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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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Chapter 8 The Lubbock Lights, Unabridged, 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.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

Ruppelt died of unidntified heart attack on September 15,at the age of 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.

And looking back at that conclusion now, the notion that science would solve thhe problem of UFOs, and in a natural way, seems quaint now. Ruppelt does recount many times when the brass tried to dismiss reports without investigating them sufficiently.

It is fairly long and to my mind worth the time. Ruppelt is now a research engineer for rupelt Northrop Aircraft Company. M4B audio book, part 4 82mb.

Jung’s bit, the most unusual of the lot, and maybe two of the unbelievable Adamski By age ten I was getting into UFOs.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt – Free Ebook

What’s fascinating is the inner workings of the government; how it engaged sophisticated tests, methods, technologies and relort to the task at hand, and Ruppelt lays all these out with a precision and in painstaking detail that is fascinating.


Today, the field Half way through this, I was saddened that a job unidentifjed Ruppelt’s is no longer available to be had. Four years later, however, he added three more chapters to the book that appeared to take a less open-minded view. Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text. Edward Ruppelt was the first head of the U.

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You can tell he has contempt for the notion, and this contempt really springs forth in the book’s last pages and chapters. My favorite investigation was the Aug. 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.

With the exception of the style, this report is written exactly the way I would have wri Foreword: He attempts to investigate each incident thoroughly, despite severe limitations in budget and staff.

He even includes a chapter where he really lays into the “Contactees”, specifically relating a story of how he, personally, flew out to California to meet George Adamski incognito.

The Sign Historical Group, November By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 manner most often associated with government and military reports which are released to the public.

Edward J. Ruppelt

It documents the early days, the golden era, of UFOs. The reader is excellent and moves at a well measured pace.

Only later, under the influence of a friend who wrote for UFO Magazine, did I start reading more of the material. What Ruppelt’s book does is open the door to one corner of that world; something no one else has done. Biography portal United States Air Force portal. We also get a sense of rupelt 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.


Hnidentified not all sightings that were reported were restricted to the U.

Ruppelt is a military square with a wiseacre bent, and his clying of World War II-era vernacular is charming.

Jung’s bit, the most unusual of the lot, and maybe two of the unbelievable Adamski books as well as a critique of Adamski. Attached to Air Force technical intelligence, he was assigned to Project Grudge, a predecessor to Bluebook.

Walter rated it really liked it Jun 03, I listed it as “speculative”. You can read the rest of my review at http: There are times when you love Ruppelt fliyng his unexpected moments of knowing humor and his jabs at military bureaucracy.

Although Project Blue Book would continue untilhere we witness an in-depth account from it’s inception and it’s earliest stages, the political obstacles, the houndings from the press, the overall unodentified encountered during and following many of the sightings, and the near hysteria caused during the heyday of UFO sightings, and all from the man who headed up the project in it’s earliest years.

Chapter 15 The Radiation Story, During Ruppelt’s tenure, Grudge was renamed Project Blue Book, and it was by that name that the program existed until its termination in Ruppelt’s dryly titled UFO classic, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objectsproves to me is that you don’t have to write a good book to write a great one.