When reviewing the FBI Records Vault dump of October 30th through November 1st, 2016 that the Inspector General is looking into, I noticed a good deal of public interest in the Tesla Files. (Tweet 4 in the sequence of 21 tweets) Not knowing much about it myself, I decided to look into it.





There are three parts to the files with a total of 354 pages.[1]

Part one 249 pages

Part two 41 pages

Part three 64 pages

January 7th, 1943 Tesla died quietly and alone in room #3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker in New York City. The coroner would later estimate the time of death at 22:30 EST. Tesla was 86 years old. January 9th Hoover’s FBI ordered the U.S. Office of Alien Property to seize all of Tesla’s belongings. Tesla’s entire estate from the Hotel New Yorker, and other New York City hotels, was transported to the Manhattan Storage and Warehouse Company under OAP seal.

That the FBI had the Office of Alien Property carry out the seizure was odd because Tesla was a U.S. Citizen.


[1] FBI Vault Tesla

[2] FBI Vault Tesla pg 5

[3] FBI Vault Tesla pg 6

[4] NY Times

[5] FBI Vault pg 8


[7] TFC Books

[8] FBI Vault pg 3