In case you hadn't noticed, UFOs are now a thing. A bigger thing than before. And a credible thing, with relatively sane people speaking out and even the Pentagon releasing a report that basically says, "We don't know what the heck these things are."
Who better than TMZ's Big Gulp-sipping, celebrity-chasing Harvey Levin to investigate. He's a lawyer!
But seriously, the Fox special Tuesday night--dramatically titled TMZ Investigates: UFOs: The Pentagon Proof - made some big accusations and pondered a lot of mysterious facts.
This doc is important. So important that the title has TWO COLONS!
Here are just a few of the revelations that blew our minds. Vote up the ones you think are most scary and foreboding.
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Pilots Worry About Hitting a UFO
Footage of UFOs by military pilots has trickled out over the last few months, but we all felt a certain detachment. These objects were at a safe distance, and the pilot's radio chatter seemed more bemused than worried.
However, retired Navy pilot Ryan Graves told TMZ that the military has become increasingly concerned that someone will slam into one of these things - which, again, we have no idea how to catch, shoot down or avoid when they're zipping around the sky with reckless abandon.
"I don't know what that was," Graves noted about an cube-within-a-sphere looking object he encountered. "But we almost hit it."
Yikes.Freaking you out?
UFOs Can Swim, Apparently?
We've known for a while that some of these objects have been spotted entering and bodies of water such as lakes and oceans. Does whoever controls these craft have an underwater base? Is this Atlantis-level stuff?
TMZ showed footage of the U.S.S. Omaha watching a cylindrical object hover just above the ocean, almost as if surveilling the ship, before it suddenly plunged into the ocean and was gone.
The Navy even sent a submarine to search for debris. It found nothing.Freaking you out?
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The Pentagon Denies Luis Elizondo Worked for AATIP
Former intelligence official Luis Elizondo claims that after he resigned from The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) in 2017 and started airing frustrations, the Pentagon denied he ever worked on the project.
"The Pentagon destroyed my files and my emails," he said, also claiming that he's been threatened with losing his security clearance.
AATIP is the main body investigating UFOs at the Pentagon. But then again, these kind of secretive projects often don't come with org charts.
Did Elizondo work on AATIP or not? It's he said-she said--but Harry Reid has sided with Elizondo, saying simply "he was there."Freaking you out?
The Wind Has No Effect
Have you ever heard of an object of any kind in the sky that doesn't respond to 120 mile-per-hour wind gusts? Neither have we. But some of the UFOs apparently just sit there at 30,000 feet hovering over battleships, seemingly anchored to some invisible tether that protects it from the elements.
We have video of this from ships and from planes. That's freaky! Sure, it could be some kind of "atmospheric phenomenon," but what? And we know it's not airborne clutter because the wind tends to affect things in the friggin' air.Freaking you out?