By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, the United States Pentagon from above, Public Domain_
The United States has increased activity in space, with the recent launch of the SpaceX human flight mission and the establishment of the United States Space Force. It would appear that a nation has risen to an unexpected challenge, as the U.S. photographs Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs as was reported by Fox 5 initially on April 28. Spring 2020 reports state that the Pentagon had classified these photographed UFOs as “unidentified aerial phenomenon.”
“After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorized release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena,” said Pentagon spokesperson Susan Gough, as she was quoted by Fox News.
“DOD is releasing the videos in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos. The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified. The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as ‘unidentified,” said Gough, as she was further quoted by Fox News.
In late April, the BBC reported that the Pentagon released another series of UFO surveillance footage videos for the record. The BBC stated that the Pentagon appeared to release the footage to clear up any potential misconceptions regarding UFOs.
The United States is not, however, the only region where UFO activity has been documented as of late. Reuters reports that a “balloon-like” object has been spotted in the Japanese skyline. It set social media alight with chatter regarding UFO’s, Godzilla, and other culture surrounding scientific phenomena. There were also those who cited the “white balloon” as a potential act of North Korean propaganda.
Reuters reports that the footage of the “white balloon” UFO was taken over the city of Sendai. The object was balloon-like over a cross. Propellers appeared to turn on it. It is unclear if this was some variety of drone. Officials of the Sendai Weather Bureau first noted its appearance around dawn of the day it was detected. It remained in the sky for several hours, further citing Reuters.
As the object remained in the sky, it also soared in Twitter feeds in Japan. It became the third trending item on the day it was reported seen. “PopcornParty010” even created a mock-up London Times front page headline entitled “Sendai Annihilated: A Nightmare Come True.”
Yet, while Japan seemed obsessed with its little newcomer from the sky, The Conversation AU noted that no one seemed to care so much when the U.S. Military released imagery of UFOs. The videos released were taken by U.S. Navy pilots. The announcement was over the course of the last two months, but the videos were actually created in November 2004. The Conversation notes that the working theoretical definition of a UFO as an aircraft controlled by an intelligent source but not apparently crafted by humans. The Conversation AU cites the abundance of space culture and hype as the reason why few have echoed the startling revelation made by the DOD that sovereign U.S. airspace has shared the night with apparently non-human air traffic.