Thread dealing with spurious, contrived or just plain ridiculous 'official' government UFO explanations. Am sure there are many folks out there not really into UFO research who just unquestioningly accept these USAF explanations without a second look but if a person examines the case histories then many of the 'debunks' simply fail to stand up. Heres a relevant statement made by Dr James E Mcdonald, an atmospherical physicist from the University of Arizona: Bluebook's chief scientific consultant Dr J Allen Hynek also stated in a 1968 letter that the project had conducted 'virtually no dialogue' with the outside scientific world and employed statistical methods that were 'nothing less than a travesty' - he also shares his thoughts below on Bluebook's debunking agenda and describes how they 'jumped handsprings' to keep the hot reports away from the public: Dr Jacques Vallee also doesn't sound too impressed in this clip and calls some Bluebook explanations 'completely ridiculous'. See 1:05 Not to be outdone Richard Dolan also brings up some really interesting government documents in this vid including one from 1955 which discusses the need for 'reducing the number of Bluebook unknowns to a bare minimum'. See 6:00 Thread might be quite a big one but thought it would be worthwhile (and prudent) to compile a list of specific case examples involving highly dubious USAF debunkery so if anyone knows of any others then please feel free to post. • Redmond, Oregon, Sept 24th, 1959. USAF "Force fit" debunk: Venus • Dayton, Ohio, March 8th,1950. USAF explanation. Venus. • Chorwon, Korea, 30th May 1952. Blue Book's evaluation: Balloon with flare.