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UFO memo is FBI's most requested record

Posted on Thursday, 28 March, 2013 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Since being released under the Freedom of Information Act, the memo has been viewed 1 million times.

Known as the 'Hottel memo', the document was released in the 1950s and was addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Written by Washington field office head Guy Hottel, the memo describes the recovery of 'crashed saucers' in the New Mexico desert. "They [the saucers] were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter," the report read. "Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only three feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture."

Despite the nature of the case, the FBI has been keen to emphasize that the memo does not represent proof for the existence of extraterrestrials, but that it is instead a second or third-hand claim that was never investigated.

To this day the case remains unexplained.

"The FBI says its most viewed public record is a memo from 1950 recounting a strange story someone told an agent about three "flying saucers" that were allegedly recovered in New Mexico."

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Comment icon #12 Posted by topsecretresearch on 29 March, 2013, 12:12
I believe Crash retrieval of alien craft is real. Some cases might not be legit though but the 4602d, Blue Room all real.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 1 April, 2013, 3:36
skeptics will only believe in UFOs if one or many landed in their backyards!!!no amount of proof,evidence or witnesses and etc will Change a skeptics mind so its futile in the sense That its wasting one's own time. so I tell others spend your time researching and looking for more evidence and etc instead of wasting your time with skeptics when they are ready to Listen and accept it let them come to us.believe I know I have a brother That Is Like that he is so ignorant and skeptical
Comment icon #14 Posted by Hazzard on 1 April, 2013, 8:57
There is no doubt UFOs exist in the sense that people genuinely see things in the sky that they cannot identify. But the real question is: what do these things turn out to be on investigation? Not all reported UFOs can be extraterrestrial spacecraft, and no one pretends they are. Even UFO believers agree that at least nine reports out of every ten are readily explicable in known terms. The main culprits are bright stars and planets, aircraft, meteors, and satellites – although a complete list of misidentifications would be almost endless. UFO proponents often point to the residue of un... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Lord Vetinari on 1 April, 2013, 9:12
Well, surely no one believes that Governments (talking primarily about the U.S., of course, but all them equally) reveal the complete truth about the UFO reports they receive, or what they do with them, do they? I'm sure you don't really believe them when they say that "we have no procedures for dealing with UFO reports, since we are satisfied that they pose no threat to National security", and all that guff? No one really beleives that Nick Pope was the sole person in the ministry of Defence responsible for handling UFO reports, and that when they closed his "X Files ... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hazzard on 1 April, 2013, 9:18
Government cover-up in this matter seems extremely unlikely. That would mean that all governments of the world has effectively hidden away every and all piece of alien artifacts, alien signals, and the aliens themselves for hundreds of years. We see time after time how governments are not even close to that effective in keeping secrets.
Comment icon #17 Posted by mcrom901 on 1 April, 2013, 9:56
if 'not ALL', then some of them are? i don't get it, what does it mean to be 'ufo believer'? it's a fact not a conspiracy that the government suppresses the release of info relating to ufos ufos are unidentified flying objects
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lord Vetinari on 1 April, 2013, 10:06
no, not some great conspiracy extending to all the Govts. of the world to Cover up the Truth about UFOs, but just that they've always been selective about what they've released. Surely any Government would do that, for any Government to willingly release all its classified information to the Public would be a very silly thing to do, wouldn't it. They don't need to conspire together to do that, it'd just be the natural and perfectly sensible thing to do.
Comment icon #19 Posted by HDesiato on 1 April, 2013, 17:05
According to Ben Radford: ". The memo is not secret, nor is it new, nor does it refer to anything that happened in Roswell." ..." In fact this memo does not refer to Roswell, but instead to a reported UFO crash in another small New Mexico town called Aztec in March 1948. David E. Thomas, a physicist and researcher with the group New Mexicans for Science and Reason, discovered that the informant mentioned in the memo was almost certainly a con man named Silas Newton, who fabricated a UFO crash hoax, complete with stories of circular flying saucers carrying 3-foot tall aliens. He ... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by meteorlima on 3 April, 2013, 0:55
So instead of three crashes as the memo indicates it is really about only one crash (Aztec) and then David E. Thomas assumes that a known con-man Silas Newton fabricated the UFO story according to Ben Radford. Question? Why would the F.B.I risk posting such a memo to J Edgar Hoover when the person making such a claim is a known con-man? I believe the memo should be taken at face value instead of trying to read something into it.

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