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Pentagon Confirms Authenticity of Video Showing UFO Maneuvering Near U.S. Navy Ship

Pentagon Confirms Authenticity of Video Showing UFO Maneuvering Near U.S. Navy Ship

Latest clip shows “transmedium vehicle” dropping into Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego in July 2019

A video taken aboard a U.S. Navy ship off the coast of my hometown of San Diego shows a mysterious, spherical object maneuvering in the air before plunging into the ocean in a manner that reportedly cannot be replicated through known technology.

The footage is the source of two freeze frame images of unidentified flying objects previously released that a Pentagon spokesperson confirmed was recorded by US Navy personnel, FOX 8 reported.

The black and white clip, taken aboard the USS Omaha in July 2019, shows a small round object flying parallel to the ocean, hovering for a moment before it drops into the water out of sight.

“Whoa, it’s getting close,” a voice can be heard saying in the clip as the craft got closer to the water’s edge.

“It splashed!” the voice said when the object hit the ocean.

Luis “Lue” Elizondo, a former Pentagon intelligence officer who used to have access to the agency’s UFO data, previously told The Post UFOs have “transmedium” capabilities, meaning they can freely travel in space, water and air.

The video taken aboard the USS Omaha is indeed striking.

The Pentagon has confirmed that the footage, taken with a cell phone inside the ship’s Combat Information Center, is being investigated by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force (UAPTF).

Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough confirmed the authenticity of the footage to Daily Caller. She said, “I can confirm that the video was taken by Navy personnel, and that the UAPTF included it in their ongoing examinations.”

…The Pentagon is expected to provide a comprehensive report to Congress on their involvement in researching and reporting UAP’s around our Armed Forces Personnel and assets. Sen. Marco Rubio has given them a June 1 deadline.

CBS News’ 60 Minutes is expected to report on the current state of the UAP issue on Sunday, May 16. According to Air Force Veteran and UAP Researcher Jeremy McGowan, 60 Minutes passed on using this footage in their report.

This video joins others also taken of UFOs that are being studied by military and scientific personnel. The numbers indicate that the objects are moving in ways which cannot be replicated using the technology currently available.

John Ratcliffe, the former director of national intelligence, told Fox News that these are not just eyewitness accounts – they’re videos and measurements taken after ‘multiple sensors that are picking up these things.’

‘When we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for, or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom,’ he said.

These developments show that the news about UAPs has moved from the pages of the National Inquirer to those of more traditional news outlets. In fact, The New York Times opinion author Ezra Klein published a piece entitled: Even if You Think Discussing Aliens Is Ridiculous, Just Hear Me Out. In it, he muses about what would happen if humanity were provided uncontested evidence of extraterrestrial visitors.

Another fascinating piece was published by NBC News and written by Rizwan Virk, a graduate of MIT, venture capitalist, and independent film producer: The U.S. military takes UFOs seriously. Why doesn’t Silicon Valley or academia? The piece is an exceptionally astute analysis of the recent developments regarding UFO’s and provides some pointers on the potential steps in the next phase of investigation.

Recently, Prof. Garry Nolan of Stanford University and Jacques Vallee, a venture capitalist who worked with J. Allen Hynek — a part of the Air Force’s first UFO investigation group, Project Blue Book, from 1947-1969 — have teamed up to investigate samples of materials supposedly ejected at purported UFO landing sites.

As a starting point, if the ratios of the metals’ specific isotopes don’t naturally occur on Earth, the chemical composition could open up new opportunities for high-performance craft materials on- and off-planet. Vallee (inspiration for the French scientist in director Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”) told me they would go through the academic peer-review processes, which might greatly advance respect for the subject.

As an amateur Egyptologist, I have always been alien-skeptical. I have had to counter challenges about pyramid construction with the evidence that they were built by the ancient Egyptians.

But in light of this information, especially when paired with the numbers and analysis from respected members of the military, I could become alien-questioning.


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JusticeDelivered | May 16, 2021 at 1:42 pm

I was 5 when . .my father took me to see The Day The Earth Stood Still. It profoundly affected me.

Is first contact near, with an ultimatium to become more cililized, if so we need to hurry up and bitch slap Iran and Arab squatters in Palestine., which whould be a first step in improving civilization.

