The Pentagon has confirmed that images and video footage showing a number of unidentified flying objects trailing Navy ships near California were taken by several members of the U.S. Navy.
"I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel," department spokesperson Susan Gough said. "The UAPTF has included these incidents in their ongoing examinations. As we have said before, to maintain operations security and to avoid disclosing information that may be useful to potential adversaries, DOD does not discuss publicly the details of either the observations or the examinations of reported incursions into our training ranges or designated airspace, including those incursions initially designated as UAP."
The incidents occurred in the summer of 2019, when Naval officers used night vision to view and film pyramid-like objects trailing four U.S. destroyers. The USS Kidd, USS John Finn, USS Russell, and the USS Rafael Peralta were all involved.
"[The video] shows what they described as vehicles," filmmaker Jeremy Corbell said. "And they made a great distinction. They made sure in this classified briefing, they made a great distinction that this is not something that we own either a black project, this is not something of a foreign military, that these were behaving in ways that we did not expect. And that they were you know shaped non-aerodynamically. Like pyramids, these are flying pyramids!"
Corbell, who made the documentary "Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers," said he was able to verify the film's authenticity after gaining access to a Pentagon intelligence briefing.
The objects were traveling at high rates of speed and appeared over the course of multiple nights. Given the type of maneuvers the objects were making, experts have ruled out any type of commercial drone.
The "flying pyramids" swooped and hovered over the warships before eventually vanishing.