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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO 481

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from the I-want-to-believe dept.
schwit1 writes "An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described 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 clothing of very fine texture."

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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO

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  • Hearsay (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 10, 2011 @12:41PM (#35774482)

    The document is a report outlining another individual's report. It's neither admission nor documentation of the incident by the FBI, just a record that someone has made a statement about the incident. It's worthless.

  • Re:Questions. (Score:5, Informative)

    by ZosX (517789) <zosxavius.gmail@com> on Sunday April 10, 2011 @12:43PM (#35774502) Homepage

    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread685706/pg1 [abovetopsecret.com]

    Did some more research.... apparently this was declassified in the 70s and published in several books from that time. I don't know how much I would read into it.

  • by lscotte (450259) on Sunday April 10, 2011 @12:47PM (#35774526)

    Read the article carefully - it neither denies nor confirms anything. This is a report documenting what an informant said, and does not suggest any first hand knowledge about anything...

  • Dwarf test pilots (Score:5, Informative)

    by mkraft (200694) on Sunday April 10, 2011 @12:56PM (#35774586)
    The document says "so-called flying saucers" with 3 foot tall human shaped bodies wearing test pilot guard, No where does it say "aliens" in the document. They were obviously dwarf test pilots.
  • Re:Questions. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Chris Burke (6130) on Sunday April 10, 2011 @01:17PM (#35774710) Homepage

    If there's one time to ever RTFA, it's when it's a government document supposedly admitting UFOs of the flying-saucer variety exist and were found near Roswell.

    Turns out this isn't that. It's the FBI noting that some dude claimed that two 50-foot saucers landed near Roswell because the nearby radar station disrupted their control mechanisms, and then doing nothing.

    "Disrupted by the radar you say? Ah of course. And where are these saucers? Oh they've mysteriously vanished since you saw them the night of the full moon. Got it. Thank you, citizen. We'll definitely look into that -- might be the Russians you know."

    Only other thing to say is -- good job, submitter. Made me look.

  • Re:Great news! (Score:4, Informative)

    by JWSmythe (446288) <jwsmythe@jwsmyt h e . com> on Sunday April 10, 2011 @05:18PM (#35776050) Homepage Journal

    Check the memo on the FBI site. [fbi.gov]

        Mr. [redacted] informant was an investigator for the USAF. Not just some random civilian, or someone who thought they knew something.

        There would have been no further investigation necessary, as the USAF was already investigating, and any further investigation would be done by them, and any information necessary would be reported back to the FBI.

        Pretty much, another agency had control and jurisdiction on the case, and possession of all materials relating to the case. There was nothing for the FBI to do. What were their options? Demand access to now (as of the minute the military touched it) classified materials? Good luck there. I'm surprised the FBI was provided with as much detail as they were given.

        If that were to happen today, it may be something more like "We found something, and are investigating." Or as was provided to the public "Nothing to see here. Just a weather balloon. Move on." Use tthe official USAF aircraft identification chart [freeinternetpress.com] for identifying unknown flying objects.

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