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Late Lt. Col. hinted at fate of Project Blue Book

By T.K. Randall
October 15, 2020 · Comment icon 5 comments

Colonel Robert Friend's last interview. Image Credit: YouTube / The Phenomenon Movie
A new documentary has hinted at what could be the real reason the US government shuttered its UFO program.
Carried out by the US Air Force between 1952 and 1969, Project Blue Book was an in-depth study of unidentified flying objects - the largest of its kind ever undertaken.

It had two main goals - to determine if UFOs were a threat and to scientifically analyze the data.

By the time the project had ended, it had collected an archive of some 12,618 UFO reports. While most of these were deemed to have conventional explanations, a small percentage of the sightings remained 'unexplained' even after being subjected to stringent analysis.

Officially, it was concluded that none of the UFO sightings investigated by the Air Force posed a risk to the United States and nor did they represent evidence of alien visitors or advanced technology.

Not everyone however is convinced that things were quite that straight forward.

In a recently released clip for new UFO documentary The Phenomenon, director James Fox speaks to Lt. Col. Robert Friend who headed up Project Blue Book from 1958 to 1963.
During the interview - the last he gave before his death in 2019 at the age of 99 - Friend drew attention to the potential reason that the US government had decided to shut the program down.

"Which would suggest what ?" he said. "That they knew what [the UFO phenomenon] was."

"Or didn't know what it was," Fox suggested in response.

"Also the other way," Friend persisted with a smile. "That they did know what it was."

So was Project Blue Book discontinued because officials had found what they were looking for ?

If so, what could that have been ?

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by quiXilver 4 years ago
I find Col. Friend's assertion compelling that they stopped the program due to finding what they were looking for. When I find my wallet, I stop looking for it.   (or they just took it further underground...)
Comment icon #2 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 4 years ago
This article has zero content.   That interview has zero content.  What a waste of time and effort.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Free99 4 years ago
Zero content? The guy was first in line for Project Blue Book for a while. And his statement was dead on to what most people have been thinking for a long time. They figured out what it was and terminated the project .
Comment icon #4 Posted by Manwon Lender 4 years ago
I beleive what he was saying is that we were the culprit of many of the unexplained sigthings. While not breaking confidence he was basically alluding to fact that the unexplained were actually experimental aircraft We or our enemies were developing at the time.  JIMO
Comment icon #5 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 4 years ago
As per the article/interview, it’s just more beating around the bush, hence the zero or rather lack of any real content and information.  It’s the same old story we’ve been reading and hearing the past decade, reprocessed in hidef.

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