CIA Published Large Database Of Declassified Records Online

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) declassified online around thirteen million pages of records.

The data involves UFO encounters and psychic tests from the programme that has been feeding the starving conspiracy theorists – the Stargate programme.

The release came out as a result of tedious efforts from freedom of information backers and a lawsuit against the CIA.

The full collection of records contains around 800,000 files, which was earlier only available at the National Archives in Maryland.

The documents pile involves thousands of pages of intelligence research among the papers of Henry Kissinger, who worked as secretary of state under the presidency of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Between all the records, there are also documents from the Stargate Project which handled supernatural powers and abnormal approach.

These particular documents involve the experiments of celebrity psychic Uri Geller in 1973 when his name was already well-known.

The notes describe how Geller was capable to slightly copy pictures drawn in another room, deviating from the original, but sometimes accurate, making the research to believe and state that he “demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner”.

Other baffling data contains a compilation of reported flying saucers and the recipes for invisible ink.

Before, this, as we mentioned, the data was only accessible from 09.00 until 16:30 each day at the National Archives in Maryland.

However, a non-profit freedom of information group, MuckRock, made a lawsuit against the CIA to obligate it to publish them online. The court process lasted more than two years.

Coinciding, the journalist Mike Best crowd-funded up to $15,000 to visit the archives to print out and then publicly upload the records, one by one, so the CIA feels forced by the pressure.

The records were only available on four physical computers located in the back of a library at the National Archives in Maryland, between 09:00 and 16:30 each day.

“By printing out and scanning the documents at CIA expense, I was able to begin making them freely available to the public and to give the agency a financial incentive to simply put the database online,” Best noted in his blog post.

In November 2016, the CIA proclaimed it would reveal the documentation, and the full declassified CREST archive is now available on the CIA Library website.

Here is the official link to this files:

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