Memorandum for Mr. Ladd
Mr. ——– also discussed this matter with Colonel L. H. Forney of MID.
Colonel Forney indicated that it was his attitude that inasmuch as it has been
established that the flying disks are not the result of any Army or Navy
experiments, the matter is of interest to the FBI. He stated that he was of the
opinion that the Bureau, if at all possible, should accede to General Schulgen’s
I would recommend that we advise the Army that the Bureau does not believe it
should go into these investigations, it being noted that a great bulk of those
alleged discs reported found have been pranks. It is not believed that the
Bureau would accomplish anything by going into these investigations.
(Clyde Tolson) – I think we should do this. (Dated 7/15)
(J. Edgar Hoover) – I would do it but before agreeing to it we must insist
upon full access to discs recovered. For instance in the SW case the Army
grabbed it and would not let us have it for cursory examination