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Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 12:07:39 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Archived: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 10:54:09 -0400
Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question


>From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 13:51:53 -0700
>Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 14:28:29 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

>>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:09:32 EDT
>>>Subject: Mr. Friend's Blue Book Viewpoints Question

<snip>

>>>Are there any books, papers, videos on his viewpoints regarding
>>>his time at Project Blue Book, it's conclusions, it's history?

<snip>

>I was just sitting here doing my UFO homework and felt it best
>to search for more data given regarding Mr. Friend. Reason
>being I was studying up again on Edward J. Ruppelt as well.
>Best to go back to the basics when studying UFOs.

<snip>


Hi Greg!

Edward J. Ruppelt's 1956 book 'The Report on Unidentified Flying
Objects' - the uncensored first edition - is also one of my
favourites. Some have speculated that the Air Force was so upset
with Ruppelt's first edition that they forced him to revise it
by including three additional chapters debunking UFOs.

This out-of-print classic is one of the few very good books
about UFOs that the Center For UFO Studies recommends. It is
interesting to note that this past long weekend while I was
unpacking some of old books and journals on UFOs I noticed an
editorial by Jerome Clark in IUR from the 1980s commenting that
UFOs sightings have decreased to nearly nothing - a situation
that remains the same a quarter of a century later to this day.
Maybe the best and possibly only way we can hope to understand
UFOs is by going back and studying what was written during the
"era of UFOs" of the 1940s and 1950s.

Also, you can find fascinating but much other long forgotten
facts about UFOs by re-reading the pre-UFO UpDates BBS Files.
One place you can find these BBS files is the 'Internet Scared
Text Archive' website.


Nick Balaskas


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