8 Years Before Roswell: Were Dead Alien Bodies Stored in the U.S. Capitol Building?


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8 Years Before Roswell: Were Dead Alien Bodies Stored in the U.S. Capitol Building?

Is it true that dead alien bodies from a 1939 crash had been stored in a container in the basements of the Capitol Building, Washington DC?

This story first came into the limelight in 2002, when Willian Jones, a director of the Ohio branch of MUFON received an interesting letter from a woman named Lucile Andrew, the daughter of Reverend Turner Hamilton Holt. The letter held the top-secret information told by Holt to his daughter about one of his meetings with his cousin Cordell Hull who had been the US Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944 and was also elected as US Senator from 1931 to 1937.

According to the letter, one day when Holt was in Washington D.C., he was contacted by Hull who wanted to show him something extremely secret and asked him to never disclose it to anybody. Holt agreed, and Hull took him to a place under the Capitol Building where he showed him an amazing sight. There is no exact information about the time-frame of this secret but Hull served under the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt until his resignation in 1944.

Holt video testimony

Former U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull

It was a huge room with four glass containers. In each container, there were bodies of dead humanoids in a special liquid (presumably formaldehyde), about which Holt and Hull had no idea. According to the description of their body structure, they were clearly not humans. There also was a “wrecked round craft” in the adjoining room.

“My father wanted my sister and I to make this information known long after he and Cordell were dead, because he felt it was a very important bit of information,” Lucile wrote. “We hope that you will research and search this information. The jars with creatures in formaldehyde and the wrecked craft are somewhere Cordell said they were afraid that they would start a panic if the public found out about it.

The letter said that incident happened in 1939, years before the stories of UFOs and alien encounters hit the newspapers. There is no doubt that Cordell Hull was one of the greatest politicians in US history and according to his credibility, it is difficult not to believe his story. Holt married a woman named Vina May Clark and they both had three daughters. Two daughters claimed that Holt had told them about the creatures but he had never said from where they came from. “He said the color of this material wasn’t a color that he had seen before, but for the lack of a better word he used “silver.” Reverend Holt was not the sort of person to make up such a wild story and, the sisters feel that by telling the story they are following their father’s wishes.”

Barbara A. Wolanin, the curator U.S. Capitol building said: “She had never heard about these creatures being stored at the Capitol, but she did confirm there was a sub-basement that was divided into storage rooms back then.”

When Hull left his job, he wrote his memoirs, but there is no mentioning of this story in his papers in the Library of Congress.

Cordell Hull saw Aliens in Glass Containers, 1939


Rick Hunter

Thanks so much! I read this story in a book during college but never could remember which one. I can believe that, in the days prior to extreme compartmentalization, the Capitol would have been a great choice for storage. Excellent (for the time) security and a convenient place to show those in the know when they were at the capitol on other business. FDR was a very strong president and I don't think anyone would say no to him, he almost certainly have been aware of it.