“Reports of unusual activity in the skies in the ’50s? It was us.”
A recently posted message in the CIA official Twitter account admits the responsability of the UFO sightings reported in the 50s and 60s, and they attribute them to the tests of U-2 spy planes. These plane used to reach 70.000 feet altitude (aprox. 21.000 meters) which for that time seemed impossible so the air traffic controllers began to receive UFO sightings reports from pilots. The document states that the CIA controlled those reports but when they realized that the U-2 spy plane was originating those reports, they kept silence.
Even though a lot of those reports could have been related to the U-2, these doesn´t resolve the enormous amount of reports even from pilots that alerted behaviours and maneuvers much more complex than a simply altitude difference, for example the 1952 Washington, D.C. UFO incident.
This news is added to our Disclosure Timeline.
— CIA (@CIA) diciembre 29, 2014