u 2 spy plane

A U-2 from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., prepares to land at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 9, 2015. U-2 pilots have a small margin of space to effectively land the plane without causing damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)

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CIA admits they’re behind UFO sightings

Anyone remember how UFO mad the world was in the 1950’s and 1960’s? Well the CIA has admitted that it was mostly their doing.

Sorry true believers. Two days ago, the CIA Tweeted a report linking many of the reported UFO sightings in the 1950’s and 1960’s to one of their own secret aircrafts.

At least half of all UFO reporting by nervous citizens in the 50’s and 60’s can actually be attributed to their U-2 spy planes that were being tested during those decades.

“Reports of unusual activity in the skies in the ‘50s? It was us,” they tweeted.

While the CIA kept a data log of all reports that matched their aircrafts, they were unable to give explanations due to the secrecy of the operation.

According to the agency, the report was released this year and is the number 1 most read document released from their database in 2014.

It could also explain why the USA has always seemed a little more UFO crazy than other countries.

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U-2 Dragon Lady

The U-2 Dragon Lady is a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft flown by the U.S. Air Force.

The U in U-2 Dragon Lady stands for Utility. At one time, they were designated TR-1, but returned to the U-2 name in the mid-1990s.

The U-2 can execute surveillance and reconnaissance missions from altitudes of more than 70,000 feet.

FAA: U-2 plane was to blame for air traffic computer outage

Wall Street Journal: Air traffic disruptions that delayed tens of thousands of passengers across four Western states last week were caused by a computer glitch stemming from a problematic flight plan for a single U-2 Air Force spy plane, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

In a statement released Monday, the agency confirmed that air-traffic control computers “experienced problems” while processing a flight plan for the U-2 aircraft, which can fly as high as 70,000 feet. The computers erroneously perceived the high altitude aircraft as if it was a “typical low altitude operation” for a route below 10,000 feet.