Img: The B-2 Spirit, one of the candidates for confusion with a UFO. Credit: US Air Force.
United States advanced technology aeroplanes such as spy planes and stealth aircraft have often been mistaken for UFOs, a recent CIA report has suggested.
In a FOXNews report, the network quoted the report as suggesting that most of the alleged UFO sightings during the 1950s and 1960s were U-2 and SR-71 spy planes.
However, because of the political ramifications of admitting the existence of the advanced technology aircraft during the Cold War, the report found that simple government denials of the existence of the planes only fuelled further conspiracy theories.
The report listed six spy aircraft most likely to have been confused as UFOs. These are listed as: the RQ-3 Darkstar; U-2 spy plane; SR-71 Blackbird; P-791; F-117A Nighthawk and the B-2 Spirit.
Such is the rumoured nature of these craft that many of them appear to behave just as you would expect an alien spacecraft, with the ability to appear to change shape and change direction very quickly.
With apparently bizarre behaviour and strange shapes, it's perhaps easy to understand why test flights of the spy and stealth craft were mistaken for UFOs.
However, the study is unlikely to end speculation over their existence with recent footage uploaded by NASA to YouTube stimulating further discussion as to the existence of UFOs and the alleged subsequent cover up by the U.S. government.
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