Over a period of only two years, this FBI document has been viewed approximately a million times and is the most popular document on the FBI’s website. It’s only a page long, but it’s gained enough popularity that it has people wondering more about the UFO phenomenon.
The FBI document is a memo dated May 22, 1950 written by Guy Hottel, who was the head of the FBI field office in Washington, D.C. at the time. The memo was addressed to former Director J. Edgar Hoover and recorded and indexed in FBI records. You can read the full document on the FBI website here.
The memo discussed a testimony told to an FBI agent by a third party who stated an Air Force investigator had reported that three “flying saucers” were found in New Mexico. The memo stated:
“They [the saucers] 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 saucers were recovered because the government’s “high-powered radar” had allegedly interfered with “the controlling mechanism of the saucers.” The memo concludes by stating that “no further evaluation was attempted.” It seems strange that such an important finding wouldn’t be further investigated, which begs the question: Why didn’t this merit further research? Why weren’t the three bodies heavily tested? Perhaps they were, but like many other topics related to UFO and ET phenomena, we’re being kept in the dark.
This wasn’t the first UFO sighting in New Mexico either. One of the most infamous UFO crashes took place only a few years prior in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico.