the New York Times

- "GOFAST", the second video recorded in 2015 and unauthorized released in 2017 being firstly published by the New York Times

Below is the full statement by the United States Department of Defense released on APRIL 27, 2020

"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 U.S. 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." - U.S. Department of Defense

The DoD statement can be read here: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2165713/statement-by-the-department-of-defense-on-the-release-of-historical-navy-videos/

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Posted by: Andrei Dcs on 2020-04-28 09:02:56
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