The US Navy says it has more videos of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), but will not release them because they could harm national security.
The Black Vault, a website and YouTube channel run by John Greenewald, has previously released UFO and UAP documents from multiple agencies, including the CIA, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
However, the site demanded that the Navy turn over all other UAP-related videos.
In response, Gregory Cason, deputy director of the Navy’s FOIA office, said in a statement, “Release of this information would harm national security because it could provide adversaries with valuable information about Department of Defense/Navy operations, vulnerabilities and/or capabilities.”
The US Navy also explained why it released the three previous UAP videos and why it did not release the videos requested by The Black Vault.
According to the statement, the three UAP videos released in April 2020 were declassified because they had previously been leaked to the media and widely discussed in the media.
“The Navy felt it was possible to officially release the footage without further damage to national security,” the statement said.
However, the Navy made no attempt to hide the existence of additional UAP videos in response to The Black Vault’s request.
Apparently, there are more videos of unexplained UFO encounters in the Navy archives, but their number and what they depict must remain a mystery for now.
The US military takes the potential threat to UAP very seriously.
In May 2022, the Department of Defense held the first public hearing on UFOs since the 1960s.
The session mainly discussed the Pentagon’s June 2004 report that US Navy pilots had seen 144 UAPs since 2021.
The Department of Defense recently announced that it will receive federal funding to open a new office focused solely on managing reports of UFO sightings by the US Army, Navy and Air Force.