You can read Marilyn Monroe’s FBI file online, not to mention your own.
The Vault, an FBI reading room of more than 6,700 documents, contains details of investigations into Marilyn Monroe, Dick Clark, Joe Paterno, Steve Jobs, and many more people famous for everything from music and movies to organized crime. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, if you’re curious about the dirt the FBI has on you, you’re able to request the files. These are 13 celebrities you’d never guess had FBI files.
Even with no arrests, your fingerprints are probably on file in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
If you’ve had your fingerprints taken as part of a background check to, say, get a driver’s license or a job, or to buy a gun, the results likely live in the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). This database of more than 100 million fingerprints is located in a huge “data campus” in Clarksburg, West Virginia, about 250 miles west of the main FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Even with so many on file, according to the FBI its system can match a set in about 12 minutes.