The FBI spoke out about the fact that a UFO memo from 1950 that describes an alleged flying saucer crash in New Mexico is its most viewed public record, reports The Christian Science Monitor. The memo recounts the story about an agent who witnessed three “flying saucers” recovered in the area, each with three human-like bodies inside of them.
“An investigator for the Air Forces stated that thee so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico,” the memo read. “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 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.”
The record, known as the Hottel memo is addressed to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and written by Guy Hottel, the head of the Bureau’s field office. Dated Match 22, 1950, the document cites what an Air Force investigator told Hottel about the sighting.
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The memo has been viewed almost 1 million times since the FBI launched an online database of public records in 2011. While the document seems strange, FBI officials said on Monday that the Hottel memo “does not prove the existence of UFOs; it is simply a second- or third-hand claim that we never investigated.”