BIZARRE flashing objects caught on camera buzzing US warships may be hypersonic drones from China or Russia, a leading UFO expert has claimed.
It comes after the Pentagon revealed to The Sun Online the latest video showing the mysterious crafts buzzing its warships off the American coast.
Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs for the UK Ministry of Defence, told The Sun Online that the objects may be hypersonic drones – potentially from China or Russia.
But he believes even the US government may not know who is behind the mysterious phenomena.
The latest strange photos were leaked from a Pentagon UFO probe by the UAP Task Force, which has been gathering evidence for a report for Congress that’s due this June.
The images, which were obtained by filmmaker Jeremy Corbell, show the unidentified objects flying above four US destroyers, including the USS Kidd Navy destroyer, in 2019.
But this is certainly not the first time the navy and its pilots have encountered the mysterious crafts.
And Admiral Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, admitted that he has no idea what they are.
When ask directly if the US had managed to identify the objects that menaced the destroyers, he said: “No, we have not.”
Most of the sightings bear similarities. Some are tic-tac shaped while others are triangular or circular.
Mr Pope said: “Firstly, there have been many more such incidents than the ones people currently know about.
“The clue here is that in 2019 the US Navy issued guidance to its pilots (the details are classified), telling them what to do if they encounter UFOs.
“This implies we’re dealing with more than just a few isolated incidents.
“Secondly, I’m sure the US military intelligence community knows more about all this than they’re saying publicly.”
The US government doesn’t know either, but with spy chiefs currently working on a report for Congress, we may learn more soon
Leading UFO Expert Nick Pope
Mr Pope points out the acknowledgement — in response to a Freedom of Information Act request — about videos classified “secret” and briefing material classified “top secret” relating to all this supports this conclusion.
His best estimate would probably be hypersonic drones — but the question remains as to who is operating them.
Mr Pope said: “Is it by another part of the US military, by another nation — probably Russia or China — or even by extraterrestrials?”
He added: “The US government doesn’t know either, but with spy chiefs currently working on a report for Congress, we may learn more soon.”
The first reports to be confirmed by the Pentagon date back to a now-infamous event in 2004.
It unfolded before the eyes of two warplane pilots from aircraft carrier USS Nimitz which was on a routine training mission in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego, California.