Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Eff-Bee-Eye

2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the FBI. In and of itself, this may not generate too much excitement - but they have this really cool website! The FBI's Freedom of Information Act Reading Room. Sounds dull, doesn't it? But is has some weird stuff, man. Did you know Colonel Sanders asked for federal assistance to protect him from a death threat? Plus there is a copy of an invitation to the President to join Sanders in Texas for an 80th birthday celebration (scroll down to p. 5). LBJ declined. The Unidentified Flying Objects section is big. Looks like UFO witnesses had to provide answers for a 2-page 24-point questionnaire. Here is a link to one, scroll down to the second page for the questionnaire. Everything is just a photocopy of the original so they are slow to load. But that's cool because the documents include handwritten notes. Except for allllll the stuff that's blacked out. On the other hand, who else would publish their UFO research?

FBI Reading Room
Graphic Source: Best UFO Pictures

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