LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid is calling for more public information following the declassification of video taken from U.S. war planes, which show "unidentified aerial phenomena" in the skies above Earth.
On Monday, the Pentagon officially released a series of videos showing things that defy explanation.
The videos were released by a third party around 2017 and were formally acknowledged by the U.S. government in September 2019.
A Pentagon spokesperson said the videos were released "in order 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."
"Until we get some really good evidence, I think we should be just a little bit skeptical," said Dr. Seth Shostak, lead astronomer of the SETI Institute.
"I'm looking for aliens, that's what the SETI Institute does, but we don't claim to have found them yet," explained Dr. Shostak.
Shostak says the videos, which date back to 2004, were taken from U.S. war planes using an infrared camera.
The objects are seen moving in ways that defy physics and have not been officially explained.
"The bottom line is really quite simple, you see a piece of evidence, you know there's usually several ways to explain that evidence, only one of which is UFOs," said Shostak.
There are firm believers that the video is only further proof that aliens and alien technology is all around us.
"My assessment is that they travel through electromagnetic fields," said George Harris, a Nevada UFO expert and owner of the Alien Research Center in Hiko, Nevada.
"That's how they get the speed, that's how they can fly at light speed," said Harris.
Harris has conducted countless interviews with people who claim to have had close encounters, even abductions.
"It was very hard for the government to admit that there were credible sightings," said Harris.
"The sad thing is that this has been happening since the late 50s, but no one ever really talked about it," said Harris.
Harris says the interested in the extraterrestrial is massive.
He points to the viral Storm Area 51 event last September in which millions expressed interested in seeing what secrets the government is keeping in the heavily guarded base in the Nevada desert.
Former Nevada Senator Harry Reid went on Twitter to express his views about the video and said there's more research and information the public should have a right to know.