A new, declassified video, showing yet another UFO encounter with U.S. Navy pilots, was released to the public last week. The video appears to show a Tic Tac-shaped craft moving at unfathomable speeds, without signs of heat emission typically seen in thermal imaging.
The video was released just a few months after two similar videos were published in a New York Times expose, through FOIA requests made by To The Stars Academy For Arts and Sciences, the UFO disclosure project led by Tom Delonge and former Pentagon intelligence specialist, Luis Elizondo.
The latest video, recorded in 2015, is titled “GO FAST” and is purportedly part of a cache of documented UFO encounters with military pilots that have gone unexplained and largely ignored by the Defense Department and other government agencies.
Elizondo, who ran a $22 million black budget program to study these cases, says he has been privy to far more compelling evidence than just these videos and that what we are seeing is just “the tip of the iceberg.”
But Elizondo has been hesitant to jump to conclusions that these craft are of extraterrestrial origin. “I mean it could be Russian. It could be Chinese. It could be little green men from Mars. We don’t know what the hell it is,” he said.
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Christopher Mellon, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence under the Clinton and Bush administrations, criticized the military for not investigating these UFO encounters further. Mellon said the existence of aircraft appearing far superior to anything possessed by the United States or its allies is concerning.
Mellon is currently working as an advisor for To The Stars Academy, and contrasted the current situation involving UFOs with the U.S. response to Russia’s development of Sputnik as the catalyst for the space race.
“Sixty years ago, when the Soviet Union put the first manmade satellite in orbit, Americans recoiled at the idea of being technologically surpassed by a dangerous rival,” Mellon said. “If these craft mean that Russia, China or some other nation is concealing an astonishing technological breakthrough to quietly extend its lead, surely we should respond as we did then.”
Mellon goes on to criticize the public’s focus on the previously undisclosed $22 million spent on the Pentagon program, when the more pressing issue of the these crafts’ existence should be of greater concern.
“Within a roughly $50 billion annual intelligence budget, money is not the issue,” Mellon said. “As with Sputnik, the national security implications of these incidents are concerning — but the scientific opportunities are thrilling.”