“The Pentagon has confirmed that the footage, taken with a cell phone inside the ship’s Combat Information Center, is being investigated by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force (UAPTF).”

This really feels wrong. Cellphone footage from presumably on-duty Navy personnel leaked to the media?

    Who authorized cell phone video in the CIC also? Isn’t that off limits to cell phones?
    And why does it always seem to be aliens always come near American ships and our country? I can’t recall a lot of russian or chinese ufo videos, not that I’ve ever bothered looking for ufo stuff. Seems strange though that it seem to happen only or mostly to Americans.

I don’t buy it! Why are all ufo sighting videos dark and grainy or out of focus to some degree? Last summer I took video of my grandson hitting a home run for his baseball team. I used my ordinary run of the mill iPhone and you could clearly see my grandson and the other players on the field. Bright and clear. No mistaking what you were looking at. And aren’t all cellphone videos in color? The Navy pic does not look like color.

    It looks and feels like a video made by some YouTuber who is a fan of “The X-Files”.

    TargaGTS in reply to olafauer. | May 16, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Many of these videos from the Navy are taken using either navigational infrared system or gun cameras/targeting systems none of which place any kind of premium on optical clarity….primarily because they don’t need to but also because that’s one of the limitations of night vision optics.

    The video above is a cellphone video that’s shooting MFD of the ships navigational FLIR system. I don’t know if you’ve ever been at sea particularly during a new moon and/or while it’s cloudy, but it’s dark…really dark. Without FLIR, the object wouldn’t be visible at all.

      MattMusson in reply to TargaGTS. | May 16, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      The CIA has satellites overhead that should be able to take high resolution photos of these objects. Why haven’t they?

        TargaGTS in reply to MattMusson. | May 16, 2021 at 10:41 pm

        Oh Lord. You watch too many action movies. Optical cameras on ‘spy satellites’ need the same thing that the camera on your cell phone needs: Light. Without light, they’re not much good. Then there’s the problem and TIME it takes to task a satellite to surveille a very specific object. It’s not instantaneous. It can take many hours and even days to get the satellite in a position that allows it to take quality photos through the distortion of the atmosphere.

    Barry in reply to olafauer. | May 17, 2021 at 10:03 am

    “Why are all…”

    Because they are all fake?

@ olafauer – just like every single picture I’ve ever seen of Bigfoot

healthguyfsu | May 16, 2021 at 2:38 pm

Yeah, that’s not a cell phone video at all…looks more like some kind of Navy camera. I’m not sure what protocol is requiring them to dance around and call that a “cell phone” video instead of what it’s actually from…maybe it’s a camera from a classified weapon guidance system or something?

healthguyfsu | May 16, 2021 at 2:42 pm

As for Egypt, I’d love to see you do a more comprehensive article on your evidence.

I’m going to use the famous “I’m not saying it’s Aliens” line from History but only in jest. I just don’t think we have a full explanation even with the paintings of the lubricated incline planes and what not to fully explain how they were built. I know slaves and all that jazz, but they have a lot of interesting precision that doesn’t seem to jive with the era (not the least of which is the Orion’s belt alignment).

It’s going to take much more than this to convince me that UFOs are extraterrestrial. The Pentagon can confirm anything they want but that isn’t good enough. Turn the sound off and then watch it. Without the play-by-play, would we know what we are looking at?

Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence if they are to be believed. This isn’t even close. The closest evidence I’ve seen yet of extraterrestrials is the sudden empowerment of the transsexuals to the point of destroying anyone who doesn’t embrace it. How did that happen? Movies always depict ETs as being asexual so maybe…

Leslie, when the sailor said, “It splashed, mark bearing and range,” it was obvious that navy sensing technology was in use and being videoed. I shall assume that the USS Omaha (LCS) is equipped with the very latest sensing gear, including advanced sonar. How could any solid object, whether above or below water avoid detection? I’m curious as to the actual data re location of the Omaha, the bearing and range data, and the specifics re the comment, “Whoa, it’s getting close!”

It’s obvious that more than one person saw/tracked the UAP. What were the ranks? Were officers aware? The Captain? When a naval vessel is approached by an UNIDENTIFIABLE flying object, what are the alert protocols? If the US Navy can’t or won’t answer these questions, why would they even bother to report the story?

