A Copy of the Declassified FBI Document
One of the most interesting and tantalizing declassified FBI documents is a handwritten note in which former Director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, confirms the existence of recovered flying discs.
The note was a response by Hoover’s right-hand man and close friend Clyde Tolson to a July 10, 1947 request by Army Brigadier General George F. Schulgen requesting FBI help “…in locating and questioning individuals who first sighted the so-called flying discs…”
This request came just days after the Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash, or crashes, depending upon which declassified documents you wish to believe. But it is Hoover’s response that nails down the fact that he and other leaders of the U.S. intelligence community not only knew of crashed UFOs but were very interested in examining them.
Responding to the General’s request for FBI help Tolson wrote on the memo on July 15, “I think we should do this.”
Hoover then responded in his own handwriting, “I would do this but before agreeing to it we must insist upon full access to discs recovered. For instance, in the La. case the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination.”
This appears to be very cut an dry. Hoover agreed to help the Army on the condition that it allowed the FBI full access to the crashed flying discs, which it didn’t in the past. However, as it is with all UFO research, Hoover’s unclear handwriting about which disc he is referring to in the note has sparked controversy.
Some researchers interpret his initials differently and believe Hoover was referring to a hoax UFO case that occurred around the same time, while others believe he was referring to the Roswell crash.
It is my opinion that the No. 1 man in the FBI would have cared little about examining homemade, hoax flying saucers and in fact was talking about the Roswell crash or crashes in which the Army whisked all the evidence away before Hoover or anyone else could examine them.
© 2018 Chet Dembeck