The FBI is always connected with something secretive. There are so many movies which involve the agency in mysterious activities that can never be solved. Here are 23 of the darkest and most mysterious stories about the FBI.
The Suspicious Falafel
In 2005 and '06, the FBI was tracking the records of falafel sales. They suspected that this data will lead them to Iranian secret agents.
Wild Goose Chase
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the head of the 9/11 terrorist operation sent FBI agents on an actual wild goose chase. He reported that the geese were running down Central Park with explosives attached to them.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Remember Borat? After pedestrians and locals had claimed that Sacha Baron Cohen was a “middle eastern man traveling the Midwest in an ice cream truck,” he was under investigation and observation by the FBI. During the filming, he was reported as a potential terrorist.
E.T. Phone Home
In 1986, a UFO was spotted on radars in Japan during a flight to Tokyo. The information was classified and it was labeled as the first UFO encounter on radars by the FBI. Of course, according to them, the event "never took place."
David Kaczynski was a man who tipped off his brother, the notorious Unabomber criminal. David received $1 million from the FBI, and he donated it to his brother's bombing victims.
Mafia Team Up
Gregory Scarpa, a mafia capo, was hired by the FBI in 1964 to hunt down the members of the KKK who murdered 3 human rights activists. They used brutal methods of torture to find out where the bodies were hidden.
Blackmailing Martin Luther King?
Allegedly, King got a blackmail letter from the FBI in 1964. It contained threats and evidence of him being with different women. The letter suggested that the only suitable thing he should do would be to commit suicide.
The Fear of Hitchhikers
FBI is largely responsible for misinforming the public and causing the American people to fear hitchhikers in the 50s and 60s.
As the first director of the FBI, Hoover was known for abusing his powers. Because of him, new directors can hold the position for only 10 years.
Nine Inch Nails
The FBI conducted an investigation about some photographs found by a farmer in Michigan. The pictures showed physically abused corpses. The investigation lasted for a year just to verify that the photos were stills from the first music video by Nine Inch Nails.
In the Interest of National Security
Lying in court was allowed by the FBI only if it was done in the interest of national security.
An FBI agent warned the world about the 9/11 attacks several years before they occurred. Sadly, he didn't manage to prove his point and he died when the towers were bombed.
A concerned parent wrote a letter to the US Attorney General complaining that the lyrics to ''Louie Louie'' by The Kingsmen were offensive. The FBI took almost 2 years of intense investigation to conclude that the song was “unintelligible at any speed." But in those 2 years, they failed to notice that the drummer shouted out the f-word at 0:54 in the song. Brilliant investigating!
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson was a member of the Black Power movement. The FBI told his mother that he would be dead within a year if he continued his work with the movement. His mom sent him to LA, and the rest is history.
The FBI confiscated all of Nikola Tesla's properties after his death. This case is still unexplainable.
A Dangerous Security Guard
The FBI had suspected a security guard for planting a bomb even tough he was the one who reported the bomb. He even helped with the evacuation. 9 years later, he was exonerated when the real terrorist confessed his crime.
An FBI agent infiltrated the Gambino crime family for 3 years as an Italian criminal. He almost succeeded in convincing them in his personality before the investigation was over.
Helen Keller was under heavy observance by the FBI since she was a member of the radical socialist party.
It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s a Wonderful Life was considered a pro-communist movie by the FBI due to its anti-capitalistic themes.
The iPhone's Complicated Locking Pattern
The FBI had to team up with Google to hack the iPhone's complicated locking pattern. The iPhone belonged to a wanted pimp who was almost unreachable and untraceable.
The Time They Shut Down the Press
In 1971, the FBI had to shut down the press since some activists stole over a thousand top secret files and sent them to an unidentified newspaper for publication.
You can ask the FBI to show you the files that they have on you. Who knows what they found...