The Pentagon has confirmed sightings of unidentified flying objects near U.S. Navy warships and is investigating.
According to Mystery Wire, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) has been collecting images and videos of occurrences as part of a report to the U.S. Congress due June.
The recently surfaced sightings, sourced by filmmaker Jeremy Corbell and reporter George Knapp, include video of a mysterious "pyramid-shaped" craft seen flying across the sky as well as photographs of three other objects - one of which appears to have been posted online in 2020.
A number of other sightings, all captured on the same day in March 2019 by an F-18 weapons systems officer using the camera on his iPhone, show three Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) near Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia.
A video from the deck of the USS Russell appears to show several unidentified flying triangles "flashing" in the clouds off the coast of San Diego. According to Corbell, the brief video was taken with a night-vision camera in July 2019.
Although no one knows for certain what these mysterious sightings are, the Pentagon says the images are genuine: authentic photography and footage of the U.S. Navy-captured UAPs.
"I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel," Pentagon representative Susan Gough said in a statement.
"The UAPTF has included these incidents in their ongoing examinations."
However, while the Pentagon confirms the authenticity of the images, the U.S. Department of Defense hasn't elaborated and remains silent on what, if anything, its investigations into these objects might have turned up.
Newly leaked information provides further proof that the DOD is still investigating and treating UAPs seriously.
Corbell and others in the intelligence community hope sharing the information will allow more logical and transparent investigations.