FBI UFO memo is no ‘smoking gun’

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The Guy Hottel memo

Folks just can’t get enough of UFOs. Just ask the FBI.

The agency revealed on its website this week that a document concerning a tale of three flying saucers — – complete with nine real-life three-foot-tall metal-suited aliens — has been accessed nearly a million times in the past two years.

The agency said the memo, filed to director J. Edgar Hoover on March 22, 1950 —  is no “smoking gun.”  It was filed by D.C. office chief Guy Hottel, relaying the account of an FBI agent. This agent was told of the sci-fi scenario by a “third party” who was quoting an Air Force investigator. (Follow that, now?)

Here’s a quote from the memo, which  reads like a clip from a 1950s sci-fi movies.

“They [the saucers] were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only three 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 fliers and test pilots.”

No further investigation of the report was made, and the FBI says it proves nothing. The agency, however, won’t dismiss it as a hoax, either. Apparently, a tall tale with similar details was making the rounds at the time.  But the FBI says it has no proof the matter was a hoax.



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