FBI Documents Reveal UFO Landings

Apr 11, 2011, 16:26 by Sarah Long

A 1950 FBI memo may be proof that the Roswell incident did involve extraterrestrial beings.

The previously classified record, which contains information of extraterrestrial encounters dating back 60 years, shows eye-witness accounts of flying saucers and alien life forms.

Recently released by the bureau onto a new online resource called The Vault, the memo refers to "three so-called flying saucers" that had been recovered in New Mexico.

In the document, Agent Hottel reveals that an anonymous Air Force investigator described the vehicles as:

"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 informant, he continued, claimed the saucers had been 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."

David Hardy, an official from the FBI's Records Management Division said the declassification of secret files reflects a strong commitment to build public trust and confidence through greater public access to FBI records.

"The new website significantly increases the number of available FBI files, enhances the speed at which the files can be accessed, and contains a robust search capability," he said, as reported by Yahoo! UK News.

It may take awhile for the government to gain trust from some UFO believers, especially after the alleged 1947 cover-up.

During those infamous few days, Military authorities issued a press release, which began: "The many rumors regarding the flying disc became a reality yesterday when the intelligence officer of the 509th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force, Roswell Army Air Field, was fortunate enough to gain possession of a disc."

The military changed its story the next day, however, by alleging that the previously unidentifiable "disk-shaped" object was actually a weather balloon.

This 1950 document has been made available just after the British Ministry of Defense released thousands of pages of UFO material at the National Archives last month, according to Yahoo! UK News.