The U.S Navy has confirmed that recently released videos of UFOs are real and legitimate, and that they should never have been released in the first place. The strange objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena,” Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher told CNN. The videos were first released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, an organization dedicated to researching UFOs; that organization was also founded by former Blink-182 singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge.
While their existence was confirmed, the identity of the objects pictured in the videos are still a mystery. “The Navy has characterized the observed phenomena as unidentified,” Gradisher told NBC. In another interview with the History Channel, he says that “Those three videos are just part of a larger effort by the U.S. Navy to try and investigate a series of incursions into our training ranges by phenomena that we’re calling unidentified aerial phenomena.” While there is no confirmed number of “UAP” sightings, there evidently have been enough to warrant official studies into them, reportedly for the safety of aviators.