Unfortunately for Hynek, The UFO Experience did further damage to his academic standing. According to an astronomer friend of Vallee, Hynek’s book “ created. The UFO Experience has ratings and 9 reviews. Taede said: This is a classic in the UFO literature. Hynek, an astronomer at Northwestern University wh. As before, Hynek’s role was to review the reports of UFO sightings of the experience—all lend a subjective reality to their UFO experience.”.

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There are also some pictures in the book, related to UFO phenomenon. Leeny rated it it was ok May 28, Some other ufologists thought that Hynek was being disingenuous or even duplicitous in his turnaround.

With Sputnik circling the earth every 98 minutes, often visible to the naked eye, many Americans began looking skyward, and UFO sightings continued unabated. Hynek’s opinions about UFOs began a slow and gradual shift. The speech was prepared and approved by the three authors.

The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry by J. Allen Hynek

Hynek acted as scientific advisor to UFO studies undertaken by the U. Lee rated it really liked it Jun 02, This is a purely objective report that makes no assumptions and just give the facts which is something you cannot say about most of the books written on this subject.

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Campbell Parker rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Boring, so insanely boring. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In response to numerous reports of “flying saucers”, the United States Air Force established Project Sign in to examine sightings of unidentified flying objects. InHynek was an associate member of the Robertson Panelwhich concluded that there was nothing anomalous about UFOs, and that a public relations campaign should be undertaken ufoo debunk the subject and reduce public interest.


This is a classic in the UFO literature.

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He speculated that his personality was a factor in the Air Force keeping him on as a consultant for over two decades. After the war, Hynek returned to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio Staterising to full professor in As evidence for the ETI hypothesis, he mentioned the cases involving radar as good evidence of something solid, as well as the cases of physical evidence. Interestingly, Hynek initially was expfrience skeptic about UFOs, but while studying became convinced that something was going on.

Collector’s Library of the Unknown 1 – 10 of 19 books. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He was an astronomer and Professor of Astronomy at Ohio State University, and later became chairman of the astronomy department at Northwestern University in Chicago.

In Part Two, Hynek introduces and illustrates his famous “prototypes” and discusses reports of strange nocturnal lights, daylight discs, and Close Encounters of the First, Second, and Third Kind.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Hynek, a scientist himself and expegience only government-paid ufologist in history, looks at the decisions made by officialdom in the early days of ufology, and how these have held us back – to the point that we are still naively talking about UFOs as we were talking about them in the s.


The Globe and Mail. Suddenly Hynek was on TV and holding frequent press conferences to assure Americans that their scientists were closely monitoring the situation. I was more interested in a book with complete UFO reports that would then be discussed in detail hjnek Hynek’s scientific point of view.

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It will show that he was a great man, with admirable courage and scientific integrity–despite the requisite nonsense from the uninformed.

Hynek died in at age 75, the result of a brain tumor. Ryland rated it really liked it Jan 23, He once said, “As a scientist I must be mindful of the lessons of the past; all too often it has happened that matters of great value to science were overlooked because the new phenomenon did not fit the accepted scientific outlook of experiehce time.

Hynek began occasionally disagreeing publicly with the conclusions of Blue Book. Refresh and try again. We strive for accuracy and fairness. Citing specific cases, Hynek challenges those in the ivory tower by raising questions that have still not been answered, and refuting mainstream arguments that have yet to be proven.