It is evident that the US Navy has never heard the phrase “a rose by any other name is still a rose,” as we now have the term Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or UAP, which is just an updated version of the oldy but goody Unidentified Flying Object, or UFO.
Over the past two years, three videos have been floating around the social media sphere, that appeared to be authentic footage of UFOs.
The videos themselves were taken by the cameras on the cockpits of US Naval jets. When first leaked, the Navy downplayed the footage to the standard explanations—weathers balloons, refraction of light—the usual standard quo.
However, in a recent statement by a US Navy spokesman, it seems that the videos are authentic and the military does admit that they include footage of “unidentified aerial phenomena” as they term them. This newest choice of wording is just another way of saying UFO without saying UFO.
The spokesman, Joseph Gradisher, went on to say that even though the footage is real, that does not change the fact that the Navy has absolutely no idea of what the objects in the videos are.
In an email to NBC News, Gradisher explained that the three videos—one from 2004 and the other two from 2015—clearly show unidentified aerial phenomena incursions into various military training ranges.
What is really amazing is that it was the To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, that was co-founded by Blink 182 member Tom DeLonge, that played a significant role in bringing the videos to the public’s attention.
NBC New York reported that the three videos were initially posted by both TTSA and the New York Times back in December 2017 as well as March 2018.
Although Gradisher didn’t specifically name the videos in his email to NBC News, he did say that the 2004 video sighting was taken from an aircraft attached to the carrier USS Nimitz.