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The notoriously secretive Central Intelligence Agency is encouraging people to “take a peek inside our X-files.”
Hundreds of documents concerning alleged UFO’s and alien life forms were recently declassified and posted on-line, available to the public for free.
The release was timed to coincide with the return of the popular Fox sci-fi television series: The X-Files.
The agency apparently began cataloging reports from around the world soon after being founded in 1947.
Within the collection of memos and letters are sightings from nearly every continent including, but not limited to, West Africa, East Germany, the United States and Spain.
The CIA reportedly handled public inquiries about UFOs from the 1940s through the early 1990s.
Take a Peek Into Our “X-Files”
The CIA declassified hundreds of documents in 1978 detailing the Agency’s investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). The documents date primarily from the late 1940s and 1950s.
UFOs: Fact or Fiction?
This collection catalogues CIA information on this subject from the 1940s through the early 1990s. Most of the documents concern CIA cables reporting unsubstantiated UFO sightings in the foreign press and intra-Agency memos about how the Agency handled public inquiries about UFO sightings. For the most recent CIA information on UFOs, see the article "CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs, 1947-90" at the Center for the Study of Intelligence website (www.cia.gov...).