I am not sure why they bother to call the program Project Blue Book. This season, the cases that have been examined are not part of Blue Book. In fact, the only link is J. Allen Hynek, who was the science consultant to Project Blue Book for years. Captain Quinn is an invented character, as are the two generals that are running around guiding the Blue Book cover up. But in the whole history of Blue Book, the officers did not investigate the Roswell crash nor were they worried about Area 51,
and did little or nothing with alien abduction. In other
words, there is virtually no connection to what the Blue Book staff actually
did and what the show portrays.
I’m not sure that analysis of the program, as a look at cases that are, more or less, based on facts, is relevant. I can point to dozens of items that are based on nothing more than a writer’s imagination and some of that isn’t all that imaginative. Dozens of people walking the Roswell debris field. A rancher shooting an alien. An autopsy that was faked but about to be broadcast nationally anyway, except Hynek stopped the transmission because he recognized the light pattern of the studio. A general about to water board a witness… I could go on, but what’s the point.
Skip ahead to this latest episode. It’s based on a report that an Air Force enlisted man was killed by aliens and the officer with him is about to be accused of murder. Total nonsense. This is the story of Major William Cunningham and Sergeant Jonathan Lovette. I’m not sure that I even wish to repeat the details. For those interested, here’s a link:
I will, however, point out that the story was supposedly detailed in Blue Book Special Report #13. No one has ever found a copy of it, most don’t believe that it ever existed, and this particular tale was related by Bill English, who said that he had been in the Army’s Special Forces (Green Berets) and that he had been a captain. Unfortunately, English’s service record does not bear this out. I reported on this here:
For those who do not wish to read the entire article, here is the relevant section that deals with English:
Now for some of the other, worrisome, bits of this. Bill English, it seems, was not a Special Forces officer as he claimed, and if the documents I have seen from St. Louis Army Records Center are accurate, and this is the same guy, he was not an officer and not in Special Forces. That certainly taints any information that he supplied.
This isn’t much, but it does tell the story. For those interested in more details, here is English’s service record, such as it is, provided by the archives in St. Louis:
|Bill English's Service Record as supplied by NARA in St. Louis.|
The point here is that the story about this mutilation is untrue, it is not part of the Blue Book files that have been released, and, it comes from a source that is dubious at best. Rather than giving us stories that have some sort of basis in reality, we have drifted into the realm of science fiction. I use that term advisedly because true science fiction is predicated on actual science and if it is not, then it is fantasy. I realize that this is a very restrictive definition and that some things that are called science fiction aren’t, but that’s an argument for another time.
The real point is that so far, this season, they have not dealt with anything that is in the Project Blue Book files. They have drifted into that nebulous world of UFO reporting that infects the Internet, but is often little more than fantasy.
Next week they are apparently heading to the Kelly-Hopkinsville for the home invasion sighting. While there is information about it in the Project Blue Book files, it is not considered an official case. The report is labeled as “information only” which means there was no Blue Book investigation. It is a fine hair to split, but one I thought I would split anyway.
I now only watch this show because it seems that someone is always smacking around Littlefinger… I’ll leave it to you to figure out the reference.