I was a lowly infantry Sgt., so can any naval vets ‘esplain this to me?

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to bear. | May 17, 2021 at 2:27 am

    LCS ships are lightly manned and does not have a traditional US Navy combat ship layout with a separate bridge and combat information center. It is lightly manned. It is likely both a junior officer serving as Officer of the Deck and a Chief Petty Officer or experiences 1st Class Petty Officer is on the bridge/CIC at all times. If they saw anything odd, they would immediately call the skipper to the bridge and may call away a special team called a “snoopy team” to collect images and data on what ever they may see.

    In my opinion, the LCS is not a very capable combat ship. It’s radar is not so good and it may not have had a sonar deployed or manned at the time of the incident. Small objects with stealth coatings may be able to get close to the vessel without detection.

    What is seen looks like a FLIR image. It should have its own recording capability, so I am not sure why someone had a cell phone out filming the video display, if that is what was done. Personal cell phones would not be allowed on the bridge, but DoD has service provided cell phones that are in very wide use now with situational awareness software designed to share data, voice, photos, and full motion video. They could have used the cell phone to distribute the FLIR video real-time to many people onboard and even on other ships or ashore facilities could see without having to gather around the FLIR video consol.

    These cell phones are connected to secure radios and satellite uplinks. Data from the FLIR video could WIFI directly to the phone, or they could have connected the phone to the FLIR with a USB cable. The bottom line is this technology would allow an admiral asleep in his bed at home to awakened by a call on his government cell phone and instantly see this FLIR video along with ship’s location, text, and voice communications, and communicate directly and real time with the ship’s commander if desired.

It’s time to get over the illogical nonsense that says, “We don’t have an obvious explanation for this, so it must be space aliens.”

These objects (if they are not just optical illusions) are likely spy drones from any one of several possible countries who want to observe and test US capabilities.

Yes, UFOs exist; they are indeed “unidentified” flying objects. But the fact that we haven’t explained them doesn’t mean they are space aliens any more than an unexplained illness must be from witchcraft. Both of these are superstitions that have been negated by science many times.

Just like the grainy photos of Bigfoot (but never any hair or poop or anything else that would give DNA evidence), these grainy photos show nothing. Optical illusions are common at sea and in the air, and electronic countermeasures routinely give false course and speed on radar.

    TargaGTS in reply to OldProf2. | May 16, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Let me guess: You have absolutely no understanding of A) Military maritime systems including navigational and defensive radar & targeting systems nor B) Aeronautical engineering, right?

    First, ‘optical illusions’ don’t produce radar cross-sections and infrared signatures across multiple disparate sensor platforms. These do.

    Second, be a good chap and explain the propulsion system these ‘drones’ are using that have no moving parts and no jet-wash (both of which easily show up on privative NV equipment much less the hyper-sophisticated 4Gen night vision that our naval vessels use.

    Most of these encounters occur at least 100-miles from shore and there are multiple documented instances where the ‘drones’ loiter in the ship’s immediate area for hour. That’s a neat trick. There are maritime drones that can loiter for an hour or more so long as they’re launched from very nearby. But, those ‘drones’ are essentially mini-copters that create robust rotor signatures on NV as well as easily identifiable heat plumes, Whatever these things are, they produce no heat (which is why they frequently appear darker than the atmosphere that surrounds them) and can operate for extended periods of time either stationary or at tremendous speed. This kind of aeronautical leap forward isn’t generational, but multi-generation; think the advancement it took to go from the Spirit of St. Louis to the Challenger, at least.

      bear in reply to TargaGTS. | May 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      TargaGTS, you appear to have a great deal of knowledge re naval systems. Kudos. Can you respond to some or all of my questions in my previous comment? If so, thanx!

      jb4 in reply to TargaGTS. | May 17, 2021 at 12:01 am

      I agree with you, mostly using common sense.
      – It is highly unlikely that we are unique in the universe. (Google how many planets are in the universe.)
      – If that is true, we are only a short time past the industrial revolution, so still very primitive.
      – Our planet is quite sedate and habitable, so worth preserving by every advanced civilization.
      – Roswell, in 1947, if true would be quite logical coming right after developing atomic weapons and their use, the first technology that could make the planet uninhabitable.
      – Increasing surveillance thereafter makes sense, in conjunction with our increasing ability to detect it. But if their goal is to preserve the planet, why should they care if we discover them? We could be millions of years less advanced, considering the earth supported dinosaurs 200 million years ago – a small blip slower on the evolutionary curve than on a similar planet elsewhere.

