NEW YORK – World’s top secret museum, which is for only spies and no common man not able to visit there, has revealed something unique.
Yes, US agency CIA form that museum, in the corridors of the George Bush Center for Intelligence in Langley, Virginia, is the ‘coolest museum you will never see’.
Hidden from public view, the CIA Museum is comprised of five exhibits full of real paraphernalia from the storied history of the spy agency, which dates back to World War II.
The museum, which is just as covert as the spy ring which it honors, displays the James Bond-style gadgets, artifacts and of course trophies they have accrued over 70-years of espionage.
Closed to the public and only open to members of the CIA and invited guests, the most recent addition to the museum is the Russian-made assault rifle which was found with the al-Qaeda chief on the night he was killed by US Navy SEALS.
‘This is the rifle that was recovered from the third floor of the Abbottabad compound by the assault team,” said curator Toni Hiley to NBC News.
‘Because of its proximity to bin Laden there on the third floor in the compound, our analyst determined it to be his.
The museum was founded in the early 1990s and at present fills three corridors across two buildings at the CIA’s headquarters.
CIA officials refer to it as the best museum that no one will ever see.
The small museum exhibits the history of the service, tracing its roots back to the Office of Special Services during World War II.
Among the items on display are shrapnel that struck a U2 spy plane over North Vietnam, a silver dollar that holds microfilm and an underwater spy drone that looks just like a catfish, codenamed Charlie.