Nearly 130,000 pages of UFO reports were declassified by the United States government. In addition to the infamous Blue Book files, documents from Project Sign and Project Grudge are now available online. The controversial files were released to the public per the Freedom of Information Act.
John Greenewald spent nearly 20 years trying to gain access to the mysterious records. The Declassified UFO reports contain more than 130,000 documents pertaining to suspected UFO sightings.
A majority of the data was collected during Project Blue Book. Although the project was deemed unsuccessful in 1969, the file contains more more than 12,000 sightings of unidentified flying objects. Of those sightings, 701 were never explained and remain “unidentified.”
The project, which was based at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, began in 1947 and lasted for more than two decades. However, as reported by Military Times, the Air Force later determined information obtained during Project Blue Book disproved the existence of an extraterrestrial presence.
“… no UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security [and] there has been no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as ‘unidentified’ are extraterrestrial vehicles.”
The Air Force further determined that the 12,000 reported sightings d0 not “represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge.”
Although the UFO reports were declassified and appear to be intact, skeptics still believe the United States government is hiding information about UFOs and extraterrestrial life.
The Blue Book Project documents are reportedly complete. However, there is a glaring omission among the files. The 1947 Roswell incident seems to be missing.
In July 1947, an unusual object crashed on a Roswell, New Mexico, ranch. Initial reports identified the object as an extraterrestrial flying saucer. However, the United States military later identified the object as an experimental weather balloon.
Skeptics refuse to believe the military’s explanation, as eyewitness accounts to not match the description of a weather balloon. The incident has remained a point of heated controversy for nearly 70 years.
When asked why the Roswell incident was not included in Project Blue Book, a representative with the National Archive explained that the information was simply not available.
As the UFO reports are now declassified, the data is fully available and searchable. However, it is impossible to know whether the government released all documents in their possession.
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