Handwritten Note by Founder of the FBI Reveals Details on Crashed UFOs

A handwritten note between the founder of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, and his right-hand man reveals details about allegedly crashed UFOs recovered by the military.


During his 48-year tenure as director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover served under all presidents from Calvin Coolidge to Richard M. Nixon. He has been praised for making the FBI one of the best law enforcement agencies in the world. But what not many people are perhaps aware of is that Hoover had quite an interest in UFOs. And this interest dates back to 1947.

UFO consideration

The world is voicing its opinion on UFOs. Some people want answers, and some want reassurance. Some people are convinced we are not alone. Others believe UFOs are nothing more than secret technology. What these objects are, remains to be seen. But exciting times are upon us. With the second UFO report to be released in days, it is fascinating to think about how far the UFO subject has come.


360-degree change

Things have drastically changed in the UFO community. NASA is leading a UFO research group that will study UFOs for nine months. I recently posted about a paper on UFOs written by the man that is leading NASA’s UFO study. You can read about it here. In addition, the Pentagon implied several months ago that UFOs are extraterrestrial technology. And so-called transmedium UFOs are a thing now, and experts want to find out the technology behind them.


Why so scared?

Perhaps the greatest thing that bothers me when it comes down to the UFO subject is why it took so long. Why did it take so long for scientists, the government, and the military to become interested openly in UFOs? Did they avoid the subject because of ridicule? Because of fear? Or were the actually interested but secretly? They were interested, but it was kept under the table. This is why it is exciting to find out that the founder of the FBI had disclosed his interest in UFOs and the recovery of crashed disks in a little-known handwritten note. The note dates back to 1947.

Hoover’s notes

A hand-written note featuring comments on UFOs, and crashed disks between Clyde and Hoover. Image Credit: FBI/The Black Vault.
A handwritten note featuring comments on UFOs, and crashed disks between Clyde and Hoover. Image Credit: FBI/The Black Vault.

One of Hoover’s closest friends was a man called Clyde Tolson. On the handwritten note, Clyde asks Hoover to consider a request by Army Brigadier General George F. Schulgen from July 10, 1947, where he requests the “Help of the FBI… in locating and questioning individuals who first sighted the so-called flying disks. This request was sent to Hoover just days after the most famous UFO case in history took place in Roswell, New Mexico. What is perhaps most striking is that Hoover’s response tells us that US intelligence likely knew from the beginning about crashed UFOs. They were very excited to examine them.

Response to the request

Regarding the General’s request for the FBI to interview and help, Tolson wrote in the memo, “I think we should do this. Hoover’s response is very interesting.” I would do this, but before agreeing to it, we must insist on full access to discs recovered,” Hoover wrote, adding, “For instance, in the LA case, the Army grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination. Eventually, the head of the FBI agreed to assist Amry, but on one condition. Hooved wanted the FBI to have full access to all the crashed flying discs, which it did not have in the past. Nonetheless, it remains unclear in Hoover’s handwriting which disks he was referring to. Was it related to an alleged UFO hoax that took place around the same time, or was he referring to all discs, including the one that allegedly crashed in Roswell?


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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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