FBI UFO Memo: Does The Bureau Admit The Existence Of UFO’s In News Release About 1947 Roswell Memo?

By Staff Reporter on March 27, 2013 3:39 PM EDT

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The FBI released a response to a memo from 1950 on the reported sighting of UFO's in Roswell in 1947. In the report, the FBI dispels rumors that the memo proves the existence of UFO's and aliens. (Photo: FBI.gov)

An FBI memo discussing the 1947 sighting of an UFO is the agency's most requested and viewed document. And finally, the FBI is discussing it.

The Guy Hottel Memo was a memo written by the aforementioned Hottel who was the head of the FBI field office in Washington, D.C. It is dated March 22, 1950 and addressed to Director J. Edgar Hoover. It discussed a story told by an FBI investigator from a third-party who spoke about an Air Force investigator who reported seeing three "flying sauces" in New Mexico. The memo goes into detail about the alleged recovery and findings.

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"They [the saucers] were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by 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."

According to Hottel, there was no follow up to the story and no further action was taken by the FBI.

The memo was released in April 2011 under the Freedom of Information Act and has been viewed nearly a million times. The FBI released the file due to numerous media outlets "erroneously reported that the FBI had posted proof of a UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico [in 1947] and the recovery of wreckage and alien corpses."

The FBI released a news report on Monday about the memo in an attempt to once and for all dispel the rumors of FBI knowledge of UFO's and aliens and that the bureau are keeping a secret base in Roswelll, New Mexico, the scene of the memo.  Many believe that aliens were autopsied after the UFO crashed but authorities covered up the incident and what was found.

"The FBI has only occasionally been involved in investigating reports of UFO's and extraterrestrials. For a few years after the Roswell incident, Director Hoover did order his agents - the request of the Air Force - verify any UFO sightings. That practice ended in July 1950, four months after the Hottel memo, suggesting that our Washington Field Office didn't think enough of that flying saucer story to look into it," said the news release from the FBI.

The reasoning behind the possible landing of UFO's according to the informant, who name was censored in the memo, was due to the government using a very high-powered radar set-up in Roswell. That radar equipment interfered with the controlling mechanism of the saucers and caused them to crash.

Roswell was not mentioned and became a non-story after the story was dispelled. The story resurfaced in the late seventies when some military personnel that were reportedly involved with the FBI in that era began to speak out about the alleged incident and the subsequent work that was done.

The FBI feels as if they have finally shut down the conversation about Roswell and the UFO conversation.

"The Hottel memo does not prove the existence of UFO's; it is simply a second-or-third-hand claim that we never investigate," the FBI stated. "Some people believe the memo repeats a hoax that was circulating at that time, but the Bureau's files have no information to verify that theory."

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