THE REPORT ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS by Edward J. Ruppelt

THE REPORT ON UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Former Head, for two years, of the Air Forces ""Project Blue Book"" (the code name for investigating and analyzing UFO sightings and reports) wades into an all-front battleground -- military-civilian-press-scientific-layman, converts and scoffers of flying saucers. He tells of the operational methods that motiviated what was early known as Project Sign, later Grudge (which was out to annihilate UFO's), and finally Blue Book; he traces the course of attitudes as air lines and military pilots, and responsible viewers and their ""good"" reports (in contrast to ones with insufficient data or from crackpots) cracked official impassivity; he catalogues all the possibilities of stimuli triggering UFO sightings, the reasons that invalidate UFO's originating in foreign countries, thus suggesting outer space. The classic ""unknowns"" -- the happenings at Maury Island, the Mantell incident, the Chiles-Whittel case; ""Project Twinkle"" of 1949; the Lubbock Lights; -- the roster is called, with Scully and Keyhoe told off for their, public pronouncements in which too little knowledge created troubles that were supposed to be sidetracked because of actual lack of knowledge at official sources, and the reader left -- just where he was...He insists that the facts are here while admitting that names are omitted and locales changed; he details the searches that resulted in other explanations of the sighted objects; his only conclusion is that time will tell, (and new releases are coming through right now in the newspapers). Read All About It.

ISBN: 1605970301
Publisher: Doubleday