FBI Flying Saucers Memo: What Did The Government Know?

By Staff Reporter on March 29, 2013 5:25 PM EDT

The United States of America and the Soviet Union were only three years into the Cold War when a mysterious incident was reported by a New Mexico informant in 1950.

A classified case for 30 years, the file was finally released in the 1970s. The post was not published online until 2011. This week, it was the single most popular memo from the agency.

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According to the report documented by special agent Guy Hottel, head of Washington, an investigator for the Air Force reportedly spotted three so-called flying saucers over the skies of New Mexico.

"An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They 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 3 feet tall."

Furthering elaborating the incidents with strange details, the informant described the three bodies were dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body had been bandaged in a manner that was similar to the blackout suits used by speed fliers and test pilots.

Finally, the report tried to explain why the saucer would be present in New Mexico. According to the informant, the government has a very high-powered radar set up in that area and it is believed that the radar interferes with the controlling mechanism of the saucers.

What does the government think this about this report?

The name of the informant has been blacked out by the FBI to protect the person's identity. What's more, an expert FBI historian claims the agency did not conduct a formal investigation pursuing the informant's report.

"It certainly looks like, they thought this was third-hand information," said FBI historian John Fox. It is possible that agent Guy Hottel's memo was simply the result of a hoax or that he was simply reporting a spreading rumor.

Despite the lack of solid evidence or substantial information, Guy Hottel's memo has become quite a sensation, garnering more than a million views since it was published.

Other notable files available in the FBI archives include notorious the criminal cases of  Al Capone and Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger.

Interested in reading the full report of the 1950 flying saucer sighting? Click on the fbi.gov link here.

See a passage from the original report here:

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