A copy of the 1950 memo that recounts the discovery of flying saucers and aliens in Roswell, New Mexico The document was published by the FBI along with thousands of other files available in a new online resource called The Vault.
Super-secret scientific advances kept hidden "for our own good." Things like the one pictured above have been washing up on beaches since before recorded history. Why don't we hear more about them nowadays? Because they're converged on by trained teams of secret scientists who abscond with the corpus, erasing all traces, or, in many cases, leaving a decomposed squid for the press and public to gawk at. "What you don't know can hurt you-1860-1998."