Project Blue Book had two goals:
- To determine if UFOs were a threat to national security, and
- To scientifically analyze UFO-related data.
By the time Project Blue Book ended, it had collected 12,618 UFO reports. A small percentage of UFO reports were classified as unexplained, even after stringent analysis. The UFO reports were archived and are available under the Freedom of Information Act, but names and other personal information of all witnesses have been redacted.
Every time I read something about Project Blue Book what jumps out at me is the open acknowledgement by the American government that UFOs are real. They never attempted to hide the fact that UFOs were in our skies they just wanted to know where they came from and in typical government/military fashion, if they posed a threat. I suspect that even if the government came out today and told the population of the world that UFOs are very much real some people would have to see and touch one before they believed it!
Interview with Lt. Col. Tacker & Major Quintanilla
A brief history of the military's study into UFOs.