Did you even know that the Central Intelligence Agency has a twitter feed? Well, it does, and what the CIA just tweeted could create quite a stir among UFO believers, researchers and skeptics.
No, the spy guys haven’t admitted that flying saucers are real and that government agencies have long conspired to cover up their existence. In fact, what the CIA just announced is pretty much the opposite — that at least half the supposed UFO sightings in the 1950’s could be attributed to super-secret agency activity.
The Daily Mail reports on the CIA’s claim that much of the mysterious activities people saw in the skies decades ago were really the high-altitude flights of new spy planes being tested.
— CIA (@CIA) December 29, 2014
The CIA explained that the UFO sightings of the past were were directly correlated to them testing U-2 spy planes at altitudes of over 60,000 feet, once thought an impossible height to fly.
And how has the CIA come to the conclusion that numerous reported sightings of alien spacecraft were really U-2 spy planes on test flights? Again, from the article at dailymail.co.uk:
UPI reports that the CIA soon realized that UFO sightings lined up with the place and time the U-2 planes were flying but that they purposefully chose not to let people know that what they were seeing were not aliens but spies.
Many people may recall that the U-2 spy plane was a Cold War aircraft developed to photograph enemy targets from extremely high altitudes. They flew out of top-secret military bases in California and Nevada, states where many of the UFO sightings were reported.
Of course, with the skepticism among many doubters as to the truth-telling habits of the CIA, this new revelation from the spy agency may simply reinforce the belief that those mysterious objects in the skies during the ’50’s really were UFOs.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom