This FBI File Has Been Read Over a Million Times

Is it proof we're not alone?

FBI file
Gregory Reid for Reader’s Digest

It’s the most popular file in the FBI Vault­—a high-tech electronic reading room that houses all kinds of bureau records released under the Freedom of Information Act. Yet this file is only a single page, relaying an unconfirmed report from an Air Force investigator, and was never even followed up on. Dated March 22, 1950, the memo is addressed to J. Edgar Hoover, and it reads:

“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 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.”

The memo goes on to say that the saucers had been found because the government’s “high-powered radar” in Roswell, New Mexico, had interfered with “the controlling mechanism of the saucers,” which ultimately resulted in the crashes. It ends stating that “no further evaluation was attempted.”

Once the file went public, people wondered what had happened to the supposed saucers. Unfortunately, without any further research from the FBI, the case became just another unsolved mystery.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest