The Pentagon has confirmed that images and footage of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) released to the public last month were taken by U.S. Navy personnel, and are currently under investigation by its UAP Task Force.
It comes after documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell shared media on YouTube, writing that the U.S. Navy “photographed and filmed ‘pyramid’ shaped UFOs and ‘spherical’ advanced transmedium vehicles.”
In one clip, footage of what the Pentagon calls a “transmedium vehicle” appears to hover from side to side, before dipping below sea level.
“This footage was filmed in the CIC (Combat Information Center) of the USS Omaha on July 15th 2019 in a warning area off San Diego,” Corbell wrote. “This footage depicts a UAP event series that reached a crescendo with one of the unknown targets entering the water. No wreckage found. None of the unknown craft were recovered.”
Confirming the authenticity of the clip, Susan Gough, a Pentagon spokesperson, told the Daily Caller that it was captured by U.S. Navy personnel.
“I can confirm that the video was taken by Navy personnel, and that the UAPTF included it in their ongoing examinations.”
Corbell said intelligence reports note that the “spherical” craft could not be found upon entry to the water, and that a submarine was used in the search but nothing was recovered.
The Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, which was established last year, is scheduled to release a report on its findings in June. The countdown was triggered by the passing of the December 2020 stimulus bill.
The Pentagon said the task force was established “to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs.”
“The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze, and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security,” it said.
The authenticity of additional night-vision footage shared online by the investigative filmmaker that shows a “pyramid-shaped” flying object moving at a constant speed and blinking irregularly, was also confirmed by Gough last month.
That footage is also under review by the UAP Task Force, she said, declining to elaborate further for security reasons.
Since the release of the U.S. Navy images and footage, the Pentagon’s inspector general said it plans to begin a probe next month into how the Pentagon has responded to unidentified aerial phenomena, including UFOs.
“The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” Randolph Stone, assistant inspector general, wrote to top officials, including the secretaries of the military departments.
“We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives,” he added.
John Ratcliffe, the former director of National Intelligence, said UAP Task Force’s report would detail more information than has been released before.
“There are a lot more sightings than have been made public,” he said on Fox News in March.
“Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engages in actions that are difficult to explain. Movements that are hard to replicate that we don’t have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom,” he added.
Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.