Monday, January 05, 2015

A U-2, Not A UFO

Believers in UFOs were just dealt a severe blow as numerous UFO sightings in the 1950s have just been admitted by the CIA to be instances of their flight-testing of the Lockheed U-2 Reconnaisance aircraft.

Fox News: CIA admits: All those UFO sightings in 1950s? 'It was us'
The upshot of the report is that the CIA was the culprit behind more than half of the UFO sightings logged in the 1950s and 1960s.

As VentureBeat reports, the CIA tested its U-2 spy planes at 60,000 feet, an altitude that seemed impossible for man to reach at the time—leading observers, specifically pilots, to suspect it wasn't man up there at all.
Well, that now explains a lot of the UFO reports from the 1950s. 

The SR-71 fight testing apparently took place in the 1960s, so in another decade or so will we get an admission that the majority of UFO reports from the 60s were SR-71s and the rest can just be attributed to the use of LSD?


Old NFO said...

Glowing in the dark WAS the SR-71s... :-)

ProudHillbilly said...

They've also tested saucer-shaped planes.