The U.S. Navy has for the first time confirmed that a set of three sensational videos purporting to be leaked military footage of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) are indeed genuine.
The videos in question – one recorded in 2004, while the other two in 2015, and first released by The New York Times and private research group To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science in December 2017 and March 2018 – feature audio from active-duty Navy pilots expressing disbelief at what they were seeing.
“Whoa. Got it,” the pilot yells, laughing as a small object streaks across the sky.
Another pilot asks: “Wow. What is that, man?”
The news that the Navy considers the three videos as examples of UAP first appeared on The Black Vault. The site said the three videos are commonly known as “FLIR1,” “Gimbal” and “GoFast.”
To be clear, the Navy, which remains reluctant to publicly describe such sightings as unidentified flying objects (UFOs), is not saying that the strange objects appearing in the footage confirm evidence of alien life. They are only saying that the recorded material is real and that the objects, including one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, which according to the NYT appeared quite frequently from mid 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast, have been classified as unidentified aerial phenomena.
A spokesperson for the US Navy told NBC News: “The three videos show incursions into our military training ranges by unidentified aerial phenomena. The Navy has characterized the observed phenomena as unidentified.”