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CIA releases its own declassified 'X-Files'

Posted on Friday, 29 January, 2016 | Comment icon 8 comments

The CIA have documents on hundreds of UFO sightings. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Gerhard Uhlhorn
A comprehensive archive of declassified CIA reports from the 1940s and 1950s has been posted online.
The reports, which were originally declassified back in 1978, came from a time when Cold War tensions, the emergence of the space program and the prevalence of invading aliens in science fiction movies had catapulted interest in the UFO phenomenon to unprecedented levels.

During the 1950s in particular the CIA had been actively involved in investigating numerous cases and had documents referencing sightings in several countries including Spain and East Germany.

One well-documented incident involved a mysterious object sighted over Barcelona in 1952.

"As I crossed over Jose Antonio Avenue on my way to the newspaper office, I saw a strange object flying at high speed from the direction of Prat Airport, about 2,000 metres above ground and leaving a wide smoke trail," the witness reported.

"It did not look like an aircraft... and unlike the so-called flying saucers it was proceeding in a straight line, without emitting flashes of light or revolving on an axis."

Another strange case documented by the CIA was that of Oscar Linke, former mayor of Gleimershausen in Germany, who had been traveling home with his daughter when they encountered a "flying pan" near the town of Hasselbach, again in 1952.

The object was up to 50ft across, had two rows of holes along its sides and seemed to have a conical tower protruding from the top. There were also two strange figures standing next to the object with peculiar circular protrusions in their chests that glowed green and red.

Linke and his daughter watched in bewilderment as the UFO took off and flew away.

"I would have thought that both my daughter and I were dreaming if it were not for the following element involved: when the object disappeared, I went to the place where it had been," he said.

"I found a circular opening in the ground, and it was quite evident that it was freshly dug. It was exactly the same shape as the conical tower."

The CIA's online collection of declassified UFO files can be found - here.

Source: Live Science | Comments (8)

Tags: CIA, UFO, X-Files

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Comment icon #1 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 29 January, 2016, 19:22
Release it all!
Comment icon #2 Posted by FateAmeniableToChange on 29 January, 2016, 21:19
I dont have much time for FOI releases regarding declassified files etc,as if you want to be even a little bit cynical or paranoid then you can only be thinking that any information they dont want out stays classified! Or undeclared/buried
Comment icon #3 Posted by DONTEATUS on 29 January, 2016, 21:42
Its means nothing without "Muldner& Skuley"
Comment icon #4 Posted by highdesert50 on 30 January, 2016, 11:29
While it is interesting to speculate upon the remote possibility of alien visitation and the like, it is equally important that we make ourselves aware of the possibility of more naturally occurring explanations. For example, people do experience hallucinations as a result of exhaustion, fever, sleep deprivation, drug use, extended grief, trauma and illnesses, such as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the population and is characterized by auditory and visual hallucinations that may be associated with delusional thinking. A good read is Dr Oliver Sack's Hallucinations. ... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by pallidin on 30 January, 2016, 17:33
From that site I found this: Page 6 of 7, Paragraph 8, subsection c. "In order to minimize risk of panic, a national policy should be established as to what should be told the public regarding the phenomena."
Comment icon #6 Posted by Twin on 31 January, 2016, 1:48
What difference, at this point, does it make? ;-)
Comment icon #7 Posted by regeneratia on 1 February, 2016, 3:50
Probably didn't release them all. That is one of their tricks, to release enough to placate the masses. Either you KNOW that UFO or whatever they hades they are exist ... or you don't know it. From that site I found this: http://www.foia.cia...._0000015339.pdf Page 6 of 7, Paragraph 8, subsection c. "In order to minimize risk of panic, a national policy should be established as to what should be told the public regarding the phenomena." Why on earth would we panic at this point in time? Now there is the thinking that much of what the masses who believe could indeed by our own shadow government... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by DONTEATUS on 2 February, 2016, 3:16
Bring em-on ! They Gotta be Better than our U.S. Congress !

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