The FBI has posted a memo on its Web site that seems to confirm that aliens crash-landed in the New Mexico desert in 1947.
Agent Guy Hottel, who headed up the Washington field office in 1950, wrote the memo, "Flying Saucers," which now appears on "The Vault," the FBI's new online information repository. It details an Air Force investigator's claim that "three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico."
The investigator gave this information to an FBI agent. The identities of the investigator and the agent are censored in the memo.
The FBI believed the UFOs had crashed in New Mexico because the government had a "very high-powered radar setup" in the area, and the radar had somehow interfered with the UFOs' ability to fly. The memo went on to describe the flying saucers as about 50 feet in diameter, circular, with raised centers. Each saucer contained three aliens, who were shaped like humans, but only about three feet in height. The aliens wore clothing similar to the G-suits worn by fighter pilots, made out of fine metallic fabric.
Another memo in "The Vault" details the recovery of another flying saucer near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. This disc was "hexagonal in shape," and "suspended from a balloon by a cable." It was at first thought to be a weather balloon, but the memo stated that the Air Force and the FBI field office had spoken regarding this possibility, and ruled it out.