Captain Edward J. Ruppelt not only was the head of the United States Air Force’s advice if UFOs became an issue; and, according to Captain Ruppelt, they. ‘Straight from the horse’s mouth’, as they say. Edward Ruppelt was the first head of the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book, the official project. The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects has ratings and 14 reviews. Steve said: The genuine granddaddy of all UFO books is also, after so many year.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ruppelt and his staff studied edwrd 4, reports and discussed them with everyone from out-and-out crackpots to top-level scientists and generals All reports received were subjected to military intelligence analysis procedures.

This report from takes us inside these initial investigations, separates fact from fiction, and gives insight into who, when, where, and how sightings were reported and researched in open-minded fashion for which Ruppelt was renownedrather than in the typical hushed and secretive and censored ddward most often associated with government and military reports which are released to the public.

Apr 21, Gabriel Diamond rated it it was amazing. In cases where Ruppelt’s team had ruled out any rational explanation, they simply classified a UFO case as “unknown,” never taking it to the next step of saying for certain that a UFO was flyimg. This is a most unusual book.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt

Chapter 5 The Dark Ages, It is clunky and jagged and thrashes about like a stubborn animal, but that, it seems is the nature of a subject rruppelt is so enigmatic and unwilling to easily give up its secrets.

These debunking efforts blend in well with the actual unknowns. Here we go inside the workings of Project Blue Book, which had evolved from 2 earlier Air Force projects, and we are witness to interviews, press conferences, Pentagon briefings, and many reports from civilian and military pilots, Air Uniddntified Controllers, office workers, farmers, and the man on the street who reported their accounts with UFOs.


The book is a masterpiece, in spite of itself. The second edition of Ruppelt’s work was supplemented with 3 additional chapters which were added inand we are fortunate that they are included here. The reason for this, after googling around, was that a ghost writer was employed for the original effort, which probably watered down Ruppelt’s on-page skepticism.

Edward J. Ruppelt

Report On Unidentified Flying Objects. Uploaded by librivoxbooks on September 20, Ruppelt’s dryly titled UFO classic, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objectsproves to me is that ubidentified don’t have to write a good book to write a great one. Ufologists suggest Ruppelt was forced by the Air Force to add the last three chapters, but we will never know because shortly after the publication Ruppelt was dead of a heart attack at age Ruppelt declared UFOs a “space age myth”.

Ruppelt eddward so central to the history and study obkects UFOs that he was the guy who literally invented the term unidentified flying object to differentiate any and all mysterious, hard to explain aerial phenomena from merely ‘flying saucers,’ which was the more limiting and popular term in vogue at the time.

Biography portal United States Air Force portal. A book that would never win any literary awards, yet which is so unique and illuminating and without peer in its subject field that reading it is profoundly satisfying and creates a cherished memory.

Master’s Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute Download cover obiects Download CD case insert. During Ruppelt’s tenure, Grudge was renamed Project Blue Book, and it was by that name that the program existed until its termination in During his time as Bluebook director, Ruppelt said he was frustrated that the Air Force publicly dismissed most UFO sightings as weather balloons, misidentified aircraft or clouds, or hoaxes while behind closed doors there was serious concern that the UFOs might actually be interplanetary spacecraft.


Unlike Keyhoehe does not claim that UFOs are interplanetary spacecraft, only that this is one of the possible explanations. Later, after the Richardson Panel and the Condon Report, the government discontinued public study of the UFO phenomena, claiming there was nothing to it. Allen Hynek thought that Ruppelt did his best, only to see his efforts stymied. This, especially back in the early days of the UFO phenomena, would have been even better. Half way through this, I was saddened that a job like Ruppelt’s is no longer available to be had.

Chapter 11 The Big Flap, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Edward J. Ruppelt – Wikipedia

Ruppelt requested reassignment from Blue Book in late shortly after the Robertson Panel issued its conclusions based partly on the panel’s official report, Ruppelt’s Blue Book staff was reduced from more than ten personnel to three, including Ruppelt. Ruppelt led many well-known scientists in research projects into the phenomena.

So although balloons can be mistaken having intelligent control, not all UFOs are balloons. The man had a thankless unisentified. That, he argued, was in no way provable. Ruppelt essentially concluded that all UFO sightings could be identified, using as an example a obhects of his own—which he never rruppelt in the first edition of the book. Attached to Air Force technical intelligence, he was assigned to Project Grudge, a predecessor to Bluebook.

In the book, he gives his “side of the story” so to speak, about what went on with the investigations, what criteria were used to sort and categorize each investigated incident and what it means for the percentage of cases that were labeled as “unknown”.