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US Navy Admits Those UFO Vids Blink 182's Tom DeLonge Released Are Real

Three videos showing unidentified flying objects, taken by U.S. Navy pilots and weapons systems officers and released by Blink 182's Tom DeLonge through his To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences and The New York Times, are real, and the Navy has officially confirmed it, CNN reported.

In its confirmation of the "unidentified aerial phenomena," the Navy stated that the videos never should have been released to the public.

However, the Navy also stopped short of suggesting that anything shown in the videos was of extraterrestrial origins, merely that the objects are unidentified. A Navy spokesperson said that it encourages transparency about such incidents with its pilots due to safety concerns.

"This is all about frequent incursions into our training ranges by UAPs," Joe Gradisher told CNN. "Those incursions present a safety hazard to the safe flight of our aviators and the security of our operations."

One video, recorded in 2004 and titled "FLIR1," shows an encounter off the coast of California.

A Navy F/A-18 SuperHornet's sensors picked up and locked onto an oblong-shaped target, with no discernible wings, and briefly tracked it.

Although the weapons system officer repeatedly tries to get a better look at it, few details can be made out before the object flies off, suddenly accelerating out of view.

The other two videos are from 2015 and show incidents off the East Coast of the U.S.

In this encounter, titled "Gimbal," pilots again picked up an oblong-shaped object traveling at tremendous speeds. However, as the pilots discuss what they're seeing, one notes that more have been picked up on radar.

"They are all going against the wind. The wind is 120 knots (138 mph) out of the west," says one. As they watch, the craft performs maneuvers that defy what current known technology is capable of doing.

The second video, titled "Go Fast," captures the same incident off the East Coast.

The appropriately titled video shows an oblong object moving above the water so quickly that the targeting sensor has trouble keeping up with it. The pilots can be heard excitedly wondering what they're seeing.

"Oh my gosh, dude," says one.

"Wow, what is that, man?" says the other. "Look at that flying!"

Again, the Navy is not officially speculating on what the pilots saw in those incidents.

But as one military intelligence officer who worked on the Pentagon's now-discontinued Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which investigated UFO reports, told CNN, there's "compelling evidence that we may not be alone."

What do you think of these videos, especially now that the Navy has admitted that they're genuine?

h/t: CNN, Popular Mechanics