Earlier this week, the US Department of Defense released several videos taken by US navy pilots containing “unidentified flying objects.”
The videos, which were leaked online in 2007 and 2017, were declassified to clear amidst rumours that they were fake.
In a statement on its website, the Department of Défense said: “DOD [Department of Defense] is releasing the videos in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.
“The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified’.”
One of the videos appears to show a ‘tic tac’ object flying at speed in the sky, which was being tracked by two pilots.
In an interview with the New York Times Intelligencer, Chad Underwood, one of the pilots who witnessed the ‘tic tac’ shaped craft, said: “The thing that stood out to me the most was how erratic it was behaving.
“And what I mean by “erratic” is that its changes in altitude, air speed, and aspect were just unlike things that I’ve ever encountered before flying against other air targets.
“It was just behaving in ways that aren’t physically normal.”
Social media reactions show that some believe that these videos prove the existence of aliens:
One user is hoping that 2020 will continue to provide proof of extra-terrestrials:
Whilst the release of these videos point towards the existence of aliens, the discussions surrounding extraterrestrials continues to be up for debate.
What do you think about the declassified footage?