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Did Military Make Up Alien Stories?

Posted August 3, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The Air Force may not want to talk about all those U-F-O sightings in the 1950's.

It seems they weren't so out of this world after all.

A C-I-A journal, Studies of Intelligence, says Air Force officials made up all sorts of false stories about the sightings to cover up the flights of super-secret spy planes.

One historian says the growing hysteria over the sightings prompted the Air Force to concoct the cover stories.