As hard as it is to imagine now, there was once a time when UFOs were given serious, front-page coverage in US national news, and when the Air Force would hold press conferences at the Pentagon to brief the public on what it knew. All of this began to change after a highly-publicized pair of UFO sightings over the nation’s capitol in the summer of 1952. Despite the Air Forces’ attempts, these events remain one of Project Blue Book’s hardest cases to dismiss.

Special Thanks to my patron, Alexander Torres, for his generous financial support.

Sources:

Edward Ruppelt, The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects. New York: Doubleday, 1956).

Richard Dolan. UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up, 1941-1973. Charlottesville: Hampton Roads, 2002. 1938): 247-260.

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