US Navy declassifies a few UFO videos.

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"In releasing the videos, the U.S. Navy officially acknowledges that its pilots encountered so-called unidentified aerial phenomena, according to the military news website Military.com

The three sightings, which took place in November 2004 and in January 2015, were recorded by F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilots during military training exercises in restricted airspace. Unlike fighter jets, the airborne enigmas had "no distinct wing, no distinct tail, no distinct exhaust plume," Navy pilot Lt. Danny Accoin said in the 2019 History Channel documentary series "Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation."

Department of Defense officials decided to release the videos after determining that the footage "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," Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough said in a statement.  Space.com

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We discussed this previously on SST, but what has happened now is that the the navy has endorsed the videos as real by posting them on an official navy web site.

The pilots sound more gleeful than fearful, somewhat like children having found new playmates.  But then, they ARE fighter pilots.

Some interesting things are said by the pilots.  At one point it is said that "there are a whole fleet of them."  At another, a pilot asks where the UFO he had been tracking went when it disappeared.  The ship tells him something like  "you won't believe this but it is at your CAP station."  In other words the UFO knew enough about the aircraft operations off the ship to predict where its "playmate" would go next.  This implies something that either is a US activity or something that has a tremendous SIGINT capability and a deep knowledge of navy operations.

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https://www.space.com/ufos-videos-declassified-navy-release.html

https://sofrep.com/fightersweep/x-files-edition/

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31 Responses to US Navy declassifies a few UFO videos.

  1. Avatar Seanmcbride says:

    “This implies something that either is a US activity or something that has a tremendous SIGINT capability and a deep knowledge of navy operations.”
    What is the most likely explanation for this phenomenon?
    One could imagine advanced technologies that pack all the SIGINT capabilities of the USIC into a single autonomous drone.

  2. Avatar Eric Newhill says:

    Interesting…
    I waver on what this set of phenomena are.
    1. Nuts and bolts craft either piloted by creatures from another solar system/galaxy with knowledge of laws of physics well beyond our own; or drones guided by the same. Knowledge of CAP stations, maneuvers, etc. would have been obtained by long term studying of earthly military operations by a superior intelligence.
    2. Nuts and bolts craft, but either bleeding through from another dimension or deliberately appearing in our dimension. This theory relies on there being a multiverse (which I personally think is probably valid). This is not so different from theory 1, but it does overcome issues around the physics of traveling such great distances as from other solar systems/galaxies. Deliberately appearing would be the more sensible versus accidental bleed through because of the need to have developed an understanding of SOP, like CAP stations.
    3. The craft are interpretations of energies from the extended consciousness realms by the human crews of the Navy aircraft and ships’ crews. This theory relies on the validity of our minds and very being existing in a much larger psychic-scape than we normally experience with our day to day rational and ego based focus (I think is 100% true). It further relies on the idea that what we normally experience is a consensus reality that is somewhat arbitrary and that is only one of many worlds that we can assemble from the available energies to which we connect as spiritual beings.
    In this theory, the crews have entered into a shared separate reality – either by something they are doing, or by influence from entities and energies out there in the separate reality – or both; some kind of lock/key effect has occurred for whatever reason.
    There is a psi component to many of these well documented encounters. Aliens could study naval maneuvers and understand things like CAP stations, but how do they know where the CAP for this particular mission is? I have seen sufficient “paranormal” events and have learned from the reports of reliable sources to know that it is possible for people to accidently or deliberately break from normal consensus reality and find themselves in a reality that operates very differently. The experience of these “new” realities can be shared by a group and recorded for comparison/validation later. Elements of the new reality can be psi, communication with the deceased, remote viewing, physical objects moving on their own, clocks stopping, unusual synchronicities, etc. However, the group is usually in close physical proximity and in an intimate environment, unlike pilots and ships’ crews.
    4. The explanation I lean toward is that some compartment in an organization like DARPA has created the ability to project holographic images and hack radar and commo systems. They are testing what would be an effect distraction/misdirection to an enemy force in the event of war. The system is being tested on US pilots and ships in utter secrecy, which would be necessary to truly understand its effectiveness in creating a believable illusion. They are using images that do not resemble enemy aircraft so as to avoid triggering unfortunate incidents and conflicts with other countries (i.e. they don’t want the US Navy to believe it is under attack from a foreign, but very earthly, air force).

