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Weirdest Declassified Documents Just Released From the CIA That Confuse Everyone

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Have you ever wanted to know the secrets of one of the most mysterious agencies on the planet?

I think I speak for everyone when I say that, from a very young age, secrets are pretty thrilling. Whether you’re being told one, keeping, or yes, even telling it, secrets represent a bond between a small circle of people trusted with sensitive information. Whether dumb gossip or important news, secrets add a little spice to life.

And of course, secrets can cause plenty of problems.

Especially between a government and its citizens, secrets ― while necessary for security — can cause major schisms between those willing to blindly trust their leaders and those who look at everything with a much more skeptical eye.

Ever wish you could just learn all the secrets your government is keeping from you? Well you can. Thanks to the CIA’s Executive Order 13526, the agency is forced to declassify “nonexempt historically valuable records” that are at least 25 years old. That means that decades of CIA documents, ranging from wild to mundane, are available for the public to see if the government no longer thinks they’re too important to keep classified.

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