The CIA recently published a treasure trove of declassified documents on their site in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. Normally the FoIA offers you complete Freedom of Information in name only, as actually obtaining documents from the government can be an incredible nightmare. But, these online documents are easily accessed through a search tool. So far, I’ve tried ESP, psychic, parapsychology, and UFO, with the latter being the most popular (325 hits!). Next I’ll be looking up accounts of spies!
It’s pretty entertaining reading. They’ve collected a lot of news reports from around the world of strange occurrences, like this (unclassified) report of a UFO that turned out to be St. Elmo’s Fire appearing off the side of a plane. I found a number of other reports that sounded as though they also could have been St. Elmo’s Fire, like in this report from the USSR titled AERIAL OBSERVATION OF INTENSE SOURCE OF LIGHT. To fuel the conspiracy theorists, some documents are almost completely blacked out. Take this report titled DELETED (ON ONE EVENING IN LATE SUMMER 1973, SOURCE OBSERVED AN UNIDENT IFIED). The first three pages are deleted, and then we get one paragraph telling about a person witnessing a bright green object hovering in the sky and then vanishing. The remainder of the report is deleted.
If you have some time to kill, search around and post any oddities you find! Bonus points to fans who got the title of this post without Googling.