After unveiling last year a $22 million secret program to study unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), Pentagon released a short clip showing the encounter of a U.S. Navy jet with what seems to be a UFO.
‘To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science,’ a group involved in the program, released the clip Friday. The video portraying what the pilot described as a “high-speed flight of an unidentified aircraft” was taken by a F/A-18 Super Hornet.
Reportedly several federal agencies reviewed the footage before it was released to the public. Also, anyone could obtain the video by means of a Freedom of Information Act request.
The military footage comes less than a year after the New York Times published an article on Pentagon’s secret UFO research program and two more videos showing similar UFO encounters.
Pentagon May Have Similar Other Videos Cached
To The Stars Academy believes that the Defense Department may have many more similar videos in its archives. The group calls for a public conversation on the matter. To The Stars Academy’s head Luis Elizondo thinks that the three videos are just “the tip of the iceberg.”
Elizondo refused to say what ‘sources and methods’ his group used to obtain the classified material about the UFO encounter. He talked about a ‘proper process’ to obtain such info, and unveiled that the Pentagon agreed for the videos to be made public.
Last year, the U.S. government said that the UFO program ended in 2012. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged that the money used in sponsoring the research was ‘black money’.
Upon seeing the footage, a CNN expert could explain the pilot’s detachment when he saw the object and described it. Elizondo underlined that the three videos have ‘eerie similarities,’ like the shape of the alien craft, the location of the encounter, and Navy pilots flying the planes.
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