UFO Sightings Highlighted By CIA In Documents That Will Wow Believers and Skeptics Alike

Dustin Kemp

This past week, the CIA itself put up a post on its official blog in which it highlighted several of what it believes to be the most stirring UFO sighting files of all time. There were ten files highlighted in total, all profiling incidents that occurred between 1949 and 1953.

In their post, the CIA divide the ten UFO files into two groups: five documents that will appeal more to UFO believers and five that will probably appeal more to UFO skeptics. The first group seem to indicate that yes, UFOs really were responsible for the sighting. The latter group more strongly indicate a mistake was made or someone was being untruthful when reporting the incident.

"We've decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting," the post reads.

And the documents are indeed interesting.

The "pro-UFO" group of files includes several eerily convincing reports of UFO sightings, as well as a government summary of known UFO reports in which it admits that some of the reports are "unexplained," and a copy of the minutes from a government meeting in which the need for a UFO research committee was voiced. Keep in mind that these UFO files were kept classified for almost three decades before being made public, so it is very unlikely they are false.

Along with the ten UFO documents, the CIA posted several perplexing photos from UFO sightings that have, to this day, not been explained.

"We should point out that there's no evidence in any of these files that we have actually been visited by aliens from another planet. But having said that, there are some fascinating unexplained sightings."

"You will find five documents we think X-Files character Agent Fox Mulder would love to use to try and persuade others of the existence of extraterrestrial activity. We also pulled five documents we think his skeptical partner, Agent Dana Scully, could use to prove there is a scientific explanation for UFO sightings."

Some have commented that it is a bit strange that the CIA, a government agency, is blatantly publicizing X-Files, a a television program. But Stephen Basset, director of a pro-UFO organization called the Paradigm Research Group, theorized in an interview with The Mirror that the CIA might have a more selfish motive in posting the pictures and is only using the apparent celebration of X-Files' return as a distraction.

"The recent postings to the CIA website could well be strategic on the part of the agency. It appears the CIA used the revival of the X-Files franchise as a convenient time to remind the public the agency has, in fact, engaged the extraterrestrial presence issue in the past."

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