The UFO blogosphere has been burning up over the past few days with news about a recently-discovered Top Secret FBI file proving that flying saucers and alien bodies were recovered in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947.
The information, which appears in an apparently genuine FBI file, is being called the real deal. One (typical) blogger crowed that the "FBI secret memo says Roswell flying saucers were legit."
The March 22, 1950 document from Washington bureau agent Guy Hottel to the director of the FBI, has the subject line "Flying Saucers, Information Concerning," and states that:
Is it a hoax? Or final proof that flying saucers and their alien occupants are on ice somewhere in Area 51? The Sun newspaper ran a story headlined, "Aliens exist, say real-life X-files," and quoted a UFO expert named Nick Pope as saying, "These are the real life X-Files. This document could be the smoking gun that proves UFOs are real."
Or it could be the smoking gun that proves that Pope and many journalists didn't look at the document very closely.