It is not difficult to say that there is no shortage of UFO conspiracy theories available today. Even before the famed Roswell incident, people have been adamant about the other-worldly beings visiting humans on earth. The trove of theories are only exacerbated by the introduction of the internet. Amongst the most prevalent claims that the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA has covered up UFO related evidence. Thankfully, the agency has recently released some of its well-kept files documenting encounters with these unidentified flying objects.
Just this week, the CIA has uploaded declassified images from their top-secret files that UFO fans believe to be proof that extraterrestrials exist. The pictures are dated mostly from the 1950s.
"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" read the recent CIA blog post.
The agency released ten PDF files containing UFO related documents. One of the more interesting files details a UFO sighting in East Germany more than six decades ago. The report details the testimony of Oscar Linke, a 48 year old German Intelligence officer, who witnessed a huge flying pan about 15 meters long landing in a forest in Germany.
The CIA also released records of meetings held regarding the implications of UFO sightings. In a file documented on October 2, 1952 and sent out by the Assistant Director of the Office of Scientific Intelligence, it was concluded that "Flying Saucers" pose two major risks in national security. Not only do they instigate mass hysteria, but they only expose the vulnerability of the US to air attacks.
View the files here.