Although there never really was a Blue Book, Project Blue Book is by far one of the most spoken of books that never really existed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Many government materials over the years have been considered classified or even top secret or otherwise highly restricted from the public view, only those message that might still jeopardize National Security or involving individuals constitutional rights continue to remain withheld.
Dr. J Allen hynek was a professor of astronomy at Northwestern University in the United States Also head of the Center for UFO studies and was for twenty years scientific consultant to Project Blue Book, The US Air Force’s UFO research project, he also went on to be the technical consultant on the Columbia Pictures movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, where he worked side-by-side with the great movie director Steven Spielberg.
Dr. hynek also wrote several books on the phenomenon over the span of his lifetime.
Allen hynek Project Blue Book, the Air Force’s project on UFOs was always defined as a standing joke among those who knew better, not only one of many of the reports labelled confidential, secret, but the truth was that any citizen who tried to examine the Blue Book files, was given the run around or an outright refusal on various grounds.
His investigation of UFOs was usually brushed off on the basis that the UFO files contained information that might reveal secrets about experimental military aircraft, Advanced radar equipment and their locations, and also the locations of missile sites and military bases installations, although it what was true in theory but not true in practice.
There Never Really was a Blue Book and Status Report
Project Blue Book contains Declassified records From the United States Air Force, It relates to usaaf investigations of unidentified flying objects or UFOs as it is known in public circles, A phenomenon that existed from 1947 to 1969.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the end of Project Blue Book, the National Archive museum is displaying a selection of UFO records.
The records are examples of the thousands upon thousands of pages of textual recording, still pictures, Motion Pictures and sound recordings available for research.
From 1947 to 1969, a total of 12618 sightings were reported to Project Blue Book. of these sightings, 701 remain until this day as unidentified.
Strange sightings over Washington DC in June 1952 made front-page headlines in newspapers around the nation. In a local newspaper a comic strip relates to a series of multiple sightings of UFOs on July 19th 1952 that still today no one can explain.
Major General John a Samford discussed the Army’s investigation of flying discs on July 31st 1952.
Many charts and articles show the frequency of UFO reports in the media from June through September 1952,, it is undeniable that something was happening.
Back in 1975, the United States Air Force transferred its retired records concerning the investigations of UFOs into the custody of the National Archives
Presently, featured documents associated with and from Project Blue Book are on display in the East rotunda gallery of the national archives museum in Washington DC on January 16th 2020.