Diagram of UFO from Project Blue Book Special Report 14.

Complete images of the Project Blue Book Special Report Number 14 included on the unredacted Maxwell Air Force Base (“Maxwell”) microfilm records of Project Blue Book – see Maxwell microfilm roll number 30,362. Images of the document are at the link below from the page with the PID of MAXW-PBB1-1229 (page 1229 of 1537) to the page with the PID of MAXW-PBB1-1535 (page 1535 of 1537).

Project Blue Book Special Report 14

During his lecture at the Kenneth Ford Theatre in Weed, sponsored by the College of the , Stanton Friedman (nuclear physicist and lecturer on the topic of UFOs) took a scientific approach by presenting facts and information from government files along with countless interviews he's conducted with civilians and military personnel since the early 1950s.

Friedman presented his "anatomy of a cover-up" and provided a step-by-step trail of government issued paperwork which he says shows the absurdity of copious lies and deceit divulged to the public to cover-up the existence of UFOs.

Friedman reviewed five major scientific studies with mountains of evidence to support his conclusion of alien visits to Earth, including the Roswell Incident, where the wreckage of two flying saucers and the recovery of several alien bodies from New Mexico were documented in a classified memo released by the US government in 1950.

Having worked under security while doing nuclear research for 14 years, Friedman said he knows how easy it is for governments to keep secrets.

As the only civilian investigator on the , Friedman said he became aware of huge "black budgets" of UFO technology related research by top military officials and scientist, including the CIA and Operation Majestic 12, which was created for the purpose of researching UFO's.

After 25 years of UFO research and many interviews, Friedman said he visited 20 archives and read the original Operation Majestic Five documents as well as Project Blue Book Special Report 14, which gives detailed accounts of physical evidence found since 1947.

"The challenge for us all is to recognize that, while our future is in space, ," Friedman said. "Though we are clearly a primitive society whose major activity is tribal warfare, I hope we can qualify for admission to the 'Cosmic Kindergarten."

the Air Force Project Blue Book Special Report No 14 by Leon Davidson

Illustration/diagram of the object from U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book Special Report 14 (Battelle Study) (Credit: UFOs at Close Sight)

As another attempt to stifle criticism, the Air Force releasedProject Blue Book Special Report 14 in 1955. It was a revisedversion of the Batelle Institute statistical study initiated in1952. The document was clearly released as a debunking effort bythe Air Force. However, it contained many ambiguities andcontradictions. For example, after concluding that the likelihoodof flying saucers being real was very small, the report arguedthat, as far as the unknowns in the case sample were concerned,the more detailed the report, the more likely the report withstoodintense scrutiny and survived as a truly unexplained incident.