Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Rare microfilms of alien sightings are now available online for free

• The files relate to USAF investigations into UFO from 1947-1969
• They were conducted under 'Project Blue Book' which ended in 1970
• More than 700 cases remain unsolved, accounting for 5.5% of the files

In 1948, the US government launched several inquiries into UFO sightings, which many believed were sparked by Cold War paranoia.

In what became known as 'Project Blue Book,' more than 12,000 encounters with UFOs were looked into by the Air Force.

Now, decades after the files were closed, the microfilms have been made available online for free – allowing anyone to re-examine the evidence.

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Pictured is the staff of Project Blue Book, which recorded more than 12,000 encounters with UFOs. Sitting in the centre is Hector Quintanilla, the last chief officer of Project Blue Book

The USAF says that the Blue Book included 12,618 sightings reports, with 701 of which remained 'unidentified' – or around 5.5 per cent of the files.

The files, which can be accessed here, were previously only available by visiting the National Archives in Washington, according to a report in openminds.tv.

"There is plenty of work for amateur investigators to try to come up with explanations they never had time to consider or research,' Nigel Watson author of the UFO investigations Manual told MailOnline.

One case that Mr Watson is particularly intrigued in for historical reasons is a report filed by Kenneth Arnold which led to the popular term 'flying saucers'.


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Mr Arnold saw nine UFOs over Mount Rainier, on 24 June 1947 and the US government agencies took an interest in reports. A similar sighting (pictured) occurred over Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 12, 1947

For the rest of the story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2908998/Can-solve-world-s-biggest-UFO-mysteries-Rare-microfilms-alien-sightings-available-online-free.html#v-2605865883001

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