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Pentagon Confirms UFOs

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Pentagon Confirms UFOs, also known as Pentagon Confirms Aliens, refers to the news in late April 2020 that the Pentagon formally released three declassified videos containing footage of “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) recorded by U.S. Navy pilots in 2017. Following this confirmation, a series of memes spawned in its wake describing the news across social media platforms and sites, typically referencing the nonchalant reactions from most people online or further adding to the discussion surrounding 2020’s apocalyptic events with an impending alien invasion. Despite interpretations online, the Pentagon did not outright confirm the existence of extraterrestrials, merely UAPs.

Origin

On April 27th, 2020, the Pentagon[1] officially released three declassified videos (featured below) showing U.S. Navy pilots encountering what they describe as “unidentified aerial phenomena,” which were captured by F/A-18 Super Hornets using the Raytheon AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod (a tracking system used by military aircraft). According to a press release on the Department of Defense[2] website, they released the footage “to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real or whether or not there is more to the videos.” The three clips, one from November 2004 and the other two from January 2015, have previously circulated the internet as viral videos after unauthorized leaks in 2007 and 2017, but the D.O.D. has now confirmed these after determining they didn’t reveal any sensitive information. Included in these is the GIMBAL: First Recorded UAP Footage.



Spread

After the release, numerous media outlets began reporting on the event, and the news quickly began trending on a number of social media platforms where users referenced the Pentagon’s confirmation of UFOs in memes and online discussion. One such example, which has since been widely shared, was tweeted by Twitter[3] user santiagomayer_ on April 27th, 2020. The tweet (seen below) received nearly 850,000 likes and 164,000 retweets.


Santiago Mayer @santiagomayer_ 2020 is so f------ wild that the Pentagon just confirmed UFOS and it's barely news. 4:46 PM · Apr 27, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

Several then began replying to the above tweet with memes, including Twitter[4] user vvloneee who replied with a video. This tweet (shown below) was viewed over 1.3 million times, liked 57,000 times and retweeted another 10,000 times.


Many Redditors also began memeing the event in the following days on a multitude of various subreddits. One meme, posted on April 28th, 2020, was uploaded by Redditor[5] LunarColony to the r/memes sub. The meme (seen below) received over 36,000 upvotes and 300 comments.


THE PENTAGON RELEASING FOOTAGE OF UFOS 2019 2020 made with mematic

On April 28th, 2020, Redditor[6] ihazone also posted a meme about the news to the r/dankmemes sub. The post (shown below) was upvoted nearly 30,000 times and commented on 640 times.


2020 is so f------ wild that the Pentagon just confirmed UFOS and it's barely news.

On Instagram,[7] memes referencing the news can also be seen. One such example was uploaded by user jaidaehall, who shared a video on April 28th, 2020, receiving nearly 150,000 views (seen below)



Several memes also appeared on Facebook throughout the following days. On April 28th, 2020, the Facebook[8] page Dank ADHD Memes shared a post (shown below) to their newsfeed featuring the Distracted Boyfriend meme, which was liked almost 300 times, shared 260 times and commented on 30 times.


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Various Examples


TR KILL TR LRIL4 OPR 22.0 38 L OPR Z2.0 3 R 29 2° SCOOPWHOOP •1 MIN READ Pentagon Has Officially Released 3 UFO Videos Shot By US Navy Pilots In The Past 2020 That's another one for Apocalypse Bingo! LinxGT @Linxgt With the government admitting UFOS are real it won't be long until we see this The Alien who chose a wrong time to invade Earth, waiting in his room for Lockdown to end Me mezi la.com

April 2020: Pentagon confirms UFOS are real May 2020: DISPROPAGANDA.COM ses #AliensAreReal? #AliensExist! Cool story bro haven't seen the sun in two months. CIVIL UNREST HAS REACHED HISTORIC LEVELS. RELEASE THE WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF REVOLUTION. TRUMP CARD. ALIENS EXIST, YOU GUYS! WE HAVE FO0TAGE! GREAT! DID THEY BRING MY NEXT PAYCHECK?! WANTE HOUS @GPrime 85 Despite 2020 seeing massive bushfires in Australia, the US almost starting a war with Iran, Coronavirus, the collapse of global trade and the prospects of a 30s style depression due to people being out of work, I think we're finally entering a new normal BREAKING NEWS FEET MARKET IN FREEFALL ve . wORS BREAKING NEWS! THE PENTAGON HAS DECLASSIFIED SIGHTINGS OF UFOS! Atap Oricilly Reles Th Vils o akentiinl Arinl Plarnena BREAKING NEVIS PENTAGON REVEALS ALIENS?!

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External References

[1] NavAir – Documents

[2] DOD – Release of Navy Videos

[3] Twitter – santiagomayer

[4] Twitter – vvloneee

[5] Reddit – r/memes

[6] Reddit – r/dankmemes

[7] Instagram – jaidaehall

[8] Facebook – Dank ADHD Memes

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iotacom
iotacom

in reply to ryterwttryr4trtyret

Twitter has an average skull thickness of 2.3 miles.

I didn't bother watching these "new videos" because I too already saw them a few years back. Sadly, it seems that for a lot of people, if a massive media machine isn't spoon feeding information to them, they'll never know about it. An authority figure that belongs to their tribe has to tell them something or it isn't relevant information. The amount of people who are incapable of doing even basic research on their own is staggering.

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