Files from the United States Air Force study on UFO activity are now available to view online for free.
The United States Air Force began Project Blue Book, the third study of its kind, in 1952 with two objectives: Determine if UFOs were a threat to national security, and scientifically analyze UFO-related data.
When the study finally ended in 1970, it had collected 12,618 UFO reports. It was concluded that the majority of UFO sightings were nothing more than misidentified natural phenomena or conventional aircraft.
The Air Force concluded that:
- 1. No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security.
- 2. There was no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as “unidentified” represented technological developments or principles beyond the range of modern scientific knowledge.
- 3. There was no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as “unidentified” were extraterrestrial vehicles.
Project Blue Book Unknowns
When the Project Blue Book study came to a close, the Air Force freely admitted to 701 investigated UFO cases which remained unidentified. After a thorough evaluation, some researchers think that number could actually be as high as 4,800 reports due to untenable explanations.
Now you dig through the Project Blue Book files yourself for free right here.
The Black Vault is run by John Greenewald, who has been submitting Freedom of Information Act requests on UFO incidents since he was a teenager. He has gathered, converted and archived the largest repository of such documents, totaling over 1 million pages.
via Open Minds