The world of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) is one that is full of mystery. There have been instances of sighting of Unidentified Flying Objects from different parts of the world. However, there is no evidence to substantiate the claims. Most of them were at night and appeared all of a sudden for brief periods. They were mostly hearsay. The CIA has in its custody hundreds of documents related to these sightings and associated research that dates back to the 1970s. It is declassifying this information, hoping that it would help to clear the air.

These are in “The Black Vault.” It is a website founded by John Greenewald Jr. He had been after the CIA to release the data. It seems the CIA is in possession of loads of data on each incident of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena UAPs. This is the official term for UFOs. A determined person who has the patience to segregate and analyze the voluminous data could come up with some useful information on the subject.

Donald Trump directed the US intelligence agencies to reveal everything they know about UFOs to Congress within 180 days. It was included as a clause in the coronavirus relief bill. The president signed it in December.

UFOs are a part of sci-fi movies

Humans have always been curious to find out whether there are other lifeforms elsewhere in the Universe.

Some authors have let their imaginations run wild to create out-of-the-world characters. They arrive in their flying machines believed to resemble saucers. These are the flying saucers or, in technical terms, Unidentified Flying Objects UFOs. It is a subject that filmdom loves because Movies with this theme become box office hits.

An example is the 1996 movie “Independence Day” starring Will Smith. The viewer remains riveted to his seat to follow the goings-on between humans and aliens. Then there is the TV show “X Files” that makes the viewer believe that UFOs and aliens do exist. Many files in the database of “The Black Vault” contain examples of sighting of UAP.

It seems Greenewald resorted to Freedom of Information Act FOIA requests to get access to the data. In December 2017, there was a news that mainstream media finally covered the possible existence of UFOs and alien life.

The CIA has exhaustive information on UFOs

The data compiled by the CIA on sighting of UFOs contains some perplexing examples. Daily Mail UK mentions a few examples. A correspondence of September 1976 talks about UFO sighting in Morocco. Two years later in 1978, there was a sighting at an AF base in Ohio. Then there was another in Russia in 1991. There was a mysterious blast in Sasovo, a town around 400 km (249 miles) from Moscow. Locals mentioned about a fiery sphere that came down from the sky.

In addition, a shock wave destroyed an entire block. Investigation failed to establish any reason and left open the possibility of UFOs. A “Project Blue Book” covers UFOs from 1947 to 1969. It seems there were more than 12,600 reports of such sightings and 701 were never “identified.” The question remains whether UFOs visit us from time to time.

UFOs allows imagination to run wild

According to Fox 8, the CIA has opened its Pandora’s Box on UFOs. There are innumerable documents that could contain information related to this subject. They cover five decades of research, from the 1940s to the early 1990s. One of the reports of 1996 is about what two Lithuanian police officers saw and heard. It was a mystery to local scientists.

Incidentally, Mars is one planet that could have hosted lifeforms based on telltale signs on its terrain. NASA and other space agencies are trying to colonize the planet. The famous novel “War of the Worlds” is about Martians descending on Earth in their flying machines, which were UFOs to earthlings.