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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