Thursday, January 01, 2015

CIA Behind UFO Sightings in 1950s and 1960s

When driving on a highway one day, I discovered an ordinary airplane looks like a flying saucer when seen from an angle where the wings are on the same level of view as the plane. And it can look much closer than it is.

By Lauren Walker 12/31/14

As 2014 comes to a close, even the CIA is pushing out “best of the year” lists.

Starting on December 22, the agency began sharing links to the ten most-popular articles they’ve posted on Twitter this year. Number one, which was tweeted on Monday, directs readers to a 272-page document from 1998 entitled “The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974.”

The document, which the CIA originally tweeted in July, details how its U-2 spy plane program worked and how the program was responsible for the majority of UFO sightings during the time it was active.

Through the program, the CIA secretly flew U-2 spy planes at altitudes of 60,000 feet above target countries, like the Soviet Union. At the time, most commercial flights flew between 10,000 and 20,000 feet, and military aircrafts flew below 40,000 feet. Most people thought man couldn’t reach such heights and assumed alien life was behind the mysterious objects in the sky.

“Consequently, once U-2s started flying at altitudes above 60,000 feet, air-traffic controllers began receiving increasing numbers of UFO reports,” the document reads.

The CIA cross-referenced UFO sightings and U-2 flight logs, which “enabled the investigators to eliminate the majority of the UFO reports” the document reads. But the agency never revealed to the terrified people the truth behind the mysterious flying objects, until this year. Instead, investigators from Project BLUE BOOK, the Air Force program tasked with investigating UFO reports, attempted to attribute the sightings to natural phenomena.


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