A Pentagon spokesperson sent Mystery Wire the following statement:
“I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel. The UAPTF has included these incidents in their ongoing examinations. As we have said before, to maintain operations security and to avoid disclosing information that may be useful to potential adversaries, DOD does not discuss publicly the details of either the observations or the examinations of reported incursions into our training ranges or designated airspace, including those incursions initially designated as UAP.”Susan Gough, Pentagon Spokesperson
The Pentagon had first confirmed this to The Black Vault.
This story was updated to reflect that Mystery Wire received the same statement from the Pentagon as The Black Vault.