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The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects

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The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, written by Captain Edward Ruppelt in 1956, was the first serious, unbiased account written about UFOs by anyone connected with the official government investigations of UFO phenomena. Ruppelt, who coined the term "unidentified flying objects" and headed Project Blue Book from 1951 to 1953, includes his personal investigations and findings in his extensive research on UFOs. He discusses both well-publicized UFO sightings and lesser-known accounts, as well as the inner ...
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The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, written by Captain Edward Ruppelt in 1956, was the first serious, unbiased account written about UFOs by anyone connected with the official government investigations of UFO phenomena. Ruppelt, who coined the term "unidentified flying objects" and headed Project Blue Book from 1951 to 1953, includes his personal investigations and findings in his extensive research on UFOs. He discusses both well-publicized UFO sightings and lesser-known accounts, as well as the inner workings of Air Force UFO research. This edition is the original 1956 edition; in 1960 Ruppelt released a second edition which seemed to weaken his original views that some UFO reports could not be explained, and reinforce the Air Force's position that there was nothing mysterious about UFOs.

EDWARD J. RUPPELT (1923-1960) was the head of Project Blue Book during the Korean War, from 1951-1953. He served at the Air Technical Intelligence Center, where he took over Project Grudge, a formal investigation by the U.S. military with the goal of debunking extraterrestrial and UFO activity. Under Ruppelt's supervision, the project, later named Blue Book, experienced its most fruitful years, when investigations were properly conducted without judgment or disdain. Many UFO researchers hail him as a pioneer of UFO research and hero in the fight to earn respectability for the field.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616404949
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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From early 1951 until September 1953, Edward J. Ruppelt was chief of the United States Air Force's Project Blue Book, an operation of the Air Technical Intelligence Center.
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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    For those curious

    Ruppelt was a man high up on the UFO chain however, his views may not be agreeable to everyone. No matter what your stance is on UFO's this book is a very good read. It teaches a lot of how they are looked at by the military. It also gives case by case analysis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Where you start in this iffy topic!

    This is a good piece of work and the start of serious UFO documentation – must read! You may or may not agree with conclusions made, but as the start of the phenomenon, it is important. It demonstrates something I immediately noticed – the lack of drama in the older sightings that gives them an air of authenticity that PR-grabbing modern sightings lack. Blue Book used the first UFO “Filtering Device” on witnesses (a questionnaire) and thus got better data than many future efforts did.

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