FBI Memo: Proof of UFOs?
It's finally here.
After all the hard work, the blurry, unsubstantial pictures, the tales of abduction, the pilgrimages into the New Mexico desert only to return empty-handed but still full of conviction - it's all paid off. A memo from 1950 found in the now publicly-available FBI archives is proof that the US government has known about flying saucers, UFOs, alien life forms - possibly even the notorious Roswell crash.
Well... maybe. The memo, dated March 22 1950, written by FBI agent Guy Hottel and mailed to J. Edgar Hoover, reports that:
"An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico... circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots."
There's a big and immediate problem with these accusations, however. First off, the Roswell crash is said to have been in 1947, three years prior to this memo. Secondly, the Roswell crash supposedly resulted in scattered debris - not intact saucers. In fact, this memo is said to refer to a 1948 crash in Aztec, New Mexico.
The memo continues, "According to Mr. [redacted] informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar set-up in that area and it is believed the radar interferes with the controlling mechanism of the saucers."
Fine, so it's not Roswell. But this memo could still prove that there have been UFO crashes in the past, right? (Antennae crossed.)
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