In all seriousness, I think the whole Roswell UFO thing from 1947 is one of the most fascinating stories of the 20th century. SOMETHING obviously crashed. But what was it?

The memo is one of many thousands of newly released documents that the FBI has made available in The Vault, an online search engine for declassified US Documents.

In the memo, three "flying saucers" each measuring about 50 feet across are referenced, and each saucer contained a "body of human shape but only 3 feet tall".

While I'm not sold on the idea of alien life forms from other planets, solar systems or galaxies, I have to say, if you're trying to create a cover story, what would be better than first saying you'd captured a flying saucer, then a day later changing it to a fallen weather balloon? From that point on all you have to do is step back, keep quiet,  and let everyone else write the story for you.

Then again, there are a lot of documents with some very interesting references related to whatever and whoever crashed in the desert. And there were those mysterious lights I saw in the sky over Wichita Falls back in the summer of 1981.

Hmmm. What do you think? Is there life ... out there?

Dave D.

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