The declassified document comes as part of the batch of thousands that were recently released by the CIA. These documents deal with a number of subjects, ranging from CIA parapsychology experiments to information about UFOs.
One of the documents, written by a “Fred A. Kirsch,” reads as a “sanitized copy approved for released.” In other words, it’s been cleared of (what they deem as) information too sensitive for public access. It reads as follows:
“This is a reply to the letter criticizing Dr. Carl Jung for his belief in flying saucers and his charges that the Air Force has been covering up the truth about these objects. I would like to point out that Dr. Jung is not the first person of integrity and reputation who has made such charges. He is merely the latest.”
He even wrote a book about the subject titled Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky where he speculates about their nature, approaching the subject from a psychological rather than personal standpoint. This document clearly states, and further validates the many who have also argued, that Jung really believed in this phenomenon and supported the extraterrestrial hypothesis as a possible explanation for the existence of UFOs. It’s not anywhere near as significant as all of the other documentation and information that’s out there pertaining to the UFO subject, but nevertheless stands as another great example of how the CIA has been keeping tabs on the phenomenon.
According to The Guardian, Jung had studied UFOs for more than a decade and stated that he “cannot even say whether they exist or not,” and that he was risking his “hard-won reputation for truthfulness, reliability and capacity for scientific judgement. In the course of years, I have gathered together a considerable mass of observations, included in which are reports by two eyewitnesses known to me personally (I have never seen anything!). I have also read on the question. However, I can only say for certain: these things are not a mere rumour: something has been seen.”
Article originally appeared on Collective Evolution.