UFO files available online! Over 12,000 UFO records public
The UFO files of sightings which have finally been made available to the public online are from the U.S. Air Force’s Project Blue Book. Sorry everyone, the 1947 Roswell sightings are not included! (Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?) But there are plenty of other UFO / extraterrestrial sightings and events that are included – in fact over 12,000 of them.
The public release online of these documents is causing quite a stir as the only other way thus far to see these U.S. government-held reports has been by making a formal request to the U.S. government’s National Archives Administration through the Freedom of Information Act
What UFO files are available online and where?
The UFO documents which have been made available online are all from the U.S. Air Force’s “Project Blue Book“. They include over 12,000 cases from the 1940s to the 1960s that made up the Project Blue Book. The declassified documents were collected over the years by a UFO enthusiast who had to petition the U.S. government for each file through the Freedom of Information Act. He has made them available for free online on his website The Black Vault
The Black Vault site, which is nicely organized allows you to search by year or by keyword. Links to the documents are organized by year and location – ranging everywhere from Milan, Italy to Ft. Richardson, Alaska.
Yes, they are. The sightings were official reports from citizens and were collected by the U.S. Air Force as part of Project Blue Book and include over 100,000 pages (in over 12,000 cases) of extraterrestrial / UFO sightings and events.
What is Project Blue Book?
Project Blue Book was a project initiated by the U.S. Air Force to study unexplained events (unidentified flying objects – otherwise known as UFOs). The project ran from 1952 through 1970. During this time period, the Air Force collected and analyzed UFO sightings and reports – totaling 12,618 reports. Their official summary on the results of the project basically concludes that amongst all their reports and investigation: no serious threats were ever reported, no unknown technology was ever identified, and no “extraterrestrial” vehicles were ever found. (Sounds like bascially they’re trying to say that UFOs don’t exist, right?)
Will you find evidence that UFOs are real?
According to the U.S. Air Force, the official answer to that is no. Indeed, some of the reports you’ll find seem unlikely to be true evidence of extraterrestrial life, others however make you wonder.
As you browse, it’s also important to remember where these files came from and that the government has made them available to the public (albeit with tons of red tape involved). With that being said, ask yourself, do you think the government would hide or cover-up anything that pointed to the true existence of UFOs or extraterrestrial life?
In short, read the reports with an open mind knowing that they are limited in scope and have been reviewed, analyzed, and approved for declassification by the government before you’ve even had the chance to see them. Then ask yourself this question: if this is what the government will declassify, what do they still have classified?
Why and how are these UFO files available online now?
They are available thanks o a UFO enthusiast named John Greenewald who has spent years collecting the data from the government. These documents have been kept archived and thus far have only been available through a Freedom of Information Act request to the National Archives and Records Administration. It took Greenewald close to 20 years to compile the collection. He wants to provide ease of access to the files which up to this point few people have been able to view due to all the red tape involved in actually getting the documents.
Are these all the UFO files the U.S. government has?
No. They are very limited in scope and and only include those declassified documents collected during Project Blue Book covering the years 1947 to 1967.