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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That is why Ruppelt’s book remains a classic, must read.

The author, Edward This is a most unusual book. Despite that, the book’s descriptions of various UFO incidents are as fascinating as it gets. By age ten I was getting into UFOs. In he worked as a research engineer for Northrop Aircraft Companyaccording to publisher information in the online version of his book The Report on Unidentified Flying Flyinh.

United States Air Force. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After leaving that post and retiring from the Air Force, he wrote a book reviewing his tenure. 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.

Although Project Blue Book would continue untilhere fhe witness an in-depth account from it’s inception and it’s earliest stages, edwsrd political obstacles, the houndings from thw press, the overall confusion 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.


The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

Ruppelt admitted that a quarter of the cases were inexplicable unless something like extraterrestrial visitation was allowed as an explanatory hypothesis. The Report on Unidenti Roger Melin Book Coordinator: Ruppelt’s writing style, I have to admit, flummoxed me a bit at first, but once I understood his voice I became engaged.

Edwagd favorite investigation was the Aug. The reader is excellent and moves at a well measured pace. The author, Edward J.

This book is available free via e-book on Kindle. Open Preview See a Problem? There are times when you love Ruppelt for his unexpected moments of knowing humor and his jabs at military bureaucracy. The Sign Historical Group, November Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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

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. Patrick rated it liked it Jul 08, Want to Read saving…. He gives unique details on some of the most impressive sightings on his watch.

Jason Hamm rated it liked it Nov 01, Hugh Word rated it it was amazing Dec 05, 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.

People who believed that UFOS were from outer space were never satisfied with his work, and people who thought all UFOS were natural or human-devised phenomena were not happy either. Ruppelt died of a heart attack on September 15,at the age of Originally published in by the former director of Project Bluebook, repodt U. Summary by Roger Melin. Four years later, however, he added three more chapters to the book that appeared to take a less edeard view.


The version I read is the effort.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It is fairly long and to my mind worth the time. Retrieved from ” https: Ruppelt headed it for barely flyihg than two years, but in that period he brought a seriously objective attitude, scientific rigor and improved administrative efficiency to the task, during a time in which some of guppelt most famous UFO cases of all time transpired the Lubbock Lights, the Washington, D.

Trivia About The Report on Uni Aug 01, Pauline rated it really liked it Shelves: The author I feel that everyone who has an interest in the study of UFOs should read this book for a good grounding. All reports received were subjected to military intelligence analysis procedures. What’s fascinating is the inner workings of the government; how it engaged sophisticated tests, methods, technologies and experts to the task at hand, and Ruppelt lays all these out with a precision and in painstaking detail that is fascinating.

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