"In my contacts with him (Ruppelt) I found him to be honest and seriously puzzled about the whole phenomenon."
Dr J. Allen Hynek
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.
Flying saucers, fact or fiction? by Max B. Miller
Twelve year research of U.F.O.'s in our skies revealed by the top scientists, astronomers, Airforce personnel, and technical observers.
Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects -Committee on Science and Astronautics - US House of Representatives,1968.
"Today the House Committee on Science and Astronautics conducts a very special session, a symposium on the subject of unidentified flying objects; the name of which is a reminder to us of our ignorance on this subject and a challenge to acquire more knowledge thereof. We approach the question of unidentified flying objects as purely a scientific problem, one of unanswered questions. Certainly the rigid and exacting discipline of science should be marshaled to explore the nature of phenomena which reliable citizens continue to report"
UFOs: A NEW LOOK - A Special Report by the The National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP)
"One of the most significant developments since 1964 has been the increasing concern over the UFO problem demonstrated by professional scientists and engineers. The growing involvement of scientists insisting on a careful review of the evidence decreases the likelihood that the problem could or would be buried or glossed over in the future before a proper evaluation is made".
Originally posted by spacevisitor
"For the government to continue to maintain that UFOs are nonexistent in the face of the documents already released and of other cogent evidence presented in this book is puerile and in a sense an insult to the American people."
Interesting is it not?
"Project Blue Book was ballyhooed by the Air Force as a full-fledged top-priority operation. It was no such thing. The staff, in a sense, was a joke. In terms of scientific training and numbers, it was highly inadequate to the task. And the methods used were positively archaic. And that is the crack operation that the general public believes looked adequately into the UFO phenomenon".
Dr J Allen Hynek, Chairman of the Department of Astronomy at Northwestern University and scientific consultant for Air Force investigations of UFOs from 1948 until 1969 (Projects Sign, Grudge and Blue Book
"I was there at [Project] Bluebook and I know the job they had. They were told not to excite the public, not to rock the boat... Whenever a case happened that they coud explain--which was quite a few--they made a point of that, and let that out to the media. . .Cases that were very difficult to explain, they would jump handsprings to keep the media away from them. They had a job to do, rightfully or wrongfully, to keep the public from getting excited."
Dr. J. Allen Hynek, former Chairman of the Dept. of Astronomy at North Western University and scientific advisor to Project Bluebook from 1952-1969
"Blue Book was now under direct orders to debunk...I remember the conversations around the conference table in which it was suggested that Walt Disney or some other educational cartoon producer be enlisted in the debunking process".
Dr J Allen Hynek, Chairman of the Department of Astronomy at Northwestern University and scientific consultant for Air Force investigations of UFOs from 1948 until 1969 (Projects Sign, Grudge and Blue Book).
Originally posted by Elepheagle
..I will make a point to read these three additional chapters, but if someone could answer me before I do that: Did Ruppelt make any changes inside the text which was already written (i.e. the first 17 chapters)?
If not, I find this reissue highly suspect.
Few books in the fledgling field of ufology, not yet half a century old, qualify as indisputable classics. If one had to choose a single indispensable volume, though, it would undoubtedly be Edward J. Ruppelt's Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (Doubleday, NY, 1956). From 1951 until 1953, Capt. Ruppelt was in charge of the Air Force investigation of UFOs, such as it was. Report is surprisingly well written - a page-turner in today's parlance -- and told from a unique insider's point of view. Ruppelt is both mystified and sympathetic at the outset. Three or four years later, however, he seems to have had a change of heart. A revized edition of Report appeared with three new skeptical chapters added. The first edition had ended with Chapter Seventeen, "What Are UFO's?" and Ruppelt's conclusion: "Only time will tell."
Originally posted by karl 12
The UFOs are real -
by Clifford Stone.
Originally posted by karl 12
Great E-book by Jacques Vallee dealing with UFO occupant reports, folklore and unexplained phenomena:
UFOs over Topanga Canyon: eyewitness accounts of the California sightings By Preston E. Dennett
For more than 50 years, strange activity has been going on in the sky over Topanga Canyon. But the night of June 14, 1992 marked the beginning of a UFO wave of gigantic proportions. On that evening, more than 17 different witnesses observed numerous strange craft flying through the canyon. The activity would continue for more than two years and involve the entire range of UFO phenomenon including sightings, landings, UFO car chases, face-to-face encounters missing time abductions, government cover-up and more. Today, there are more than one hundred witnesses to the activity.
The UFO Mystery, By Dr J Allen Hynek, PHd.
The February 1975 FBI Bulletin contains an article by Dr J Allan Hynek entitled "The UFO Mystery', which briefs FBI officers on UFOs and calls for a coordinated response to UFO reports.