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From the FBI Web Page

From: Terry Blanton <commengr@bellsouth.net>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 10:54:57 -0700
Fwd Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 11:13:38 -0400
Subject: From the FBI Web Page

A friend of mine pointed out this page from the FBI FOIA
documents at:

http://www.fbi.gov/foipa/ufo/ufo11.pdf

This document is on page 102.  The quality is fair and I have
attempted to reproduce the text accurately below.

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Date:  July 10, 1953

To:
Director of Special Investigations
The Inspector General
Department of the Air Force
The Pentagon
Washington 25, D.C.

From:
John Edgar Hoover, Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Subject:  Flying Saucers

The following information was furnished to the Atlanta Field Office of
this Bureau at 3:45 A.M. on July 8, 1953 by Mr. <blanked> reporter.  Mr.
<blanked> stated Mr. <blanked> Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia, telephone
number <blanked> contacted him at the office of the <blanked> and
advised as follows:

According to <blank> he and two other companions, while travelling in an
automobile on Bankhead Highway in the vicinity of Mableton, Georgia,
encountered three small animals which they believed had landed from a
flying saucer.  <W>aters advised as he and his companion approached, the
three animals started making their way back to what was believed to be a
flying saucer.  According to <Wa>ters, two of the animals <escaped> in
the flying saucer but the third was killed when hit by the automobile in
which Waters and his companions were riding.

According to <blanked> <W>aters displayed the animal which had been
killed to him at the <blanked> newspaper office.  <blanked> stated the
animal did not resemble anything he had ever seen before but it looked
as though it belonged to the monkey family.  According to <blank> the
animal was approximately 21 inches long, had a rather pointed head,
large ears and pinkish skin. <unreadable but not blank> states because
of the early morning hour he was unable to locate a scientist to examine
the animal, b<u>t he did have one of the leading veterinarians of
Atlanta, Georgia, examine it.

<snip>

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The report continues through p.107 and includes a picture from
the 7/9/53 edition of the Washington Daily News.  The man who
reported the creature is identified as Edward Watters (a barber).
His companions were Arnold Payne (a butcher) and Thomas Wilson
(another barber). The picture is of poor quality and resembles
the creatures in the movie "Men In Black" that were making
coffee.  The vet described the creature as a "hairless monkey"
and Dr. W. A. Mickle of Emory University called it a hairless
member of the Rhesus Monkey family.

This interested me since I am from Atlanta and had never heard of
the incident before.  I plan to visit the public library here
this week and see if I can get a better picture of the creature.
Does anyone else know about this incident?  Maybe someone in the
DC area might like to get a copy of the Daily News picture.

What do you think the odds are that a couple of drunk barbers
shaved a monkey? <g>

Terry