The declassified military footage showing what appears to be a potential UFO has prompted the US Navy to come forward and speak about the purported “alien” aircraft.

Regarding the three clips that were released between December 2017 and March 2018, Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed they are “unidentified aerial phenomena.” Gradisher said the Navy hopes this will encourage trainees to report “incursions” in the airfield. “For many years, our aviators didn’t report these incursions because of the stigma attached to previous terminology and theories about what may or may not be in those videos,” Gradisher said.