Ruppelt is generally credited with coining the term "unidentified flying object", to replace the terms "flying saucer" and "flying disk" - which had become widely known - because the military thought them to be "misleading when applied to objects of every conceivable shape and performance. For this reason the military prefers the more general, if less colorful, name: UFO.
The Report On Unidentified Flying Objectsby Edward J. Ruppelt
This is a book about unidentified flying objects -- UFOs -- "flying saucers." It is actually more than a book; it is a report because it is the first time that anyone, either military or civilian, has brought together in one document all the facts about this fascinating subject. . . .
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