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Project Blue Book
Project Blue Book went through many evolutions during its 33-year run for the US Air Force’s investigation into UFOs. Initially begun in late 1946 under the unofficial title of Project Saucer, it soon morphed into an official investigation under the code word, Project SIGN in late 1948. SIGN sequed into Project Grudge in 1949 and then into Project Blue Book in 1951. These recordings highlight those years.


01: Dr. J. Allen Hynek, contracted to Project SIGN, was an early debunker of UFOs. However, over time, Hynek changed his mind based upon the data. This short recording is Dr. Hynek dismissing UFOs on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. 01:56

02: Capt. Thomas Hanchett, USAF, describes his encounter in 1948. 07:45

03: Col. Howard C. Wright, USAF, comments to Richard Hall and others in 1966, regarding his thoughts on the "space people." Col. Wright was a member of
NICAP. 01:51

04: Col. Albert B. Deyarmond’s son, Bruce is interviewed by Wendy Connors in 1998. Bruce’s father, Col. Albert B. Deyarmond, was a member of Projects Saucer, SIGN and Grudge. Copies of Col. Deyarmond’s personal files were obtained by Wendy Connors and have been archived. 32:10

05: Dr. George E. Valley, Jr., Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, remarks to Wendy Connors regarding the Estimate of the Situation in 1998. 00:47

06: Major Victor Bilek is interviewed by Wendy Connors in 1998. Bilek knew the people involved in the UFO investigations from the beginning and through Blue Book. 75:05

07: Alfred C. Loedding’s son, Donald is interviewed by Wendy Connors in 1998. Don is the son of Project SIGN originator, Alfred C. Loedding. 75:14

08: Charles Zimmerman comments regarding the V-173 and Navy XF5U-1 (flying pancake) low aspect ratio aircraft in 1948. 01:00

09: Paul Hibbard, VP of Lockheed, comments on flying saucers in 1948. 01:15

10: David Prince, VP of General Electric, on flying saucers and the XF5U-1 in 1948. 00:56

11: Major Dewey Fournet on the Estimate of the Situation. 00:49

12: Newscast of the Glenn Bernie, NJ flying disc discovery, in 1949. Project Grudge personnel investigated this prosaic case. 00:58

13: Major Gen. William F. McKee, USAF, comments on Project Saucer in April, 1949. At this time, the code named project SIGN was not revealed and the media used the moniker, Project Saucer. 01:07

14: Lt. Col. Althasan Spilhaus, a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, comments on flying saucers in 1949. 01:20

15: President Harry S. Truman denies UFOs in 1949. 00:27

16: George Koehler is interviewed by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation in 1950 regarding the alleged crash of a UFO at Aztec, NM. 30:30

17: Gen. Douglas MacArthur comments on Interplanetary War in 1951. He restated this position in Manilla in 1961. 01:44

18: Maj. Gen. Samford News Conference in 1952 regarding the UFO flap over the U.S. Capitol. 00:41

19: Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenburg’s death is discussed by Frank Edwards on 04.08.1954. 00:59

20: Ground Observer Corps radio promotion from 1954. The GOC was in effect to secure the skies over the U.S. while the new military radar systems were being developed and deployed across the U.S. and Canada. GOC reported many observations of UFOs. 00:27

21: Dr. Lloyd V. Berkner comments on his involvement with the Robertson Panel. 01:39

22: Project Blue Book is the editorial subject by an unknown canadian broadcaster in 1956. 01:29

23: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, first director of Project Blue Book, is interviewed on an unknown radio station in 1956. 07:45

24: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt recollects his visit to Giant Rock in 1956 to see the Contactees. 38:00

25: Lake Welles, FL airport UFO case recorded for the Blue Book files in October, 1956. 03:24

26: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt interviews Contactee George Adamski in 1956. 85:15

27: General Nathan F. Twining comments on UFOs is reported by radio in 1956. 00:40

28: News report from 1957 regarding Dr. J. Allen Hynek and the launch of Sputnik ll. 02:45

29: Albert Chop, PIO for Project Grudge, is interviewed on radio November, 1957. 03:47

30: William Lear interviewed on radio regarding his sighting in November, 1957. 04:00

31: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt radio interview during the flap of 1957. 03:00

32: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt radio interview during the flap of 1957. 02:45

33: White Sands Missle Range UFO encounter is detailed by the Public Information Officer on 11.03.1957. 03:56

