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Posté le: 26/12/2008 16:21:11 Sujet du message: Blue Book UFO Reports at Sea by Ships
Blue Book UFO Reports at Sea by Ships Analysis of the Blue Book Ship Database
A.F. Rullán December 10, 2002 Martinez, CA
Copyright 2002 Antonio F. Rullán All Rights Reserved
1 Introduction and Objective of Study
The objective of this study was to better understand the Project Blue Book1 UFO report database from ships at sea. The study focused on UFO reports that were submitted by ships in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to the USAF Project Blue Book. Ships submitting reports to Blue Book included Navy, US Coast Guard and Commercial Vessels. Some of the questions that this study wanted to answer were:
1. What was the mechanism used to report UFO sightings to Blue Book by the US Navy ships ?
2. What was the most common reporting mechanism used by commercial shipping and by the US Coast Guard ?
3. How many US Navy ships reported UFO sightings to Blue Book and what types of sightings were these ?
4. How did the US Navy sightings compare to those from commercial and USCG ships ?
5. Are UFO reports at sea very similar to each other or do they differ ? Was the type of UFO report dependent on the agency making the report ?
The resulting database of ship reports does not contain all UFO reports by ships in the Blue Book files. The scope of this study was limited to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Moreover, UFO reports from coastal regions that were categorized under a State or Country would have been missed due to the screening methodology used. Section 3 describes in detail the methodology used to create the database.