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CIA admits to causing 1950s Norway UFO wave

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

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.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/268754/cia-admits-to-causing-1950s-norway-ufo-wave

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

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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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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.org/wiki/Ghost_rockets

The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_U-2

Thanks CIA for another great "debunking"!

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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

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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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Solved? haha... the so-called "ghost rockets" over Sweden and Norway began in 1946 >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_rockets

The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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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.

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

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And it's probably no different today..

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Solved? haha... the so-called "ghost rockets" over Sweden and Norway began in 1946 >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_rockets

The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_U-2

Thanks CIA for another great "debunking"!

You really need to read what you are commenting on:

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.

Cheers,

Badeskov

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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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Solved? haha... the so-called "ghost rockets" over Sweden and Norway began in 1946 >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_rockets

The U2's first test flight took place in 1955 >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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

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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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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.

Well' it was never really replaced, in fact they're still in service today.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_U-2

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Well' it was never really replaced, in fact they're still in service today.. http://en.wikipedia....ki/Lockheed_U-2

More correctly, they were replaced by the SR-71 for high-risk missions. I should have said that U-2 over-flights of the USSR were stopped.The CIA continued to use them over places like Cuba, and North Korea after the Powers incident. NASA still uses at least one for high altitude atmospheric research.

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That is exactly what i've been saying in at least 4 topics i initiated in the past:

The most recent was;

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=267955

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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.

We all know what they are.

"Flying metal disks" like every other sighting.

Harte

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I think this is s just bs they are covering up UFOs by sayings its U2 spy palnes

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I think this is s just bs they are covering up UFOs by sayings its U2 spy palnes

Why would they?

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Why would they?

Because the conspiracy that's why.

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QUOTE-

"Do you remember the reports of

unusual activity in the sky in the

50's?" the agency wrote in a message

posted to their Twitter account.

"That was us."

.

wonder if they also post naked selfies on dating sites, or if they're on the FBI's freind list on facebook....

.

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QUOTE-

"Do you remember the reports of

unusual activity in the sky in the

50's?" the agency wrote in a message

posted to their Twitter account.

"That was us."

.

wonder if they also post naked selfies on dating sites, or if they're on the FBI's freind list on facebook....

.

Kinda cool way of revealing it - I rather like it :P

Cheers,

Badeskov

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Kinda cool way of revealing it - I rather like it :P

Cheers,

Badeskov

I gotta agree...a very cool way of revealing it.

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