FBI 'flying saucers' memo on Roswell incident is bureau's most viewed

Posted at: 03/29/2013 10:06 AM
Updated at: 03/29/2013 5:56 PM
By: The Associated Press

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A Federal Bureau of Investigation report of "flying saucers" in New Mexico sent to then-Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1950 has become the FBI's most popular file in the bureau's electronic reading room.

The Roswell Daily Record reports that the memo sent by FBI Washington, D.C.- field office chief Guy Hottel is the most popular file in "The Vault."

The memo is of an interview taken in New Mexico from an Air Force investigator who reported recovering three flying saucers, each occupied by three small human-shaped bodies dressed in blackout suits.

FBI officials say the memo has been viewed nearly a million times, even though the bureau never followed up on the report. The FBI launched in 2011 "The Vault," an electronic reading room containing around 6,700 public documents.

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