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Unfortunately for Hynek, The UFO Experience did further damage to his academic standing. According to an astronomer friend of Vallee, Hynek’s book “ created. The UFO Experience has ratings and 9 reviews. Taede said: This is a classic in the UFO literature. Hynek, an astronomer at Northwestern University wh. As before, Hynek’s role was to review the reports of UFO sightings of the experience—all lend a subjective reality to their UFO experience.”.

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It was during the late stages of Blue Book in the s that Hynek began speaking openly about his disagreements and disappointments with the Air Force.

The book is rightly called the Bible of UFOlogy by some circles. Adi Furca rated it really liked it Dec 02, Ezekiel’s Wheel circa — B. The author spends the entire time complaining about his time working with the air force. When the UFO reports continued at a steady pace, Hynek devoted some time hyne, studying the reports and determined that some were deeply puzzling, even after considerable study.


This is a good book for understanding the scientific basis in UFO reports and the criteria for CE1,2, and 3. Although the scientific world has put UFOs out to pasture, the evidence hyynek to dismiss them is extremely scanty and unscientific.

It will enlighten anyone who has the courage to read it with an open experiene. He’s no author though, couldn’t finish it. Among those he queried was Clyde Tombaughwho discovered the dwarf planet Pluto.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Archival and Manuscript Collections. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Among the cases about which he openly dissented with the Air Force were the highly publicized Portage County UFO chasein which several police officers chased a UFO for half an hour, and the encounter of Lonnie Zamoraa police officer who reported an encounter with a metallic, egg-shaped aircraft near Socorro, New Mexico.


Ryland rated it really liked it Jan 23, Oh, the subject has been so ridiculed that I would never report a UFO even if I did see one—not without a witness'”. I believe that history will ultimately vindicate Hynek. For the rest of his life Hynek would deplore the ridicule that people who reported a UFO sighting often had to endure—which, in turn, caused untold numbers of others to never come forward.

Hynek, a scientist himself and the only government-paid ufologist in history, looks at the decisions made by officialdom in the early days of ufology, and how these have held us back – to the point that we are still naively talking about UFOs as we were talking about them in the s. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Product details File Size: InHynek submitted a report on the fluctuations in the brightness and color of starlight and daylight, with an emphasis on hynsk observations. It will show that he was a hybek man, with admirable courage and scientific integrity–despite the requisite nonsense from the uninformed. I first purchased this book many years ago, at a yard sale, for fifty cents. Boring, so insanely boring. He says they were never serious about the whole issue, which in truth d One of the best books on UFO phenomenon.

Hynek’s opinions about UFOs began a slow and gradual shift.

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It classifies UFO sightings into different categories, and then presents all the facts the way they are. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Interestingly, Hynek initially was a skeptic about UFOs, but while studying became convinced that something was goin This is a classic in the UFO literature.


Quite a few instances were reported by military pilots, for example, and I knew them to be fairly well-trained, so this is when I first began to think that, well, maybe there was something to all this.

Diana Koenig rated it it was ok Mar 13, Sep 15, Matt added it. If you are interested in UFOs, this book is a definite must-read.

The steady flow of reports, often made in concert by reliable observers, raises questions of scientific obligation and responsibility. Hynek joined Project Blue Book in and would remain with it until its demise in Retrieved 21 May You can’t assume that everything is black no matter what. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. For him, it was a side gig as he continued to teach and to pursue other, non-UFO research, at Ohio State.

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Want to Read saving…. After studying the reports, Hynek offered a provisional hypothesis for some of the sightings: Hynek has also stated his opinion that after Ruppelt’s departure, Project Blue Book was little more than a public relations exercise, further noting that little or no research was undertaken using the scientific method.

A rash of reports about mysterious objects in the skies has the public on edge and the military baffled.

Antti rated it really liked it Jul 15, InHynek received a B.