The CIA has released never-before-seen UFO documents and photos from its own X-Files, and to make the publication even more exciting, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has included 10 tips on how to investigate UFO sightings.
This week’s release of the once secret UFO documents came just in time as “X-Files” returned to viewers, reports Fox News on January 29. Is the government agency competing with Mulder and Scully – or are they supporting the quest for the captivating mystery of UFOs?
On its website, the CIA writes on January 21, 2016: “To help navigate the vast amount of data contained in our FOIA UFO collection, we’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting. Below 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.”
Since the CIA broke down its newly released UFO documents into five files of major interest for Mulder and five files of major interest for Scully, it is quite obvious that the agency is supporting the two. And to make sure that the agency’s own X-Files is understood as support and not competition to Mulder and Scully, the CIA went on Twitter.
“Take a Peek Into Our #XFiles 5 docs for Mulder & 5 for Scully #TheTruthIsOutThere http://1.usa.gov/1SCbcjj
CIAVerified account@CIA – January 24
In addition to its numerous X-Files documents (available now to the public as pdf files), the CIA also released hundreds of photos of alien space crafts. Some of the UFO photos released by the CIA show a sighting above Minneapolis in 1960, another above Sheffield in Britain, and one in Socorro, New Mexico.
In response to the CIA’s UFO documents and photos, many are disappointed that the agency’s own X-Files are covering no new UFO sightings. Most of the CIA’s documents cover the time from the 1940s and 1950s. The documents listed for Mulder include 1952 reports of flying saucers over the then-East Germany, Spain and North Africa. Another 1952 report covers “two fiery disks” flying over a uranium mine in the then-Belgian Congo.
While many are dissatisfied that the CIA emphasizes such outdated X-Files, many UFO enthusiasts are excited about the CIA’s publication of 10 Tips When Investigating a Flying Saucer:
1. Establish a Group To Investigate and Evaluate Sightings
2. Determine the Objectives of Your Investigation
3. Consult With Experts
4. Create a Reporting System To Organize Incoming Cases
5. Eliminate False Positives
6. Develop Methodology To Identify Common Aircraft and Other Aerial Phenomena Often Mistaken for UFOs
7. Examine Witness Documentation
8. Conduct Controlled Experiments
9. Gather and Test Physical and Forensic Evidence
10. Discourage False Reporting
The CIA explains each of the above 10 steps in detail. The most thrilling aspect of the CIA’s release of UFO documents and X-Files photos comes in the agency’s five simple words – “the truth is out there.”