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Releasing UFO videos would harm national security, say US officials

Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray plays a video of an ‘unidentified aerial phenomena’, commonly referred to as UFOs, during a hearing in Washington (Picture: EPA/JIM LO SCALZO)

The US government has decided not to share any more footage of UFOs to the public to protect ‘national security’.

In May, Pentagon showed videos of mysterious objects during the first public hearing on UFOs on Capitol Hill since the 1960s.

Now the Navy believes that releasing any additional UFO videos would ‘harm national security’, telling a government transparency website that all of the government’s UFO videos are classified information. 

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from a government transparency site called The Black Vault, the Navy said that any public dissemination of new UFO videos ‘will harm national security as it may provide adversaries valuable information regarding Department of Defense/Navy operations, vulnerabilities, and/or capabilities. No portions of the videos can be segregated for release,’

In its request, The Black Vault was seeking all videos ‘with the designation of “unidentified aerial phenomena”‘

UFO in flight above urban park (Digital Composite)

The US goverenment has decided not to share any more footage of UFOs to the public to protect ‘national security’ (Picture: Getty Images)

‘While three UAP videos were released in the past, the facts specific to those three videos are unique in that those videos were initially released via unofficial channels before official release,’ it said.

‘Those events were discussed extensively in the public domain; in fact, major news outlets conducted specials on these events. Given the amount of information in the public domain regarding these encounters, it was possible to release the files without further damage to national security,’

The three videos were first leaked to former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge and the New York Times but earlier this year the Pentagon showed additional clips of UFOs to Congress.

In one short video, a small object appeared to zip past a military pilot. A second video and photo showed two glowing triangle-shaped objects flying by an aircraft, viewed in the night sky through night vision goggles.

In 2021, the United States Department of Defense announced the formation of a new group to investigate reports of UFOs near sensitive military areas.


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