Did Aliens Really Land in Roswell?

That question may have just become a whole lot less crazy

I know, I think it’s crazy too. At least I thought it was crazy. It’s one of the most widely-asked questions that arise whenever anyone discusses government secrets: Did aliens land in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947?

I’ve always looked down my snarky nose a bit at “saucer freaks.” From their ridiculous conventions to the really weird ones who claim to have been abducted by aliens, (I can never figure out if they’re nuts, or just good liars) I’ve pretty much dismissed the lot of them as looney tunes. Anyway, after the FBI recently opened access to an online “vault” of previously-secret documents, the Roswell question may have just become a lot less crazy.

“The Vault” is the official name the FBI has given to a “revamped FBI website for documents that have been released through the Freedom of Information Act and have been recently or often requested,” according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

According to the website, The Vault contains over 2,000 searchable documents. Enter a keyword in the upper right-hand corner, and up pops a list of matching documents.

Try it yourself: Typing “Roswell” produces a document which may show that aliens did in fact land in Roswell. (Stay with me here) It discloses:

A bizarre memo that appears to prove that aliens did land in New Mexico prior to 1950 has been published by the FBI.

The memo, entitled “Flying Saucers,” was sent to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover from Guy Hottel, the special agent in charge of the Washington field office in 1950.

In the memo, Agent Hottel reveals that an Air Force investigator had stated that “three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico.”

The investigator gave the information to a “special agent,” he said. The FBI has censored the identity of both the Air Force investigator and “special agent.”

Agent Hottel went on to write:

“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 3 feet tall. The bodies were dressed in a metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots.”

Hottel also said that the Air Force investigator claimed the saucers had been found in New Mexico “due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar station in that area and it is believed the radar interfered with the controlling mechanisms of the saucers.”

I still think it’s a bunch of bullhockey, but DAMN. As is the case with the JFK assassination conspiracy theories and Barrack Obama’s birth certificate nonsense, if there is anything we don’t know, when the hell are we gonna find out?

 

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