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blueEventually, the Washington radar objects were labeled as “mirage effects caused by double inversion” and the visual sightings as “meteors coupled with the normal excitement of witnesses” by Project Blue Book.

[(standing center: Captain Edward Ruppelt, director of Project Blue Book;  seated left: USAF Operations Chief General Roger Ramey; seated right:  USAF Director of Intelligence John Samford at a Pentagon UFO press conference, July, 1952.]