The CIA Declassified Some Real ‘X-Files’

by Andrew Arnett

The CIA has released hundreds of declassified documents “detailing the Agency’s investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO’s).” The files, mostly from the 1940’s to the 1990’s, have been published on the website of the Central Intelligence Agency, and some of them are pretty weird.

Though the X-Files is a fictional TV show, currently rebooted as a mini series airing on FOX, there is a real “X-Files” inside the CIA, and now the agency is reaching out to paranormal investigators, specifically calling out Scully and Mulder, saying on its website:

“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.”

Some of these documents contain material which can properly be described as “out there.”

For example, a report from May 3, 1996, describes how police in Lithuania witnessed a “spherical object hanging and pulsing, alternately shrinking and expanding” 20 to 30 meters above the ground, while hearing a “strange sound like an electric or electronic crackle.”

When they advanced to take a closer look, the police said “the sphere moved away, rose higher and rapidly departed in the direction of Vilnius.” It was noted that “the tall grass around the place over which the sphere had hung was flattened to a radius of 10 meters.”

Certainly, this stuff sounds like something out of a science fiction film. But it’s not, it’s from the CIA itself.

Another document, dated March 29, 1952, reports “two fiery disks were sighted over the uranium mines located in the southern part of the Belgian Congo.” These “disks” were seen gliding in “elegant curves,” changing their positions many times and appeared as “plates, ovals and simply lines.”

Air Force pilot, Commander Pierre, set out in hot pursuit in a fighter plane and when he approached the disk he noted that the saucer’s “inner core remained absolutely still” while the outer rim was “completely veiled in fire and must have had an enormous speed of rotation.”

The CIA is, in fact, quite serious of its inquiry into UFO’s, and advises others on proper protocol when investigating flying saucers. These are:

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