The truth is probably not on the Central Intelligence Agency’s website, but it’s still a fun read. To celebrate The X-Files being back, and not in Pog form, the CIA released thousands of previously classified documents dating back to the 1940s and 1950s. “We’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting,” they wrote, a reference to the archetypes that define Agents Mulder and Scully (sorry/not sorry, Doggett and Reyes).
The Mulder-specific files include:
- Flying Saucers Reported Over East Germany, 1952
- Flying Saucers Reported Over Spain and North Africa, 1952
- Flying Saucers Reported Over Belgian Congo Uranium Mines, 1952
Maybe that’s Mulder’s problem. He can’t prove extra terrestrials are among us to a doubtful public because he’s in Washington, D.C. The real action’s happening in Africa and Germany (except for the aliens in Independence Day).
One document, a summary of a UFO advisory panel, reads, “It was interesting to note that none of the members of the Panel were loath to accept that this Earth might be visited by any extraterrestrial intelligent beings of some sort, some day. What they did not find was any evidence that related the objects sighted to space travelers.” It’s an admission that maybe we’re not alone.
That’s a relief to the Lone Gunmen, who are forever alone.