CIA Admits to UFO Sightings: ‘It Was Us’

Kristan T. Harris | The Rundown Live

Last year I wrote a article titled “Are New Government Aircraft Responsible for UFO Sightings?”.

Now, a document has been released providing evidence that a Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) – U.S. Air Force collaboration was indeed responsible for many of the UFO sightings across America in the 1950’s-1974. It was the U-2 program.

The CIA published the historical study on December 31st on their twitter account claiming that if you saw a UFO in that era,”it was us”.


— CIA (@CIA) December 29, 2014

The released document was published by Gregory W. Pedlow and Donald E. Welzenbach of the CIA in 1998, called The CIA and the U-2 Program. The study reads on page 72 that:

“high-altitude testing of the U-2 soon led to an unexpected side effect-a tremendous increase in reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). In the mid 1950s, most commercial airliners flew a altitudes between 10,000 and 20,000 feet and military aircraft like the B-47s and B-57s operated as altitudes below 40,000 feet. Consequently, once U-2s started flying at altitudes above 60,000 feet, air-traffic controllers began receiving increase in number of UFO reports.” The study suggests “such reports were most prevalent in the early evening hours from pilots of airliners flying from east to west. ”

You can download the document Here: 1998 report on U-2 spy plane activities from the 1950s and 1960s Was the CIA responsible for all sightings in this era? In 2013, the United States government held disclosure meetings in which alleged abductees, doctors, scientists and former government agents congregated to discuss with government officials their UFO experience. Numerous stories where told ranging from exciting and adventurous to spine-tingling and nightmarish. During the session on disclosure, Leir, a podiatrist, detailed countless surgeries he’s performed with a medical team in which they removed small objects from people who claimed to have experienced a spine-tingling UFO abduction, according to the Huffington Post.