The CIA has highlighted several UFO documents from the 1940s and 1950s, which are some of the most surreal reports on UFO sightings and research that have ever been officially released to the public. With the "X-Files" enjoying a revival and the plot diving into UFO sightings from yesteryear, apparently the CIA decided to release the official documents citing the eyewitness accounts. They actually state they did this because the "X-Files" show is back on the tube.Real-life 'X-Files'? CIA posts trove of UFO documents | Fox News
According to MSN News on January 30, these UFO sightings date back to a time when folks were very worried that these unidentified flying objects would pose a threat to the security of the country. Not only the citizens were concerned, but these documents offer evidence that the U.S. Government also had growing concerns. These cases were part of a huge collection released back in 1978 to the public, with the CIA spotlighting these specific several events for you today.
Fox News reports that the CIA wrote an introduction to their post of these very interesting UFO documents. They said, “To help navigate the vast amount of data contained in our FOIA UFO collection, we’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting."
The seven extraordinary documents released by the CIA are found on The CIA.Gov site here. One thing is clear from reading the cases is that people believed they were seeing something back in the 1940s and 1950s that was created by technology not seen on this planet. Whether they were or not, has never been proven with factual evidence.
The UFO documents, which date primarily from the 1940s and 1950s, are among hundreds that the CIA declassified in 1978.
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A UFO investigation in Socorro, N.M. (CIA)
In a nod to Fox’s new “X-Files” series, the agency highlights “five documents we think X-Files character Agent Fox Mulder would love to use to try and persuade others of the existence of extraterrestrial activity.”CIA Releases Secret UFO Files - Including Spaceships Over Britain In 1962 - Yahoo News
It’s the moment UFO fans have been waiting for - the CIA has hand-selected some formerly top-secret files and photos to ‘prove’ extraterrestrials exist.The real 'X-Files': CIA shares greatest hits from UFO reports
Sadly for extraterrestrial fans, the files are a bit lacking in alien autopsies and crashed flying saucers - but they’re a fascinating insight into the height of the ‘flying saucer’ era.
The CIA released the files - seemingly to coincide with the new X-Files episodes - provoking disbelief on UFO websites.
One report, entitled, Flying Saucers and dated 1 August 1952, says, ‘Less than 100 reasonably credible reports remain ‘unexplainable’ at this time. It is recommended that CIA surveillance be continued.‘It is strongly urged, however, that no reports of CIA interest or concern reach the press or public.
The CIA said, ‘We’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting.
A recent blog post from the Central Intelligence Agency dives deep into the agency's "X-Files" — detailed reports of UFO sightings all over the world.CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs - Telegraph
The CIA's UFO collection mostly deals with reports of UFOs spotted in the 1940s and 1950s, but the blog post (dated Jan. 21) picks out a few choice documents that would probably leave Fox Mulder and Dana Scully scratching their heads.
One 1952 report documents "two fiery disks" seen above uranium mines in what once was the Belgian Congo.
The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are predominantly CIA cables related to UFO sightings reported in the press, and memos about how the Agency handled public inquiries about such sightings.Published to coincide with the new series of The X Files, the post flags up five archive documents 'Mulder would love to get his hands on' - all reports of UFO sightings - and five 'Scully would love to get her hands on' - sober CIA appraisals of UFO-related intelligence.