Project Bluebook

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    I am watching the third episode and have mixed feelings. I like that they are pulling in the real names from that era - Hynek, Ruppelt, Keyhoe - and they do use cases from the real Project Blue Book as a framework, but as expected they diverge quickly from the facts for the sake of a story. Still, it's done well enough that it's keeping my attention.

    It is fun to see someone making a series about it.
     
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    I started watching it. I havent seen the 3rd episode yet. Its pretty interesting. But it is kind of confusing as to what is fact and what is fiction.

    I read you have a lot of information that you have researched over the years. Where have they diverged from the facts?
     
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    They have the real names and jobs of people. The context is historically accurate and they are addressing real cases. The basic details of those cases are mostly correct but are then overly dramatized. From there it goes over a cliff and is pure science fiction. For example, they keep implying that Hynek had some kind of psychic insight to the events from a given case. That is pure nonsense. He was a scientist who made the first scientific study of UFOs - at the request of the US government. He was the original debunker and became a true believer.
     
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    As a scientist was he originally open minded to proving or disproving the existence of UFO's? Why did the government choose him at the time to partner with?
     
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    He was hired to, and gladly debunked UFO reports. He invented the "swamp gas" explanation for one famous case. He assumed it was all nonsense. But over time he found it more and more difficult to dismiss some highly credible witnesses and evidence. I believe it took him four or five years, maybe longer, before he began to change his opinion.

    He was a highly respected Astrophysicist/Astronomer who was noted for his satellite tracking system - one he invented for tracking Russian satellites. Since he was an expert, in fact the foremost expert at tracking small objects at very high altitudes, he was a good candidate for UFO studies.

    He became the founder of UFO studies and the so-called father of Ufology.

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind featured some events from famous cases in Project Bluebook; for example, the police chase scene. Hynek was hired by Spielberg as a consultant and made a cameo in the movie.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Allen_Hynek#Career
     
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    That's it for Season 1 - 10 episodes.

    https://screenrant.com/project-blue-book-season-2-release-date-story/

    I've been enjoying the series. It isn't great but good enough to keep me coming back. It's the only show I've made a point to watch for quite some time.
     

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