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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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A book efward 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. And not all sightings that were reported were restricted to the U. Patrick rated it liked it Jul 08, United States Air Force. Rosengarten asked Ruppelt to take over as onjects new project’s leader, partly because Ruppelt “had a reputation as a good organizer”, [4] and had helped get other wayward projects back on track.

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 tuppelt 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.

Ruppelt is now a research engineer for the Northrop Aircraft Company.

Edward J. Ruppelt

A second edition came out in with an additional three chapters. Anyone interested in the history of ufology should find this book fascinating, as it is a flyiny behind the curtain at the Air Force’s initial attempts to investigate UFO’s. Despite that, the book’s descriptions of various UFO incidents are as fascinating as it gets.

Ufologists suggest Ruppelt was forced by the Air Force to add the last three chapters, but we will never know because shortly after the publication Ruppelt was dead of a heart attack at age Ruppelt led many re;ort scientists in research projects into the phenomena. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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. It takes us back to the very beginning, before the extreme nuttery.

A key point of this book is to resolve doubts about the military’s role. The book neither reads like a dry report nor like a work of novelistic flourish.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt

Ruppelt leader of a Blue Book Project. Ruppelt was open-minded about UFOs, and his investigators were not known, as Grudge’s were, unidebtified force-fitting explanations on cases.

Kindle Editionpages. Originally published in by the former director of Project Bluebook, the U. Walter rated it really liked it Jun 03, He retired from the Air Force not long afterwards, then worked in the aerospace industry. Ruppelt’s book indicates that Ruppelt held some dim views of Keyhoe and his uidentified writings; Ruppelt stated that while Keyhoe generally had his facts straight, his interpretation of the facts was another question entirely. Jason Hamm rated it liked it Nov 01, Unlike Keyhoehe does not claim that UFOs are interplanetary spacecraft, only that this is one of the possible explanations.

The author, Edward J. Despite the sure frustration of the subject matter, the late nights, lost weekends deep into the work and everything else that went with the job Ruppelt recalls, I still think this would be a great way to earn a living. The truth is out there, and despite Ruppelt’s misgivings, this is as fine an attempt to grasp it as I’ve read.

People who believed that UFOS were from outer space were never satisfied with his work, and people who thought all Wdward were natural or human-devised phenomena were not happy either. 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. Ruppelt also criticized the news media for being too eager to accept Air Force explanations for sightings.

And when someone takes edwsrd time and the trouble to document a part of our history that no one else has and sets it down for posterity, that earns my special respect. There’s nothing inherently wrong with his style, but the hanging prepositions and the sudden segues at times halted me in the early stages of the reading.


Read by Roger Melin. Open Preview See a Problem? Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text. The author certainly has the credentials to speak with authority.

There were some interesting details included on how the investigation was handled. Captain Ruppelt was most impressive as he had actually headed the Air Force investigation of the phenomenon for over two years and at that time I tended to believe the military. Ruppelt’s tone ruppeelt drastically changed by the end of the book.

Hynek wrote “In my contacts with [Ruppelt] I found him to be honest and seriously puzzled about the whole phenomenon”. Uploaded by librivoxbooks on September 20, Chapter 15 The Radiation Story, Jung’s bit, the most unusual of the lot, and maybe two of the unbelievable Adamski books as well as a critique of Adamski.

Fully a quarter of the reports were still unexplained after this rigorous filtering. M4B audio book, part 1 mb.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

That, he argued, was in no way provable. Cameron Perry rated it it was ok Dec 15, It was also a lot of fun to read the detailed account of the Washington D. In the book, he gives his “side of the story” so to speak, about what went on with the investigations, what criteria were used to sort and categorize each investigated incident and what it means for the percentage of cases that were labeled as “unknown”.

The book is not without controversy, though, and that is mainly due to the issuance of a second edition in that added three new chapters in which Ruppelt, for all intents and purposes, contradicts much of what he said in the original edition and thoroughly debunks all UFOS.

My favorite investigation was the Aug. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.