On Friday, hundreds, perhaps thousands of curious onlookers will descend upon the town of Rachel, Nevada as part of a gathering connected to a Facebook event entitled “Storm Area 51, they can’t stop us all”.
The idea was a simple and silly one: Anyone who signed up at attend the event would, at once, crash the gates at the secretive military facility in hopes to discovering the mysteries within. Some believed that they would find crashed or reverse-engineered spacecraft, while others hope to run into an extraterrestrial or two.
This all sounds very farfetched, of course, as the US military has long been critical of the idea of flying saucers and little green men.
That is, until now…
For the first time, the U.S. Navy has acknowledged the three UFO videos that were released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge and published by the New York Times are of real “unidentified” objects.
“The Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in those three videos as unidentified,” Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told The Black Vault, a website dedicated to declassified government documents.
Gardisher added that “the ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ terminology is used because it provides the basic descriptor for the sightings/observations of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft/objects that have been observed entering/operating in the airspace of various military-controlled training ranges.”
This stunning statement was preceded by a softer bit of disclosure just some months ago.
The videos in question, known as “FLIR1,” “Gimbal” and “GoFast,” were originally released to the New York Times and to The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA). In December 2017, Fox News reported that the Pentagon had secretly set up a program to investigate UFOs at the request of former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
In June 2019, Reid, now retired, expressed his desire for lawmakers to hold public hearings into what the military knows. “They would be surprised how the American public would accept it,” he said during a wide-ranging interview with a Nevada radio station. “People from their individual states would accept it.”
Does this mean that the government is suddenly warming up to the idea of giving away the secrets of Area 51 over the weekend? Not likely.
Authorities are cautioning intrepid travelers not to approach the military base, or saunter beyond the posted no trespassing signs, as they will be arrested immediately.
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