John Greenwalde, Jr. of The Black Vault published an unredacted copy of a March 22, 1950 FBI memo about space aliens revealing for the first time how the head of the Washington, D.C. FBI bureau, Guy Hottel, came to write to J. Edgar Hoover that the Air Force had recovered a crashed flying saucer with three dead bodies. However, the unredacted version makes it much clearer than ever how this information came to the FBI and why it is false.
The unredacted text makes for rather humorous reading:
Yesterday, Stanford immunologist and UFO investigator Garry Nolan appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox Nations streaming morning show Tucker Carlson Today to offer his thoughts on space aliens and the government’s efforts to investigate UFOs. Nolan offered nothing that would pass for convincing evidence, but he did make a number of eyebrow-raising claims, which, if true, shed unfortunate light on the depth of delusion and lunacy permeating the Congressional efforts to legislate UFO conspiracy theories into law.
This weekend paranormal investigator Hal Puthoff, late of To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science, and later of Robert Bigelow’s UFO and afterlife research initiatives, published a paper on ultraterrestrials in the Journal of Cosmology, a low-quality paranormal journal designed to ape more prominent scholarly publications like the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics. The journal’s poor reputation and mid-1990s online aesthetic are beyond our concern here. Instead, let’s take a look at Puthoff’s ideas about how to hunt and track antediluvian supernormal humanoids, such as Atlanteans and djinn.
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