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VLADIMIR Putin is behind the swarms of UFOs filmed buzzing American warships, a former US senator has claimed.

Harry Reid pointed the finger of blame firmly in the direction of the Kremlin after it was confirmed the leaked footage was real.

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Vladimir Putin has been accused of being ‘behind’ UFOs filmed swarming US warshipsCredit: AFP
Footage captured by a US Navy destroyer shows several mysterious flashing objects

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Footage captured by a US Navy destroyer shows several mysterious flashing objectsCredit: Instagram/jeremycorbell

The Pentagon revealed to The Sun Online the latest video showing the mysterious crafts buzzing warships off the US coast.

It was captured by a US Navy destroyer using night vision cameras and showed several mysterious flashing objects in the skies.

Senator Reid told Mystery Wire UFO news site: “They are coming in swarms, like bees, like insects, so many of them.”

Asked if the UFOs could be advanced Chinese tech, he replied: “Always remember Russia, the Soviet Union, is run by a man who ran the KGB.

“They had as many as 31,000 agents at one time. So Russia is involved in this, no question about it.”

Nick Pope, who investigated UFOs for the UK Ministry of Defence, earlier told The Sun Online the objects may be hypersonic drones – potentially from China or Russia.

But he believes even the US government may not know who is actually 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 startling clip was captured with night vision cameras

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The startling clip was captured with night vision camerasCredit: Instagram/jeremycorbell
It was later leaked to filmmaker Jeremy Corbell

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It was later leaked to filmmaker Jeremy CorbellCredit: Instagram/jeremycorbell
Former senator Harry Reid pointed the finger of blame at the Kremlin

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Former senator Harry Reid pointed the finger of blame at the KremlinCredit: AFP or licensors

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.”, 

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.

The footage was shot from USS Nimitz six Super Hornet fighter jets on a routine training mission about 100 miles into the Pacific Ocean when they were diverted to check out an aircraft spotted on radar from a navy cruiser, the USS Princeton.

Two videos show three encounters between warplanes and what the navy has officially admitted were “unidentified aerial phenomena”.

Footage taken by FA-18 pilots on March 4, 2019, was also leaked
Footage taken by FA-18 pilots on March 4, 2019, was also leaked
In a 2004 encounter, pilots reported seeing tic-tac like object in the sky
In a 2004 encounter, pilots reported seeing tic-tac like object in the sky
It was filmed travelling over the sea near San Diego
It was filmed travelling over the sea near San Diego

Commander David Fravor, a former US Navy pilot, said the objects committed an “act of war” and performed complex moves which is not natural to any man made technology.

Insisting on the authenticity of what he saw on November 10, 2004, he said: “This is not like we saw it and it was gone or I saw lights in the sky and it’s gone – we watched this thing on a crystal clear day with four trained observers.

“We see this little white Tic Tac because we’re about 20 feet above it and its going north, south, north, south, and it’s abrupt”.

The next sighting — or least ones that have leaked and been confirmed by the Pentagon — were reported less than 10 years later. 

Seven US Navy hazard reports compiled by the Navy are believed to have taken place between 2013 and 2014 and involve Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets that were flying in airspace off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina.

The UFO was described as white in colour and approximately the size and shape of a drone or missile” in Virginia, according to the report.

Then between 2014 and 2015 US Navy pilots from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt spotted strange objects flying at hypersonic speed over the East Coast of the United States, near Florida.

This was reported to the Pentagon and Congress.

Similar sightings of the UFOs were made by USS Russel in July 2019 off the southern coast of California. 

The USS Kidd, USS Rafael Peralta and USS John Finn which were nearby also report spotting the mystery crafts. 

In 2019, the Pentagon admitted it has launched investigations into UFO sightings and it still analyses reports of flying saucers.

The Department of Defence went as far as to reveal they will “continue” to probe such reports in a bid to keep the nation safe.

A spokesperson for the Department of Defence was forced to admit that reports, claiming their investigations were stopped in 2012, were not true.

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