Those old tales and jokes about tough man, Head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover wearing dresses in private and usually in bed are true according to a letter he wrote to "Agent 18" discovered Sunday in an old shoe box at the home of Hector Lindsey.
Apparently Lindsey WAS or knew who "Agent 18" was as Lindsey passed away in the 1990's at an advanced age, although no one could find any records of his birth certificate.
In the letter, J. Edgar Hoover first tells "Agent 18" what a great job he has been doing and that he was sorry he had seen Hoover in a dress when the agent sneaked into Hoover's home to explain the latest in the capture of a crime bigwig.
Then the lifelong bachelor explains that when he was a child of 8, he was playing with the little girl down the block who was also eight. Suddenly during a game of "Jail Base" Hoover had had a sudden cramp and before he could reach the toilet, filled his pants.
He didn't know what to do so he just stood there and cried until the little girl's mother came out to see who was hurt.
She then took little Hoover inside, took off his clothes and washed him all over as he stood there and cried and the little girl watched.
Then he was sent home wearing Amy's (the little girl) bloomers and dress.
The agent was sworn to secrecy and he and Hoover were apparently the only ones who knew, as both the neighborly lady and Amy, then 27, went missing in 1947.
Although the letter is not signed, it did have "eat this letter" on it and experts say it is in Hoover's handwriting.