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Compilation:'Must Read'/Classic UFO books online

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posted on Jun, 21 2005 @ 03:15 PM
Note: This initial post will be updated several times during the next week.

Anyone who is interested in UFOs/ETs must, if they are to gain a wider perspective on the phenomena, study the history of UFOlogy and how it has influenced society. Unfortunately, though, most UFO debate -- especially in online forums like this one -- revolves around recent history/events only and/or current 'fashions' in UFOlogy. People who are new to the subject may, even if they put a great deal of effort into studying the subject, come away without knowledge that relates to events that transpired prior to the 'modern' era... or, as UFOlogy is trend-centered, they may only know about events from the past that support modern opinions regarding UFOs/ETs and abductions.

For the sake of creating a UFO reference thread, then, I'm going to start compiling 'classic' and must read' books about UFOs/ETs. The following are books that had tremendous influence, in their day and time, on the UFO community. Hopefully, by reading them, people who are interested in the subject will come to see the broader picture (note: I will only be linking to complete texts):

The Report on UFOs - Ruppelt
Captain Ruppelt ran the USAF's Project Bluebook at the time of the famous 1952 Washington UFO incidents. This book is focused on the so-called 'summer of the saucers' and stands as the first major book about UFOs by a military veteran with access to official UFO investigations:

Flying Saucers Are Real - Keyhoe
Former Marine aviator Major Keyhoe was instrumental in starting the UFO organization known as NICAP. He was one of the first people to write multiple books on sightings:

Ufology - McCampbell
McCampbell's book represents the state of UFOlogy as of the 1970s. This is a work that was created before legends about secret bases and 'reptilians' (and even 'grays' for that matter) began to dominate UFOlogy. This is an excellent summary of the first few decades of UFO research (note: the 'dwarves' he refers to in the book are usually taken as first generation descriptions of the 'grays'):

More to come

[edit on 21-6-2005 by onlyinmydreams]

posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 08:12 AM
Great suggestions...

Don't forget about Hyneck...another Blue Book member who went on to UFOlogy, and who spoke of Blue Book being a whitewash....

posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 08:55 AM
Good work.

Although it is not a book, every collection of UFO links would be incomplete IMO without a link to the Disclosure Project -

The must have Disclosure book is currently on sale too -

posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 10:26 AM
I'd also like to add my suggestion:

That page in particular links to the pages with the reports on Roswell and all of the FBI UFO files. It's a ton of reading, and probably doesn't have any smoking guns, but it's interesting nonetheless.

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