Blue Book: The Revelations of the US Air Force Project on UFO Sightings


UFOs have been investigated in the United States at least since the end of World War II. Always heard about Roswell Incident, where an allegedly extraterrestrial object fell on the town of that name in New Mexico, but few know about it Project Blue Book, who put the magnifying glass on him for a long time.

This US Air Force project recorded sightings between 1947 and 1969. In total, 12,618 were reported between those years, with 701 remaining “unidentified.”

Conference of military investigators of the UFO phenomenon in 1952

Following the completion of the project in 1969, the Air Force declassified and transferred the UFO investigation records to the National Archives, where they are available to anyone who wants to read them.

What details are there about Project Blue Book?

The UFO Hysteria

1950 photo

The US authorities focused specifically on unidentified flying objects, the so-called flying saucers. Since 1947, when the Roswell Case occurred, sightings have multiplied, but they almost always fell into the category of UFO hysteria.

If a person claimed to have seen an object in the sky, others repeated it, without having seen it too. This effect was multiplied, generating what officials called hysteria.

Many people said that in Wright Patterson Air Force Base the US military had hidden remains of extraterrestrial visitors, or ships. This was debunked by Project Blue Book.

What happened in Roswell from the perspective of Project Blue Book

With respect to 1947 Roswell Incident, The Air Force responded forcefully in Project Blue Book: “The investigation did not locate or develop any information that the Incident was a UFO event nor was there any indication of a ‘cover-up’ by the government.”

Brigadier General Roger M Ramey and Colonel Thomas J Dubose identify fragments of the object found in Roswell

Military officials explain that materials recovered near Roswell matched a balloon device of the type used in a then-classified project. “No records indicated or even hinted at the recovery of ‘alien’ bodies or extraterrestrial materials.”

After decades of research, three conclusions were reached:

  • No UFOs reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force gave any indication of a threat to national security.
  • There was no evidence presented or discovered by the Air Force that the sightings categorized as “unidentified” represent technological developments or principles beyond the scope of current scientific knowledge.
  • There is no evidence to indicate that the sightings categorized as “unidentified” are extraterrestrial vehicles.

Disappointing, right?

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