Footage claims to show pilots' encounter with UFO

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New declassified footage from the U.S. Navy shows pilots encountering an unidentified flying object.

Each of the recordings released by the Pentagon were taken by an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet while flying over the United States. He later adds, "Wow, what is that man? Look at that flying!" the other pilot said.

The video was released by the To The Stars Academy Of Arts & Science, an organization that has previously released similar military footage of encounters with unexplained aircraft. According to To The Stars Academy of Art and Science, it "contains the most advanced sensors and powerful tracking systems on the market". It is led by Hal Puthoff, a Nasa and US Department of Defence adviser, and James Semivan, a former Central Intelligence Agency official.

The video reveals an undisclosed Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast in 2015 and was captured using an F/A-18 Super Hornet ATFLIR. The UFO is the white oval that moves from top right to lower left and an insane rate of speed.

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A still image from an apparent UFO sighting by US Navy pilots

Thomas Crosson, a spokesperson with the Pentagon, told the Times at the time in an email that the program ended due to "higher priority" issues that needed additional funding. "The DoD takes seriously all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets, and our mission and takes action whenever credible information is developed".

Christopher Mellon, an adviser to the organisation, wrote in the Washington Post that the USA needs to put more effort into researching these sightings.

"We have no idea what's behind these weird incidents because we're not investigating", Mellon wrote.

Included in this report, the New York Times obtained video from the USA government from a 2004 event in which a "whitish oval object" was chased by two F/A-18F fighter jets off the coast of San Diego. David Fravor told ABC News that what he believes what he witnessed during a routine training mission on November 14, 2004, "was not from this world".