'Project blue Book' has been seeing Dr. J Allen Hynek (played by Aidan Gillen) give up on every rule to find out about the mysterious lights in the sky. Every episode of the Robert Zemeckis produced show has faithfully followed Hynek and his associate from the US Air Force, Captain Michael Quinn (played by Michael Malarkey), as they travel across the United States to investigate and find a convincing explanation of the multiple strange sightings on the sky. While some of these sightings were reported by civilians, a majority was kept under guard since they were witnessed by either the military or the air force.
Episode 8, titled 'War Games', is set to look at the paranoia caused within the army when several comrades begin to talk about the lights which they saw in the sky. It can be assumed that with Episode 8, the show is gradually luring us towards a conclusive act presented by the Air Force, where they claim that the lights in the sky are nothing but them. The Air Force has already managed to convince people earlier that whatever they saw was nothing more than the aftermath of some experiments that the military was carrying and it seems this time they might even have substantial proof to claim so.
The promo trailer of the episode sees Captain James Harding (played by Neal McDonough) and General Hugh Valentine (played by Michael Harney) interrogating one of the soldiers, who during a training session had not only witnessed the strange lights but was also attacked by them. Immediately after that, we hear Harding commanding Quinn to find a suitable explanation for this, as we can guess Harding probably went on with the story that the lights were that of the air crafts which were being used to practice by the air force. After all, the CIA has already claimed that it was after all them.
Sometime in December 2014, CIA officials tweeted: "#1 most read on our #Bestof2014list: Reports of unusual activity in the skies in the '50s? It was us." Attached to the tweet was a PDF of "The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974," a report about the United States' manned U-2 spy plane written by agency historians and published in 1998. That document notes that "high-altitude testing of the U-2 soon led to an unexpected side effect — a tremendous increase in reports of unidentified flying objects (UFOs)." The report also claims that U-2s were flying at a much higher altitude than most planes in the 1950s which flew at altitudes between 10,000 and 20,000 feet (3,048 to 6,096 meters). The U-2s flew almost at a height of 60,000 feet (18,288 m), which led to the reported viewing of the so-called UFOs.
#1 most read on our #Bestof2014 list: Reports of unusual activity in the skies in the '50s? It was us.http://t.co/BKr81M5OUN (PDF 9.26MB)— CIA (@CIA) December 29, 2014
Pilots also wrote letters to the Air Force Unit at Wright Air Development Command in Dayton, Ohio, a group charged with investigating UFO phenomena. "This, in turn, led to the Air Force's 'Operation Blue Book'. Based at Wright-Patterson, the operation collected all reports of UFO sightings," the document states. Blue Book officials regularly called on the CIA to help investigators eliminate the majority of UFO reports, the document explains, "although they could not reveal to the letter writers the true cause of the UFO sightings." So chances are Episode 8 will probably pick up this story, but let's just assure you there will be a lot more.