On Thursday, the paranormal research blog Extraordinary Beliefs shared a video of “pyramid-shaped” unidentified flying objects (UFOs) swarming a Navy destroyer and said the videos are included in an ongoing Department of Defense effort to document UFOs.
Mystery Wire and Extraordinary Beliefs both claim they worked to independently confirm the authenticity of the footage. In the video, strange triangle or “pyramid-shaped” objects can be seen in the night sky.
Extraordinary Beliefs filmmaker and UFO researcher Jeremy Corbell wrote that the footage is part of a classified Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) briefing and that those familiar with the briefing told him about the briefing materials.
According to Corbell, the classified briefing materials state that the multiple “pyramid” shaped objects were observed by the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59) in July 2019. If accurate, the briefing materials Corbell described may be linked to July 2019 incidents in which five different U.S. warships sailing off the coast of California were swarmed by multiple unidentified “drones” over a period of several nights. USS Russell was one of the five ships visited by the unidentified drones
The U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have indeed been looking into who or what was behind the strange “drone” activity around the U.S. warships. The Drive obtained copies of ship’s logs from July 2019 in response to a freedom of information act (FOIA) request regarding the incident.
The unidentified “drones” have continued to perplex investigators as the “drones” swarmed around the U.S. warships for hours, beyond the flight time of most commercially available drones. The drones also would have had to fly a minimum of 100 nautical miles during the various July 2019 encounters, in conditions with less than a mile of visibility. Several of the drones also appeared to move in a coordinated fashion, further raising questions about the methods used to control them.
While classified military tests have been conducted near San Clemente Island, near where the U.S. warships were operating, The Drive reported no UAV activity was scheduled on the night of July 14, 2019, when the strange “drone” activity began.
According to Corbell, the briefing materials his sources described are intended to help educate personnel on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), a term the Department of Defense has used to describe what have more commonly been referred to as UFOs.
The DoD has already confirmed the authenticity of other UFO footage. In April 2020, the DoD released three official videos showing UAPs.
In August 2020, the DoD announced it had confirmed the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) to study the phenomena.
A provision in the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2021 also requires the U.S. to disclose what it knows about UFOs. The act states the director of national intelligence (DNI) must work with the secretary of defense to create a comprehensive report of what the U.S. government knows about these unidentified flying objects. The report is due by June 1, 2021.
Recently Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, was asked about the UFO disclosure report.
Rubio said, “Stuff’s flying over the top of your most sensitive installations and it’s not ours and no one knows whose it is, you should find out what it is and tell us.”