The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry
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The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry

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Cited by the New York Review of Books as "the best brief for visitation," this classic study presents an analysis of UFO reports and concludes that many sightings cannot be easily dismissed.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 21st 1998 by Da Capo Press (first published January 1st 1972)
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Taede Smedes
This is a classic in the UFO literature. Hynek, an astronomer at Northwestern University who worked several years as an external advisor for the air force, wrote this book as a response to the Condon Report that was published in 1969 and that concluded that UFO reports were not to be taken seriously (even though if one reads the entire 1000-pages, one gets a quite different idea).

Interestingly, Hynek initially was a skeptic about UFOs, but while studying became convinced that something was goin...more
Zeeshan Ahmed
One of the best books on UFO phenomenon. Written by J. Allen Hynek, who is considered as one of the most distinguished UFO researchers. It classifies UFO sightings into different categories, and then presents all the facts the way they are. Mr. Hynek was invited as a consultant for the Project Blue Book, and most of his data comes from the research. Throughout the book, he criticizes Project Blue Book to be very ineffective. He says they were never serious about the whole issue, which in truth d...more
Aug 21, 2014 Matt added it
Some of the best cases including those "studied" by project bluebook. He's no author though, couldn't finish it.
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