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Mar 20, 2017 1:20 PM

Will Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey join Colonel Sanders, UFOs among odd FBI searches?


One of the biggest surprises out of Monday's announcement that Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys have been found was not where they were found but that the FBI was involved.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said Monday that department investigators relied on a tip from an informant and tracked Brady's jersey from last month's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons to Mexico.

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The jerseys are in the possession of the FBI in Boston, and law enforcement was working to authenticate them.

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However, the search for Brady's jersey isn't the first time the FBI has found itself involved in strange cases.

Here's a look at three of the more notable odd investigations.


On July 8, 1947, a "flying disc" resembling a high-altitude weather balloon found near Roswell, New Mexico, joined a larger investigation file about UFOs. The report was part of a "rash of sightings" in 1947.

"Finger-lickin' good" request

After Col. Harland David Sanders received a letter "of threatening nature" back in 1973, it spurred an investigation and unveiled Col. Sander's admiration for FBI Director.

Included in the investigation file, is a 1968 letter from Col. Sanders to requesting an autographed photo of then-Director J. Edgar Hoover. A second letter, dated 1970, invites Hoover to Loiusville as Col. Sanders's guest for Sanders's 80th birthday.

"Louie, Louie" lyrics

More than 100 pages are dedicated to an investigation into the lyrics of the song "Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen. The investigation started because of complaints of "obscene" lyrics. However, the scandalous lyrics were never sang by The Kingsmen but instead belonged to a college student who made them up.

And in a related note, FBI Director James Comey, in a hearing in front of the House intelligence committee Monday, compared his hatred of the Patriots to what he said was Russian President Vladmir Putin's hatred for Hillary Clinton. Comey said Putin had a preference for anyone running against Clinton.

"To put it in a metaphor, I hate the New England Patriots and no matter who they play, I'd like them to lose," Comey said. "I'm at the same time rooting against the Patriots and hoping their opponent beats them because there's only two teams on the field. What the Intelligence Committee concluded was that early on the hatred for Mrs. Clinton was all the way along. When Mr. Trump became the nominee there was some sense that it would be great if he could win, it would be great if we could help him but we need to hurt her no matter what."

At a ribbon-cutting for the Boston FBI division's new offices March 7, Comey had said that he is a New York Giants fan.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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