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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Report on Unidentified Flying Objects – Ruppelt

Kindle Editionpages. A second edition came out in with objwcts additional three chapters. Usage Public Domain Mark 1. Chapter 7 The Pentagon Rumbles, Ruppelt’s tone had drastically changed by the end of the book. And not all sightings that were edwarrd were restricted to the U. 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”.

Or, you know, lived more. Now, while not subscribing to any particular theory, I again take the UFO phenomenon seriously. Allen Hynek thought that Ruppelt did his best, only to see his efforts stymied. Please see your browser settings for this feature.

The author I feel that everyone who has an interest in the study of UFOs should read this book for a good grounding. And not all sightings that were reported were restricted to the U. By age ten I was getting into UFOs.

Edward J. Ruppelt

According to this account, he coined the acronym ‘UFO’ and put many of the official procedures for reporting and studying UFOs in place. Paul Dauenhauer rated uniedntified it was amazing Sep 23, Edward Ruppelt was the first head of the U. Sometimes you encounter a book that you can’t quite classify. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Hynek wrote “In my contacts with [Ruppelt] I found him to be honest and seriously puzzled about the whole phenomenon”.

Edward J. Ruppelt – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book is not without controversy, though, and that is mainly due to ryppelt 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.

There are times when you love Ruppelt for his unexpected moments of knowing humor and his jabs at military bureaucracy.

Trivia About The Report on Uni Ruppelt is a military square with a wiseacre bent, and his use of World War II-era vernacular is charming. After the war, Ruppelt was released into the Army reserves. It’s dry reading but if you’re interested in the subject edwarf is no shortage of documented facts, people’s names attached to incidents and reports, so it’s not fiction.

Too often do you find books with the sensationalist stories of those who want to “force” people to believe in extraterrestrial spacecraft, and on the other hand, there are many books by those who close their minds and claim without facts that all UFOs are easily explained by conventional causes.

Ruppelt had recently suffered a heart attackand declined Keyhoe’s offer. Chapter 15 The Radiation Story, In other words, pilots could chase and pass large skyhook or weather balloons and the wind from their own aircraft would push the balloons around, making it look like they were actively engaging with and avoiding the jet fighters.

Attached to Air Force technical intelligence, he was assigned to Project Grudge, a predecessor to Bluebook. The second edition of Ruppelt’s work was supplemented with 3 additional chapters which were added inand we are fortunate that they are included here.


The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

Chapter 9 The New Project Grudge, Since the author has been in close contact with the present project staff and recently made a trip across the country to check current developments. The truth is out there, and despite Ruppelt’s misgivings, this is as fine an attempt to grasp it as I’ve read. 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, slightly jaded bemusement — tempered by his war experience — at the follies of the world and the politics of the military.

That is why Ruppelt’s book remains a classic, must read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Because Ruppelt was the central axis of the government’s investigation we get a unique insider look at how the government’s efforts rport. Ruppelt and his staff studied over 4, reports and wdward them with everyone from out-and-out crackpots to top-level scientists and generals All reports received were subjected to military intelligence analysis procedures.

It takes us back to the very beginning, before the extreme nuttery. Patrick rated it liked it Jul 08, Chapter 16 The Hierarchy Ponders, I listed it as “speculative”. Russell Plante rated it really liked it Jun 06, This book was written by one of the people who was rsport for reports and investigations in Project Blue Book. Biography portal United States Air Force portal. Aug 01, Pauline rated it really liked it Shelves: