The Real Story Behind The Project Bluebook Series
Updated: Jan 16, 2019
In the 1950s and 1960s, the US Air Force secretly investigated more than 12,000 reports of unidentified flying objects. The findings on the vast majority of those sightings were uneventful: people misidentifying common objects like planes, lights, birds, and comets; hoaxers looking to make a name for themselves; small towns succumbing to hysteria (okay, that one is kind of eventful). But 701 sightings still remain unidentified to this day.
Some of those sightings will be explored in the new History network scripted TV series, Project Blue Book, based on the real-life UFO study of the same name conducted by the US military at the height of the Cold War.
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By Adam Epstein, Quartzy – January 12, 2019