According to NBC News, a newly leaked video from the U.S. Navy appears to show an unidentified flying object disappear into the water off the California coast, according to a clip from a documentary filmmaker shared with the news outlet.
The video was captured in July 2019 by Navy aircraft and recorded in the USS Omaha’s Combat Information Center, according to the filmmaker, Jeremy Corbell.
The clip appears to show a spherical object flying above the water for a few minutes near San Diego before it vanishes.
“It splashed,” military personnel can be heard saying in the video.
The Defense Department confirmed that the clip was recorded by Navy personnel and said it will be reviewed by the Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, a panel established last year to “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of such objects.
NBC News noted that just a few days after the video was published “‘60 Minutes’ aired an interview with two former Navy pilots who recalled having been dispatched to investigate ‘multiple anomalous aerial vehicles’ that descended 80,000 feet in less than a second” in an incident that took place off San Diego in 2004.
One of the pilots, Cmdr. Dave Fravor, told “60 Minutes” that personnel found a “little white Tic-Tac-looking object” moving above the water before it disappeared. Seconds later, his ship — the USS Princeton — said the object reappeared on its radar 60 miles away.
Christopher Mellon, a top defense official in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, said in an interview that there was “a lot of continuity” between recent reports of unidentified objects and reports dating back decades.
“What we’re seeing are a number of distinct and different things,” he said. “Sometimes we’re seeing a 50-foot object that can travel at hypersonic speeds and seemingly go into orbit or come down from altitudes of potentially above 100,000 feet.”
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