34: MSgt. William Stokes case newscast of USAF radar and UFO 11.05.1957. 01:15

35: News report regarding the 1957 UFO flap broadcast 11.07.1957. 01:15

36: Major Robert Friend, third director of Project Blue Book, is interviewed in 1958. 03:07

37: Col. Spenser Whedon gives the official USAF position on UFOs on the Armstrong Circle Theater’s, UFO: Enigma of the Skies, 01.20.1958. Dr. Donald Menzel and Major Donald E. Keyhoe also provide guest opinions. 52:00

38: Richard B. Horner, Assistant Director of the USAF Research and Development Board comments on the USAF and UFOs on the Armstrong Circle Theater’s, UFO: Enigma of the Skies, January 20, 1958. 02:25

39: McChord Air Force Base UFO case news report, May, 1958. 01:41

40: Jackie Gleason comments on flying saucers on the Long John Nebel radio show, November 16, 1958. 01:04

41: Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker, PIO Offficer at the Pentagon, comments on flying saucers and air defense, 11.20.1958. 03:48

42: Newscast of the Mystery Satellite in 1960. 00:40

43: Larry Moyers of the Flying Saucer Investigations Committee, Akron, OH, relates how they were offered full access to Project Blue Book’s files in exchange for the FSIC adhering to Blue Book’s explanations of UFO events. 1961. 01:50

44: Dr. Theodore von Kármàn and General Homer S. Boushey statements while at Aerojet General in 1962. 16:45

45: Phone conversation between Maj. Robert Friend, USAF and Larry Moyers and Marc Candusso of the Flying Saucer Investigations Committee of Akron, OH in 1963. 11:10

46: Astronaut Frank Borman comments on UFOs in 1963. 00:22

47: 1964 news report regarding Arthur Godfrey’s UFO encounter. 00:46

48: Captain Hector Quintanilla interviewed in June, 1964. 08:00

49: Major Hector Quintanilla and Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker on UFOs in an unknown 1964 television interview. 04:30

50: Senator Barry Goldwater on Gen. Curtis LeMay and UFOs at Wright-Patterson AFB in 1964. 00:15

51: Dr. William Pickering on Life on Mars in 1964. 00:33

52: Swamp Gas. Medley of Radio and Television News Reports from 03.17- 25.1966 52:30

53: Radio News Special Report of Dr. Hynek’s swamp gas statement of 03.22.1966. 28:00

54:Talk Radio Show. Guests: Hillsdale, MI Civil Defense Director Bud van Horne and Major Donald E. Keyhoe of NICAP. Discussion of the Michigan Flap. 03.22.1966. 55:23

55: The Flying Saucer Flap. April, 1966. Public Affairs Radio Report on UFOs, Including the Michigan UFO Flap. 68:33

56: Mystery and the Challenge. Radio Public Affairs, Including the Michigan UFO Flap. 66:00

57: Dr. J. Allen Hynek Interview and Comments on Marsh Gas Statement. 07.13.1966. 15:15

58: Dr. J. Allen Hynek is interviewed on Voice of America regarding his Swamp Gas statement on 01.01.1978. 42:43

59: Swamp Gas on Strange Days…Indeed with Errol Bruce-Knapp. 06.07.2003. 42:33

60: Congressman Gerald Ford comments on the Michigan UFO wave on March 27, 1966. 01:26

61: Congressman Edward J. Roush on the Michigan UFO wave in March, 1966. 01:13

62: Dr. J. Allen Hynek is interviewed on the Merv Griffin show, July 13, 1966. 15:16

63: Dr. I. M. Levitt interviewed regarding UFOs on the Mike Douglas show, November 23, 1966. 14:00

64: Dr. J. Allen Hynek interviewed on Voice of America in 1966 regarding the Michigan swamp gas debate. 25:45

65: Major William Coleman, USAF, comments on USAF secrecy regarding UFOs in 1966. 00:41

66: Wilbert B. Smith (Project Magnet – Canada) comments on USAF secrecy of UFOs in 1966. 00:33

