CIA Posts UFO Documents in Time For ‘X-Files' Return

The CIA posted documents on its blog it said "X-Files"' characters would love to get their hands on. 

"To help navigate the vast amount of data contained in our FOIA UFO collection," the CIA blog reads. "We’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting."

While the documents aren't new, since they have been declassified in1978, they come out just in time for the return of Fox's "X-Files."

The ten documents are separated by two lists.

First, a list of documents Fox Mulder could use as evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial activity. The second is documents Dana Sully could use as scientific explanations for UFO sightings. 

In the series, Mulder believes in extraterrestrials, UFOs and that there was a government conspiracy to cover up their existence. Scully was paired up with him as the skeptic, refuting Mulder's beliefs on the basis of scientific evidence. She later became a believer. 

On Mulder's list was one case from 1952 in East Germany. A 48-year-old German mayor, Oscar Linke and his 11-year-old daughter, Gabriella, said they saw two men in "shiny metallic clothing." The man told officials that his daughter pointed out something in the distance after Linke's motorcycle tire blew out. When Linke went to investigate he saw the two men and what appeared to be a "huge flying pan."

When Gabriella called out for her father, Linke said the men got in the "flying saucer" and it "disappeared over the heights and forests in the direction of Stockholm."

Other unidentified flying object sightings included those in Spain and North Africa in the 1950s.

Scully's much more skeptical documents were panel minutes.

"The Panel members were impressed with the lack of sound data," minutes from a scientific advisory panel from 1953 read. 

In this document, the panel said "balls of light" or "flying saucers" were believed to be electrostatic or possibly light reflections from ice crystals in the air.

While the panel said they accepted that "earth might be visited by extraterrestrial intelligence beings of some sort, some day" this day in Jan. 1953 was apparently not that day.

"What (we) did not find was any evidence that related to objects sighted to space travelers," the minutes read. 

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