NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Central Intelligence Agency declassified hundreds of documents in 1978 detailing their investigations into unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.
In light of the “X-Files” dazzling fans once again on primetime TV, the CIA has shared the files they believe agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would love.
The agency says the files, mostly dating back to the late 1940s and 1950s, are ones “both skeptics and believers will find interesting.”
Flying Saucers Reported Over East Germany, 1952
One of the documents the CIA believes Agent Mulder would love details a man’s experience with “flying saucers” over Germany in 1952.
In the fascinating report, the man says he was with his daughter Gabriella when he encountered the site.
He testified in court at the time, saying, in part: “What I had seen were two men who were now about 40 meters away from me. They appeared to be dressed in some shiny metallic clothing. They were stopped over and were looking at something lying at the ground.
“I approached until I was only about 10 meters from them. I looked over a small fence and then I noticed a large object whose diameter I estimated to be between 13 and 15 meters. It looked like a huge frying pan.”
He later said the object hovered above the ground “surrounded by a ring of flames” before turning horizontal and flying away.Click here to read the entire account out of Germany.
Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects from Jan. 14-17, 1953
The files the CIA believes Agent Scully would like are memorandums and summaries of panel discussions regarding their thoughts on UFO reports.
In a Scientific Advisory Panel from 1953, the panel concluded, “After review and discussion of these cases, and about 15 others in less detail, the Panel concluded that reasonable explanations could be suggested for most sightings and ‘by deduction and scientific method it could be induced that othe cases might be explained in a similar manner.’”
The Panel said some witnesses were unable to “express themselves clearly” and some sightings were very brief, lasting merely 2 to 3 seconds.
“The Panel members were impressed with the lack of sound data in the great majority of case histories,” the document states.Click here to see full Scientific Advisory Panel text.Do you want to believe? Click here to find out how to investigate a UFO.