MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Roswell. Area 51. Little green men. Aliens have long been the topic of conspiracy theorists and science fiction entertainment. Now, you can have declassified information about UFO investigations at your fingertips.
Decades worth of U.S. Air Force's X-Files (so to speak) were published online and are free for anyone to sift through.
In the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Project Blue Book was the name of the Air Force's files on UFOs. It's work was based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.
From 1947 to 1969, more than 12,000 sightings of strange phenomena were recorded. To this day, about 700 of those sightings remain "unidentified." Plenty of those sightings happened in Mid-South skies.
A document from July 1952 recorded a sighting of a white, unidentified object north of Memphis moving too fast to be an aircraft. In 1949, a registered nurse on Union Avenue said she witnessed a silver, oval object in the sky between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
With 130,000 documents available, there are plenty of files to download that include pictures and government reports. To begin your own investigation, click here.
Remember... The truth is out there.