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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Topics librivoxliteratureaudiobookscienceUFO’sproject blue bookunidentified flying objects. Ruppelt wrote that the Air Force’s approach to the UFO question “was tackled with organized confusion. Barry Eads Proof Listener: He is generally credited with coining the term “unidentified flying object”, to replace the terms “flying saucer” and “flying disk” – which had become widely known – because the military thought them to be “misleading when applied to objects of every conceivable shape and performance.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt

flyijg In fact, I’d say it should be the very first book someone should read if they’re just getting started with UFOs. The Sign Historical Group, November Roger Melin Meta Coordinator: Now, while not subscribing to any particular theory, I again take rippelt UFO phenomenon seriously.

The newer sections, however, flyinh invalidate the earlier version, but they do add enigma to a subject that is deeply steeped in same. You can tell he has contempt for the notion, and this contempt really springs forth in the book’s last pages and chapters. I, too, fell away from the subject by high school. What I began obkects hear, as I read, was the voice of a midth-century American man’s man, an experienced World War II vet with a serious sense of, to use an old phrase, “stick-to-it-iveness”, with a balancing sense of wry, slightly jaded bemusement — tempered by his war experience — at the follies of the world and the politics of the military.


Things zip through the air lights, metallic objectsfighters scramble, confusion sets in.

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Chapter 11 The Big Flap, This book was written by one of the people who was responsible for reports and investigations in Project Blue Book. Douglas Blaisdell rated it liked it Dec 21, So although balloons can be mistaken having intelligent control, not all UFOs are balloons. This is Edward J. These were largely witnessed by highly trained observers such as radar operators, fighter and commercial pilots, astronomers, and other scientists, often during the course of their official duties.

Henry Regenery Company, Ruppelt leader of a Blue Book Project. 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 f,ying. Chapter 16 The Hierarchy Ponders, A second edition came out in with an additional three chapters.

Today, the field is so filled with garbage, flawed reasoning and utter nonsense that it’s near impossible to take it seriously. Colin rated it it was amazing Aug 19, What I found most interesting about this book was reading fresh opinions on cases that have become classic tales that have gone on to make up the history of ufology.

It documents the early days, the golden era, of UFOs. Ruppelt died of a heart attack on September 15,at the age of I was very wrong on all counts. Production details Running Time: It’s like a different guy wrote the book.

The Report on Unidenti Summary by Roger Melin For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats if availableplease go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Hugh Word rated it it was amazing Dec 05, That, he argued, was in no way provable.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt

In those chapters, Ruppelt concludes shortly before his death at age 37 that UFOs are totally explainable, and he’s confidant that science will continue to whittle away at the percentage of unknowns. Lists with This Book. Ruppelt was promoted to head the U. We also get a sense of a very harried man, thrust into controversy within an agency engaged in a schizophrenic war with itself about how to confront a subject with broad and potentially frightening implications during a time when the United States had a clear territorial and technological enemy, the Soviet Union, and was faced with possibly an even more profoundly uncontrollable force.


What Ruppelt’s book does is open the door to one corner of that world; something no one else has done. Hare, May 13, While others who have written books and articles on UFOs imply that they were conferring with officials in the inner sanctum, Mr.

You can read the rest of my review at http: The official Air Technical Intelligence Center reports of 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.

Chapter 3 The Classics, 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.

During Ruppelt’s tenure, Grudge was renamed Project Blue Book, and it was by that name that the program existed until its termination in There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sometimes you encounter a book that you can’t quite classify. Biography portal United States Air Force portal. There’s nothing inherently wrong with his style, but the hanging prepositions and the sudden segues at times halted flyign in the early stages of the reading.

Russell Plante rated it really liked it Jun 06, Whatever you may think of that position is almost irrelevant to the real value of this book.

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