CIA Posts Declassified UFO Documents from Its “X-Files”

Rudie Obias

“The truth is out there.” No, really! To celebrate the recent return of The X-Files to Fox, the Central Intelligence Agency posted a few declassified documents and photos that will fascinate both UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike. The “X-Files” released are a series of documents from the 1940s and '50s that attempt to answer the question: “UFOs: Fact or Fiction?

The documents are separated into two categories: five files that true believer Fox Mulder would appreciate, such as “Flying Saucers Reported Over Spain and North Africa” in 1952, and five debunking documents that the doubtful Dr. Dana Scully would adore, like a “Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects” from 1953. There are 10 documents and photos in total, which were all declassified in 1978 as part of the agency’s research into the possibility of UFOs and alien life.

[h/t The A.V. Club]