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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Ruppelt leader of a Blue Book Project. There were some interesting details included on how flyung investigation was handled. Summary by Roger Melin. Attached to Air Force technical intelligence, he was assigned to Project Grudge, a predecessor to Bluebook.
The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects
Ruppelt’s findings and opinions, but still found this book enjoyable. Books by Edward J. Conspiracy theories abound in UFO circles as to why he did this, the most prominent assertion being that Ruppelt — who was literally on his deathbed at the time, about to succumb to his second heart attack — was strong-armed by the government into repudiating his work and the legitimacy of UFOs.
Trivia About The Report on Uni An enjoyable read, this book captures the feel of working for the midth century US military. The Air Force group that Ruppelt worked for had access to data on top secret balloon launches and test flights, so they were able to sort out which reports could be explained in this way. United States Air Force. The official Air Technical Intelligence Center reports uidentified their findings, many details from which are revealed for the first time in this book, contain some completely baffling detailed accounts of UFO sightings by thoroughly reliable witnesses.
Cornwall rated it liked it Aug 02, What’s fascinating is the inner workings of the government; reporrt it engaged sophisticated tests, methods, technologies and experts to the task at hand, and Ruppelt lays all these out with a precision and in painstaking detail that is fascinating. The book is also historically valuable because the original records of many of the cases Ruppelt discusses were literally trashed.
Edward Ruppelt was the first head of the U. And it makes for very fine reading- I was particularly impressed by his fluid conversational style, it kind of makes we wish he’d written more before his untimely death from heart attack at age There’s nothing inherently wrong with his style, but the hanging prepositions and the sudden segues at times halted me in the early stages of the reading.
You can read the rest of my review at http: Ruppelt died of a heart attack on September 15,at the age of Jung’s bit, the most unusual of the lot, and maybe two of the unbelievable Adamski books as well as a critique of Adamski. Ruppelt, as this fascinating book makes clear, was the inner sanctum. 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 genuine granddaddy of all UFO books is also, after so many years it was originally written instill one of best. Now, while not subscribing to any particular theory, I again take the UFO phenomenon seriously.
Edward J. Ruppelt – Wikipedia
Hynek suggested that Ruppelt’s “book should be required reading for anyone seriously interested in the history of this subject”. Things zip through the air lights, metallic objectsfighters scrambl The genuine granddaddy of all UFO books is also, after so many years it was originally written instill one of best.
Russell Plante rated it really liked it Jun 06, Ruppelt led many well-known scientists in research projects into the phenomena. Ruppelt is a military square with a wiseacre bent, and his use of World War II-era vernacular is charming. M4B audio book, part 4 82mb.
Here are the complete official accounts of the classic cases – the Lubbock Lights, the Utah Movies, the Florida Scoutmaster, the Washington Sightings – as well as a wealth of less- publicized but equally amazing incidents. Apr 21, Gabriel Diamond rated it it was amazing. Research engineer for Northrop Aircraft Company.
Hare, May 13, Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text. It is fairly long and to my mind worth the time. Available for free download at http: October Learn how and when to remove this template message.
Chesebro rated it it was amazing Jun 17, 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.
Roger Melin Meta Coordinator: The tedium lies in the structure of the information, the repetition of some project info across chapters, and the descriptions of the UFO incidents from to all sounding alike after a hundred pages. With the exception of the style, this report is written exactly the way I would have written it had I been officially asked to do so while I was chief of the Air Force’s project for investigating UFO reports–Project Blue Book.
For this reason the military prefers the more general, if less colorful, name: A second edition came out in with an additional three chapters.
It was written over several years. However, this comes across as simply standard-issue military ‘cover-your-ass’ behavior, not a vast conspiracy. Ruppelt essentially concluded that all UFO sightings could be identified, using as an example a sighting of his own—which he never mentioned in the first edition of the book.
Fully a quarter of the reports were still unexplained after this rigorous filtering. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And looking back at that conclusion now, flyijg notion that science would solve the problem of UFOs, and in a natural way, seems quaint now. He retired from the Air Force not long afterwards, then worked in the aerospace industry.
But there are frustrating moments.