  3. Back in 1998 I had a long talk over coffee with Glen Dennis at the Roswell UFO Museum. He recounted his recollection of the 1947 crash. I did my best to critically assess his memory and truthfulness. I’m convinced he’s right. He could not verify alien bodies were found but his account of hermetically sealed child-size coffins, preservation methods, odd wreckage with strange symbols and his nurse friend’s account seem legitimate. Between this and all the unexplained sightings, I’m convinced we’re being visited by extraterrestrial aliens.

  4. Avatar EEngineer says:

    When I looked at the clips my first thought was that it could be an image processing artifact. The target was locked into the cross-hairs just too firmly. Then again, I’m a HW guy so I’ve see lots of really weird SW/FW bugs over the decades…

  5. Avatar turcopolier says:

    TTG
    On balance I agree with you and I do not think the USG is in direct contact with any. If they were the navy would not be confirming the authenticity of these videos.

  6. Avatar Seanmcbride says:

    One theme among many on this topic: UFOs/ETs have ranked at the top of USIC strategic priorities since at least the late 1940s — higher than nuclear weapons. One wouldn’t be surprised to discover that this is true, but without solid evidence one shouldn’t assume anything.
    Another theme: the CIA, ONI and a few other agencies have been developing UFO/ET memes for more than a half century as part of a psychological operations campaign with multiple long-term objectives in mind.

  7. Avatar Seanmcbride says:

    Eric Newhill’s collection of speculations above is excellent. Worth archiving and referring back to.

  8. Avatar Keith Harbaugh says:

    Is there a DoD URL where these videos can be viewed?
    Using Google, I can only find media stories and websites that state “the government has released videos …”
    Released? Where?

  9. Avatar turcopolier says:

    seanmcbride
    everything auto-archives on SST.

  10. Avatar ace says:

    Metabunk comprehensively debunked these three “UFO” videos several years ago. With the re-release of the videos, Metabunk have helpfully provided a page with links to all their articles about the topic.
    Go here:
    Metabunk explains the UFO videos

  11. Avatar Eric Newhill says:

    ace,
    I have been dealing with “debunkers” for years. When it comes to well done studies/the best evidence of things that are “out of this world”, the debunkers resort to distortions of the facts, lies of omission and outright lies.
    These people see themselves as the guardians of hardcore materialist ‘reality”. They also tend to have narcissistic personalities. They are going to show all of the fools and dupes and charlatans who’s the smartest.
    Do you not think the Navy would have first looked hard into the explanations that your Metabunk link offers as it hand waves away all things that mess with his view of reality? You think the Navy is unaware of those phenomena?

  12. Avatar Vegetius says:

    Genuis, read “The Talk Talked Between Worms” by Lee K Abbott. It’s about 35 pages long.

  13. Avatar Seanmcbride says:

    I wrote this before seeing Eric Newhill’s similar reply.
    Do the scientific and technical resources of the USIC and Pentagon exceed those of Metabunk and Mick West? My best guess is yes. One would assume that the US government examined West’s theories (and many more) and didn’t find them to be persuasive.

  14. Avatar Voatboy says:

    I have been dealing with “debunkers” for years. When it comes to well done studies/the best evidence of things that are “out of this world”, the debunkers resort to distortions of the facts, lies of omission and outright lies.
    These people see themselves as the guardians of hardcore materialist ‘reality”. They also tend to have narcissistic personalities. They are going to show all of the fools and dupes and charlatans who’s the smartest.

    First, thank you for standing up for truth.
    Second, in psi research, the irrational resistance to the truth has been called the “psi taboo.” I think that the deniers are motivated not only by their personal psychological problems but also by powerful social problems.
    Third, I was a staunch denier of UFOs, until I saw a very bizarre UFO that I could not explain. Now I have to admit that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in my philosophy.

  15. Avatar hamza says:

    Assuming these are actually aircraft, I guess this means our understanding of gravity is incomplete. Or wrong. Probably also means relativity is incomplete. Or wrong.
    That makes me happy. Because I’m sick of us having to get out of the gravity well on a poorly controlled explosion.
    Wonder how much heat they were radiating at those speeds, and whether the heat levels increased when they turned at right angles.

  16. Avatar Deap says:

    Eric, I’ll take Door #4. Thank you.

  17. Avatar J. G. Murphey says:

    Where have these events occurred? Are they all near the west coast of the USA? Any from the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic, South Pacific?
    J.G.the j.g.

  18. Avatar turcopolier says:

    J.G. Murphy
    One set of incidents was off southern California as it states in the article cited and the other was off Florida.

