In 1968, CIA reported 3 sightings of UFOs over India

Of the thousands of declassified documents published online by the Central Intelligence Agency, A report from April 1968 says that the spy agency kept a close watch on sightings of flying saucers over India and its neighbours.

In 1968, CIA reported 3 sightings of UFOs over India

Of the thousands of declassified documents published online by the Central Intelligence Agency, A report from April 1968 says that the spy agency kept a close watch on sightings of flying saucers over India and its neighbours.

The report details six sightings of unidentified flying objects over Ladakh, Sikkim (then a protectorate of India), Bhutan and Nepal in preceding months. Three UFOs were sighted in Ladhak, India.


In Ladakh, “one white light and simultaneously two blasting sounds were heard. Also, one reddish light followed by white smoke,” was seen at 1 pm on March 4, 1968, above Chang La, Fukche and Koyul.

The one cited over Ladakh on March 4 was “following a circular path. Left a trail of smoke behind it”. Another flying saucer was spotted on the night of March 25, 1968, and it was “rocket-like” with a “white-yellow-white trail about 20 yards long at a height of 20-25,000 feet”.


While two UFOs were sighted in Nepal, one on February 19 and another on March 25, one was spotted over Thimpu in Bhutan on February 21.

UFOs and alien autopsies are part of one of the most popular conspiracy theories about the CIA and the US security establishment has largely debunked the issue of UFOs in recent years.


The scientific advisory panel formed by the CIA worked with the Air Technical Intelligence Centre to analyse evidence of UFO sightings and to assess the “potential dangers to national security”. After a round of meetings in January 1953, the panel concluded the evidence on UFOs “shows no evidence that these phenomena constitute a direct physical threat to national security”.