The existence of the eye-opening footage was revealed by the former head of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), Lue Elizondo. The former intelligence officer, who is considered a leading UFO authority and investigated the phenomena in his work with the unit until it was dissolved, resigned from the Pentagon in 2017.
Elizondo said that the footage is “extremely compelling” and “perplexing” while discussing it in interviews on the YouTube channels Fade to Black and Witness Citizen UAP. He added that it circulated within the U.S. intelligence community.
In the video, multiple UFOs can be seen moving in strange patterns that those familiar with the footage say humans cannot understand. It was taken using U.S. military systems and was recorded some time between 2008 and 2012. According to Elizondo, the craft that appeared in the footage were big enough for several beings the size of humans to fit inside. He added that they were not in the “Tic Tac” shape that other UFOs have been said to have.
Appearing on Fade to Black, Elizondo said: “The video was extremely compelling — one of many — to the point where I remember getting some expertise to look at it.
“I did not say what it was. I sent it out to some highly trained experts in the ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) community. And when they came back to me, the title of the email was – quote, unquote – ‘that UFO video’.”
When host Jimmy Church asked him how it moved, he said it was something that made officials “raise our eyebrows and say ‘whoa!’.” He characterized its movement as “peculiar “and said that humans simply can’t understand its movement. He added that he is hoping the video will be released in a public hearing so people will be able to see it. However, it’s far from the only video of this nature; he said there are others that are just as compelling.
Elizondo did not reveal too much because he was worried that he could be arrested for divulging sensitive information. He did say, however, that viewers would be “rattled” if they saw it.
UFO report shows how seriously the government is taking the possibility of aliens
The interview came in the aftermath of the release of the UFO Report last month that appeared to confirm the existence of mystery phenomena that have left the military puzzled involving flying objects being seen in the skies over America. The report stated that the military is unable to explain 143 out of 144 sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs.
Within 90 days of the report’s release, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is expected to give Congress an update on it, and the Pentagon is reportedly setting up a UFO office.
Lawmakers who have been briefed on the report’s classified version have said they want more information, but they have not shared details about it. It is believed the report could be up to 70 pages and contain information about alien technology.
Although UFO talk was once considered taboo among lawmakers, it is now something that is being taken very seriously in Washington, D.C. In an interview with the Black Vault website last year discussing military pilots seeing unexplained objects on radar moving in odd ways and at unusual speeds, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey said he was not “as skeptical as I was a few years ago, to put it mildly, but something is going on that is surprising to a series of intelligent aircraft, experienced pilots.”