How the CIA Tried to Quell UFO Panic

     In January 1953, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency had a thorny situation on its hands. Reports of UFO sightings were mushrooming around the country. Press accounts were fanning public fascination—and concern. So the CIA convened a By Becky Littlewww.history.com1-5-20 group of scientists to investigate whether these unknown phenomena in the sky represented a…

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Fifty Years Ago, the Air Force Tried to Make UFOs Go Away

     Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Air Force announced the closing of its most famous UFO investigation program, Project Blue Book. While the government’s goal was to “make UFOs go away,” it forced a community to take matters into its own By MJ BaniasPopular Mechanics12-17-19 hands. And it worked: If the events of…

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