Footage said to show Navy jet's encounter with UFO

- A research organization that has released declassified Department of Defense footage in the past posted a new video on March 9, which they said shows U.S. Navy footage of an unidentified flying object off the east coast of the United States in 2015.

The video was released by To The Stars Academy of Art and Science, a research organization founded in October 2017 by Luis Elizondo to conduct research into “exotic science and technologies.”

An analysis of the video, published by To The Stars, said that the unidentified object showed no obvious wings or tails. To The Stars also said that there was no exhaust plume from the object, which would be visible on conventional aircraft filmed in the manner seen in the video.

"What the [expletive] is that thing?" the F/A-18's pilot can be heard saying on the video.

Writing in the Washington Post, Christopher Mellon, an adviser to To The Stars, criticized the lack of response to such incidents, saying “reports from different services and agencies remain largely ignored and unevaluated.”

The US Department of Defense confirmed to the New York Times the existence of a secret $22 million program to investigate UFOs running from 2007 to 2012, according to a report published by the newspaper in December 2017.

VIDEO: Watch the footage in the player above. Actual encounter starts at 1:22 into the video.

Credit: US Navy/To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science via Storyful

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