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The Hynek UFO Report [Paperback]

Jacques Vallee , J.Allen Hynek
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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd; New edition edition (5 Mar 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0285634070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0285634077
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A book on UFOs based on secret government papers.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for everybody 22 May 2009
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Dr J. Allen Hynek, one of the leading consultants to USAF infamous "UFO reports", reviews some of the most controversial and intriguing cases from Project Blue Book and the so called Condon Report.
Dr Hynek does not set out to prove that aliens exist and are here or that all UFO witnesses are liars but to expose the unscientific way reports were analyzed, even by well qualified experts, and the confusing and often depressing nature of "official" UFO investigation, caught between personal feuds, lack of funding, low priority and the will to put the matter to rest as quickly as possible.
This is not a book engaging in wild speculations or trying to give all the answers right now: it will give you just the dry facts.
And that's why it's highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The blue book joke 4 July 2013
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If this is how the U.S.A.F conduct these matters i consider this to be a complete waste of time.Hynek really puts this into prospective in this report,its a shame that air force seem to have there finger on the pulse of most of whats going on.This book book certainly sets the facts strait (A MUST READ)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another classic UFO researcher's must-have resource 7 May 2013
By RJ Jackson - Published on
Dr. Hynek reveals for the first time that the government's studies had been tainted by prejudice from on high. Roughly 23 percent of all UFO reports during the fifties and sixties were of "unknown" origin and this bombshell of a book was nothing less than scandalous at the time. Hynek, as the government's lead investigator of the phenomenon, admits that his own research had been misleading, if not dishonest. Governments from around the world have taken the position of "it can't be, therefore, it isn't" and have sought to protect and insulate themselves from criticism of ineptitude. This book should be in every serious UFO researcher's library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hynek UFO Report 3 April 2009
By Pat Regan - author of Dirty Politics - Published on
I think the following on Dr Hynek from a recent report of my UFO Research site may form a good review of the man's contribution.

The UFO Hunters team in the States have contacted NWUR Founder, Pat Regan, expressing interest in the local Orange Ball phenomena.

Dave Pavoni producer stated that the team call the latest sightings "ORBLs" - known as Orange Balls of Light - "Hynek investigated them and they are a known UFO term" added Mr Pavoni. Who was Hynek?

Dr J. Allen Hynek, was a Astronomy professor at Ohio State University, who went on to become Associate Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1956), and chairman of the Astronomy Department at Northwestern University during 1960). Hynek is best remembered, though, for his contribution to research into unidentified flying objects. This commenced in 1949 when he was invited by the US Air Force to become the astronomical consultant to Project Grudge, based at nearby Wright Field (later Wright-Patterson AFB), in Dayton. He continued in this position with the successive and much longer Project Blue Book, gradually shifting over the years from a position of extreme scepticism to one in which he believed that UFOs represent "an aspect or domain of the natural world not yet explored by science."

In 1973, four years after the termination of Project Blue Book, Dr Hynek founded the Centre for UFO Studies (CUFOS), based in Chicago. He also served as technical advisor to the producers of the motion picture Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Dr Hynek is - 'The Man'!

You need more on the UFO axis; then get Hynek's book...
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth about Flying Saucers!!!!! 8 Sep 2014
By Susan Singerline - Published on
If Americans want to know the truth about UFO's, read this book by the "first" UFO hunter. He was a complete skeptic, but after years of being lied to by the Air Force and other government agencies, and talking to eyewitnesses, he became a true believer!!! It's time for the world to open its eyes, not to be afraid, and not to be aggressive towards these beings... If they were here to harms us, they wouldn't have waited until now, in a time when we have such devastating weapons, to "take us over". They would have done it decades ago if not hundreds or thousands if years ago , when we didn't have the means to "defend ourselves". It's time for disclosure, it's time for humans to join other beings in exploring the stars peacefully.....
5.0 out of 5 stars Review 14 April 2014
By b pullin - Published on
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Very informative and interesting book, well written, would definitely recommend it. Gave it as a gift to my brother as he is interested in the topic also, and bought one for myself. Am glad I did.
5.0 out of 5 stars The grandfather of UFO research, sums it up. 11 Feb 2014
By E. Lindahl - Published on
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Alan J. Hynek was recruited by the government as a skeptical scientist with excellent credentials in the scientific community, to debunk all the reports that were being compiled for Project Blue Book.

Dr. Hynek began as a skeptic, and did debunk many reports while working for the government. But while he was doing the research, something happened....

He became a believer! As the evidence piled up, he began to see patterns forming, and like any good scientist, he became swayed by the evidence. So much so, that he started his own UFO research organization and studied the phenomenon for the rest of his life.

This book is a must for the ufologist that wishes to have the important figures of ufology in their library. It is more "Dry" ans scientific than other books, I put it in the same category as the NICAP reports.
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