The 9 Weirdest Excerpts From FBI Files

Under J. Edgar Hoover, everybody who was anybody had an FBI file. Here are some interesting things we found while poking around their archives.

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Albert Einstein

Colonel Sanders

Colonel Sanders admired J. Edgar Hoover and occasionally requested favours from him. One time, the Colonel asked Hoover to come to his birthday party, in a letter which now rests in his FBI file:

Dear Mr. Hoover,

It's not very often that people our age can get together and celebrate, but I've found a good excuse. On September 16th, I'm going to be 80 years old. To help me enjoy the day, I'd like to have you and a group of us old folk come on down to Louisville as my guests. I do believe that us folk can show these young people what celebratin's all about.

I remain,

Colonel Harland Sanders

After searching the Colonel's criminal record, Hoover gently declined.

Extra Sensory Perception

The Grateful Dead


The FBI holds over 400 pages on Liberace. Most pages focus on a robbery in 1974, when someone stole hundreds of Liberace's jewels. Other pages look into numerous extortion attempts that attacked Liberace's sexuality. A meager two pages, however, show that the rhinestone-clad pianist illegally bet on horse races through a bookie in Buffalo, NY. The FBI considered roasting Liberace before a Grand Jury, but later decided against it.

Louie, Louie

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Roswell's UFO

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