The U.S. Department of Defense i.e. the Pentagon have announced on 27th of April 2020 that the previously leaked sightings of unknown flying objects (UFO-s, but unidendified aerial phenomena, as the Pentagon themselves call this) were indeed real and originated from the Pentagon’s archives. The videos officially confirmed now had originally been leaked years ago and have been around for several years.
The videos can be seen here
“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,” the statement said.
The original announcement is to be found on the DOD’s homepage Defense.gov: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2165713/statement-by-the-department-of-defense-on-the-release-of-historical-navy-videos/
In the announcement it is said that the original videos can be found in their Document Library. Of course, at the time of writing this the document library is hard to reach, gives technical errors and timeout errors. https://www.navair.navy.mil/foia/documents . Managed to load it after several attempts. Not to wonder, the whole World must be attempting to view the original videos.
The news have had some coverage
BBC News “Pentagon releases UFO videos for the record” https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52457805
The Guardian “Pentagon releases three UFO videos taken by US navy pilots” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/pentagon-releases-three-ufo-videos-taken-by-us-navy-pilots
CNN “Pentagon officially releases UFO videos” https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/27/politics/pentagon-ufo-videos/index.html
The Independent “Pentagon releases three UFO videos taken by US Navy pilots” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pentagon-ufo-video-released-declassified-navy-footage-watch-a9487276.html
The list goes on, the whole World is talking about this.
So not surprising the DOD archives may be experiencing a bit of overload.
Conclusion. Pentagon confirming UFO videos was NOT a hoax
This article was to confirm that.
Will be interesting to see, if the people will start receiving more and honest publications about SETI and other things we may know about alien life. Staying tuned, as should everyone.
But you know, to kill the excitement a bit, there are always people like Neil deGrasse Tyson who will say UFO does not mean aliens…