1972

The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry

By J. Allen Hynek

Hynek worked for several years as an external advisor for the USAF and wrote The UFO Experience largely as a response to the Condon Report which concluded UFO reports were not to be taken seriously. In his book Hynek argues for stronger scientific interest in UFOs, examines individual cases from the Project Blue Book files, and introduces his own classification system of Close Encounter rankings. The UFO Experience is a historical work by one of the most seminal UFO researchers and considered a classic within the field.