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Air Force UFO Files From Project Blue Book Go Live Online

Almost 130,000 pages of declassified Air Force files on UFO sightings and investigations are now available online thanks to years of requests through the Freedom of Information Act by a dedicated UFO enthusiast.

John Greenewald, a UFO enthusiast, spent decades filing Freedom of Information requests to get the declassified UFO documents from Project Blue Book, the Air Force’s records on alleged UFO sightings.

[quote text_size=”small” author=”– John Greenewald” author_title=”UFO enthusiast who posted UFO records”]

People have this fascination when it comes to UFOs. We can have our speculation that it’s top secret, but we simply don’t know.


Project Blue Book was based out of Ohio’s Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from 1947 to 1969. The Air Force recorded 12,618 sightings during that time, of which 701 remain “unidentified.” A 1985 Air Force fact sheet cited a report finding no evidence that unidentified sightings were extraterrestrial vehicles, and Project Blue Book came to an official end on December 17, 1969, according to Fox News.

Last week, Greenewald posted the files to his online database, The Black Vault, making them available to search or download. The files, in PDF form, include details of many famous UFO cases like the Mantell crash and the Exeter incident, according to CNN.

Also included in The Black Vault is details of the alleged 1950 incident at Holloman Air Fore Base in New Mexico, during which an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent reported a “star-like craft that shifted from a bright white color to red and green as it moved erratically in several directions,” according to Fox 31 Denver.

Most of the posted pages are scans of original documents that include photos and reports written in witnesses’ handwriting. Many were filed by military personnel. Most cases were dismissed, but several remain open.

Notably missing from the government files is any mention of a 1947 crash outside Roswell, New Mexico. The National Archives says it has been unable to find any documentation among Project Blue Book records that discuss the Roswell incident.

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