JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Recently released video from 2015 appears to show a Navy pilot following unidentified flying objects off the coast of Jacksonville.
But the video isn't only receiving attention from alien and UFO enthusiasts — federal lawmakers are looking into the it to understand and identify threats to the safety and security of aviators.
F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot Lt. Ryan Graves, a 10-year Navy veteran, told the New York Times, "the video showed objects accelerating to hypersonic speed, making sudden stops and instantaneous turns — something beyond the physical limits of a human crew."
When asked about the now-defunct Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, which was ended in 2012 due to budgetary issues, a Pentagon spokeswoman said: "The DoD takes seriously all threats and potential threats to our people, our assets, and our mission and takes action whenever credible information is developed."
Action News Jax's Amber Krycka will have more on this out-of-this-world story on FOX30 at 10.
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