MILLIONS of top secret CIA documents have been made public, finally revealing the truth behind state-sponsored mind control, UFO sightings and classified operations deep in the Vietnamese jungle.
Here is the statement ofÂ express.co.uk
The records, accessible online, cover 13 million hidden CIA records also relating to the Cold War and Korean conflict and even the agency’s spokesman admits there’s some “bad stuff” in there.
Some items relate to the mysterious Star Gate mind control project, which was the code name for a secret US Army unit established in 1978 at Fort Meade, Maryland, by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and SRI International to investigate the potential for psychic phenomena in military and domestic intelligence applications.
The mystical military project was only founded because the Americans were convinced the Soviet Union was spending 60 million roubles annually on psychotic warfare.
The documents have only become available thanks to a long-running court case, which tackled the CIA over their failure to grant public access to historic material.
Newly released documents expose the CIA’s activities spanning from 1940-1990 and also includes scientific research papers and intelligence reports.
Joseph Lambert, the CIA’s director of information, said: “This is one of the things that we think improves transparency for us, and it’s a simple thing.”
He said he wanted to make the secretive documents “more widely available”.
CIA spokesperson Heather Fritz Horniak said: “None of this is cherry-picked. It’s the full history. It’s good and bad.”
A non-profit organisation called MuckRock took the CIA to task over their lack of obtainable information.
One of the agency’s excuses for not releasing the information was it could not cope with printing costs, but when journalist Michael Best started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to manually print off the documents, the CIA was forced to act.
Mr Best said: “The hope was that the financial pressure, the negative press and making it not only a legal but a practical inevitability that these files would be put online would force the Agency to speed up their timetable.
“The CIA isn’t doing this out of the goodness of their hearts.”