Fans of Stranger Thing, The OA and E.T. rejoice, because the CIA has just released some previously classified documents online that will definitely interest you while you’re waiting for Eleven to come back and do some crazy mind control shit.
Around 13m pages have been made easily accessible to the public, featuring intriguing information on UFO sightings and psychic experiments conducted by the Stargate programme (which dealt with psychic powers and extrasensory perception). Basically, it’s the holy grail of weirdness sought after by conspiracy theorists and people who think the Queen is a lizard.
So what exactly can be found? Well there are papers on tests on Uri Geller performed in 1973, which reports that he was able to partly replicate images which were drawn in a different room without seeing them, some with a high level of accuracy, with one researcher saying that he "demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner”.
Other records of intrigue also include multiple UFO sightings as well as recipes for invisible ink, just in case you want to mix things up this weekend and your’re sick of baking from Mary Berry’s cookbook.
But why has the CIA done this? Well you’ve got advocates for the Freedom of Information act to thank, who hit the Central Intelligence Agency with a lawsuit to make this information easily accessible, as previously it was only able to be read on four computers in the back of a library in Maryland between the hours of 9:00 and 16:30 Monday-Friday.
No pictures of E.T. yet though. But you can start reading the millions of pages over on the CIA website right away.