The disclosure was made public thanks to a user on X, who alerted The Black Vault, a website dedicated to declassifying government records on various topics, including UAP.
The documents and videos date back to 2013 and 2014, and show several instances of UAP encounters by CBP agents over land and sea.
The videos were captured by infrared cameras mounted on CBP aircraft, and show anomalous objects that appear to fly at high speeds, change direction, and perform maneuvers that defy conventional aerodynamics.
The CBP has not provided any official explanation for the nature or origin of the UAP, nor has it commented on why it decided to release the files now.
However, the disclosure comes in the wake of the U.S. government’s Preliminary Assessment on UAP, which was released in June 2021 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
The ODNI report acknowledged that UAP pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to U.S. national security, and that more data and analysis are needed to understand the phenomenon.
The report also stated that most of the UAP reported by military personnel remain unexplained, and that some of them could be attributed to foreign adversary systems or advanced technologies.
The CBP’s release of UAP documents and videos adds to the growing body of evidence that suggests that UAP are a real and persistent phenomenon that deserves further investigation.
The public and the scientific community are eager to learn more about these mysterious objects, and to determine whether they pose a threat or an opportunity for humanity.