Navy video declassification raises questions


U.S. Department of Defense

The released videos depict “unidentified aerial phenomena” flying through the sky. In this video, “GIMBAL,” a conversation between pilots can be heard in the background.

Keith Pawlowski, Editorial Editor

In a shocking turn of events, 2020 has gotten even more bizarre. On the list of blights befalling the people of the world: Ex-princes, pandemics, and now grainy footage of strange sky shapes.
On April 27, The U.S. Department of Defense released a statement along with three videos with the file names “FLIR,” “GOFAST” and “GIMBAL.” The videos in question are nothing new. Originally, one video was taken in Nov. 2004 and the other two were taken in Jan. 2015. All of them were leaked out to the public a few years after recording.
What was new was the government’s official seal of approval. Before, the videos had only been acknowledged as originating from the U.S. Navy.
The videos depict a bunch of grainy shapes through a shaky camera under an interesting science fiction-looking interface. Accompanying the footage are the voices of the Navy pilots and the sounds of planes that the aforementioned pilots were flying in.
According to the Department of Defense, the videos were released to “clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real.”
Not only are the videos real, but they are still officially labeled as “unidentified.” This has radical implications for the alien enthusiast community, a group of people dedicated to finding proof of extraterrestrial life.
Speculators of all walks of life have come together with renewed vigor.
Were the flying objects work of aliens? Currently, it is considered not conclusive. What is conclusive? This whole video release is a bit of a safety and national security problem. After all, alien or not, things flying around in airspace pose a threat to passenger aircraft. In short, aliens’ encroachment on occupied airspace is a safety hazard for planes if nothing else.
Of course, “not conclusive” means that the footage might not be starring aircraft maneuvered by little green people or hyper-intelligent sentient space dust. If it is not (which is very much in the realm of possibility), then by the power of elimination this means that the United States government was unable to determine the origin of the aircraft.
By additional application of the power of elimination and the assumption that the Department of Defense has all knowledge of any and all U.S. aircraft operations, then it can be determined that the mysterious flying metal object has origins from outside the United States. Speaking from a more neutral, foreign surveillance is generally considered by many Americans to be not good.