Project Blue Book

‘Project Blue Book was one of a series of systematic studies of unidentified flying objects conducted by the United States Air Force.  It started in 1952, the third study of its kind.  A termination order was given for the study in December 1969, and all activities under its auspices officially ceased in January 1970.’   Wikipedia

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There is a dramatic recreation of, true, cases from Project Blue Book on the History Channel.

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Dr. J. Allen Hynek became a member of Project Blue Book in 1952 and remained with the UFO study until its conclusion in 1969.

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‘ There he discovered something he might never have learned from simply reading the files: how normal the people who reported seeing UFOs tended to be.  ‘The witnesses I interviewed could have been lying, could have been insane or could have been hallucinating collectively-but I do not think so,’ he recalled in his 1977 book, The Hynek UFO Report.’

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‘Their standing in the community, their lack of motive for perpetration of a hoax, their own puzzlement at the turn of events they believe they witnessed, and often their reluctance to speak for the experience-all lend a subjective reality to their UFO experience.’    History

The term, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ was created by Dr. Hynek.

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Dr. Hynek was an Astrophysicist at Northwestern University.

Studies have shown that almost half of all americans believe in Aliens.

When I was a child, the Barney and Betty Hill Alien abduction…fascinated me.

‘ Barney and Betty Hill were an American couple who claimed they were abducted by extraterrestrials in a rural portion of the state of New Hampshire from September 19 to September 20, 1961.  It was the first widely publicized report of an alien abduction in the United States.’

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‘ According to a variety of reports given by the Hills, the alleged UFO sighting happened on September 19, 1961, around 10:30 p.m.  The Hills were driving back to Portsmouth from a vacation in Niagara Falls and Montreal.  Just south of Lancaster, New Hampshire,  Betty claimed to have observed a bright point of light in the sky that moved from below the moon and the planet Jupiter, upwards to the west of the moon.  While Barney navigated U.S. Route 3, Betty reasoned that she was observing a falling star, only it moved upward.  Since it moved erratically and grew bigger and brighter, Betty urged Barney to stop the car for a closer look, as well as to walk their dog, Delsey.  Barney stopped as a scenic picnic area just south of Twin Mountain.’

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‘ The Hills claimed that they continued driving on the isolated road, moving very slowly through Franconia Notch in order to observe the object as it came even closer. At one point, the object passed above a restaurant and signal tower on top of Cannon Mountain and came out near the Old Man of the Mountain.  Betty testified that it was at least one and a half times the length of the granite cliff profile, which was 40 feet (12 m) long, and that it seemed to be rotating.  The couple watched as the silent, illuminated craft moved erratically and bounced back and forth in the night sky.’

‘ Approximately one mile south of Indian Head, they said, the object rapidly descended toward their vehicle, causing Barney to stop in the middle of the highway.  The huge silent craft hovered approximately 80-100 feet above the Hills’ 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and filled the entire field of view in the windshield.  It reminds Barney of a huge pancake.  Carrying his pistol in his pocket, he stepped away from the vehicle and moved closer to the object.  Using the binoculars,

‘ ….Barney claimed to have seen about 8 to 11 humanoid figures, who were peering out of the craft’s windows, seeming to look at him in unison, all but one moved to what appeared to be a panel by the rear wall of the hallway that encircled the front portion of the craft.’

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‘ Barney ‘tore’ the binoculars away from his eyes and ran back to his car.  In a near hysterical state, he told Betty, ‘They’re going to capture us!  He saw the object again shift its location to directly above the vehicle.  He drove away at high speed, telling Betty to look for the object.  She rolled down the window and looked up.  Almost immediately, the Hills heard a rhythmic series of beeping or buzzing sounds, which they said seemed to bounce off the trunk of their vehicle.  The car vibrated and a tingling sensation passed through the Hills bodies.  The Hills said that then they experienced the onset of an altered state of consciousness that left their mind dulled.  A second series of beeping or buzzing sounds returned the couple to full consciousness.  They found that they had traveled nearly 35 miles south, but had only vague, spotty memories of this section of road.  They recalled making a sudden, unplanned turn, encountering a roadblock, and observing a fiery orb in the road.’    Wikipedia

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When Mary Jane and I were returning with our history professor friends, from St. Louis, several years ago…I asked them if either of them had ever seen a UFO?

They looked at me in amazement…and responded that they had not…and inquired if I had?

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I have seen flying objects that I could not explain…and I believe others have…also!

How could we accept the, infinity of our universe and the, incalculable galaxies that are beyond the Milky Way…and not believe that there is intelligent life out there…somewhere?

Do we really believe that, we, humans are the only game in town?

What do you think?  Have you ever seen a UFO?

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Have you experienced a strange encounter…that did not easily lend itself to a logical explanation?

Former President Jimmy Carter reported seeing a UFO in 1969 at Leary, Georgia.

During my 61 plus years…I have encountered more than one, strange occurrence, …and sought a logical explanation?

Are you satisfied that the reality of life is all contained in what you can; see, touch, taste, smell, and hear?  While at the same time the Bible speaks of angels…….

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Note: Pbotos of Dr. Hynek and Betty and Barney Hill and UFO’s are courtesy of Google search.

4 responses

  1. Interesting that you have seen a UFO? This has been a debate for a long time and whilst there is no plausible explanation other than people debunking it as a balloon or whatever, sci fi movie makers do make good stories out of it. I suppose there is something out there but where and do they wish to be found? Scary eh?

    1. It is a fascinating mystery, and scary too! 👽

      1. Indeed it is and should it one day be unraveled, I will be enthralled if I am alive by then.

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