It looks like the Obama administrations pledge for greater freedom of information and clarity from US government departments has finally started to kick . Like the UK MOD, finally the US has started to catch up with the global disclosure movement with the unvailing today of the FBI's new initiative " The Vault ".
Its only the start at the moment with currently 25 new files released but it likely to be a ongoing process of disclosure as more files become released to the public over the years.
Taken from the site "The Vault is our new electronic reading room, containing more than 2,000 documents that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Included here are more than 25 new files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished; and files from our previous electronic reading room. "
There are some very interesting new files on Ufos from the Vault including this reference to Roswell:
A special agent in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office, who sent a memo concerning flying saucers to the FBI's director in March 1950.
"An investigator for the Air Force stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico," according to the memo dated March 22, 1950. "They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture. Each body was bandaged in a manner similar to the blackout suits used by speed flyers and test pilots.
"According to Mr. [redacted] informant, the saucers were found in New Mexico due to the fact that the Government has a very high-powered radar set-up in that area and it is believed the radar interferes with the controlling mechanism of the saucers. No further evaluation was attempted by SA [redacted] concerning the above."
More on this file from the FBi Vault here