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Edward J Ruppelt

United States Air Force officer Edward James Ruppelt (July 17, 1923 - September 15, 1960) is perhaps most remembered for his involvement in Project Blue Book, an official government investigation of mysterious flying objects (UFOs). The phrase "unidentified flying object" is commonly credited to him because the military believed the words "flying saucer" and "flying disc," which had gained widespread use, were deceptive when applied to UFOs of every imaginable shape and capability. Because of...See more