        The_Mew_Cat in reply to jb4. | May 17, 2021 at 10:25 am

        If they were millions of years more advanced, why would they let us see them at all? No, it seems they are playing a game of trying to get our military to chase them. They are testing our capabilities in real time. And I don’t believe nonsense about a civilization being “millions of years more advanced”. Science isn’t linear. It is likely that the discoverable facts of fundamental physics will be completely discovered and understood within a single digit number of centuries at most (assuming our civilization continues as is), and then it will be complete. There may be things that can never be known, but those things will not be known in millions or billions of years of trying. This would mean their propulsion systems could be duplicated or mimicked by earthlings at any time, and they are testing us to watch for early indicators of earthlings making key breakthroughs.

      Barry in reply to TargaGTS. | May 17, 2021 at 10:11 am

      Show me a space alien or an alien spacecraft.

      Otherwise you’re just one more in a long list of people making shit up.

      They are UFO’s. Unidentified Flying Objects. Unidentified, nothing more. Speculation doesn’t make it true.

      Suggestions that the universe holds trillions of planets means nothing. The subset of planets that are capable of providing life support for life as we know it, that avoided the life snuffing dangers rampant in the universe may be rather small. We don’t have that answer.

      Speculation is just speculation.

For some reasons, these aliens only operate at night in oddball places, What’s wrong with NYC, or LA, DC,, or Miami? – There’s a lot more going on.

And as for the anal probe they always seem to inflict on weird farmers in the middle of nowhere, you’d think they’d have x-ray glasses to do same.

These UFOs walk like a dug, but never talk like a duck.

What a distraction. And a distraction from what Susan Rice and Anita Dunn are doing to our military it is.

    In those places no one would notice an alien.

    DaveGinOly in reply to | May 16, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Who said that this, or other recently released Navy footage, was taken at night? It looks like an image taken with an IR sensor, which doesn’t record visible light at all. IR images, whether taken during the day or at night, only provide heat information, not information from ambient/reflected visible light. The Navy’s “tic-tac” videos were also made with IR sensors, yet the pilots had “eyes on”, strongly suggesting the objects were observed under daylight conditions.

    Also, our military operates in “oddball places” too. There are reasons for that. Maybe the operators of these vehicles have their own reasons for not allowing themselves to be seen in other places.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to | May 17, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Where they operate depends on what their objectives are. It seems to me they are doing surveillance of the most advanced military platforms (and other things) on Earth, as close as they can come but still be deniable.

    Why would aliens care about deniability?
    -They don’t want us organizing sufficiently to figure out much about them.
    -They don’t want other aliens knowing what they are up to. If there is one group of aliens, there are probably many.

daniel_ream | May 16, 2021 at 6:01 pm

If they’re aliens, then they’re either from somewhere else in the solar system, or they’re extrasolar.

If they’re from elsewhere in the solar system, they possess drive technology that we can’t detect and that violates Newtonian physics.

If they’re extrasolar, then they possess drive technology that we can’t detect and that can violate Einsteinian physics.

If your prospective enemy can violate the very laws of reality you must adhere to, then they are as far above you as a boot is to an ant and worrying about them is a waste of time.

a small round object flying parallel to the ocean, hovering for a moment before it drops into the water out of sight.

