Does It Matter That the DOD Released Those UFO Videos?

On Monday, the US Department of Defense officially secreted three videos representing encounters between Navy aviators and unidentified aerial phenomena. These affairs has been the case in 2004 and 2015, but the videos didn’t publicly surface until The New York Times included them with a front-page story about the Pentagon’s “mysterious UFO program” in 2017. The Navy previously expressed the opinion that the videos are authentic, but the Pentagon never permitted them for liberation. Now it has.

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