Last week, we asked for your help identifying this object found by Emma Best in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives. After receiving dozens of responses, we think we’ve solved the mystery.
A 12-page document discovered by Emma Best in the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archive is simply entitled “PHOTO WITH DARK IMAGES.” And as far as we can tell, that’s exactly what it is - pictures of something, arranged in different amounts and angles.
Intelligence work can make on feel awfully stupid, and in the Central Intelligence Agency’s 13 million pages of declassified documents that’s more than a few times that folks made their frustrations felt. Here’s five of our favorites.
One of the lesser-known scandals associated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most infamous Director, J. Edgar Hoover, is that for years, he answered to his childhod nickname, “Speed.” While various sources have attributed the name to everything from Hoover’s habit to talking quickly (allegedly to mask a stutter) to his swiftness on the football field (a sport he never played), an official FBI newsletter released to Russ Kick offers the official origin story.