Date: Saturday, 30-Mar-2013 12:51:43
The Guy Hottel 'UFO' Memo in FBI Vault
The Guy Hottel Memo: It’s the most popular file in the FBI Vault and over the past two years, this file has been viewed nearly a million times.
The file in question is a memo dated March 22, 1950—63 years ago last week. It was authored by Guy Hottel, then head of the FBI office in Washington, D.C. Like all memos to FBI Headquarters at that time, it was addressed to Director J. Edgar Hoover and recorded and indexed in FBI records.
The subject of the memo was anything but ordinary. It related a story told to one of our agents by a third party who said an Air Force investigator had reported that three “flying saucers” were recovered in New Mexico.
The memo provided the following detail: “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.”
Video: CNN's Brian Todd reports on the most popular document in the FBI's digital reading room: The Guy Hottel memo.