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CIA admits to causing 1950s Norway UFO wave

Posted on Saturday, 5 July, 2014 | Comment icon 30 comments

A U2 spy plane with fake NASA markings. Image Credit: NASA

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.

In a sudden and unexpected twist more than 60 years on however the CIA has this week revealed that the Norway UFO wave had actually been the result of their efforts to test out the U2 spy plane which at the time had been capable of flying at a higher altitude than any known passenger aircraft.

According to the CIA, these planes would fly so high that even when the sun had set below the horizon they were still high enough to reflect its rays, generating a spate of reports concerning bright silvery objects in the night sky.

The true nature of the sightings had been covered up at the time to prevent the Soviets from gaining knowledge of America's military intentions during the Cold War.

"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."

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Tags: UFO, Norway, CIA

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 6 July, 2014, 8:54
Because the conspiracy that's why.
Comment icon #22 Posted by shrooma on 6 July, 2014, 19:23
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.... .
Comment icon #23 Posted by badeskov on 6 July, 2014, 20:37
Kinda cool way of revealing it - I rather like it Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #24 Posted by The Sky Scanner on 6 July, 2014, 20:59
I gotta agree...a very cool way of revealing it.
Comment icon #25 Posted by badeskov on 6 July, 2014, 21:00
Yup! Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #26 Posted by Admiral Rhubarb on 7 July, 2014, 6:33
I think I read their first ever Tweet was "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first ever Tweet".
Comment icon #27 Posted by MysticStrummer on 7 July, 2014, 6:48
I'm sure many UFOs are military owned. That's right... MOFOs.
Comment icon #28 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 24 July, 2014, 15:21
Actually i knew all along most UFO sightings were the US testing their new aircraft. They r the ones with the most formidable technology
Comment icon #29 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 24 July, 2014, 15:24
I too have that same thinking
Comment icon #30 Posted by ETzzAdvocate on 10 August, 2014, 5:35
Although they probably were the cause, remember the reason for the mystery and secret in the first place. This organization's sole purpose is to deceive. In this case it was everybody including the country the work for/protect. That's what they do. They could have also released this information anytime over the last couple of decades. You can bet that anything they tell you whether True, or lie, has it's reasons and timing for those reasons.I'm saying they didn't randomly decide to tell us that was them for absolutely no reason. Nothing is random when your dealing with the ... [More]

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