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CIA admits to causing 1950s Norway UFO wave


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

A mysterious spate of UFO sightings over Norway in the mid-20th century has finally been solved.

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Sightings and reports of strange lights and unidentified craft in the Norwegian skies reached fever pitch in the 1950s when an extended period of activity prompted speculation over whether or not the country might have become a target for extraterrestrial visitors.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

So no longer UFO's, just FO's.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:56 PM

60 years later the CIA takes some ownership.

And from the story, "The official explanation was kept secret to avoid the Soviets learning of US military intentions during the Cold War". The entire intent of the American military was to stop Soviet expansion. We could all puzzle that one out.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:03 PM

View PostUM-Bot, on 05 July 2014 - 02:51 PM, said:

A mysterious spate of UFO sightings over Norway in the mid-20th century has finally been solved.



Read More: http://www.unexplain...norway-ufo-wave
Solved? haha... the so-called "ghost rockets" over Sweden and Norway began in 1946 >>  http://en.wikipedia....i/Ghost_rockets
The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >>  http://en.wikipedia....ki/Lockheed_U-2
Thanks CIA for another great "debunking"!


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:07 PM

From wikipedia:
The first reports of ghost rockets were made on February 26, 1946, by Finnish observers.[1] About 2,000 sightings were logged between May and December 1946, with peaks on 9 and 11 August 1946. Two hundred sightings were verified with radar returns, and authorities recovered physical fragments which were attributed to ghost rockets.

http://en.wikipedia....i/Ghost_rockets

Edited by OverSword, 05 July 2014 - 03:08 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

The 'ghost rockets', starting in 1946, predate the U-2 aircraft (first flight, August, 1955) by many years. Which isn't to say that aircraft before then weren't operating at high enough altitudes to be sunlit after local sunset. But it seems like a weak explanation, unless the CIA can match their flights' times and places with actual UFO reports.

Don't overlook possible Soviet overflights, either: they developed U-2 equivalent aircraft (Yak-25RV Mandrake), so they might have been doing to us what we did to them with the U-2.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

View Postbendigger0, on 05 July 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

Solved? haha... the so-called "ghost rockets" over Sweden and Norway began in 1946 >>  http://en.wikipedia....i/Ghost_rockets
The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >>  http://en.wikipedia....ki/Lockheed_U-2
Thanks CIA for another great "debunking"!

I don't think they were claiming credit for the ghost rockets which were earlier and predominantly over Sweden


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

At last a rational explanation that sounds plausible.
One theory about the Ghost rockets, which seems fairly reasonable, is that it was tests of V-2s that the Russians had obtained after the war.

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

So no UFO day parties then in Norway? This would be a completely different story if it had been in America, cover ups, little aliens, conspiracies, UFO cafe's, the works.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:19 PM

That is exactly the type of comment I would expect from the CIA.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

And it's probably no different today..


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

View Postbendigger0, on 05 July 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

Solved? haha... the so-called "ghost rockets" over Sweden and Norway began in 1946 >>  http://en.wikipedia....i/Ghost_rockets
The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >>  http://en.wikipedia....ki/Lockheed_U-2
Thanks CIA for another great "debunking"!

You really need to read what you are commenting on:

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Sightings and reports of strange lights and unidentified craft in the Norwegian skies reached fever pitch in the 1950s when an extended period of activity prompted speculation over whether or not the country might have become a target for extraterrestrial visitors.

Emphasis mine. Nothing about Sweden, nor about ghost rockets. No, specifically is mentioned Norway and the 1950s.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

Did these sightings in Norway go on until 1960? Francis Gary Powers was shot down in a U2 over the Soviet Union
and I was just wondering if the sightings ended about the time Powers was shot down.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

View Postbendigger0, on 05 July 2014 - 03:03 PM, said:

Solved? haha... the so-called "ghost rockets" over Sweden and Norway began in 1946 >>  http://en.wikipedia....i/Ghost_rockets
The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >>  http://en.wikipedia....ki/Lockheed_U-2
Thanks CIA for another great "debunking"!

The CIA was not taking credit for EVERY Norwegian sighting, just some of them.  

Why don't you, in your own words  tell us what they are?  You seem to know what they are not but you never offer any alternative ideas.

For the record, the CIA was not debunking anything.  They merely discussed they were testing the U-2 which is a very plausible explanation.

Edited by sinewave, 05 July 2014 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

View PostHawkin, on 05 July 2014 - 05:41 PM, said:

Did these sightings in Norway go on until 1960? Francis Gary Powers was shot down in a U2 over the Soviet Union
and I was just wondering if the sightings ended about the time Powers was shot down.

U-2 over-flights were stopped after Powers but they continued to fly nearby.  At some point the U-2 was replaced by the SR-71.





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