CIA Tracks Aliens, Releases X-Files

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Although Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work for the FBI, it was the CIA that celebrated the return of the Fox TV series The X-Files by opening up their alien files to the public.

Friday, January 21st, the CIA released thousands of documents on Aliens and UFO sightings and the CIA’s conclusion as to whether little green aliens were a greater threat to American security than any human population.

At the Central Intelligence Agency’s blog, the CIA listed 10 of what they consider the most interesting cases about aliens or space visitors, as well as instructions for how to search the thousands of pages newly unclassified documents.  The documents were made available through the Freedom of Information Act.

The CIA blog referenced the return of the popular TV series, the X-Files, which documents the adventures of two federal agents who investigate reports of extra-territorial or supernatural activity.  Agent Mulder is a believer in aliens, while Agent Scully is a skeptic.

“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.”

Whether one is a believer or a skeptic, thanks to thousands of declassified reports, it is now much easier to say, the truth is out there.

Most of the reports span the 1940’s to the 1950’s, and include some well known UFO and alien sightings.

There is a certain amount of Irony stemming from a document dump about aliens occurring during a presidential campaign that has often focused on the issues of legal and illegal immigration and undocumented aliens.  The Trump campaign, for example, has not yet commented if they plan to build a wall to keep the space aliens out.

h/t Raw Story

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Frank Casale is writer, academic, and investigator of all things odd.