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The cias declassified ufo files are now available online. Project blue book was the name for a project that investigated ufo reports between 1947 and 1969. Air force publicity interviews and home movies submi. These are provided by the courtesy of john rossie, ray melninkaitis and george deichert. This file moved this file was moved to a location to make it easier for you to locate similar information. Topsecret ufo program revealed in tvs project blue book. Our main duties are to preserve government records and to set standards in information management and reuse.

Usaf ufo project blue book files go online for free. Project blue book is regarded as the third ufo investigation project by the usaf. You could be a ufo researcher starting with a new display. The first two were projects sign 1947 and grudge 1949. Attached for your information is the project blue book. The original project blue book files remain under lock and key at the archives. Project blue book unidentified flying objects this file moved.

This is the second in a series concerning the air forces project blue book investigation. Add your comments on digitized records, descriptions, and authority records. Project blue book ufo investigations total records records. Today, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the end of project blue book, the national archives is displaying a selection of records from the program in the east rotunda gallery of the national archives museum in washington, dc. Public interest in ufos persists 50 years after project.

Air force fact sheet on ufos and project blue book reference. Todays post comes from joseph gillette, an archivist on a crosstraining assignment in the national archives history office. Ruppelt and the project blue book team followed up with the navy and interviewed members of the flightdeck crew. Air forces official ufoinvestigation program, known as project blue book, came to the following set of conclusions. But i hadnt seen these before so figured they belonged here.

The national archives museum in washington, dc is presenting ufo files from project blue book in the featured document gallery through january 16, 2020. One set of documents, known as project blue book, includes retired, declassified records from the united states air force usaf, currently in the custody of the national archives. Project blue book was actually the third formal analysis of ufo sightings, coming after. The project blue book was a systematic research of ufos carried out by the united states air force, starting from 1952. The following is a description of project blue books scope and content from the national archives archival research catalog. Todays post is written by joseph smith, who volunteers at the national archives at college park. While many project blue book documents can be found online, the complete collection of declassified material can be researched at the national archives in washington, d. Project blue book was not the united states air forces first investigation into the reports of unidentified flying objects. The documents will be on display from december 5, 2019, through january 8, 2020. The true story behind ufo sighting tv series project blue. It is a solid foundation of research for those who are interested in the us air forces involvement with the ufo phenomenon.

On september 8, 1994, the secretary of the air force, sheila e. While conducting research in the uk national archives in 2001 for a book. Public interest in ufos persists 50 years after project blue book. Indeed, between 1952 and its termination in 1969, the u.

The files surrounding the investigation of the sightings are all included in the project blue book files. These videos were posted on the us national archives youtube account. The cias legendary project blue book is now fully declassified and available to read online. The united states air force retired to the custody of the national archives its records on project blue book relating to the investigations of unidentified flying objects. General information reference report relating to project blue book u. You can become a ufo researcher starting with a new display at the national archives museum. Unidentified flying objects and air force project blue book. Learn more about out why and how domesday was created, and how to interpret it, in discover domesday. Project blue book was actually the third formal analysis of ufo sightings, coming after project sign and project grudge. Air force inquiry into unidentified flying objects that ended in 1969. Project blue book has maintained a spot in some parts of the. Parts of the project blue book files previously have been posted online in.

Project blue book has been declassified and the records are available for examination in our research room. Project blue book motion picture films, compiled 1950 1966. Project blue book was one of a series of systematic studies of unidentified flying objects ufos conducted by the united states air force usaf. The national archives is the uk governments official archive. National archives, from 1947 to 1969, a total of 12,618 sightings were reported to project blue book. The microfilm has been available to the public at the national archives since 1976. A new exhibit at the national archives explores government ufo. To mark the 50th anniversary of the end of project blue book, the national archives will display records from the air forces unidentified flying. This file was moved to a location to make it easier for you to locate similar information. This post originally incorrectly stated delonge was an executive producer on project blue book. The records, on display through january 16, 2020, are a sample from the thousands of pages of textual records, still pictures, motion pictures, and sound. All of the project s case files have since been declassified and are available to the public at the us national archives.

