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The Pentagon released no such footage, a Defense Department spokesperson said.
The Defense Department recently debuted a website to share publicly available information on "unidentified anomalous phenomena," better known as UFOs.
But a recent Facebook post treads in science fiction territory.
"Pentagon releases NASA footage of 2,000 mile long UFO near Saturn," the Sept. 23 post says.
This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)
A spokesperson for the Office of the Secretary of Defense told PolitiFact that the post’s claim is false — the Pentagon released no such footage. We also didn’t find anything the post described on the Defense Department’s new website, which includes videos of unidentified objects.
About halfway through a 22-minute video in the Facebook post, there’s an admission that the possibility of spaceships in Saturn’s shadow is conjecture.
"Some speculate that these shadows might be alien spaceships but this remains unproven," the video’s narrator says.
We rate this post False.
Facebook post, Sept. 23, 2023
All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) site, visited Sept. 29, 2023
CNN, Pentagon launches ‘one-stop shop’ website for UFO information and reporting, Sept. 1, 2023
NASA, Webb Maps Surprisingly Large Plume Jetting From Saturn’s Moon Enceladus, visited Sept. 29, 2023
NASA, In Saturn’s Shadow, visited Sept. 29, 2023
Email interview with Sue Gough, Defense Press Operations, U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Sept. 29, 2023
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