When businessman Kenneth Arnold saw a group of nine high-speed flying objects near Mount Rainier Washington in 1947, an uproar of interest in UFOs in the U.S. was born. Even the scientific community wanted in on the action. But soon after the 1960s, UFO interest among academics was nearly extinguished. A little thing called the Condon Committee was almost singlehandedly responsible.
On Tuesday, the CIA released a collection of about 930,000 documents that have been recently declassified.