UFO researcher Nick Pope claimed that the document "could be the smoking gun that proves UFOs are real." Bill Birnes, the publisher of UFO Magazine and star of the show UFO Hunters, also endorsed the memo as hard evidence of the Rowell UFO crash on an episode of the TV show Unsealed: Alien Files broadcast earlier this year.
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Real or Hoax?
Is it a hoax? Or final proof that flying saucers and their alien occupants are on ice somewhere in Area 51? Before jumping to conclusions there are few things to note.
First of all, the supposedly "top secret document" is instead a non-classified, ordinary office memo. This seems odd given the supposedly explosive nature of its contents; you might think that the FBI would do a better job of making sure that anyone in the office wouldn't have access to a document admitting that they are hiding three crashed saucers and nine alien bodies. The memo has also been known about since the 1970s.
Second, Roswell is not mentioned anywhere in the memo. It merely says the saucers were "recovered in New Mexico." Since the alleged saucer crash in Roswell, New Mexico, is the most famous in the world, it's easy to assume that it's referring to that incident. However, none of the Roswell eyewitnesses described anything like what's in the memo.