The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects


Read by Roger Melin

(4.7 stars; 33 reviews)

'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 initiated to investigate UFO reports beginning in 1952. This report from 1956 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 renowned), rather than in the typical hushed and secretive (and censored) manner most often associated with government and military reports which are released to the public.

Dozens of specific sightings are recounted, although hundreds more had come pouring into the agency during the period covered (and hundreds, if not thousands more that were never officially reported). Here we go inside the workings of Project Blue Book, which had evolved from 2 earlier Air Force projects, and we are witness to interviews, press conferences, Pentagon briefings, and many reports from civilian and military pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, office workers, farmers, and the man on the street who reported their accounts with UFOs. And not all sightings that were reported were restricted to the U.S. Although Project Blue Book would continue until 1969, here we witness an in-depth account from it's inception and it's earliest stages, the political obstacles, the houndings from the 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 second edition of Ruppelt's work was supplemented with 3 additional chapters which were added in 1960, and we are fortunate that they are included here. (Summary by Roger Melin) (16 hr 5 min)

Chapters

00 - Forward 5:21 Read by Roger Melin
01 - Project Blue Book and the UFO Story 49:56 Read by Roger Melin
02 - The Era of Confusion Begins 51:04 Read by Roger Melin
03 - The Classics 1:03:30 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Green Fireballs, Project Twinkle, Little Lights, and Grudge 43:18 Read by Roger Melin
05 - The Dark Ages 35:05 Read by Roger Melin
06 - The Presses Roll--The Air Force Shrugs 49:35 Read by Roger Melin
07 - The Pentagon Rumbles 43:58 Read by Roger Melin
08 - The Lubbock Lights, Unabridged 51:24 Read by Roger Melin
09 - The New Project Grudge 41:37 Read by Roger Melin
10 - Project Blue Book and the Big Build-Up 53:56 Read by Roger Melin
11 - The Big Flap 58:10 Read by Roger Melin
12 - The Washington Merry-Go-Round 57:22 Read by Roger Melin
13 - Hoax or Horror? 46:28 Read by Roger Melin
14 - Digesting the Data 45:42 Read by Roger Melin
15 - The Radiation Story 33:48 Read by Roger Melin
16 - The Hierarchy Ponders 56:37 Read by Roger Melin
17 - What Are UFO's? 1:03:25 Read by Roger Melin
18 - And They're Still Flying 1:08:02 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Off They Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder 25:04 Read by Roger Melin
20 - Do They or Don't They? 21:44 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

Very Informative Non-Fiction UFO Audiobook

(5 stars)

I am enjoying this recording a lot. The reader is excellent and moves at a well measured pace. As I listen while driving I notice I pay a little more attention to the sky than I did previously.

very informative Richard A Matthews Jr

(4.5 stars)

Worth the Listen

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening to this. Fascinating and informative. Roger Melin does a wonderful job of taking dry material and infusing warmth and even a little humor, but not dismissive. Go into this with an open mind.

Nice

(5 stars)

Very well narrated, thanks for this