US Navy confirms UFO clips released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge are real

UFO videos released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge in 2017 and 2018 are the real deal, the US Navy has confirmed.

But that doesn't necessarily mean they show alien craft, with the Navy using the term 'unidentified' literally. 

"The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena," spokesperson Joseph Gradisher told numerous US outlets this week, including Time magazine and The Black Vault, a site dedicated to revealing classified documents. 

Since quitting the wildly successful pop-punk band, DeLonge has dedicated himself to finding out the truth about UFOs and aliens. He set up the To The Stars Academy in 2015 to further this goal.

"The US Navy has officially acknowledged that UFOs are real and violate American airspace," To The Stars said in a post on Facebook.

In 2017 the group released videos of a close call between Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet planes and unknown objects pulling off moves impossible with current known technology.

They followed it up in March 2018 with another UFO clip, which featured a pilot shouting, "What the f**k is that thing!?" 

At the time To The Stars said the videos had been declassified and approved for release, which Gradisher said was not the case - DeLonge and To The Stars had released them without permission.

"The Navy has not released the videos to the general public," he told The Black Vault. 

One of the clips, shot in 2004, he says was posted to social media by a crew member. As for the other two, Gradisher's not sure how the guy who wrote 'All The Small Things' ended up getting his hands on them.

The Black Vault recently obtained documents on reported Navy UFO sightings, and found the dates lined up with the clips released by To The Stars - prompting the Navy to go public this week and confirm the videos are real.

But they don't call them UFOs.

"The 'unidentified aerial phenomena' terminology is used because it provides the basic descriptor for the sightings/observations of unauthorised/unidentified aircraft/objects that have been observed," said Gradisher.

The Navy is continuing to investigate the incidents, Gradisher emphasising they've yet to come to any conclusions.