The Pentagon confirmed that a leaked video showing a triangle-shaped object hovering over a U.S. warship is genuine, as well as a UFO sighting by U.S. Navy personnel flying in an F-18.
Video recorded in 2019 by someone on a U.S. Navy destroyer was leaked and posted online by filmmaker Jeremy Corbell on April 8. The UFO was recorded by Navy personnel on the USS Russell while sailing off the coast of San Diego.
"These are authentic photos and video from actual military encounters with UFOs - generated to educate high-level intelligence officers within our military on the nature and presentation of the UAP / UFO phenomenon," Corbell wrote on his Extraordinary Beliefs website.
"In 2019 the US Navy photographed and filmed 'pyramid' shaped UFOs and advanced transmedium vehicles," Corbell captioned the video.
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Corbell is best known for directing "Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers," a documentary about a physicist who claims to have worked for the U.S. government at Area 51, where he allegedly reverse-engineered alien spacecraft for the military in the 1980s.
Photos of an unidentified flying object captured by an F-18 weapons systems officer on March 4, 2019, resurfaced earlier this month by Mystery Wire, a site "dedicated to reports on Area 51, UFOs, military technology, paranormal, mysteries."
Three photos of UAPs were taken from the cockpit of the F-18: one "sphere" shaped, another "acorn" shaped, and one described as a "metallic blimp." The photos have been previously posted online.
On Thursday, the Pentagon confirmed that the video of unidentified aerial phenomena flying above a U.S. destroyer and photos of UFOs near the jet fighter are real.
"I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel," Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough said in a statement to the Black Vault, a privately run archive of declassified documents that includes UFO-related documents obtained through freedom of information laws. "As we have said before, to maintain operations security and to avoid disclosing information that may be useful to potential adversaries, DOD does not discuss publicly the details of either the observations or the examinations of reported incursions into our training ranges or designated airspace, including those incursions initially designated as UAP."
CNN confirmed the Pentagon statement on the photos and videos involving UFOs, noting that the spokesperson said the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, created in August to investigate UFO sightings by the U.S. military, has "included these incidents in their ongoing examinations."
Previously in 2019, the Pentagon verified the existence and authenticity of videos published in 2017 and 2018 of UFOs that were encountered by U.S. Navy pilots years earlier.
Chad Underwood, the Navy pilot who filmed the "Tic Tac" UFO video noted that the aircraft "wasn't behaving within the normal laws of physics." He added that the UAP had "no sign of propulsion. It was going from like 50,000 feet to, you know, a hundred feet in like seconds, which is not possible."
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Corbell and Lazar appeared on "The Joe Rogan Experience" in 2019 to discuss UFOs and Area 51. The episode is one of the more popular "JRE" interviews, racking up nearly 15 million views on YouTube.
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