Tom DeLonge has dedicated his time in recent years to exploring UFOs with his research organization, and it looks like there may be some headway concerning an official recognition of three videos, including one that the former Blink-182 singer had posted in recent years.

The U.S. Navy, for the first time, has officially referred to the footage as real "unknown" objects violating American airspace. Navy spokesperson Joseph Gradisher told Vice's Motherboard that the "Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in those three videos as unidentified." The Navy had never previously addressed the content in the videos, and the terminology is of note when it comes to the three videos taken.

The Black Vault author John Greenwald, who has curated the largest civilian archive of unclassified government documents, stated, “I very much expected that when the U.S. military addressed the videos, they would coincide with language we see on official documents that have now been released, and they would label them as ‘drones’ or ‘balloons.’ However, they did not. They went on the record stating the ‘phenomena’ depicted in those videos, is ‘unidentified.’ That really made me surprised, intrigued, excited and motivated to push harder for the truth.”

The three videos in question became public in 2017 and 2018. One centered on Navy pilots who intercepted a strange object off the coast of San Diego in 2004. A second video was taken in 2015 showing an anomalous aerial vehicle rotating as pilots comment on how strange the object appears over their communication system. The third video came from DeLonge's To the Stars Academy showing an object quickly flying over the surface of the water, and there has been speculation that this object is the same as the other 2015 video.

Swedish UFO magazine writer Roger Glassel added, “That the Navy is using the term ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ shows that they have broadened what is expected to be reported by U.S. fighter pilots to investigate anything unknown in their airspace that in the past has been connected with a stigma. If these investigations are due to an interest in finding the cause of the UFO phenomenon—in a ufology sense—or due to reducing flight hazards or to counter unidentified intrusions by known adversaries, and readiness for technological surprise, remains to be seen.”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Navy changed its policy concerning personnel reporting sightings. Gradisher told Motherboard, “The Navy and USAF [United States Air Force] take these reports very seriously and investigate each and every report.”

However, author Jack Brewer cautions that people should be weary of reading too much into the statements and terminology. “I think it’s important not to read more into statements, such as the one pertaining to UAP, than is actually said. It is important that we prioritize data available for public review, as compared to statements and implications,” he said.

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