Tom DeLonge’s “To the Stars Academy” (TTSA) has released the previously teased third piece of UFO footage declassified by the U.S. military, after the first two videos hit headlines around the world back in December.
According to TTSA, the footage – titled “GO FAST” – is authentic Department of Defence video “that captures the high-speed flight of an unidentified aircraft at low altitude by a F/A-18 Super Hornet ATFLIR forward-looking infrared system”. Very little information about the video is known other than that however, as “the date, location, and other information has been removed by the originating authority as part of the release approval process”.
In the video, the unidentified vehicle appears as a white oval shape moving from the top right to lower left of the screen – as the infrared system is in ‘Black’ mode, this means the object is cool, rather than hot. Although the ATFLIR system is initially unable to capture the object, after a time it locks on and begins autotracking the object.
According to the TTSA analysis, two points are worth noting about the UFO video:
- There are no obvious wings or tails on the object. Even IR imagery of a cruise missile, would have visible wings at this range.
- There is no exhaust plume from the object. An exhaust plume is clearly visible on conventional aircraft in the mid-wave infrared frequency used by the ATFLIR. Shown below is a mid-wave infrared image of a F-16 in flight. The sensor is in “white-hot” mode. Note that the length of the exhaust plume is nearly the length of the aircraft. The video from which this still was extracted makes it clear that the F-16 is subsonic, which means the throttle is at a low setting which creates relatively low exhaust temperatures and volume of exhaust gases. In a higher power setting, the exhaust plume would be much larger and brighter.
The video has already been the subject of a Washington Post article from TTSA advisor, and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence in the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, Christopher Mellon, in which he decries the Pentagon’s apparent ambivalence about these anomalous sightings by pilots.
The video was also featured on popular Fox News show Tucker Carlson, where Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Pentagon’s secret UFO unit, talked to Carlson in the studio (wearing a new look, with the soul patch transformed into a goatee) about the new footage and the government’s efforts to research UFO sightings:
What do you think folks? Footage to be excited about, or more unidentified flying blobs with little additional context?