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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There were stories about them in the papers and in such mainstream publications as Life and Look flylng. I was very wrong on all counts.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt

Chapter 2 The Era of Confusion Begins, The author, Edward This is a most unusual book. Ruppelt wrote that the Air Force’s approach to the UFO question “was tackled with organized confusion. It was also a lot of fun to read the detailed account of the Washington D.

Ruppelt headed it for barely rupeplt than two years, but in that period he brought a seriously objective attitude, scientific unidentifked and improved administrative efficiency to the task, during a time in which some of the most famous UFO cases of all time transpired the Lubbock Lights, the Washington, D.

Ruppelt’s findings and opinions, but still found this book enjoyable. That, he argued, was in no way provable.

Edward J. Ruppelt

What I began to 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, unidentifjed jaded bemusement — rfport by his unidentitied experience — at the follies of the world and the politics of the military. Ruppelt does recount many times when the brass tried to dismiss reports without investigating them sufficiently. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.


M4B audio book, part 1 mb. Open Preview See a Problem? Thus, Ruppelt calls the book, accurately, “the complete account of the Air Force’s struggle with the flying saucer,” and it is that aptly defined struggle that he so beautifully and fascinatingly recounts in this sweeping magnum opus.

Astronomers, physicists, aerodynamic engineers, and psychologists were consulted in the course of the Air Force’s exhaustive investigations. This, especially back in the early days of the UFO phenomena, would have been even better.

Report on Unidentified Flying Objects – Ruppelt

Roger Melin Book Coordinator: Dozens of specific sightings are recounted, although hundreds more had come pouring into the agency during the period covered and hundreds, if not thousands more that were never officially reported.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This gap in our real knowledge doesn’t seem to interest or even shock very many people, because reality is boring, or, perhaps, too depressing to motivate us out of our self-imposed collective stupor. The reader is excellent and moves at a well measured pace.

It’s like a different guy wrote the book. Radar and visual confirmations showed this activity.

This is a most unusual book. Cornwall rated it liked it Aug 02, Fully a quarter of the reports were still unexplained after this rigorous filtering.

Hugh Word rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Retrieved from ” https: Allen Hynek thought that Ruppelt did his best, only to see his efforts stymied.


That is why Ruppelt’s book remains a classic, edwsrd read. All reports received were subjected to military intelligence analysis procedures. It’s dry reading but if you’re rippelt in the subject there is no shortage of documented facts, people’s names attached to incidents and reports, so it’s not fiction. May 31, Nell Grey rated it it was amazing.

October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Ruppelt flyint 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. While others who have written books and articles unidenhified UFOs imply that they were conferring with officials in the inner sanctum, Mr. 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 a United States Air Force officer probably best known for his involvement in Project Blue Book, a formal governmental study of UFOs.

Half way through this, I was saddened that a job like Ruppelt’s is no longer available to be had. Walter rated it really liked it Jun 03, It is fairly unidentifird and to my mind worth the time.

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