Most individuals don’t usually associate the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) with legendary UFO investigations. However, the agency did have a huge role in these investigations several years ago. That’s why it’s interesting and unusual that the CIA this week issued a release entitled about flying saucers.
In this article, the CIA expounds on Project Blue Book b the United States Air Force. This investigated UFO public reports and operated from 1952 to 1969. It was based at Dayton, Ohio, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. From 1947 to 1969, the U.S. Air Force officially recorded 12,618 sightings of weird phenomena. 701 of these remain “unidentified.”
Put Together A Group To Evaluate And Investigate Sightings.
Before late 1947, there was no particular organization dedicated to evaluating and investigating UFO sightings. Moreover, there were no specific standards on how to assess all the reports coming, nor were there any data points from controlled experiments for comparison against sightings. In 1948, Project Sign, first called Project Saucer, was put together to distribute, evaluate, collate, and collect within the government all details relating to such sightings.
Determine Investigation Objectives.
The CIA’s concern over unidentified flying objects was substantial until the 1950s. They believed that it’s a potential threat to the country’s national security. While the Blue Book, just like the other investigative projects on this topic, didn’t rule out the possibility of E.T. phenomena, their investigations and research focused mainly on national security implications, most especially possible Russian technological advancements.
Reach Out To The Experts.
Project Blue Book also consulted with outside experts regularly. These experts include Federal Aviation officials, astrophysicists, pilots, the US Weather Bureau, local weather stations, and various laboratories.
Take Away False Positives.
Eliminate the probable and known UFO sightings. This leaves a small portion of “unexplained” UFO cases to focus on. By ruling out the most common explanations, UFO investigators can pay more attention to truly mysterious cases.
Develop Some Methodology To Determine Common Aircraft.
Due to the significant likelihood, a secret military or common aircraft can be mistaken for a UFO. This is why it’s crucial to know the characteristics of various types of aircraft, as well as other aerial phenomena to assess each sighting.
Implement Controlled Experiments.
To replicate UFO phenomena, controlled experiments might sometimes be required.
Evaluate Witness Documentation.
Any videos, audio recordings, or photographs can be so helpful in assessing a reported UFO sighting.
Test And Gather Forensic And Physical Evidence.
In the Zamora UFO case, a popular case involving Lonnie Zamora, a police officer, every detail was verified and checked. Soil analysis? Radiation around the area? Laboratory analysis? Don’t let any detail pass.
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