Pentagon formally releases UFO videos

The Pentagon has released three videos showing unidentified flying objects as it hopes to clear up any misconceptions about the footage.

In a statement posted on the Department of Defence website, it said: "After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorised release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena".

The unintended release of the original footage by a private company lead to mass speculation about the objects in the video.

Many believe that the films show more Earthly advanced drone technology, while others think its evidence of alien visitors.

The US Navy as not publicly given its assessment on the nature of the UAPs, but did give a classified briefing to US Senators.

The US Navy now has formal guidelines for pilots to report possible UFO's.