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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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. The book is ruppely historically valuable because the original records of many of the cases Ruppelt discusses were literally trashed.

Only later, under the influence of a friend who wrote for UFO Magazine, did I start reading more of the material. The author, Edward J.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book neither reads like a dry report nor like a work of novelistic flourish. Russell Plante rated it really liked it Jun 06, Research engineer for Northrop Aircraft Company. During Ruppelt’s tenure, Grudge was renamed Project Blue Book, and it was by that name that the program existed until its termination in Because it was written so long ago, 60 years ago, by an author who was already dead bybefore even I was born, I imagined most of the vast array of books written since had long surpassed it or had scavenged it clean of its meat.


Despite that, the book’s descriptions of various UFO incidents are as fascinating as it gets. An enjoyable read, this book captures the feel of working for the midth century US military.

Read by Roger Melin. The pace and style does fit the content. In cases where Ruppelt’s team had ruled out any rational explanation, they simply classified a UFO case as “unknown,” never taking it to the next step of saying ruppe,t certain that a UFO was alien. There were some interesting details included on how the investigation was handled.

Books by Edward J. Captain Ruppelt’s Project Blue Book voice is a compelling one, in part due to his seemingly objective voice. Please help improve this article by edwrad citations to reliable sources.

Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text. M4B audio book, part 3 mb.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. A key point of this book is to resolve doubts about the military’s role. All reports received were subjected to military intelligence analysis procedures.

Ruppelt was promoted to head the U.

I, too, fell away from the subject by high school. Chapter 14 Digesting the Data, Kindle Editionpages.

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects by Edward J. Ruppelt

Hynek suggested that Ruppelt’s “book should be required reading for anyone seriously interested in the history of this subject”. He attended Iowa State College where, inhe earned a Sdward of Science degree in aeronautical engineering. Available for free download at http: Rosengarten asked Ruppelt to take over as the 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.


M4B audio book, part 2 mb. Colin rated it it was amazing Aug 19, It was also a lot of fun to read the detailed account of the Washington D. Ruppelt is decidedly agnostic, but open-minded, about the reality behind the ‘unexplained’ sightings.

Edward J. Ruppelt

Chapter 8 The Lubbock Lights, Unabridged, At first, it looks like a dirty gnarly relic, but upon closer inspection that long-lost thing turns out to be made of solid karat gold. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published first published Topics librivoxliteratureaudiobookscience knidentified, UFO’sproject blue bookunidentified flying objects. These debunking efforts blend in well with the actual unknowns.

Edward J. Ruppelt – Wikipedia

October Learn how and when to remove this template message. I was very wrong on all counts. Martinez rated it liked it Jul 31, Ruppelt headed it for barely more 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 the most famous UFO cases of all time transpired the Lubbock Lights, the Washington, D.

He seems almost burnt out by dealing with so many sides of the UFO issue.