  19. Avatar Seanmcbride says:

    A Twitter feed of interest:
    Today in UFO History
    https://twitter.com/BlueBookBelieve
    Try quickly scanning backward through a few months of UFO reports and decide for yourself if there are a few intriguing patterns in the data. It should come as no surprise that military establishments around the world have been taking this phenomenon seriously since at least the 1940s.

  20. Avatar Leonard Strauss says:

    I don’t usually follow news about UFOs, but these recent cases of UFO encounters are of interest to me mostly because of the timing of them and how they could fit into some aspects of possible new policy developments. If I remember correctly, the story was first reported by the NYT in 2017 and since then one of the pilots, Cmdr. David Fravor, a carrier-based F/A 18 pilot, has discussed his UFO encounters with the media, including a long podcast with Joe Rogan which I enjoyed listening to back when it came up.
    I think there are a few things that might provide some explanation regarding these UFO encounters and how they could influence policy developments:
    1. Redirecting more budget for the military (especially during these pandemic days, when the attention is pivoting to injecting more money into non-military/civilian sector, e.g. hospitals, healthcare, infrastructure, etc.)
    2. AI and specifically containing China (we know it’s mostly the Navy that are navigating the South China Sea and arguably closest to the Chinese forces there. By the way, I’m not suggesting that those UFOs are Chinese drones, since most of Cmdr. Fravor’s sightings occurred off the coast of San Diego. It is also known that China is heavily investing on AI and is an important part the ongoing U.S.-China rivalry)
    3.Militarisation of the space or introduction of some kind of space race (with the U.S. Space Forces debuting last year, it needs to have a mission after all, right?).
    Is this the beginning of a new frontier, i.e. a ‘Space Frontier‘? Shall we start ‘civilizing’ the space then?

  21. Avatar turcopolier says:

    Leonard Strauss
    So, your automatic assumption is that the navy and Commander Fravor are liars and conspirators. You are a sad excuse for a human.

  22. Avatar Sean McBride says:

    BEGIN QUOTE
    Post Disclosure World
    @PostDisclosure
    .@nickpopemod
    How can we get the DoD to give us their #BestAssessment on what the tic-tac UFO (or other UFOs of interest) are? Surely after hearing the litany of testimony from Navy veterans, this isn’t a whole lot to ask and, frankly, should be expected.
    Nick Pope
    @nickpopemod
    I asked DOD about the ‘best current assessment’. They evaded, and when pressed, made it clear they wouldn’t address this. Clearly, it’s classified. Each possible explanation will likely have been evaluated, using something like the CIA’s “Words of Estimative Probability” scale.
    END QUOTE
    https://twitter.com/PostDisclosure/status/1255610023285268481

  23. Avatar Leonard Strauss says:

    turcopolier,
    First, I did not say they were outright lying or directly misleading the public and that no UFO sighting ever happened. I specifically said how the recent UFO sightings could potentially ‘influence’ policy making. I stand by what I expressed in the comment section. You have the liberty to interpret it however you prefer to sir.
    Second, with respect to how much of a “sad excuse for a human” I am because you accused me of whatever you accused me of, even if you correctly captured my assumption, allow me to raise a few questions:
    * Do you believe that the military is a saintly and apolitical institution and is not subject/influenced by political considerations?
    * Do you believe that the military has never mislead in order to pursue a certain policy objective?
    * Do you believe the military would never use incidents such as this one in order to ramp up it presence in space or in other domains, as former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel once said “never let a crisis go to waste?
    * Do you believe that skepticism is never allowed, especially when it is aimed at the military who by the way has such a colorful track record of abuse and deception at lest in the past 20 or so years?
    USS Maine, USS Maddox, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, WMDs, etc. what about them? would you condemn those voices who were skeptic about these aforementioned cases too, as you condemned me?
    You sir are a sad case of abandoning the civil discourse and resorting to mere libel and medievalism.

  24. Avatar turcopolier says:

    Leonard Strauss
    “Do you believe that the military has never mislead in order to pursue a certain policy objective? * Do you believe the military would never use incidents such as this one in order to ramp up it presence in space or in other domains, as former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel once said “never let a crisis go to waste? * Do you believe that skepticism is never allowed, especially when it is aimed at the military who by the way has such a colorful track record of abuse and deception at lest in the past 20 or so years? USS Maine, USS Maddox, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, WMDs, etc. what about them?” All of the examples you cite are sins of the elected civil government. Rahm Emanuel never served a day in his life in the US forces.

