Isaac, thanks for the reply -I have to say I do find it a little strange that Captain Ruppelt decided to change his long held opinions about the UFO subject - especialy considering the irregular way in which the book was 're-edited' and his intimate knowledge of the history (and high number) of Bluebook actual unknowns - for him to now to cynicaly describe the UFO subject as "a space age myth" seems to me to be quite out of character with the chap and at odds with some of the observations made by his colleagues:
"In my contacts with him (Ruppelt) I found him to be honest and seriously puzzled about the whole phenomenon."
Dr J. Allen Hynek
Of course he was wary of crackpots and cultists but he did make some very intriguing (and non-dismissive) statements over the years - these remarks about the 'Operation Mainbrace' sightings seem to show he took the subject seriously and some of his quotes taken from this link are pretty revealing -particularly regarding events after the Monmouth radar incident.
Also, as it states below, it appears he still maintained a keen interest in (and contacts within) UFO investigation after he left Bluebook:
In chapter 17 Ruppelt reveals that even after he had left Project Blue Book and the USAF, friends in RAF intelligence kept him informed about latest developments, on a private basis.
It states in his biography that Ruppelt requested reassignment from Project Blue Book after the Robertson Panel issued its 'conclusions' - its just speculation but perhaps he'd become increasingly disillusioned with government sponsered debunking techniques (and propaganda dissemination methods) so decided to call it quits.
CIA Robertson Panel:
PS Good luck with the website.
[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]