OLD TOWN – The Pentagon released three UFO videos on Monday.
Each is a reconnaissance video taken from Navy aircraft between 2004 and 2015.
The Pentagon describes them as “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
One Old Town paranormal investigator said the videos have been around for a while.
“It’s years overdue. It’s foolish that they continued to deny, deny, deny. It was a waste of resources, just everything,” said Chris Julian, who is a member of 207 Paranormal.
“The fact they admitted they are UFOs doesn’t necessarily mean it’s alien. UFO by definition means it’s unidentified,” Julian said.
Julian said UFO sightings are common. Last year, more than 6,000 were reported, including some from Maine.
One of the most famous stories about UFOs is the 1976 Allagash abduction of four friends visiting Maine from Massachusetts.
Pentagon officials said they released the videos to “clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real.”