posted on Feb, 17 2017 @ 05:32 PM
a reply to: JoeHansen
Hey Joe. I didn't want to appear patronizing in case you were familiar with the book.
Edward J Ruppelt's book is considered one of the 'classics' in UFO literature. It was written up during his time investigating the the flying saucer
era in the 1950s. Ruppelt was the Director of Project Bluebook (formerly Project Grudge) from 1951 to 1953.
He, arguably, coined the term UFO, and attempted to make a serious, organised study of the phenomenon during his tenure. This was, in my opinion,
before a tight control of UFO information was instigated. By 1953 cuts to the Bluebook budget and staff were made (Ruppelt being a victim) and the
project became an exercise in debunking sightings.
Ruppelt's book was published in 1956, years after he had left the United States Air Force. It's a book that gives a background to the Kenneth Arnold
reports and many other significant sightings and investigations of the late 1940s and early 1950s . But it makes no mention of Roswell. A few years
later he added 3 new chapters with a more hard-line sceptical approach.
Sadly Ed Ruppelt died aged 37 of a heart attack on Sept 15th 1960.