• The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

  • By: Edward J. Ruppelt
  • Narrated by: Jack Brown
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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An absolutely essential, not to be missed experience by specialist Edward J. Ruppelt for fans of ufology! This is the first work of any substance written about the fascinating subject of UFOs.

Captain Edward J. Ruppelt was the first director of Project Blue Book, and the person who came up with the phrase UFO, Unidentified Flying Object. This work is a unique and comprehensive look at the Air Force's early attempts to investigate UFOs.

Edward J. Ruppelt (1923-1960) was a United States Air Force Officer best-known for being involved in Project Blue Book, the governmental study of UFOs.

Jack Brown is a passionate reader of classic and genre oriented literature. He enjoys creating high quality audio books.
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A Classic!

This book shows a fascinating insight into the UFO phenomenon and sheds light on project bluebook's role when Ruppelt was in charge. The worst part of this book was the three chapters he added, right before his death in 1960, basically debunking himself. We'll never know from him why he did it and we can all speculate, but we all know how secretive governments can be, even if they have knowledge that would push humanity to a higher level of unity, understanding and conciousness.

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Excellent History EXCEPT for the Last 3 Chapters

I'm going to address the last three chapters first. Ruppelt was forced to REWRITE these chapters to reflect the government's intent to deny the existence of anything in the atmosphere or beyond that could have come from another species in space. I got that information from another writer, Lieutenant Colonel Wendell Stevens, a colleague and contemporary of Ruppelt, who wrote the book UFO Chronicles: Aliens on Earth. In his book he recommends reading Rupplelt's book, keeping in mind that the last three chapters were rewritten to suit the government, not the science or the facts.

It's shocking how the tone of the last three chapters is so skeptical and even mocking, including nonsense reports of people talking with aliens. These tabloid accounts do not belong in a detailed and scientific report. They were included to delegitimize the report as a whole, something Ruppelt would not do unless he was forced or even threatened.

The first 15 chapters are an essential history of reports of objects in the sky, many of which were never identified. It is good to read the reports and see how many of the objects were proven to be planets or meteors or weather balloons, especially the giant skyhook balloons which can go over 80,000 ft. It's important to investigate reports of anything unusual in the sky.

Ruppelt's book is exhaustively scientific and fascinating. It is surprisingly funny at times, especially his sarcasm and irony! He wasn't trying to be funny. It was his exasperation of people who challenged the reports of qualified observers which had already dismissed simpler and earthly explanations. Many government officials would simply say the object was such and such, even after that idea had been disproved by experts in the fields of astronomy, meteorology, engineering, etc.

Of course, the government of the United States has shut down any investigations of UFOS (now called UAP'S, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena), even with the Tic Tacs staring down our naval ships and Air Force jets. They exist across the globe and demonstrate properties we will never duplicate in our lifetimes. These objects have been seen, photographed, and videoed closely and irrefutably by members of the Navy and Air Force. These objects can travel at unbelievable speeds in the air, underwater, and in space. We don't even know if they are crewed. Members of the armed forces are beyond frustrated that the government will not acknowledge these alien crafts nor considered them a national security threat.

But there is another book which gets into the essential reasons. Lieutenant Commander Wendell Stevens wrote the book UFO Chronicles: Aliens on Earth. Based on his sober reports, I believe the US government has been working cooperatively with species from other planets for decades but doesn't want to share any information they have received from other species.
Simple greed: how earthly and how human.