Project Blue Book

Taylor Albert, Reporter

From UFOs to aliens to conspiracies of extraterrestrial activities, U.S. citizens brought these to the attention of the government and forced the government into a response. Air Force Project Blue Book, a government held project in which they investigate unidentified flying objects, presented the government’s findings.

From 1947 to 1969, approximately 12,618 sightings of such things have been reported to this project for them to investigate. On December 17th, 1969, the project was terminated. Throughout the investigation of these objects in space, the Air Force was able to conduct results about what was reported. According to the official US government Air Force website, results were as follows:

“No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security. 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; and there was no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as “unidentified” were extraterrestrial vehicles.”

Under the governments’ National Archives and Records Service, the documentation of this project is available to the public for analysis.

The resumption of Project Blue Book is highly unlikely due to decreased defense budgets and no reasonable cause for the Air Force to be involved in another project involving these topics.