You can now view thousands of federal documents on UFOs online.

Those looking to learn more about unidentified flying objects can do so by visiting The Black Vault, a website that hosts declassified government documents. The site is operated by author John Greenewald Jr.

After a Freedom of Information Act request from Greenewald, the Central Intelligence Agency made thousands of documents on UFOs, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, according to the government, available. Greenwald has uploaded those to his site and made the documents available for download.

The documents were made available to Greenewald from the CIA on a CD-ROM.

“The Black Vault spent years fighting for them, and many were released in the late 1990s,” Greenewald writes of the documents on his site. “However, over time, the CIA made a CD-ROM collection of UFO documents, which encompassed the original records, along with the ones that took years to fight for.”

According to the CIA, this collection of documents is its “entire” collection of information. Greenewald, however, says there is no way to verify whether or not this is true.

“Research by The Black Vault will continue to see if there are additional documents still uncovered within the CIA’s holdings,” he writes.

Greenewald has uploaded all of these documents to his site where they are available in PDF format for download.

In an interview with Vice’s Motherboard, Greenewald stated the CD-Rom format from the CIA was an intentional effort to make access and sharing of the documents difficult.

“The CIA has made it INCREDIBLY difficult to use their records in a reasonable manner,” Greenewald told Motherboard. “They offer a format that is very outdated (multi page .tif) and offer text file outputs, largely unusable, that I think they intend to have people use as a “search” tool. In my opinion, this outdated format makes it very difficult for people to see the documents, and use them, for any research purpose.”

In April of 2020, U.S. Department of Defense authorized the release of three previously unclassified videos captured by the Navy of UFOs.

The release of the documents comes ahead of the government’s official Unidentified Aerial Phenomena briefing.

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