A pilot of a United States Navy jet was shocked after he witnessed a mysterious object streak across the sky just above the Atlantic Ocean.
The moment was caught on the pilot’s camera and posted by the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, a private research company.
An object is captured flying below the US Navy F/A 18 jet in a two-minute clip.
The pilot yelled ‘What the f*** is that thing?’ as his sensors locked in on the mysterious object.
It took three attempts for the pilot to lock in on the target as it flew below the jet.
The pilot continues to track the object while speaking with a colleague about what the object could possibly be.
The video was shot off the East Coast in 2015 and then obtained by the Stars Academy.
The organization did not clarify how it captured the footage, but it said it was one of three incidents released to the public where a foreign object was seen by military personnel.
Three incidents were made public last year after reports that the Pentagon spent $22 million on research into UFO’s.
Christopher Mellon, a former intelligence official who served under the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, wrote a Washington Post op-ed about why the government should care more about these sightings.
He said the videos ‘appear to provide evidence of the existence of aircraft far superior to anything possessed by the United States or its allies.’
‘Is it possible that America has been technologically leap-frogged by Russia or China?’ Mellon asked.
‘Or after the videos were first published by the New York Times in December, might they be evidence of some alien civilization?’
Mellon said the government was not treating these sightings as ‘serious incidents’.
He compared this flaw to how the government treated counterterrorism efforts by the CIA and FBI prior to 9/11.
While these foreign objects might not appear as a threat now, he warned research is needed to ensure they are not ‘isolated incidents’.