67: Lt. Col. Lawrence J. Tacker debunks USAF secrecy of UFOs in 1966. 00:48

68: Dr. Edward Teller on flying saucers in 1966. 00:40

69: Dr. J. Allen Hynek on KABC-TV’s Press Conference on 02.26.1967. 22:08

70: Dr. Edward U. Condon and Dr. Robert Lowe interviewed in 1967. 06:17

71: Dr. David Saunders, Condon Committee, on UFOs and the ETH in 1967. 00:24

72: Gen. James McDivitt, Astronaut, on UFOs. 02:01

73: Gen James McDivitt, Astronaut, on UFOs. 00:43

74: Dr. Donald Menzel remarks on UFOs at the American Society of Newspaper Editors on 04.22.1967. 33:26

75: Major Hector Quintanilla remarks on Project Blue Book at the American Society of Newspaper Editors on 04.22.1967. 10:45

76: Dr. J. Allen Hynek is interviewed on WINS in 1968. 44:12

77: Dr. Thornton Page addresses UFOs at the AAAS Symposium in 1969. 19:00

78: Dr. J. Allen Hynek addresses the AAAS Symposium in 1969. His famous 21 Years of UFO Reports is presented. 35:21

79: Dr. James E. McDonald addresses the AAAS Symposium in 1969. This is his famous, Science in Default presentation. 40:30

80: President Jimmy Carter on UFOs. 00:44

81: Major Dewey Fournet lectures in 1972. Recorded from the audience and is of poor quality. 59:57

82: Project Blue Book’s 1994 National Air Intelligence Center Alumni Days Reunion, 1994. 60:15

83: Lt. Col. Hector Quintanilla is inteviewed by Carl Day in 1997. 20:30



84: Wilbert B. Smith relates his views on his research into flying saucers and space people on 09.06.1957. 16:15

85: Wilbert B. Smith speaks on his involvement with Project Magnet and his research into the space people. 11.11.1957. 30:00

86: Wilbert B. Smith lectures on We Are Not Alone in the universe on 02.01.1958. 13:00

87: Wilbert B. Smith lectures on the Philosophy of the Saucers, March 16, 1958. 10:15

88: Wilbert B. Smith relates his theories involving magnetism and UFOs on February 1, 1958, which he termed The New Science. 60:00

89: Wilbert B. Smith - The New Science continued. 33:00

90: RAdm. Herbert B. Knowles, Board of Directors of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), discusses metal fragments from a UFO
shot off by USAF jet aircraft during the Washington, D.C. Flap in 1952. Knowles is on the phone with Earl J. Neff of the Cleveland Ufology Project (CUP) on the Alan Douglas show in 1966. Knowles talks of Smith’s research into the metal. An historically important recording, since Knowles saw and handled the metal. 03:45

91: Robert Beck, NICAP, relates his encounter with Project Magnet personnel in California on 08.29.1966. Project Magnet was still in existence, even after the Canadian government shelved the project! 05:45

92: Robert Groves is interviewed by Earl J. Neff (CUP) on 07.08.196. Groves relates his meeting with Wilbert B. Smith before his death and discusses Smith’s New Science theories. 63:00

93: Project Magnet is discussed by Earl J. Neff (CUP) and Harv Morgan, KYW radio in Cleveland on 01.03.1963. This show was a collaboration between Neff and Morgan, called Ufology Roundtable, which aired weekly. This is program 14. Topics include Wilbert B. Smith and Angel Hair anaylsis. 27:30

94: Wilbert B. Smith’s son, James, is interviewed by Errol Bruce-Knapp, David Furlotte and Palmiro Campagna on Strange Days…Indeed radio program, 03.09.2002. 26:30

95: Vancouver, BC Beeping Case: Audio Letter from Herbert Clark, President of the Vancouver Area Flying Saucer Club to Maj. Donald E. Keyhoe of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, asking for Keyhoe’s opinion regarding a strange beeping incident at Hollyvern Ridge Ski Area near Vancouver,
British Columbia on 06.06.1966. 10:00

96: Canadian Pacific Airlines UFO Pilot Case from June, 1966. Dr. J. Allen Hynek talks to the First Officer of Canadian Pacific Airlines who describes an encounter with a UFO. 13:45

97: Lake McGregor, Alberta, Canada UFO Cases and Witness Interviews from 08.09.1968 and October, 1968. Interviews by Earl J. Neff of the Cleveland Ufology Project (CUP). 13:00

98: Gene DuPlantier gives a medley of UFO Case Summaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Company in 1967. 28:00

99: The Great Debate: Major Donald E. Keyhoe of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, debates Col. William Coleman, USAF on CBC in 1975. 41:00


Wendy Connors

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