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The difficulty with the question is "What does it mean to be identified?" These video were declassified in 2017 (they were already public), and explanations for them were quickly identified. The FLIR video is most likely a distant plane. [...] The GIMBAL video is also probably of a plane. [...] The GO-FAST video probably shows a balloon. [...] ...


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Like most things, it's impossible to conclusively prove a negative (i.e. that this didn't happen), but the supposed sources are pretty questionable and the lengths to which things would need to be changed to cover this up rule out any reasonable possibility of this being true. In reverse order: 4. NASA has lost original recordings of most Apollo 11 mission ...


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No, these objects and others like it have not been identified. Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for office of the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare said We want to get to the bottom of this. We need to determine who’s doing it, where it’s coming from and what their intent is. We need to try to find ways to prevent it from happening ...


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There are several prominent instances of humans creating crop circles. Claim 1: Doug Bower and Dave Chorley The most famous claims of human-made crop circle come from Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, who claimed in 19911 to have started making the formations in 1978, in England. The duo stated that they enhanced their creations in response to theories by ...


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It appears that the report is largely true. CEFAA is an actual department within DGAC, the Chilean agency that regulates aviation. After some digging I found the official release which did assign a Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon status to the claim. This seems to be the equivalent of UFO in US nomenclature. This however does not mean it was an alien ...


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I am asked to interpret satellite and air photos on a regular basis for my job and sometimes for the press. People spot things in them all the time and almost always misinterpret them. A funny one recently was the Nazi South Pole interpretation of a location in Antarctica. Actually the shape is quite similar. Imagery from planes or satellites is often off-...


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The Facebook account, UFO of Interest traced the source of this video, and include a snippet. Despite it was explained as a digital animation, this video (here's the full sequence) was often miscaptioned and recycled out of its original context as a real footage. Nope, that was a clip created in CGI for a TV movie broadcast on British television in 2005 ...


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According to Donald Menzel (he is the earliest source of this information I know of), the term "flying saucer" first was mentioned in '47 and the traditional shape followed on, although in reality most of these "objects" are not very saucer-like. Here is some write-up on this story I found here: On June 24, 1947, an amateur pilot named Kenneth Arnold was ...


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It's very unconvincing. The Essex chronicle, commenting on a better copy, dated a year later, interviewed Mark Pickering, certainly a relevant expert, on the subject: Like all these videos, it's not shot professionally and when it zooms in the size of the orbs changes perspective. It's all things that are very easy to do on a computer. I have put a UFO on a ...


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Yes, the US Government has publicly acknowledged the sightings of "unidentified aerial phenomena", but did not speculate on what they were. The US Navy publicly stated on September 11, 2019 in an interview with The Black Vault, a website that specialized in publishing declassified documents, that three videos purporting to be leaked military gun ...


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Christopher Melon, a former U.S. Department of Defence employee, now on the board of UFODATA, and recipient of the National Reconnaissance Office Gold Medal and the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Medal, whose background includes: At DoD, Chris served on a small committee that provided oversight of all DoD special access programs, in order to ...


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