UFO Sightings Recorded in Declassified NSA Documents

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 12:55PM
Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 12:55PM

In 1980, the Citizens Against Unidentified Flying Objects Secrecy brought a lawsuit against the NSA, prompting them to declassify many of their documents that recorded sightings of unidentified flying objects. One of these top-secret documents contained several sightings that remain unexplained to this day, although the authors speculate on several possible explanations. The report has been redacted in certain places, but the meaning is still relatively clear.


Radar Detects Multiple UFOs at the Same Time Every Day



Multiple UFOs were detected by the NSA radar daily between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. The NSA sent military electronics experts, a civilian meteorologist, and a civilian scientist to investigate the nature of the objects. Predictably, the most interesting part of the report is redacted: "Possibility that UFO's some kind of sophisticated [redacted] device appears remote though this is what [redacted] suspects."


The report states that four witnesses saw the UFOs, all of whom were reliable, and postulates that the objects were satellites, propaganda balloons, or space debris. Up to eight were detected at any one time, and they were reported to be flying at 50,000 feet. The objects were described as yellow or green, and on a steady course. The time period and location were either omitted or redacted.


33 UFOs Spotted Over One Area



A total of 33 UFOs with similar descriptions to the aforementioned sightings were spotted hovering over one area. The location was once again omitted or redacted.


The explanations for these UFOs are similar and equally maddening, as the report states that the chances of the objects being "some kind of sophisticated [redacted] device appears remote. Unless amplifying [illegible] received, most plausible explanation of UFOs is that they are either [redacted] or [redacted] propaganda balloons."


Witnesses See Fireball Split Into Three Smaller Fireballs



A common theme of UFO sightings is several smaller UFOs emerging from a larger "mothership," but this NSA report detailed a sighting in which the larger object disappeared altogether and actually became three smaller objects.


The most heavily redacted report of them all, it states: "[Redacted] saw an elongated ball of fire moving … [redacted] … high rate of speed. After covering some distance, it split into three balls of fire. [Redacted] saw an elongated ball of fire moving … [redacted] … high rate of speed. After covering some distance, it split into three balls of fire."


Propaganda balloons and satellites are proposed as explanations for all of these sightings, but no clear-cut evidence for either of them are given. To our knowledge, the incidents all remain mysterious.

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