Here’s what the Pentagon is saying about those Tom DeLonge UFO videos
Today, the Pentagon is weighing in on a series of videos that were released in 2017 and 2018 by DeLonge's research group that appear to show "unidentified aerial phenomena."
DeLonge later admitted in a Rolling Stone interview that he was surprised the Navy took his videos seriously and identified the objects as “unidentified aerial phenomena.” This eventually led to the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences partnership with the U.S. Army.
In a report released by CNN today, the Pentagon has officially re-released the videos previously unveiled by DeLonge's research group.
The videos appear to show unidentified flying objects moving rapidly across the sky while recorded by infrared cameras. Two of the videos contain service members reacting to how quickly the objects are moving. One individual speculates that the objects could be drones.
Following the acknowledgment of these videos by the U.S. Navy in September 2019, Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough is clearing up any misconceptions by the public regarding the footage.
"After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems," Gough says. "And does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena."
Retired U.S. Navy pilot David Fravor witnessed the flying objects captured on one of the videos back in 2004. Fravor spoke to CNN about the encounter.
"As I got close to it ... it rapidly accelerated to the south, and disappeared in less than two seconds," Fravor says. "This was extremely abrupt, like a ping pong ball, bouncing off a wall. It would hit and go the other way."
Following the Pentagon's acknowledgment of these videos, the Angels & Airwaves frontman took to Twitter to share the news.
Last July, DeLonge shared that his research group had found some "potentially exotic materials." Although no details have been released yet, DeLonge may have more UFO-related evidence to share in the future. The news of these findings followed his op-ed about his alien knowledge that was released earlier last year.
Along with hunting for UFOs, DeLonge has been hard at work with Angels & Airwaves. Earlier this month, the band released a music video for their new song "All That's Left Is Love." All of the proceeds from the new song were donated to Feeding America. Feeding America responds to the needs of individuals struggling with food insecurity in the United States.
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