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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Ruppelt’s findings and opinions, but still found this book enjoyable. Aug 01, Pauline tge it really liked it Shelves: If you are not in the USA, please verify the copyright status of these works in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws.

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Chesebro rated it it was amazing Jun 17, It is clunky and jagged and thrashes about like a stubborn animal, but that, it seems is the nature of a subject that is so enigmatic and unwilling to easily give up its secrets. Whatever you may think of that position is almost irrelevant to the real value of this book. Early on in the book however, Ruppelt lets the objective mask slip a bit whenever talk touches on possible contactees, like George Adamski.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

Whatever your views on offworlder visitors or intra world visitors, this is a really good listen to one of the people who set up The Blue Book and investigated some of the UFO reports and the problems fling.

Production details Running Time: Conspiracy theories abound in UFO circles as to why he did this, the most prominent assertion being that Ruppelt — who was literally on his deathbed at the time, about to succumb to his second heart attack — was strong-armed by the government into repudiating his work and the legitimacy of UFOs.


GeoffreyEdwards – favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite – February 3, Subject: Unlike Keyhoehe does not claim that UFOs are interplanetary spacecraft, only that this is one of the possible explanations. The pace and style does fit the content.

Ruppelt requested reassignment from Blue Book in late shortly after the Robertson Panel issued its conclusions based partly on the obiects official report, Ruppelt’s Blue Book staff rwport reduced from more than ten personnel to three, including Ruppelt.

The version I read is the effort. Summary by Roger Melin. Colin rated it it was amazing Aug 19, We also get a sense of a very harried man, thrust into controversy within an agency engaged in a schizophrenic war with itself about how to confront a subject with broad and unidentififd frightening implications during a time when the United States had a clear territorial and technological enemy, the Soviet Union, and was faced with possibly an even more profoundly uncontrollable force.

Edward J. Ruppelt – Wikipedia

After leaving that post and retiring from the Air Force, he wrote a book reviewing his tenure. This book was written by one of the people who was responsible for reports and investigations in Project Blue Book.

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 repoet. I read what I could find, including Edwadd. Later, after the Richardson Panel and the Condon Report, the government discontinued public study of the UFO phenomena, claiming there was nothing to it.

I’ve long contended that the real history of America is what has gone on, and what edaard goes on, in corporate board rooms and in CEO offices, and in secret government enclaves, where the real decisions that deeply affect the entire populace occur; actions and decisions that are, for all intents and purposes, completely undocumented and completely unknown apart from their broad effects — the system that results from these decisions, and who has the money and who does not.

I feel that unidnetified who has an interest in the study of UFOs should read this book for a good grounding.


Chapter ubidentified The Rwport of Confusion Begins, It documents the early days, the golden era, of UFOs. And looking back at that conclusion now, the notion that science would solve the problem of UFOs, and in a natural way, seems quaint now. The author certainly has the credentials to speak with authority. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Despite that, the book’s descriptions of various UFO incidents are as fascinating as it gets.

It is something in between.

Ruppelt’s book represents the sane uniedntified where common sense and edeard open mind meet. Only later, under the influence of a friend who wrote for UFO Magazine, did I start reading more of the material. This is Edward J. I was very wrong on all counts. Ruppelt does recount many times when the brass tried to dismiss reports without investigating them sufficiently. UFO pronounced Yoo-ef-oe for short. May 31, Nell Grey rated it it was amazing.

Edward J. Ruppelt

Hugh Word rated it it was amazing Dec 05, After the war, Ruppelt was released into the Army reserves. The second edition of Ruppelt’s work teh supplemented with 3 additional chapters which were added inand we are fortunate that they are included here.

Want to Read saving…. Thus, Ruppelt calls the book, accurately, “the complete account of the Air Force’s struggle with the objedts saucer,” and it is that aptly defined struggle that he so beautifully and fascinatingly recounts in this sweeping magnum opus.

And when someone takes the 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. Ruppelt and his staff studied over 4, 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.