Tom DeLonge is finally getting the acknowledgement he's been searching for. On Tuesday (Sept. 17), the U.S. Navy spoke out for the first time on footage of "unidentified" objects that pilots captured on film.
"The Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in those three videos as unidentified," spokesman Joseph Gradisher told Vice.
In December 2017, The New York Times published a story on a strange object that was intercepted by Navy pilots off the coast of San Diego in 2004, and filmed with their F-18's gun camera. Another 2015 video showss an aerial vehicle rotating as pilots question it over their communication system. A few months later, the Blink-182 frontman released a third video through his To The Stars Academy organization.
UFO-Aktuellt's Roger Glassel explained to Vice the significance of the term "unidentified aerial phenomena," because it "shows that [the Navy] have broadened what is expected to be reported by U.S. fighter pilots to investigate anything unknown in their airspace that in the past has been connected with a stigma."