FBI Releases Utah UFO Files

FBI vaultLee Davidson reports on new FBI document releases for the Salt Lake Tribune:

On April 4, 1949, FBI agents in Utah sent a cable marked “urgent” to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. It said an Army guard at the Ogden Supply Depot, a Logan policeman and a Utah Highway Patrol officer in Mantua each saw from miles apart a UFO — which they said exploded over Utah.

Under the title “Flying Discs,” the cable said they “saw a silver colored object high up approaching the mountains at Sardine Canyon” that “appeared to explode in a rash of fire. Several residents at Trenton … [reported] seeing what appeared to be two aerial explosions followed by falling object.”

That and other documents show the FBI was investigating whether UFOs were real, and it figured they could be. Such documents are now available in “The Vault,” vault.fbi.gov, a revamped FBI website for documents that have been released through the Freedom of Information Act and have been recently or often requested.

Besides talking about Utah UFOs, other Utah-related documents on the website look at such things as FBI snooping into whether the Salt Lake City NAACP had been infiltrated by communists; a death threat in Utah against Lady Bird Johnson; and Hoover lambasting W. Cleon Skousen — a Utahn who has become an icon of the tea party movement.

“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,” David Hardy, chief of the FBI’s Record/Information Dissemination Section, said in a statement…

[continues at the Salt Lake Tribune]

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  • blowme

    is this article about UFO’s or selling the new(ooooh) FBI website?

    • http://drwho.virtadpt.net/ The Doctor

      Why can’t it be both?

  • blowme

    is this article about UFO’s or selling the new(ooooh) FBI website?

  • http://www.blippitt.com/ chrismonty

    In case you all missed it, this has been confirmed as a hoax…

    http://www.blippitt.com/fbi-hottel-ufo-memo-is-confirmed-hoax

    • quartz99

      There’s always a danger when you take things out of context. A document means nothing without its context. You’d think people would have figured that out by now.

  • http://www.blippitt.com chrismonty

    In case you all missed it, this has been confirmed as a hoax…

    http://www.blippitt.com/fbi-hottel-ufo-memo-is-confirmed-hoax

  • Anonymous

    Why can’t it be both?

  • Anonymous

    There’s always a danger when you take things out of context. A document means nothing without its context. You’d think people would have figured that out by now.

  • Danny91_oside

    its not a hoax then why would the fbi release these things on there site.. THERE HERE THEYVE BEEN HERE AND THERE NOT LEAVING.. THEY ARE THE GUARDIANS OF OUR PLANET.. THEY DONT LIKE US USING NUCLEAR WEAPONS.. THINK ABOUT IT… THERES THE THEORY THAT THEY LIVE UNDERGROUND.. OR THAT THE EARTH IS HOLLOW.. OR EVEN OUR OCEANS. THERES NOT JUS ONE BERMUDA TRIANGLE CHECK IN JAPAN THERES ALSO ANOTHER PLACE LIKE THAT. WHERE SHIPS AND PLANES SINK.

  • Danny91_oside

    its not a hoax then why would the fbi release these things on there site.. THERE HERE THEYVE BEEN HERE AND THERE NOT LEAVING.. THEY ARE THE GUARDIANS OF OUR PLANET.. THEY DONT LIKE US USING NUCLEAR WEAPONS.. THINK ABOUT IT… THERES THE THEORY THAT THEY LIVE UNDERGROUND.. OR THAT THE EARTH IS HOLLOW.. OR EVEN OUR OCEANS. THERES NOT JUS ONE BERMUDA TRIANGLE CHECK IN JAPAN THERES ALSO ANOTHER PLACE LIKE THAT. WHERE SHIPS AND PLANES SINK.

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