The US military is said to be responsible for the rash of “UFO” sitings over Norway in the 1950s during test flights. The more incredible part of this story is that the CIA has a twitter account. Cool.
The CIA has revealed sightings of mysterious flying crafts travelling at high speeds with flashing lights were actually test flights of US military aircraft.
Top secret U2 spy planes flying at 18,000 metres created the phenomena and the CIA recently posted on their Twitter account, reports Aftenposten newspaper, saying: “Do you remember the reports of unusual activity in the sky in the 50’s? That was us.”
The official explanation was kept secret to avoid the Soviets learning of US military intentions during the Cold War.
This is highly plausible and could account for many such “UFO” reports. But of course, official explanations do not serve to satisfied true believers or those that thing the government is covering up all sorts of secrets.
Honestly, I’d not heard of this flap. According to a tally of media reports at that time (especially 1954), France was a UFO hotspot! What was going on there?