Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

  • Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

In the video, U.S. Navy pilots can be heard speaking to each other in amazement after spotting an unidentified object cross their path in the air.

The footage was made public by To The Stars Academy of Art and Science (TTSA), a research organisation founded in October 2017 by former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo, to conduct research into "exotic science and technologies".

The Department of Defense declined to comment on the latest video, but confirmed to ABC News last December that the US government ran a program for investigating reports of unidentified flying objects until 2012.

During a 2015 mission, a camera and sensor aboard a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet jet tracks a fast-moving object and prompts the pilots to try to lock onto it.

The New York Times also reported in December that the Defense Department spent $22 million between 2007 and 2012 to investigate UFOs.

The video reveals an undisclosed Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast in 2015 and was captured using an F/A-18 Super Hornet ATFLIR.

Fravor said he was mystified by what he saw in the 2004 incident.

In October 2017, fighter jets were dispatched to investigate a odd object caught by radar, and sighted by pilots, flying along a commercial route in broad daylight over Oregon.

Christopher Mellon, an adviser at the To The Stars Academy, wrote that he was concerned by the lack of government research into UFO sightings.

Pentagon confirms existence of $22m UFO program releases incident videos
Pentagon confirms existence of $22m UFO program releases incident videos

"Reports from different services and agencies remain largely ignored and unevaluated inside their respective bureaucratic stovepipes". There is no Pentagon process for synthesizing all the observations the military is making.

Mellon wrote, "We have no idea what's behind these weird incidents because we're not investigating".

Last December, retired U.S. Navy Cmdr.

"Nobody wants to be "the alien guy" in the national security bureaucracy; nobody wants to be ridiculed or sidelined for drawing attention to the issue", he added.

"A truly serious effort would involve, among other things, analysts able to review infrared satellite data, NORAD radar databases, and signals and human intelligence reporting", Mellon wrote in The Washington Post, referring to the radar databases of the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

"It is time to set aside taboos regarding "UFOs" and instead listen to our pilots and radar operators".

As a result, Mr Mellon claims the military does virtually nothing with the numerous reports of UFOs that soldiers make.

Mellon asked in his op-ed if the United States has been "technologically leap-frogged by Russian Federation or China?"

GO FAST is the latest in a series of declassified videos released by To The Stars Academy showing possible UFO sightings - the first being FL1R1, followed by GIMBAL.