Declassified CIA Files Are Now Available Online

Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews on the big day.

Have you ever wondered what kind of intelligence the CIA is hiding regarding topics like Nazi war crimes, the Cuban Missile Crisis, human telepathy, the Berlin Tunnel, UFO sightings, and more? In January 2017, the CIA made their electronic full-text searchable system, CREST: 25-Year Program Archive, available to the public. This online cache holds nearly 12 million declassified pages spanning the 1940s and 1990s. So, you better start reading! Watch the following videos to learn more CIA secrets and explore the FBI's database.

Is there something you're curious about? Email us at editors (at) And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

5 Secret CIA Operations

The CIA intentionally sold fault equipment to the Soviet Union, which caused a natural gas pipeline explosion in 1982.

Share the knowledge!

10 Secret Facts About The CIA

9. Operation paperclip

Share the knowledge!

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.