  25. There’s massive documentation on military encounter with UFO , an example would be the Bethune Gander Incident in the 50s where US transport plane encountered a light ring off coast of Newfoundland , the ring rise instantly from sea level to the plane’s altitude and it is now clear it is an orange disc bigger than the plane (4 engined prop transport plane).
    Pilots and passengers all saw the disc as it pace the aircraft for sometime until it flew off with incredible speed. Upon landing they were investigated separately and was shown a collection of UFO photos by the investigator. Obvious the investigator have access to multiple photo evidence and documentation.
    US forces in korea also encountered many strange discs during wartime ops , as documented by NICAP. This to follow the WW2 foo fighter phenomena up to today.
    Theres an interview with 2 retired montana sherrifs about their experience during the UFO wave and cattle mutilation in their territory. They told a story of a witness came to their office saying he saw a disc following closely behind a US jet.
    France have COMETA report on ufo , and their mirage 4 nuclear bomber encountered a small UFO who buzzed them twice in figure 8 maneuver.
    Australia air force Sea fury fighter flying near nowra was accosted by big shadow pacing him , also detectable on radar. Theres also the unsolved case of a cessna flownby civilian pilot missing in Bass strait after he reported he is being buzzed repeatedly by a green disc.
    There’s so many real UFO cases from good sources like NICAP and MUFON. Their case list thousands of such encounters. Best cases was the Radar Visual sightings.
    No one knew what they are , are they technological nuts and bolt or immaterial as they seem to exist between both. Expert like Jacques Vallee consider them interdimensional , which some might say it is an apparation that can be real for a time yet disappear like a ghost.
    interestingly Jacques Vallee notice the eerie similarity between UFO phenomena with the ancient faerie mythology. The faerie that rule the land sea and air , who love kidnapping people and playing pranks on human..

  26. Avatar Donald says:

    I watched the Rogan interview and thought the Navy pilot was a very impressive and honest person. If it was a hoax by the government I think it would be something along the lines of Eric Newhill’s fourth theory, but I don’t believe that because I don’t think the phenomenon is limited to a few Navy pilot encounters— also, I doubt anyone on earth is advanced enough to pull off a hoax that could fool the Navy. The conspiracy theory that the government is doing this for funding occurred to me, but it doesn’t make much sense. I don’t see a massive increase in funding because of the alien threat and UFO’s have been around since the 40’s. ( Actually they have probably been around for much of human history, but weren’t seen as aliens until the late 40’s.). Any funding would go towards determining what it is we are dealing with. You aren’t going to convince people to spend an extra few hundred billlion dollars because of some UFO sightings. ( I don’t think our most advanced weapons would do much against aliens with their level of technology. It would be like Aztec warriors with obsidian lined clubs going against a tank. They had enough trouble going against Spaniards with steel weapons, horses, and some crude muskets. Maybe guerilla tactics would work if the aliens decided to be alien imperialists.)
    My guess is that UFO’s are paranormal, simply because what they do seems to violate what we think are the laws of physics. On the other hand, as Clarke said any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, so it might be impossible for us primitives to tell the difference.
    I agree with the criticism of materialist skeptics. They are as irrational as any of crackpots they criticize. It is some sort of obsession they have to make everything fit into their constricted worldview.
    What is really interesting is how most people treat this. I think most people, certainly including me, are afraid of being called kooks, so this story is reported, people make some nervous jokes, and then change the subject,

  27. Avatar turcopolier says:

    Donald
    If you are afraid of something like being thought a “kook” you would not have made it in my life experiences. We will continue to report on this here.

  28. Avatar Eric Newhill says:

    Donald,
    Theory #4 *may* apply to the Navy incidents. I lean that way, but am far from convinced.
    One of my other theories may apply to other incidents that you note don’t make sense as targets of a DARPA type program.
    It doesn’t have to be all one phenomenon. It could be different phenomena with similar results. Now that UFOs are in our collective psyche, various non-ordinary perceptions could be subconsiously interpreted to be UFOs – Or perhaps someone in DARPA has a sense of humor, of sorts, and is mimicking a real UFO with their technology. I really don’t know.
    As I said, once you get past the charlatans and delusional, there is definitely a paranormal realm that is real as can be. The only kooks are those who can’t handle that truth and who prefer to convince themselves that we are mere meat robots in meaningless world.

  29. Avatar j. casey says:

    So, who calls up the official media arms of gov, meaning the Times and WaPo, who normally wouldn’t give the steam off their piss to anyone pushing a story like this, and has the pull to get them to publish?
    These kind of media ops are too cute by half. If someone has some tech to reveal to wow the serfs, then do so, otherwise it looks like adolescent posturing.

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