The Defense Department has declassified three videos that had previously been unofficially circulating in the public. The clips show three incidents described by the Defense Department as “unidentified aerial phenomena.” One of the videos was recorded in November 2004, and the other two were recorded in January 2015. (Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr 2020)

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