Who was the man who handed the footage over ? Image Credit: US Navy
Chris Mellon has claimed that he obtained the three leaked Pentagon videos of the famous 'Tic-Tac' UFO.
Speaking to James Fox - director of new UFO documentary 'The Phenomenon' - Mellon, who is the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, maintains that he was responsible for obtaining the videos which were later published by the New York Times.
According to Mellon, who is a member of Tom DeLonge's To the Stars Academy, he had met with an unidentified individual in the parking lot of the Pentagon who had handed him a package containing the three videos.
"I received the videos, the now famous videos in the Pentagon parking lot from a Defense Department official," he said. "I still have the packaging."
"This is a case where somebody bent the rules a little bit, and they did so for the larger good and we're absolutely all better off because of it."
Exactly who it was that had allegedly handed him the footage remains a mystery, as does the precise motivation for a Pentagon insider to so readily provide such sensitive video evidence.
The rest, as they say, is history, with the videos becoming headline news and the UFO phenomenon in general gaining renewed interest across the world.
The Pentagon even came out to confirm that the footage was genuine after it was published.
You can check out Mellon's interview in a clip from The Phenomenon below.