Chapter 1
Project Blue Book and the UFO Story, 1

Chapter 2
The Era of Confusion Begins, 15

Chapter 3
The Classics, 29

Chapter 4
Green Fireballs, Project Twinkle, Little Lights, and Grudge, 47

Chapter 5
The Dark Ages, 59

Chapter 6
The Presses Roll-The Air Force Shrugs, 69

Chapter 7
The Pentagon Rumbles, 82

Chapter 8
The Lubbock Lights, Unabridged, 96

Chapter 9
The New Project Grudge, 111

Chapter 10
Project Blue Book and the Big Build-Up, 123

Chapter 11
The Big Flap, 139

Chapter 12
The Washington Merry-Go-Round, 156

Chapter 13
Hoax or Horror?, 173

Chapter 14
Digesting the Data, 186

Chapter 15
The Radiation Story, 199

Chapter 16
The Hierarchy Ponders, 209

Chapter 17
What Are UFO's?, 226

This is the first serious book about UFOs to be written by anyone actively connected with the official investigation of these phenomena. As chief of the Air Force project assigned to the investigation and analysis of UFOs, Mr. Ruppelt and his staff studied over 4,500 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. Astronomers, physicists, aerodynamic engineers, and psychologists were consulted in the course of the Air Force's exhaustive investigations. 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.

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.

While others who have written books and articles on UFOs imply that they were conferring with officials in the inner sanctum, Mr. Ruppelt, as this fascinating book makes clear, was the inner sanctum.

About the Author

From early 1951 until September 1953, Edward J Ruppelt was chief of the United States Air Force's Project Blue Book, an operation of the Air Technical Intelligence Center. Since 1953 the author has been in close contact with the present project staff and recently made a trip across the country to check current developments. Mr. Ruppelt is now a research engineer for the Northrop Aircraft Company. - 1956

This online book was produced by NICAP Site Coordinator, Francis L. Ridge, and authorized by the Center for UFO Studies

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