FBI officials admitted last week that the most popular file in their online reading room, the memo known as the Guy Hottel Memo, was never even investigated. The memo, dated March 22, 1950, was written by special agent Guy Hottel, head of the FBI’s field office in Washington and addressed to FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover. In the memo, special agent Hottel discusses a second-hand account from an Air Force investigator, who disclosed to the agent that three ‘flying saucers” containing dead alien bodies had been recovered in New Mexico.
An investigator for the Air Force 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. XXXXX 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 XXXXXXXXXX concerning the above.
Skeptics have claimed that the information received from the Air Force investigator was based on a false story put forth by a con man named Silas Newton (the stories are similar). Others counter that the FBI has an entirely separate file on con-man Silas Newton and that this memo has never been included nor even cross-referenced with the Newton file. Some believe the memo provides evidence of a governmental cover-up of the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.
You can download and read the Guy Hottel Memo here (PDF).
Update 9/28/15: The Internet is bustling with claims that this memo was recently discovered by the Hakui Center for UFO Research in Tokyo, Japan. It was not “recently” discovered and has been in the public domain for quite some time.