When you’re observing something at a distance with no nearby reference points over a blurry IR camera feed, something flying towards you at a slight angle before ditching into the surface – like, say, a stealth drone with a mostly circular cross-section – can look a lot like “a small round object…hovering for a moment before dropping into the water”.

    bear in reply to daniel_ream. | May 16, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Except, Mr. Daniel, the “object” was seen on USN tracking radar/scanners. When a sailor can utter the words, “mark bearing and range,” it’s then clear that the gear is a targeting scanner. It’s no longer the absence of depth perception. It’s a precise angle and distance. With respect, you stop short of dealing with the questions of: Why was it there, wherever “there” was, why did it ditch and where did it proceed once submerged? A USN vessel should not have or leave these questions unanswered. Nor should the Pentagon.

      bear in reply to bear. | May 16, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      Mr. Daniel, again with respect, why aren’t the self-described “press” asking these questions? Obviously, they are more concerned with destroying America and Israel.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to bear. | May 17, 2021 at 2:30 am

        Because they are too stupid to ask any intelligent questions are concerned about personality and actual goings on in this world.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to daniel_ream. | May 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

    -Don’t ignore the possibility that they are from an alternate universe, such as an alternate timeline of Earth. In that case they would not have very far to travel to get there, but just be able to move in a direction we can’t travel in.

    -Why would they buzz the Navy? If they want to keep tabs on our capabilities to compete with their drive technology, they would watch the most advanced military forces. Also, big carriers are powered by nuclear reactors, which emit antineutrinos. Perhaps they see that signature?

    -Perhaps their drive technology isn’t as advanced as you think. Perhaps it only requires one or two breakthrough discoveries to get there. That would explain why they are watching our military so closely.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to daniel_ream. | May 17, 2021 at 10:06 am

    I think the aliens behavior gives away their motives more than anything else. If “they are as far above you as a boot is to an ant” then why are they engaging in so much provocative surveillance of the US military – the one organization of Earth likely to deploy the most advanced technology first? It seems to me like they get close enough to be seen, so as to goad our guys in trying to chase them or track them. It is almost as if they expect us to be able to actually chase them one day. This tells me their technology isn’t really eons ahead of us, but maybe a matter of mere decades or centuries ahead. It could be just a matter of a few key physics breakthroughs to get there. Perhaps a few more centuries is all it takes to obtain a complete understanding of fundamental physics? If they just wanted to to surveillance, they wouldn’t be likely to get seen at all, and if they wanted to make contact, they would have done so. So, the obvious conclusion is they are measuring our capabilities to get an early indicator of whether anyone on Earth has made certain key breakthroughs.

Giorgio Tsoukalos has been right all this time!

healthguyfsu | May 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Leslie, I just want to reiterate again that I don’t understand your take on the pyramids at all. There are still looming unexplained questions and the very link you shared even concedes that these questions are not explained by ramp systems.

“Alien questioning”?

You mean cis-human intersectional alien-identifying marginalized non-pangalactic species-questioning justice seeker.

texansamurai | May 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

one means of propulsion posited by a physicist relative of mine is electromagnetism–would not require fuel-burning systems at all(at least as we understand them)–virtually unlimited range(as far as distance of travel of the vehicle)and limited only by gravity, strength of the “signal” and the magnetic “field” of operation–effective in atmospere(earth)or vacuum(space)

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to texansamurai. | May 17, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Electromagnetism?? That doesn’t make physical sense. However, a tachyon rocket would be able to produce fantastic feats of propulsion with almost 100% efficiency in converting power source energy to vehicle kinetic energy, and might also be able to run in reverse mode to brake the craft and put its kinetic energy back into the battery. The drive would appear to be “reactionless” as long as we can’t see or feel tachyons, and special relativity is enough to explain the kinematics. It is just that we have never shown any known particles to be tachyonic, although there is still a possibility for certain types of neutrino.

      texansamurai in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | May 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      well, am probably not conveying what he was saying correctly–he was fluent in several disciplines with physics being his principal field of activity–the man could lose you in a few minutes as a conversation became more esoteric and diagrammatical

Bring up little green men and the nuts crawl out of the woodwork to assure you they exist.

They can’t show you one. They can’t explain what they are, why they are here, where they came from, what kind of craft can violate the physical universe as we know it.

They can’t explain how a life form can survive the very dangerous universe as it travels faster than the speed of light.

They are as religious as the global warming scam artists.

texansamurai | May 17, 2021 at 3:04 pm

Bring up little green men and the nuts crawl out of the woodwork to assure you they exist.

agree–have met a few(grown men and women)who are literally obsessed with the prospect of close encounters, or who claim to have had one–their whole spiel, including the alleged abductions, is more than a bit off