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CIA tweets 'It was us' on Norway's 1950s UFO sightings

By Anne Sewell     Jul 6, 2014 in Odd News
Apparently back in the 1950s there was a spate of UFO sightings in the skies above Norway. Finally, 60 years later, an explanation has been offered by the CIA on Twitter.
Their tweet read: "Do you remember the reports of unusual activity in the sky in the 50's? That was us."
They apparently then went on to explain that all the sightings of mysterious flying crafts, traveling at high speed with flashing lights, were actually test flights of secret US military planes.
They reckon they were top secret U2 spy planes, flying at altitudes of 18,000 meters. This would be way above most normal passenger planes and other military aircraft.
They stated that when the sun set below the horizon, the top secret planes were still high enough to reflect the sun's rays. Other pilots then saw them as bright, silvery objects in the night sky.
The CIA reckon that this information was kept secret during the Cold War period to stop the Soviets finding out about US military intentions.
Twitter screen grab
However, apparently not everyone is convinced by this latest explanation. According to the Daily Mail, one UFO expert, Nigel Watson, who is the author of the UFO Investigations Manual, told them:
"As early as 1962 a US engineer called Leon Davidson warned ufologists that the CIA was feeding them with false information to sustain the idea that UFOs were interplanetary vehicles."
"In July 1952 there was a wave of UFO sightings over Washington DC that hit the newspaper headlines and led the CIA to convene a panel of experts to review the subject."
"This was headed by Dr. Howard P. Robertson and after four days they concluded that most sightings were caused by misidentification and a mild form of mass-hysteria."
"Regarding the latest "revelation" that the U2 aircraft caused a majority of UFO sightings is nothing new, and some have noted that it is significant that they should bring this to light on World UFO Day on 2 July."
"It is also noteworthy that they mention the U2 caused UFO sightings over Norway in the late 1950s, yet this does not explain a multitude of sightings over Norway and Denmark during the Nato ‘Operation Mainbrace’ exercises in 1952 before the U2 was built."
Norwegian sources:
The Local
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