CIA declassifies hundreds of UFO documents

These objects were spotted in the sky over Sheffield,  England on March 4, 1962.
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These objects were spotted in the sky over Sheffield, England on March 4, 1962.

In move that is sure to make things easier for Mulder and Scully, the CIA has declassified hundreds of documents detailing the agency's investigations into UFOs.

According to the agency's website it has released documents primarily from the  late1940s and 50s, which it hold in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) UFO collection.

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

The CIA used Twitter to encourage the public to "take a peek" at the declassifed documents

Documents released include: Flying Saucers Reported Over East Germany, Flying Saucers Reported over Belgian Congo Uranium Mines, and Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects.

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In a tip to cult television series  X-Files, the CIA has suggested which documents agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would like to see. 

"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.

Top 5 CIA Documents Mulder Would Love To Get His Hands On:

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  1. Flying Saucers Reported Over East Germany, 1952 
  2. Minutes of Branch Chief's Meeting on UFOs, 11 August 1952 
  3. Flying Saucers Reported Over Spain and North Africa, 1952 
  4. Survey of Flying Saucer Reports, 1 August 1952
  5. Flying Saucers Reported Over Belgian Congo Uranium Mines, 1952 

Top 5 CIA Documents Scully Would Love To Get Her Hands On:

  1. Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects, 14-17 January 1953 
  2. Office Memorandum on Flying Saucers, 15 March 1949 
  3. Memorandum to the CIA Director on Flying Saucers, 2 October 1952 
  4. Meeting of the OSI Advisory Group on UFOs, 21 January 1953 
  5. Memorandum for the Record on Flying Saucers, 3 December 1952

 - Stuff

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