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In the past few days, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has added a new online resource to their website called The Vault.

According to the site,

The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 2,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office.

On the right hand sidebar, among categories for “Counter-Terrorism,” “Fugitives,” and “Organized Crime,” there is an oddly conspicuous one called “Unexplained Phenomenon.”

Among the scanned memos in the Unexplained Phenomenon category, the very first one we are treated to is about a mysterious figure known as Guy Hottel. It goes on to describe him:

Guy Hottel was a Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The information concerning Mr. Hottel is in regard to a March 22, 1950, memo he sent to the Director concerning flying saucers.

There is a link for a scanned PDF file of Guy Hottel’s actual memo to the Director, dated March 22, 1950. Here is what Mr. Hottel had to say:

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI                                                                                                 DATE: March 22, 1950FROM: GUY HOTTEL, SAC, WASHINGTONSUBJECT: FLYING SAUCERS INFORMATION CONCERNING The following information was furnished to SA [Special Agent](text is blacked out) by (blacked out).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 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 flyers and test pilots.According to Mr. (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 controling mechanism of the saucers.No further evaluation was attempted by SA (blacked out) concerning the above.

Guy Hottel UFO Memo to FBI Director

Here is the scan of the original memo concerning "Flying Discs or Flying Saucers" from Special Agent Guy Hottel to the Director of the FBI.

This document presumably confirms the legendary UFO crash of 1947 in Roswell, NM while shedding some new light on the event.  Previously unknown information gleaned from the memo confirms that not one, but three alleged flying saucers were recovered.  It also states that each craft had three humanoid 3-ft-tall bodies, brining the total of recovered alien beings to nine.

But the document raises other questions, like why is the memo dated three years after the event took place?  Since there is no specific mention to Roswell, could this have been an entirely separate event?  And who was the mysterious special agent Guy Hottel?

Guy Hottel

"Capt. Hottel, guard, George Washington U., Class of 1924." In 1950, Guy, a special agent in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, sent FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover a memo regarding UFOs.

And is this finally the official disclosure the world has been waiting for all these years?

I, for one, will be keeping a close eye on what else emerges from The Vault

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