(ORDO NEWS) — The US Navy has released footage of mysterious incidents involving a swarm of unidentified drones around warships.
The five videos follow the release of Pentagon documents to The Drive about unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen in 2019 near US Navy ships off the coast of California.
Two UFOs were also filmed from the destroyer USS Russell. The warship attracted particular interest due to a leaked video of the incident released last year.
The triangular appearance of the objects in the video led eyewitnesses to speculate that the UFOs were “flying pyramids”.
Pentagon officials determined they were unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but their origin remains unknown.
During a congressional hearing last month on unidentified aerial phenomena, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray said that “the triangular appearance is the result of light passing through night vision goggles and then recorded with a reflex camera.”
In the first video taken during the July 17 incident, a sailor’s voice can be heard giving the location of the ship. Sailor identifies himself as the leader of the SNOOPIE team.
These teams are made up of sailors trained to conduct photographic reconnaissance on board to document unknown contacts and other interesting events.
A sailor can be heard saying, “We have an image of four likely unidentified drones with an unknown heading and an unknown speed,” he said.
“Contacts occur at a distance of a thousand yards and continue. Tail numbers unknown.”
Video taken from the USS Russell showed unidentified flying objects above the warship as it sailed off the California coast in 2019.
Another video released by the Pentagon was taken from the destroyer USS Paul Hamilton. The video shows footage of Bass Strait, a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier.
Documents released earlier by the U.S. military revealed that the Navy believes someone is “probably using drones to monitor U.S. naval forces.”
American politicians say UFOs are becoming a national security issue.
Near military bases and coastlines, aircraft have been observed flying without visible means of transportation, raising the possibility that eyewitnesses saw unknown or secret Chinese or Russian technology.
In an interim report released by US intelligence officials last year, there were 144 sightings of aircraft or other unknown craft flying at unusual speeds or trajectories.
All but one of the sightings investigated contained too little information for investigators to even broadly characterize the nature of the incident.
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