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55) Electronic Record. ". Heartened by Friend's efforts, Hynek organized the first of several meetings between Blue Book staffers and ATIC personnel in 1959. Ruppelt sought the advice of many scientists and experts, and issued regular press releases (along with classified monthly reports for military intelligence). Project Blue Book played a major role in the second season of the 1990–1991 TV series Twin Peaks. 6008. These cases were deliberately siphoned away from Blue Book, leaving Blue Book to deal with the more trivial reports. " Hynek wrote that during Air Force Major Hector Quintanilla's tenure as Blue Book's director, "the flag of the utter nonsense school was flying at its highest on the mast." Ruppelt left Blue Book in February 1953 for a temporary reassignment. A termination order was given for the study in December 1969, and all activity under its auspices officially ceased on January 19th, 1970. Hynek suggested that some older UFO reports should be reevaluated, with the ostensible aim of moving them from the "unknown" to the "identified" category. In his book (see external links) Ruppelt described the demoralization of the Blue Book staff and the stripping of their investigative duties following the Robertson Panel jurisdiction. Since the termination of Project Blue Book, nothing has occurred that would support a resumption of UFO investigations by the Air Force. American scientist Michael D. Swords wrote that "Ruppelt would lead the last genuine effort to analyze UFOs".. Brown, Harold. There was no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as "unidentified" were extraterrestrial vehicles. No UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security; There was no evidence submitted to or discovered by the Air Force that sightings categorized as "unidentified" represented technological developments or principles beyond the range of modern scientific knowledge; and. In the known category, 86% of the knowns were aircraft, balloons, or had astronomical explanations. The Air Force supplies the following summary of its investigations: By the time Project Blue Book ended, it had collected 12,618 UFO reports, and concluded that most of them were misidentifications of natural phenomena (clouds, stars, etc.) Anything that he didn't understand or didn't like was immediately put into the psychological category, which meant 'crackpot'. To cite one example, by the end of 1956, the number of cases listed as unsolved had dipped to barely 0.4 percent, from the 20 to 30% only a few years earlier. Frustrated, Ruppelt suggested that an Air Defense Command unit (the 4602nd Air Intelligence Service Squadron) be charged with UFO investigations. One of these men was Gen. Charles P. Cabell. It was the Battelle Institute that devised the standardized reporting form. " The 4602nd was dissolved, and the 1066th Air Intelligence Service Squadron was charged with UFO investigations. , The new name, Project Blue Book, was selected to refer to the blue booklets used for testing at some colleges and universities.  Thereafter, Project Blue Book descended into a new "Dark Ages" from which many UFO investigators argue it never emerged. As the only scientist involved with US Government UFO studies from the beginning to the end, he could offer a unique perspective on Projects Sign, Grudge, and Blue Book. "Unidentified Flying Objects. , Ruppelt was the first head of the project. Eventually, Ruppelt requested reassignment; at his departure in August 1953, his staff had been reduced from more than ten (precise numbers of personnel varied) to just two subordinates and himself. " In his book, Ruppelt reported that he fired three personnel very early in the project because they were either "too pro" or "too con" one hypothesis or another. In the end, the Condon Committee suggested that there was nothing extraordinary about UFOs, and while it left a minority of cases unexplained, the report also argued that further research would not be likely to yield significant results. Project Blue Book had two goals: Thousands of UFO reports were collected, analyzed, and filed. Major Hector Quintanilla took over as Blue Book's leader in August 1963. " When GEPAN's successor SEPRA closed in 2004, 5800 cases had been analyzed, and the percentage of inexplicable unknowns had dropped to about 14%. The project, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, was terminated December 17, 1969. UFO investigators often regard Ruppelt's brief tenure at Blue Book as the high-water mark of public Air Force investigations of UFOs, when UFO investigations were treated seriously and had support at high levels. Upon drafting the memo, Bolender, who assumed his generalship in 1965, had recently completed a detached tour as Program Manager for Lunar Excursion Module Operations in the Apollo program, likely reporting to fellow detached Air Force officer Samuel C. Phillips. Letter to Major Hector Quintanilla, Jr. 2 Dec. 1965.