Air Force releases files on UFO investigations, now available online

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It’s enough to make Mulder and Scully seethe with envy.

Nearly 130,000 pages of declassified Air Force files on UFO investigations and sightings are now available online.

The Project Blue Book Collection consists of files from Project Blue Book, Project Sign and Project Grudge, the names given to official investigations into unidentified flying objects by the United States military.

The collection is the result of years of requests by UFO enthusiast John Greenewald through the Freedom of Information Act.

Greenewald posted the files last week on his online database The Black Vault, making them available for anyone to search or download for free.

The files, which are in PDF form, include the details of some of the most famous UFO cases, including the Exeter incident, the Kenneth Arnold sighting and the Mantell crash.

The Blue Book project, which was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, lasted from 1947 to 1969.

It was discontinued after a joint review concluded that no significant information had come from it, according to declassified documents on the National Archives website.

Specifically, the review said no UFO “reported, investigated and evaluated” ever gave “any indication of threat to our national security.”

Nor did the investigations suggest that the sightings “represent technological developments or principles beyond the range of present-day scientific knowledge.”

A 1985 Wright-Patterson fact sheet added, “Since Project BLUE BOOK was closed, nothing has happened to indicate that the Air Force ought to resume investigating UFOs.”

Not that they’ve had to. Thanks, Internet!

By Emanuella Grinberg for CNN


  • Linda V

    Cover ups, big lies, deception,news that is classified a top secret is the most biggest threat to our national security. if something could be a threat or dangerous to the public then it should be everyone’s news. We live in a Democracy not a Socialist or Communist Society. Everything is kept a big bad secret in classified society, until there is an accident or a individual leaks information to another country. And some say that the UFO’s sightings were secret experiments, air craft on test missions, but it had implications, some people were hurt either by their reputation destroyed or personal injuries, burns, bad dreams etc. Under these circumstances someone at the top, could have mitigated to the public and kept projects a secret to a degree. Dirty secrets didn’t motivate or inspire greatness in any of us, it didn’t breed any new technology or imagination. What a big waste of tax payers money and what a way to ignite people’s attention.

  • Matt

    I not interested in what they released as I have had individuals on active duty speak to me regarding their missions to recover alien technology or downed aircraft in South America and other locations. Also, in July of 2009 six UFOs entered the atmosphere above Utah and were very visible at night performing their maneuvers. Six craft entered the atmosphere producing a star-like flare event and then deployed in a perfect circle miles apart but at the zenith in the sky. Two of the craft went north, two went south, one went east and one went west. They were apart for several minutes having moved in their specified directions at an extremely high rate of speed only to return minutes later to exactly the same spots they left from. They then paused for several seconds, regrouped in a single ‘stacked’ formation, and departed out and through the atmosphere exactly they same way they entered the atmosphere – a quick burst of light and they were gone.

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