These records were created or collected by project blue book and are. The unwritten record exploring history with the national. Project blue book was one of a series of systematic studies of unidentified flying objects ufos conducted by the united states air force. Widnall, announced that the united states air force had completed its study to locate records that relate to the alleged. A termination order was given for the study in december 1969, and all activity under its auspices officially ceased on january 19th, 1970. Known as project blue book, the mission stretched from 1947 to 1969.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the end of project blue book, the code name for the air force. National bookmobile day is april 22, part of national library week april 1925. But they have historical significance or interest because theyre from blue book, right. The national archives has made these files available to public on microfilm in its washington headquarters. Image via national archives, records of headquarters us air force air staff. Since the termination of project blue book, nothing has occurred that would support a resumption of ufo investigations by the air force. It started in 1952, and it was the third study of its kind the first two were projects sign 1947 and grudge 1949. The national archives museum, 701 constitution avenue, nw.

Hynek joined project blue book in 1952 and would remain with it until its demise in 1969. The project blue book archive is a new website which will provide free online access to the national archives blue book microfilm collection, and has so far posted about 10% of the blue book microfilm. Moving images relating to military aviation activities, compiled 1947 1984, documenting the period 1909 1984. It started in 1952, the third study of its kind, following projects sign 1947 and grudge 1949. Films related to project blue book, the 19521969 air force investigation into ufo sightings in america. Ufo project blue book at national archives museum mvml. From the records of the air force s project blue book, this message dated december 3, 1957, references the sighting of an unidentified aircraft by the pilot. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of project blue book, there is a special featured document display in the east rotunda gallery of the national archives building in washington, dc, from december 5, 2019, through january 20, 2020. Were excited to announce that in the national archives catalog you can now. The ufo sightings that pushed the uk to take flying. Project blue book concluded its investigation 50 years ago, but american fascination with ufos endures. A project blue book chart on display at the national archives museum shows the relationship between national media coverage of.

By jonathan marker national archives news washington, december 5, 2019 its a timeless question. This week, well be taking a look at project blue book, via the national archives film holdings. Todays post comes from michael steffen from the national archives history office. A new exhibit at the national archives explores government. For him, it was a side gig as he continued to teach and to pursue other, nonufo research, at ohio state.

The 19521969 project blue book investigation is the most wellknown, however, and the records at the national archives are abundant, including a number of related motion pictures. An official investigation by the cia into the existence of ufos, aliens and all the other eerie stuff. Project blue book, as ufo enthusiasts and history buffs are well aware, was the official u. National archives hosts exhibit of official ufo documents dc post. Worlds strangest ufo cases revealed daily mail online. The national archives is the home of domesday book, the oldest surviving public record. Air force documented and analyzed ufo sightings through project blue book, which launched in 1952. You could be a ufo researcher starting with a new display at the.

From 1947 to 1970, the united states air force conducted investigations into the increasing number of unidentified flying object ufo sightings throughout. Search the national archives catalog and other national archives resources at once for information about our records. Us national archives for more than 20 years, the u. I am very excited to announce that after months of collecting, programming and converting, ive completed a database of,000 pages, consisting of more than 10,000 cases, of the project blue book files including sign and grudge. A library is a place that stores information, a place where people from all walks of life have the opportunity to obtain textual and audiovisual material. Enjoy the updated homepage featuring background images from catalog records. The secret program dubbed project blue book launched in 1952 and was monitored by the u. Records and case files relating to investigations of sightings of unidentified flying objects ufos. Project blue book unidentified flying objects national archives.

T1206 published on fold3 february 26, 2007 last updated february 26, 2007 description nara t1206. Ufo project blue book at national archives museum youtube. The information was available before, but only for those willing to schlep down to the national archives. Air force analyzed ufo sightings and any security threat they posed. The national archives has been unable to locate any documentation among the project blue book records which discuss the 1947 incident in roswell, new mexico. Find out how to search for your town or village, and how to access images of domesday along with an english translation, using our research guide. It relates to the usaf investigations of ufos from 1947 to 1969 according to a us air force fact sheet, a total of 12,618 sightings were reported to project blue book during this time period. The first was project sign, which began in 1947, then grudge, which ran from 1949 to 1951, and the final project, blue book, ran from 1951 to 1969.

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