FBI, UFO’s, and Conspiracy Theories

It is confirmed; three UFO’s did crash in New Mexico 60-ish years ago.

Yes, you better believe it. “FBI-document confirms”, says Torbjörn Ek of Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet in an article published on Sunday, April 10.

He’s referring to a document from 1950, recently released by the FBI, in which a Special Agent reports to the FBI Director about an investigation of flying saucers in New Mexico. The document was one of thousands of old documents recently released and made public by the FBI. According to the article, the document seems to confirm the Roswell-crash in 1947 that some UFO-enthusiasts claim the U.S. Government has tried to cover up. Certain parts of the document is restated and quoted, and a picture is shown of what is supposed to be one of the nine alien bodies found in the crashed UFO’s.

The document is a one-page memo dated March 22, 1950 from Special Agent Guy Hottel to the Director of the FBI. The following is what Hottel wrote in the memo:

“An investigator for the Air Forces stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. 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, dressed in 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.

According to Mr. [name blacked out] informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar set-up in that area and it is believed the radar interferes with the controlling mechanism of the saucers.

No further evaluation was attempted by SA [blacked out] concerning the above.”

The document can be found here:

http://vault.fbi.gov/hottel_guy/Guy%20Hottel%20Part%201%20of%201/view

A friend showed me this article the other day. The first thing I thought after just looking at the title was that this must be another ridiculous exaggeration. That’s kind of what Aftonbladet does – they write sensational articles about small things just to sell papers. It’s either that or scandalous stories about celebrities or wannabe-celebrities, or something about some blonde pop singer crying behind the scenes of Idol. The point I’m trying to get across is that Aftonbladet isn’t exactly a credible source of information. So, I just made a quick Google-search with some keywords from the article, and didn’t find anything of the same character as this article. I did find a couple of other articles mentioning the one FBI-document mentioned in Ek’s article, but neither tried to exaggerate it in the same way Aftonbladet did. It seems fairly obvious to me that the writer’s intention with the article is merely to sell a story and spur on sensational ideas about flying saucers and conspiracies, something that seem to have worked well considering the vast amount of comments and Facebook recommendations the article has already gotten.

The article can be found here:

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article12859128.ab

 

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