On Monday the Pentagon officially released the “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” or UAP videos. Department of Defense spokesperson Sue Gough said in a statement:
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 videos were previously released by the New York Times in 2017 and 2018.
The Black Vault’s John Greenewald, Jr. explains that the Navy uses the term UAP as opposed to UFO because it is the “basic descriptor for the sightings/observations of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects that have been observed entering/operating in the airspace of various military-controlled training ranges.”
The “FLIR1” video was recorded off the coast of San Diego in 2004. It became known as the “Tic-Tac UFO Incident” and a film entitled the “Nimitz Encounters” was made about it.
The New York Times reported that “Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight were on a routine training mission 100 miles out into the Pacific when the radio in each of their F/A-18F Super Hornets crackled: An operations officer aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, a Navy cruiser, wanted to know if they were carrying weapons.”
“Well, we’ve got a real-world vector for you,” the radio operator said, according to Commander Fravor. For two weeks, the operator said, the Princeton had been tracking mysterious aircraft. The objects appeared suddenly at 80,000 feet, and then hurtled toward the sea, eventually stopping at 20,000 feet and hovering. Then they either dropped out of radar range or shot straight back up.
The radio operator instructed Commander Fravor and Commander Slaight, who has given a similar account, to investigate.
Fravor and Slaight flew toward the UAP:
Hovering 50 feet above the churn was an aircraft of some kind — whitish — that was around 40 feet long and oval in shape. The craft was jumping around erratically, staying over the wave disturbance but not moving in any specific direction, Commander Fravor said. The disturbance looked like frothy waves and foam, as if the water were boiling.
Commander Fravor began a circular descent to get a closer look, but as he got nearer the object began ascending toward him. It was almost as if it were coming to meet him halfway, he said.
Commander Fravor abandoned his slow circular descent and headed straight for the object.
But then the object peeled away. “It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” he said in the interview. He was, he said, “pretty weirded out.”
At 2:20 in the video below, the UAP/UFO makes an abrupt 90′ turn to the west.
The ‘Gimbal’ and ‘GoFast’ videos were taken off the coast of Virginia during what looks to be the same event.
In December 2017, Fox News reported that “the Pentagon had secretly set up a program to investigate UFOs at the request of former Sen. Harry Reid, (D-NV).”
In a June 2019 interview with a Nevada radio station, Reid, expressed his desire for lawmakers to hold public hearings into what the military knows. He said, “They would be surprised how the American public would accept it. People from their individual states would accept it.”