The U.S. Navy holds unseen movies of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), because the Division of Protection (DOD) prefers to name them — however won’t launch the footage publicly as a result of it might “hurt nationwide safety,” a Navy spokesperson wrote Wednesday (Sept. 7).
The admission got here in response to a Freedom of Data Act (FOIA) request filed by the federal government transparency website The Black Vault, which has beforehand shared hundreds of pages of UFO-related paperwork acquired by way of FOIA requests to the CIA and different authorities companies. The Black Vault filed the FOIA request to the U.S. Navy in April 2020 — simply at some point after the Navy declassified three now-infamous movies shot by Navy pilots displaying high-tech plane transferring in seemingly unimaginable methods. The Black Vault requested that the Navy now flip over any and all different movies associated to UAP.
Greater than two years later, the federal government responded with a letter that each confirmed that extra UAP movies exist and denied the request to show them over because of nationwide safety issues.
“The discharge of this info will hurt nationwide safety as it might present adversaries precious info concerning Division of Protection/Navy operations, vulnerabilities, and/or capabilities,” Gregory Cason, deputy director of the Navy’s FOIA workplace, wrote in a response letter. “No parts of the movies may be segregated for launch.”
Cason added that the Navy was in a position to declassify the three UAP movies launched in April 2020 solely as a result of the movies had been beforehand leaked to the media and had already been “mentioned extensively within the public area.” The Navy deemed it attainable to formally launch the footage “with out additional harm to nationwide safety,” Cason wrote.
Curiously, in its response to The Black Vault’s request, the Navy didn’t make any makes an attempt to hide the existence of extra UAP movies. There are clearly extra movies of inexplicable UFO encounters within the Navy’s archives, however what number of and what they depict should stay a thriller for now.
It is clear, nonetheless, that the U.S. navy takes the potential menace of UAP very significantly. In Could 2022, the DOD held its first public listening to on UFOs because the Nineteen Sixties. The listening to primarily mentioned a June 2021 Pentagon report that exposed U.S. Navy pilots had reported 144 UAP sightings since 2004. Extra lately, the DOD introduced that it’s going to obtain federal funding to open a brand new workplace targeted solely on managing studies of UFO sightings by the U.S. Military, Navy and Air Pressure.
Initially printed on Reside Science.