Originally Posted in 2016
Never let it be said that the people who handle website content for the Central Intelligence Agency don’t have an eye to clickbait.
In seeming (no, in actual) conjunction with the new X-Files season coming out, the CIA website has posted an article called “Take A Peek Into Our “X-Files”:
To help navigate the vast amount of data contained in our FOIA UFO collection, we’ve decided to highlight a few documents both skeptics and believers will find interesting. Below you will find five documents we think X-Files character Agent Fox Mulder would love to use to try and persuade others of the existence of extraterrestrial activity. We also pulled five documents we think his skeptical partner, Agent Dana Scully, could use to prove there is a scientific explanation for UFO sightings.
The truth is out there; click on the links to find it.
At the end of the article, they provide a helpful link to “investigate a flying saucer.”
The very fact they made this post at all blows my mind more than any of the possible revelatory information in the PDFs they’re offering. It’s a case of the type of real-life governmental organization fingered by the X-Files show itself as “evil” getting “ahead” of the publicity and making the show work for them. Which it quite brilliant. Applause where due:
Also note: that by sticking to the rather “harmless” (well, in a post-9/11 world, at any rate) flying saucer stuff, the Fascist Governmental Takeover Apocalypse Theory as propounded by the first episode of the new season, “My Struggle,” gets “minimized.”
Because if the CIA was all bad, why would they be so transparent about the UFOs in this article?
It’s just fascinating to see we live in a time where the extraterrestrial stuff has pretty much been rendered “harmless.” I think that’s why the alien elements in this new X-Files look so goofy and dated.
Yeah, we got “aliens.” They’re screwing our women and sneaking into Insane Clown Posse concerts unawares. So what? What else you got?